Watch Butch's funeral mass & graveside service HERE
Passed away peacefully at home on June 6, 2023, at 76 years of age. Beloved husband of 52 years to Judy (nee Sexton). Loving father of Jeremy (Edwina), Jade Stratton (Andy), Jodi Popov (Adam), Jeffrey (Kim) and the late John Patrick (1970). Cherished Papa of Callum & Ayla Jobin; Kyle & Cole Stratton; Nadia & Max Popov; Josh & Kylie Jobin. Brother of Sheila Joch (Tony), the late Norm (Rose), Rhea Steadman (Jim), Dona McFarlane (Bill), the late Ron (late Madeline), Gay Bowen (Art), Lana Jobin, Terri Colenutt (Rick) and Lynn Myers (Ken). Brother-in-law of Susanne Rau (Larry), Elizabeth Sexton and Joan Staddon (Tom).
Butch was a long-time member of St. Mary’s Parish in Maidstone. After retiring from Colasanti’s Tropical Gardens he went for his morning coffee at Rose’s Kitchen in Essex. He spent many hours grooming his yard, pond and trail. He enjoyed camping, playing cards and various games, especially with his family. He loved finding the exact piece or part someone needed among the eclectic collection of odds and ends in his garage. Butch never lost his connection to nature and farm life.
Butch is resting at the Kennedy Funeral Home Limited (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. N, Essex on Friday from 2-8 p.m. On Saturday, family and friends are invited to meet at St. Mary’s Parish in Maidstone after 10 a.m. followed by Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Interment to follow St. Mary’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society or to The Friends of Algonquin Park. You may send your condolences online at www.kennedyfh.com
Donations can also be done by cheque at the funeral home.