Obituary of Lillian Nellie Butler
With sad hearts, the family of Lillian Nellie Butler wife of the late Earl E. Butler (2003) announces her peaceful passing at the age of 98 on February 24,2022 at Shannex Tucker Hall. Born in Saint John, N.B. on January 9,1924, she was the daughter of the late Ernest V. and Winnifred M.(Chapman) Wright.
Lillian’s childhood was spent in Jemseg,N.B. before moving to Saint John to attend Business College. Her first employment was with the C.N.R.Freight Office where she met her future husband of 58 years. After marriage in 1945, she resided most of her life in Lancaster except for brief moves to New Glasgow N.S. and Fredericton N.B. where she made lifelong friends. Lillian was an active member of Lancaster Baptist Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir, her Ladies Auxiliary Group, and various other activities. She was especially proud of receiving a Life Membership Pin from the W.M.S..In later years she discovered the joy of curling and was a Past President of the Senior Ladies at Carleton Curling Club. Up until restrictions, she enjoyed her afternoons with the Branch #69 Seniors.
Lillian is survived by her two daughters, Linda (John) Andrews of Rothesay and Brenda (Wayne) MacIntosh of Saint John, two grandchildren. Mark (Christine) MacIntosh and Marla MacIntosh also of Saint John. She was Shaky Nanny to Sarah MacIntosh and two step-great-grandchildren, Donna and Tyler Borden. Also survived by four nieces, one nephew, one cousin, very close friends Lowell and Roberta Henderson and many more wonderful friends.
Linda and Brenda wish to thank everyone who cared for their mother during the past five years as a resident of Tucker Hall. She was blessed to be surrounded by a large family of residents, their families and all those who provided her daily care with kindness and compassion. She loved those special angels who were always there to ensure she was comfortable and content. She thought the world of you, and we will be forever grateful.
Castle Funeral Home,309 Lancaster Ave, Saint John, N.B. (634-1701) have been entrusted with the arrangements. A visitation will be held on Wednesday March 2,2022 from 12 pm to 2:00 pm at Castle “Fallsview” Chapel with a memorial service at 2:00 pm. Interment will take place at Cedar Hill Ext. Cemetery.
If desired, remembrances may be made to Lancaster Baptist Church, Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences can be made at www.castlefh.ca
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