DONALD BUTLER

BUTLER, DONALD ALLAN 1930 – 2006 On February 24, 2006, while vacationing with his wife Helen in Australia, a very good man was called into the presence of Christ, his Guide. Don was born May 21, 1930. He married Helen (Hough) on August 23, 1958. Together they had three children: Mark, Dean and Karen. The family moved to Red Deer in 1969. Don's profession was that of a pharmacist and he practiced in Red Deer; first with Woolco and then for 17 years at Bishop's (Port'O Call). His little yellow truck, (over)loaded with cases of Pampers for the store was a familiar site as it went back and forth to the warehouse. God gave dad the gift of helping others and upon retirement, he spent his time visiting and caring for others. He spent many years working with young men and developing leaders and leadership skills through Christian Service Brigade. Many current solid men spent time working with dad at the store in their early years. Upon retirement, he began a second career in wood-working and left us with many treasures. He loved traveling and together he and Helen traveled through all the provinces of Canada; all 52 U.S. states; and much of Asia, Africa and Europe. At the time that God called him, he and Helen were at Hervey Bay, Australia. Thirteen years ago, Don and Helen began spending winters at the Summer Institute of Linguistics, Mexico Branch located at Catalina, Arizona where Don worked in the woodshop doing projects in support of the mission work of S.I.L. Dad was a life-long student and learner and he encouraged this in his children. Don was a good man; a good husband; a good father and a GREAT grandfather. He will missed and lovingly remembered by Helen and family Mark (Connie Ellis), Dean (Dee Fischer) and Karen Aller (Danny) and by grandchildren Christina, Jessica, Karl, Jason and Danielle. A celebration of Don's life will be held at Deer Park Alliance Church (2960 – 39 Street, Red Deer) on Monday, March 6, 2006 at 1:00 pm. For those who wish to say good-bye, a viewing will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 at Deer Park Alliance Church. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Camp Teepee Pole, Box 52124, Edmonton Trail RPO, 311 – 16 Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 8K9 or to Wycliffe Bible Translators, 4316 – 10 Street N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6K3. "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith; now there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me." II Timothy 4:7-8.


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