It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our hummingbird Beatrice Annette Butcher (Paradis) on Monday, November 14, 2022, at the age of 83. Bea (best known as Mom and Nanny) is now with the angels. Her wishes were granted as all her children and husband were by her side.
She was the anchor to our family. Survived by her husband and best friend of 62 years together, Glen Butcher (Papa). Predeceased by her parents Yvonne and John Paradis. Her smile, and laughter were full of life. She always had an open door for family and was a devoted mother to her children Randy, Christine (Andy) , Brenda (Darren), and stepson Glen (predeceased) (Marge). Grandchildren, Chad (Valeria), Kayla (Matthew), Drew (Rayne), Riley (Emily), Kortney (Jonathon), Connor, Katelyn, Sharon, Dawn (Scott), Glen Jr., Robert (Amber). All the grandchildren have treasured memories with their Nanny and she loved them immensely. She loved her Great Grandchildren, Grayson, Nola, Madison, Thomas, Linden, Liam, Lukas, Beatrix, Sawyer, Landry, Beau. They all have a special place in her heart.
Mom had several siblings and always said she loved her childhood. Leonard (Norma) (predeceased), Ivy (Tony predeceased), Irene (David) (predeceased), Kathy (predeceased), Grace (Danny) (predeceased), Alice (Leo predeceased), Yvonne (Jake) and Julie (Bob). She will also be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews.
Bea did not only take care of her family and her home she also worked as a Pharmacist Technician and Dispensary Manager for many years until her retirement. She always loved talking and facetiming her sisters and family. Her favourite pastime was spending time at the casino, watching her favourite Toronto teams (the Jays, the Raptors, and the Leafs) and playing casino games on her iPad. She had a daily ritual that included watching Little House on the Prairie, The Waltons and of course her bedtime ritual of a kiss from Papa that she never went to bed without.
Christmas was her favourite time of the year; this was due to the fact she knew the family would always get together. Her house was always decorated to the nines. She loved baking for the holidays- her specialties were macaroons, shortbread, and making gingerbread men with her grandchildren. Mom was known for her great advice, guiding her family in the right direction, giving her opinion and speaking her mind. She was also known for her amazing sense of style and loved shopping. She loved playing cards with Papa and if you went for dinner, you would be asked to play too. Mom was also an avid reader of romance novels, and she would easily finish a book in a day. Mom was the least selfish person we have ever met and always put others first. She touched the hearts of family, friends, and anyone who knew her.
There will be a private celebration of life to follow. In lieu of flowers a donation on Mom’s behalf can be made to The Canadian Cancer Society. https://support.cancer.ca/site/SPageServer?pagename=DJ_NW_donation_type_selector&s_locale=en_CA&clickedElement=sitecling&_gl=1*1fsr9ma*_gcl_aw*R0NMLjE2Njg2OTQwNjQuRUFJYUlRb2JDaE1JMzVuWDRiRzEtd0lWeU1xVUNSMndYUTNkRUFBWUFTQUVFZ0tRb3ZEX0J3RQ..*_ga*MTIzNDk1MDMxMy4xNjY4Njk0MDY0*_ga_23YMKBE2C3*MTY2ODY5NDA2NS4xLjEuMTY2ODY5NDA3Ny40OC4wLjA.