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Helen Butler

September 23, 1941 - April 18, 2018


Mom passed away peacefully in the comfort of the family home with her daughter and son by her side on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at the age of 76, four years after the passing of Dad.

Helen was born September 23, 1941 in Princeton, BC where she was raised until she moved to Vancouver and became a comptometer operator at Standard Oil.  It was in Vancouver that she met her husband, Rance and moved to Duncan where they raised their family.

In later years, she worked at Dairy Queen & Eaton’s shoe department where many long lasting friendships were made.

For anyone who knew mom, her family and friends always came first.  Mom enjoyed camping, traveling AND most of all retail therapy.

She was a loving mom to daughter Brenda (Rob) and son John (Tammy).  Also a very special gramma to Kristie, Derek and Kimberly (Luke), Justin, Brett as well as great gramma to Anaiyah, Rosalia, Lane and Faith.  She will also be missed by her sister Betty and nephews Jason and Terry-John.

A very special thank you to the doctors and staff at the Cancer Clinic as well as Dr. Postiuk and the support from Cowichan Valley Home Care.

Service will be held on Saturday April 28th at 1:00 PM at H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre, 5285 Polkey Road.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Donna Zalai
Relation: brother-in-law's mother

Helen was a very special lady and will be sorely missed.
She had a great sense of humour

From: Gail and Roger Andersen
Relation: High School friend of the daughter

Brenda, John and all of Helen’s family. I was so saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing. I will always remember her as the fun hearted “cool” Mom in our crowd. She always had a smile on her face and could such a light sense of humour. Our thoughts r with you over the coming months. Gail and Roger

From: Pat Estey
Relation: A friend

Fond memories of spending time with Helen and Marg down south, we had a great time, lots of laughs! My sincere condolences to her family, at this time, for your great loss. Rest in peace Helen.

From: Melinda Waitzner
Relation: family friend

We will truly miss my Auntie Helen. She was such a special part of my life growing up. We always had so many laughs whether it was on our family camping/fishing trips or those great New Years parties on George St! She had a heart of gold. Love you forever Melinda, Ernie, Ethan and Quinton. xoxoxo

From: Donna
Relation: Neice

My heartfelt condolences go out to my cousin John, Brenda, my Auntie Betty and their families. May there be comfort in knowing that someone so special will never be forgotten. I will miss our monthly chats with lots of laughter and naughty words..lol. RIP Auntie Helen❤️

From: Lynn C. Clarke, (McEwan) & Paul & Pam
Relation: Helen & Rance were neighbors when Ken & I lived on George St and Truesdale Rd.

our thoughts are with you John, Tammy & family & Brenda, husband & family on your Mom Helen’s passing. She was a very friendly and fun person. So Sorry

From: Darnella Armitage
Relation: old school classmates

To the Family:
We read of Helen’s passing in the Princeton B.C. local paper. Helen was a school mate of ours (now that is going back many years). She was a fun, kind person and we have fond memories of time spent in her company. Please accept our sincerest condolences. Frank and Darnella (nee Lawrence) Armitage

From: Bob and Colleen Marsel
Relation: Friends of the family in Princeton

Our sincere condolences to the Butler family for your loss of this wonderful woman. We knew each other from Princeton where I and my family grew up. We, my wife Colleen and I, treasured her friendship.

From: Wendy Raistrick
Relation: I met Helen when I worked way back, at BC Tel

Such fond memories of Helen and Rance. Helen was a lovely lady and when we bumped into each other she spoke often of her wonderful grandchildren. ❤️

Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
April 28, 2018
Beginning at 1:00pm

H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre
2853 Roberts Road,
Duncan,, BC V9L 6W3

2853 Roberts Road,
Duncan,, BC V9L 6W3

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