Butcher, Kenneth

Born: Oct 23, 1935
Died: Dec 24, 2018


Passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 24, 2018 at St. Mary’s General Hospital, Kitchener at the age of 83 years.  Beloved husband of Verna (Forhan) Butcher.  Ken was born in Toronto, Ontario a son of the late Edward and Frances (Belbin) Butcher.
Loving father of Susan Vale and husband David Andrews and Debbie and husband Norm Kimball.  Ken is survived by his sister Carolynne and husband Wayne Hutchinson and his nieces, nephews and friends.  Predeceased by his brother Barry Butcher.
At age 16 Ken had worked on the railway which generated a great love for trains.  In his later years Ken built hobby trains and collectibles.  Verna and Ken would spend much of their summers on the water enjoying a relaxing boat cruise and fishing.
At Ken’s request cremation has taken place.  A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.  As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.
Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, New Hamburg.
Online condolences and donation information available at www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca

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Condolence from Judy McP hail nee Butcher sent on June 25, 2019

To Ken’s family.
I am a first cousin of Barry, Ken and Carolynne. My Dad was Al Butcher, Ed’s brother. Our family moved from Toronto when I was 11 years old and we lost touch after that. Now, at 79, I thought maybe I would google Uncle Ed’s name and sadly found Ken’s obituary.
My husband and I live in Chesterville, Ontario. I would love to hear from any of you when you have time.
Love , Judy
Email: 1jem1939@gmail.com
613 448 2039

Condolence from Vic and Marjorie Shaw sent on December 31, 2018

Dear Verna. We want you to know how sorry we are for your loss and that we always be here for you. You and and the girls are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending hugs and love. Vic and Marj

Condolence from Ruth MacCara sent on December 30, 2018

Dear Verna and family,
It was with great sadness that I learned of Ken’s sudden passing. I will always treasure the many animated conversations that we shared through the years while Ken was in the dental chair. I will miss his keen wit and kind heart. Sending my deepest condolences (and a big hug to you, Verna) during this difficult time. Take care, Ruth MacCara

Condolence from Martyn and Maureen Chambers, Morningside Villiage. sent on December 28, 2018

Our deepest heart felt sympathies go out to Verna and Family on the unexpected passing of Ken. We will miss his quirky humour and straight shooting vision about the human condition, it has been a privilege to be a part of Ken’s life even though it has only been a brief while, our time on the darts team together and our discussions about the railway days were priceless. He will be missed.
Marty and Maureen.

Condolence from C Flores sent on December 27, 2018

Dear Butcher family
I am sincerely sorry to hear about the loss of your dear loved one Kenneth.
I know words could not describe the pain you are experiencing but please allow support from friends and family carry you during this difficult time
also another reliable source of comfort is God’s word the Bible where our Creator tell s us what can be the hope for our dear loved ones like Kenneth is to have life in the near future. At Hosea 13:14 our Creator promises “”From the power of the Grave I will redeem them; From death I will recover them.”
Please accept my heart felt condolences and a warm invitation to receive more comfort from jw.org
Sincerely C Flores

Condolence from Roly and Glenna Bullock sent on December 26, 2018

We were so shocked to see the news of Kens death.We have so many memories of our times together.