BUTLER, JEFFREY - Jeffrey William Butler, of Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, July 31, 2012. Jeff is survived by his wife Ginette (Frenette); son David, and daughters Catherine and Elisabeth (all of Niagara-on-the-Lake). Born October 30, 1950 in Chicoutimi, Quebec, he was the son of Kathleen L. (Gough) Butler (Fredericton and St. Andrews) and the late William S. Butler. He is also survived by his sister Jennifer (Jim) Martin of Waweig, NB; brothers Andrew (Dixie) Butler of Hay River, NT and Les (Susan) Butler of Coldstream, BC; mother and father-in-law Vivien and Albert Frenette; and several nieces and nephews. Jeff was a passionate and talented sports enthusiast and worker. He put his heart and soul into everything he pursued. He graduated from Hampton Consolidated School in 1968 and UNB with a Bachelor of Forest Engineering degree in 1973 and remained active with the University serving on the accreditation Board. He was a Register Professional Forester and a Professional Engineer. In 1990 he obtained his MBA from Concordia University. Jeff had a passion for life and an ability to motivate those around him. He worked 26 years in senior positions for Domtar and then his entrepreneurial spirit took over his career path in 1999. He and his son, David, formed Butler- Consultants and worked together on Business opportunities and other projects in Canada as well as the US, China, Russia and South America. Their creativity and vision was inspiring. Above all Jeff was a family man who would do anything for his family and his family would do anything to support him. Jeff’s favorite moments were spending time on the golf course with his son David or at home with his family.
Jeff’s wishes were for no visitation or funeral service. A small family memorial service will be held at a later date. For those who wish, donations in Jeff’s memory can be made to the William S. Butler and Jeffrey W. Butler Memorial Scholarship at the University of New Brunswick https:\\donations.helpforcharities.com\unbdonations\?dept_id=donations)
Condolences can be sent to: P.O. Box 1105, 135 Centre St., NOTL, ON L0S 1J0