Marie "Essie" Ethel Butler

Passed 02/26/2024


Obituary For Marie "Essie" Ethel Butler

Butler, Marie Ethel - Age 71, passed away peacefully on February 26th, 2024 at her Lower Sackville home, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Halifax, and raised in Ship Harbour, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Josephine (Deveau) Mason.

She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years Graham Butler, son Ryan (Shelly) and daughter Tara (Rob); grandchildren Cole, Lawson and Milena; sisters Carole (Dave), Sandra, Sharon (Wayne) and Michelle (Carl), Sister in-law Gloria, Brother in-law Don, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was predeceased by her parents Raymond and Josephine, her sister Kathy, and her daughter Krista.

Essie enjoyed spending time with her family – especially her grandkids who she doted on. She loved to swim and was often inviting friends and neighbors over to swim in the pool. She loved playing cards (especially crib), fishing and baseball.

The family wishes to thank everyone who has helped Essie during her illness – the Palliative Care team at Halifax QEII, ParaMed, and her family and friends.

Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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  • 03/08/2024

    Graham and family We are so sorry for your loss May she rest in Peace. May her memories give you comfort and peace Elaine & Duncan

  • 03/08/2024

    Graham, Ryan and Tara, I am so sorry to hear about Essie's passing. My condolences to all of you at. May your memories comfort you and carry you through this difficult time.

  • 03/06/2024

    Graham and family, I am so sorry to learn of Ethel's passing. Hopefully your many wonderful memories will help relieve your heartbreak . May she RIP... God Bless Ron Connors

  • 03/06/2024

    Graham & Family. Thinking of you and sending heartfelt sympathy to everyone at this difficult time. Hold the happy and loving memories of Ethel close in heart. Love and prayers. Patricia Webb-Boutilier (Graham's 1st cousin)

  • 03/06/2024

    thank you for the ever lasting memories. i love you, my friend. offering prayers for the family.

  • 03/05/2024

    So sorry for your loss. We will always remember the annual girls versus parents ballgames especially the first year we actually won.

  • 03/05/2024

    Sending love, hugs and condolences to Tara, Rob, Cole and the rest of the family. Find comfort in the beautiful memories. Love Karen, Trevor, Josh & Kelsey

  • 03/05/2024

    Sending my love and support to the family. Essie will be missed. I can remember being down the cottage with Tara sitting having a cup of tea and picking flowers for the table. Rip my friend

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