It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our proud father, Glen Manford Butcher (best known as Papa or Butch) born December 14, 1930. He passed away peacefully at the age of 91 on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, in Sudbury, Ontario, following the recent passing of his beloved wife Beatrice Butcher of 62 years.
Son of the late Ella and James Butcher. Loving father of Glen (predeceased) (Marge), Randy, Christine (Andy) and Brenda (Darren). Papa will be greatly missed by his grandchildren, Dawn (Scott), Glen Jr., Robert (Amber), Chad (Valeria), Kayla (Matthew), Drew (Rayne), Riley (Emily), Kortney (Jonathon), Connor, Katelyn, and Sharon. He also treasured all his great grandchildren Linden, Liam, Lukas, Beatrix, Sawyer, Landry, Beau, Grayson, Nola, Madison, and Thomas.
Glen was the last surviving sibling within his family. Dear brother of Audrey (Harold) both predeceased, David (Irene) both predeceased, Ruth (Joe) both predeceased, and Graydon (predeceased) (Alexina). He will also be missed by many nieces, nephews and friends.
Glen was born and raised in North Bay where he met the love of his life Beatrice Butcher. They then moved to Sudbury, and he worked as a maintenance mechanic with Inco for 32 years. Dad was an avid sportsman who enjoyed and excelled at baseball, darts, hunting, fishing, lawn darts, and bowling. He also enjoyed spending time perfecting his garden, pool, and enjoying an outdoor fire. He was an active Legion member for decades and also volunteered as a train conductor in North Bay at the Heritage Railway and Carousel. He and mom enjoyed spending their leisure time on Manitoulin Island, which was their camp but later became their home. His pockets were always full of peanuts to give to his grandchildren to feed the chipmunks at camp and he always had hummingbird feeders around so Nanny could watch them. In his later years he enjoyed playing cards and going to yard sales, he loved to find treasures to fix up and resell. You could always find Dad in his later years spending hours at his puzzle table. He would also tinker in his garage making sure everything had its place. Dad always filled the house with music playing old Irish songs from his harmonica and juice harp, he also enjoyed teaching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren how to play.
His heart was broken only to be mended when he rejoined with the love of his life Beatrice, in heaven just two weeks after her passing. They are together again to complete their perfect love story.
A Celebration of Life for Glen and Beatrice will be held at a later date.