Butler, Emily Louise 'Bitsy'

Emily Louise Butler ‘Bitsy’ passed away quietly at Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound with her family by her side on Monday, December 26, 2022 at the age of 72.

Born in Kitchener on November 26, 1950, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Emily (nee Craig) Norris.

Emily was predeceased by her husband Phillip James Butler.

She was the kindhearted mother of Sonya Butler (Cecil) of Owen Sound, Charles Butler (Nicole) of Meaford, and William ‘Billy’ Butler (Anita) of Owen Sound, and the proud Grandma of Anthony, Ryder, Harley, William ‘Billy’ Jack, Addison, and Nixon. She was predeceased by her Grandsons Damian and Jaxon.

Bitsy was well known for her love of family and extended family. She would do anything for anyone, especially her family. She loved the Beatles, Toronto Maple Leafs, and her coffee. You could always find her watching the hockey game with her Timmies coffee in hand, and during commercials you would find her doing her many puzzle books. Her favorite holiday was Easter, where she would take immense joy in spoiling her loved ones, especially her grandchildren.

She was well known for her independence, which could turn into quite a stubborn streak. But underneath her stubbornness, she had a huge heart of gold. She had quite the compassion and understanding that many people looked at her as a second mom.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.   www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca


Celebration of Bitsy's Life at a later date.

Donations: Heart and Stroke Foundation
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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Dan Hilts
    Wednesday, December 28, 2022

    You ran your race and now you are in God’s hands … condolences and prayers for the family left behind …

  2. Carol
    Wednesday, December 28, 2022

    I’m at loss for words right now ….. .. I have to say goodbye to one of the most amazing woman I have known and respected and who took me in as a daughter when my own mom passed away in 2002 , you stepped up and became my adopted mom and I will never forget that momma B . You and my mom meant the world to one another as you both did to me . Now you are all our guardian Angels please rest easy knowing your kids will be ok in time and I will be there the best I can to help them get through this most difficult time I will hold on to all the great memories we have made together over the many years we had till we meet again RIP Momma B loved you then loved u now and always will xoxo

    Wednesday, December 28, 2022

    What a heart breaking news, especially at this time if the season…My deepest sympathy to the Butler family.. I have known you all for longtime.. your mom was always happy, Smiled, and laughed alot…. she sure treasured her family, especially Phill.. that was another heart breaker back then..Rest easy Bitsy.. You are now back with Phill..

    1. William Hitch
      Wednesday, December 28, 2022

      In my eyes Mama Bitsy u Truly were one of the most gentle kind hearted and most loving souls I’ve ever met and I am also greatly appreciative of u being able to be a very strong part of my life growing up, especially being there as my mom’s best friend. I’m guessing by now Phil is waiting for you to be walking into the pearly gates with arms wide open to catch up on loved times missed then as u both search for friends and loves ones to get that lost time party started ❤ now go spread your wings and that smile of yours now that your in God’s hands!

  4. Colleen Mills
    Wednesday, December 28, 2022

    She was such a kind person who always had a smile when I saw her. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
    Thinking of you all ❤️

  5. Derek Lougheed
    Thursday, December 29, 2022

    My Condolences to the Butler family so sorry for your loss

  6. Goodies clark
    Thursday, December 29, 2022

    You were a great person. I have very fond memories from the first time my family met your we all had a good close friendship.. may you rip.

  7. Fran Austin
    Thursday, December 29, 2022

    So sorry for the loss of Bitsy. My deepest sympathy to the Butler families and all her friends.

  8. Frances Pendleton
    Saturday, December 31, 2022

    Bitsy will be missed… actually I’ve missed her since she moved to Owen Sound. She waved or talked everytime I saw her.
    She was a good neighbor and friend
    My heart goes out to all of you.
    Love Always Fran


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