Butler, James Robert Salisbury 'Jimmy'

James Robert Salisbury Butler ‘a.k.a. Jimmy, Papa, Grandpa’ passed peacefully at the Meaford Long Term Care Centre surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, January 31, 2024 in his 86th year.

Jimmy was an electrical engineer by education and entrepreneur by trade. He proudly founded R-Theta Inc. after being transferred to Canada from the UK.

With his first wife, Gillian, he emigrated to Canada with their two daughters, Karen and Samantha; shortly followed with the birth of twins, Nicholas (Julie) and Trevor (Chantal). Jimmy’s second wife, Ruth, came to the marriage with two girls, Genevieve (Ray) and Tiffanie (Arthur).

Jimmy leaves behind 14 grandchildren either by bloodline or through marriages, including Logan, Lauren, Kaitlin, Dawson, Carter, Ellie, Rhyse, Emmett, Mateus, Maelle, Zach, Thomas, Connor, and Abigail.

He will be missed by family and friends alike. Always ready with a smile and laughter, he carried the burden of poor health for many years but faced it with a readiness to participate and enjoy.

Jimmy leaves a legacy of discipline, acceptance of what was right and proper, and always, always arriving on time.

A private service of interment will be conducted at Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery, followed by a celebration of Jimmy’s life with family and friends.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada ‘MS Canada’ 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


A private service of interment will be conducted at Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery, followed by a celebration of Jimmy’s life with family and friends.

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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. shelley
    Thursday, February 1, 2024

    I will miss Jim. He was great person to take care of Jim had a great sense of humor and the chats we had when we had the time . Jim will be missed by all him caregivers and friends he met at the home. R.I.P. Jim .

  2. Wanda wheeler
    Friday, February 2, 2024

    James was always a pleasure to meet on my hallway walks with Mom at the home. Sincere condolences to the family.

  3. Karl /Christa
    Friday, February 2, 2024

    Dear Ruth, Our most sincere condolences to you and your loved ones on losing your beloved husband and partner. Condolences also to the many children as well as grandchildren. We were very sorry when you left our neighborhood as you were the best neighbors we had had since 1965 when we moved to Oakville.

    Jim was a gentlemen, a caring and a good person. We hope that by now you have been able to accept, to some degree, your loss, if this is ever possible.

    We are sorry not to be able to join you since our health has somewhat turned to the negative, but still try to enjoy life as much as is possible.

    We wish you the same and more with family around you. We are both thinking of you all.
    Christa and Karl


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