Kevin Butters

BUTTERS – Kevin Thomas of St. Thomas passed away suddenly at home on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at the age of 57.  Kevin leaves behind his loving wife Faye Butters (nee Wagler); his children Patrick Butters, Christopher Butters (Jennifer), and Emma Butters; his brother Brian Butters and his sister Marlene Slipp (Jim); his mother Rita Butters (late Ron); siblings-in-law Jim Wagler (Keelee), Merle Seegmiller (Bill), and Roger Wagler (Shay); parents-in-law Sam and Elda Wagler; and his many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  Kevin was blessed to be able to do what he loved for his entire life.  He was passionate about farming operating Butters Farms in St. Thomas.  Kevin was employed at the City of St. Thomas Fire Department for 30 years retiring in 2017 as Platoon Chief.   He was an active member of St. Anne’s Parish.  Whether he was with friends or family “back at the sugar shack,” snowmobiling or tinkering on endless projects at home or at the cottage, Kevin embraced every day with enthusiasm and joy.  He was always ready to lend a hand to anyone, anywhere.    Kevin was devoted to his family and friends but his life was his children and wife.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home, 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Sunday, May 5, 2019 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 pm.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anne’s Parish, 20 Morrison Drive, St. Thomas on Monday at 10:00 am.  Interment in Holy Angels Cemetery.  If desired, donations to Heart & Stroke or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at   “The smiles he brought, the way he spoke, and all he did for others will live on in our memories.”