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Alexander Milley Butt

Alexander Milley Butt

Passed in: Middleton, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: January 4th, 2015

BUTT, Alexander Milley passed peacefully away in Middleton, N.S. on January 4, 2015 at the age of 92. Son of the late Jesse and Minnie Butt and formerly of Western Bay, N.L., Alex moved to St. John's in his late teens to study engineering at Memorial University, then went on to complete his Civil Engineering Degree at Nova Scotia Technical College in 1946. He married a Newfoundlander, Ena Rideout, in 1949 and together went on to raise 3 children who blessed them with 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Alex was a dedicated employee of Imperial Oil Ltd for more than 30 years. His work took him to many places, with moves between St. John's and Halifax and a one-year posting to Jamaica in 1969 as "his fondest memories of his time with Imperial." Alex was much loved and will be greatly missed by all of his family. He was a loyal Kiwanian and active volunteer and spent many hours with the annual Halifax Kiwanis music festival, including 8 years as Director and President. In later years, he volunteered at the I.W.K. Children's Hospital. Alex was a talented artist; he particularly enjoyed fine woodworking and put much time and effort into creating personal pieces for family and close friends. A fan of classical music and arias with a beautiful tenor voice, he was often called upon to sing for weddings and special events. Newfoundland remained close to his heart and one of his favourite songs was "Let Me Fish Off Cape St. Mary's." He leaves to mourn his wife, Ena (Rideout); sister, Thelma (Alan) Potter; children, Kenneth (Karen) St. John's, NL, Jim (Colleen) Middleton, N.S and Barbara Schmidt, White Rock, B.C., Grandchildren: Jennifer (Aaron) Higdon, Jonathan (Rachelle), Jayme Lynn (Noah), Julianne, Jesse (Julia), Suzanne Schmidt (Andrew), Madeleine Schmidt (Adam), Levon Schmidt. Great-grandchildren: Xavier Butt, Arianna and Kiarra Higdon, Zoey Sturgess and Alex Butt along with many beloved nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by infant son Edward and son-in-law David Schmidt. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service followed by a reception will take place at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 10, 2015 in the Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St. (902)825-3448. Donations in Alex's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or to a charity of your choice. An on-line guest book may be signed by visiting: www.middletonfuneralhome.com


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