It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Andrew Butt on March 31, 2018 at the Chinook Regional Hospital, Lethbridge, AB. He was 79 years of age.
Andrew was born in Carbonear, NL on August 3, 1938 and was raised to be a loyal, trustworthy individual who never shrank away from responsibility. These traits led him to enlist in the military and become a proud member of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. After moving to the Crowsnest Pass in 1989, Andrew continued to serve his community as an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 9, Coleman and the Coleman Lions Club.
On August 4, 1962, Andrew married the love of his life, Diane Blanchard, and the happy couple went on to be blessed with six wonderful children. While family was his greatest joy, he also took great pleasure in socializing with friends, playing crib and attending auctions. Andrew loved to cook, build and travel, and was also an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by all who were fortunate enough to have known him.
Left to mourn his passing and celebrate his life is his beloved wife, Diane of Blairmore, AB; his devoted children, Shelley (Andy) of Hillcrest, AB, Karen of Edmonton, AB, Jacqueline of Calgary, AB, Stephen (Roberta) of Fort Saskatchewan, AB, Denise of Fort McMurray, AB and Patricia (Colin) of Turner Valley, AB; his cherished grandchildren, Samantha, Travis, Christy, Becky, Ben, Sarah, Lil, Sharon, Josh, Nicole, Steven and Thorin-Xavier; his treasured great grandchildren, Arianna, Austin, Vincent, Avery, Colton, Ty, Charlie, Dawson, Lucan, Jax, Hunter and Hayden; as well as his extended family and many friends.
He was predeceased by his parents, Samuel and Elizabeth; and his granddaughter, Natalie Butt.
The Funeral Service will be held at Fantin’s Funeral Chapel (13461, 20 Ave., Blairmore, AB) on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 11:00 am with Rev. Renso Castellarin presiding. Interment will occur at the Beechmount Cemetery, Edmonton, AB on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 3:30 pm. Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by the Lions Clubs International Foundation (www.lcif.org). Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. (403) 562-8555