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Donald Butler

Donald Jeffrey Butler

Saturday, June 29th, 1935 - Thursday, December 12th, 2019
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Obituary

BUTLER, Donald Jeffrey - age 84 of Yarmouth passed away in Yarmouth Regional Hospital on December 12, 2019. Born in Birmingham, England on June 29, 1935. He was a son to the late Walter and Alice (Hall) Butler. Donald was a mechanic who started his trade with the Land Rover Company in England. He travelled throughout Europe and the Middle East while working for the company. He then moved to New York where he met his former wife Annette and had their first child Nicole before moving the family back to England. In England they had their second child Jacqueline before moving to Wedgeport, Nova Scotia. He worked at MotorMart for over 25 years. He also worked at Midnight Auto, Hyundai, and drove the Manor Inn Bus. Donald was obsessed with soccer and would always cheer for the underdogs, although his favorite team was Liverpool. He also coached the Yarmouth Clippers soccer team in the early 1980's. He is survived by his daughters, Nicole Matthews (Elliot Eastham), Chilliwack B.C.; Jacqueline Butler (Ed LeFave), Lr. Wedgeport; grandchildren, David Heroux and Davin Theriault; and great grandson, Liam Heroux. Besides his parents, Donald was predeceased by his former wife Annette; sisters, Frances, Margaret, Hilda, Lillian; and his brother, Leonard. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sweeny’s Funeral Home and Crematorium, Yarmouth. A celebration of his life will be held Friday December 20,2019 at 2 P.M. from Sweeny’s Funeral Home Chapel with rev. A.D. “Bill” Newell officiating. Interment will take place at a later date as per Donald’s wishes. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke. Online condolences may be made to sweenysfh@eastlink.ca or you may sign the guestbook online at www.sweenysfuneralhome.net
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Service Details

  • Service

    Friday, December 20th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Friday, December 20th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Sweeny's Funeral Home Chapel
    Address
    567 Main Street
    YARMOUTH, NS B5A 1J6
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    Officiant
    Rev. A.D. "Bill" Newell
  • Interment

    Location
    a later date
    Address
    567 Main Street
    YARMOUTH, NS
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Donations are being accepted for: HEART AND STROKE FOUNDATION OF NOVA SCOTIA.

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Jim and Sheila Hall

Posted at 02:55pm
Our condolences to the Butler family. Donald was a very special and unique person who I will always remember.
PT

Paul Tibbo

Posted at 12:12pm
My condolences to Nicole, Jacqueline and families. I played soccer with the Yarmouth Clippers many years ago and remember Don with fond thoughts.
MB

Mitch Bonnar

Posted at 02:28pm
I worked with Don for many Years at Motor Mart and Midnight Auto. Don was a great man and had a typical sense of “British Humor”. He will be missed. My sincerest condolences.

Mitch Bonnar
 

Jacquie Butler Posted at 11:41pm

Thank you for your kind words, dad always spoke kindly of you and admired your accomplishments in our community.
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