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BUTLER, Thomas (Tom) Lambert

September 19, 1945 – Manuels, Newfoundland and Labrador
February 26, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Thomas “Tom” Butler, father, grandfather, auto body mechanic, and car lover, passed away on Monday, February 26th, 2018 in Calgary, Alberta at the Peter Lougheed Hospital after a long and determined fight at 72 years old.

Tom was born in Manuels, Newfoundland on September 19th, 1945, to Eloyal and Madeline Butler. He left home to Toronto at the young age of sixteen for college to become an auto body mechanic. From there began his wild ride as he drove his mustang all across Canada and the US, to Mexico, where he lived for some time. He came back up to Canada to Vancouver Island where he made many memories and great friends. From then on, he settled in Calgary, owning and operating a couple of his own shops, where he met Catherine Butler and got married, having two girls, Shantel and April Butler.

Shantel Butler, April Butler, and Brendan Hill (Lila Hill) will fondly remember their father as someone who always cared and was always there. Shantel will especially remember spending much of her childhood in the garage with her father “helping” him fix vehicles and walking her to school. Tom would always tell his kids that he “loved them to pieces”, which we will always keep in our hearts.

An auto body mechanic since the age of eighteen, Tom was often seen working in his garage on his latest vehicle, wearing his classic denim jacket, t-shirt, and jeans. Tom loved to have people stop by and have a beer with him in the shop, he truly lived a full life filled with great memories of family and friends.

Tom will be remembered for his kind heart, and his love for his friends and family. He was predeceased by parents Eloyal and Madeline Butler (Noseworthy); sisters Margaret Follet (Gerald Follet), Janet Lear (Reginald Lear), Mary Boggan (Gerald Boggan); brothers Phillip Butler (Alice Butler), and Brendon Butler. He is survived by his sisters Rita Dehann (John Dehann) and Sheila Rideout (Ben Rideout); children Shantel Butler, April Butler, and Brendan Hill; grandchild Dorian Hill.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB) on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Following the services, Tom will be taken back home to Newfoundland to rest with his family at St. Thomas of Villanova Parish cemetery in Topsail, Newfoundland where a burial ceremony will be held. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Thomas Butler, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Theresa Brown :

    I am deeply sorry to hear of Lamb’s passing……my heart goes out to his family…

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  2. Sharron Murphy :

    We are so sorry for your loss. He will be missed.
    Love and prayers
    Patrick,Sharron and family

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  3. Walter & Margaret Reid :

    Dear Shantel and Family
    We are very sorry to hear that your Dad passed away. Always remember the love and the happy memories you shared together and how fortunate you were to have had him in your life.

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  4. Gerald Wade Smith :

    Dear Family,

    I loved your father Lamb like a brother. He treated me with such love and kindness. He will never be forgotten . May he rest in peace.

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