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Rance Butler

February 25, 1939 - December 29, 2013


Born February 25, 1939 in Victoria where he was raised until he moved to Vancouver to start his career with BC Tel for 38 years. It was there he met his bride-to-be, Helen and settled for the next 49 years in Duncan to raise a family. It was here he became involved with BC Tel First Aid Team and travelled to England to take 2nd in the world and would continue travelling thru the years.

Fishing, hunting and family camping was also a big part of his life, not just a hobby but became a passion and it was because of this he met a circle of people who became lifelong friends and he considered them to be extended family. A member of the Fish “n” Game Club for many years also provided the back drop for numerous family gatherings.

Survived by his wife of 51 years Helen, daughter Brenda and Rob, son John and Tammy, grandchildren Kristie, Derek, and Kimberly (Luke), Justin and Brett, great grandchildren Anaiyah and Rosalia.

Service will be held on Saturday, January 11th  at 1:30 PM, at H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre, 5285 Polkey Road.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

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

From: Gary Quaife
Relation: Hockey

John, Tammy and family. So sorry to hear about your dad. I always enjoyed chatting with him, he always had a smile.

From: Cathy Snelling
Relation: Friend of my family for over 53years

My thoughts and prayers are with you Helen and the family. I have many wonderful memories of Rance and you and our families having barbecues, days spent at the lake, meeting for coffee at each other houses, camping and many other get togethers. Rance is now in heaven with my dear mother and I am sure they have a lot to catch up on. Peace be with you, love Cathy and family

From: marian pearsall
Relation: met as a friend of Bill W.

So sorry to hear about Rance`s passing, he was a gentle soul. He will be missed. I met his wife and she was so lovely as well. Bless your family….. marian

From: Sheryl Sametz
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

I am so saddened to hear about Rance. He endured his illness with bravery and courage and never once complained. I will truly miss him. He will always watch over you and make sure that you are ok.

From: Suzanne and Michelle
Relation: Friends

Helen and family, we are so saddened to hear of the passing of Rance. Our thoughts are with you.

Your friends at End of the Roll

From: Pat Estey
Relation: friend

To Helen and family – my sincere condolences to you all – may you find comfort in remembering all the happy times. Pat Estey

From: Jeff Fransen
Relation: Neighbor from Childhood

I’m so sorry to hear Mr. butler has passed. My thoughts are with you and the family.

From: Annette MacDonald
Relation: Friend of HELEN AND RANCE

Our thoughts are with you at this time. Take care friend you have a wonderful family. Cheers Annette

From: Winnifred & Hank Darwin
Relation: Friends - Met approx. 9 years ago.

Our thoughts are with you at this time Helen, John & Tammy & your families. So sorry to hear of your loss. Rance was a very thoughtful man and he will be missed.

Winnifred & Hank.

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