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BUTLER, Helen “Jane”

August 3, 1942 – Coronation, Alberta
September 6, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of my mom Helen Jane Butler. Mom passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at the age of 76 years at the Foothills Medical Centre.

Mom moved with her family to Calgary in 1954, and moved to Bowness in 1957 where she continued to live until her passing. Mom was the oldest of four brothers and sisters, she never married. She worked at Imperial Oil in the human resources department until 1992; Mom then worked for the Quilters Cabin and Ceridian Canada part-time before finally retiring full-time. Grandma moved in with mom in 1997 so mom could keep an eye on her, and so grandma could keep an eye on her too. This started a twenty-one year caregiver role that mom played until grandma’s recent passing in July 2018. Mom loved to quilt and for many years was a member and leader of Piecemakers Quilt Guild, and Northern Lights, she also loved to read, do crossword and Jigsaw puzzles, gardening and she enjoyed going on adventures with her friend Barb Saunders on a regular basis.

Jane is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Shelley and David Murray; grandsons Benjamin and Carson; sister Elizabeth (Betty) MacKinnon, her brother and sister-in-law Kary and Sheila Butler; sister-in-law Marguerite Butler; numerous nieces and nephews as well as many family members on the “Kary” side of the family. She was predeceased by her mother Helen Lennox in 2018, her brother Myles Butler in 2008, her father Edgar in 1969 and her brother-in-law WGB “Jock” MacKinnon in 2011.

Funeral Services will be held at Heritage Park, Wainwright Hotel (1900 Heritage Drive S.W.) on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. Please see security for parking instructions. Reception to Follow. Graveside Service to follow at Rocky View Garden of Peace Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If desired, memorial tributes may be made directly to S.T.A.R.S. (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society), Box 570, 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 8M7 Telephone: (403) 295-1811, www.stars.ca or to the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank Society, 5000 – 11 Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 2Y5, Telephone: (403) 253-2059, www.calgaryfoodbank.com.

In living memory of Jane Butler, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. Shelley and family-So sorry for your loss. May God send his holy comforter and draw you close at this time

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  2. Kathy (Thompson) Murch :

    My deepest sympathies to Jane’s family. Although I didn’t know Jane well I do remember that Shelly was her pride and joy. May the memories that you hold near to your heart help to ease the pain of your loss.

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  3. Christine Resch :

    Hi Shelley so sorry for your loss and the recent loss of your gramma. Janie was a very special person and she will be missed.

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  4. judy & dave carley :

    our deepest condolences on the loss of your mother

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  5. Brian and Eleanor Kreiser :

    We are stunned by your loss, Shelley, Betty and other family members, and are so sorry. May God bless and comfort you. You have been through such terrible times this summer.

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  6. Bill and Bev Bell :

    Our sympathies to all of the Butler clan. Janie was an amazing mother, proud grandmother and friend to many. Hugs. Bev & Bill

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  7. Jane was well respected in the quilting community. Her volunteer efforts and active participation were much appreciated. I knew her as a confident and gentle soul.
    Fran Sayles, fellow member of Piecemakers Quilt guild.

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  8. Jennifer Pittendreigh :

    My heartfelt sympathies to all family and friends. Jane will be missed as a stalwart member of our Guild, and good friend to many.
    Jennifer Pittendreigh

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  9. Dan and Julie Port :

    We are so sorry for your losses. I didn’t realize you had lost your Grandmother this year as well. I know you will have an empty place in your heart but know that you were loved greatly by these fine women. Prayers and hugs from Dan and I.

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  10. Kristena and Dave Hirak :

    To Shelley, Dave, Ben and Carson. We are deeply saddened by the loss of your mother and grandmother. We know how close you all were to her. You are in our thoughts and prayers, as we wish you comfort in all the great memories you have of her. Our deepest sympathies to you all.

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  11. So very sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed chatting with Jane at the quilt meetings, she was a lovely person. She did so much for our guild and will be sorely missed.
    Tannys Nagy

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  12. Kary,Sheila and family,
    I’m so very sorry to hear of the loss of your sister. May the love of family and friends help to comfort you in the days ahead.

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  13. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to you, Shelley, Dave, Ben and Carson for your loss. Over the years we got to visit with your Mom/Grandma at your many family and friend get togethers and know what an integral part of your family she was. We offer you comfort through this difficult time.
    Tonya, Mike, Owen and Ashlee

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  14. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to you, Shelley, Dave, Ben and Carson for your loss. Over the years we got to visit with your Mom/Grandma at your many family and friend get togethers and know what an integral part of your family she was. We offer you comfort through this difficult time.
    Tonya, Mike, Owen and Ashlee

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  15. Jane, will miss you always. Peacemakers will not be the same with out your smiling face.

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  16. Shelly and family, your mom loved you dearly. we will all miss her at Peacemakers. I enjoy talking to her. She was always willing to help all of us. Rest in piece Jane.

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  17. Please accept my sincere condolences on the recent losses of both your Grandmother and your Mother. May happy memories and family be of comfort to you.

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  18. Shelly and Family
    My condolences on the loss of your mom

    Bonnie Wallace

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