Butler, Eric George

November 28, 1943 – January 8, 2019
at the age of 75 years

 A Celebration of Life for Eric Butler and Wally Martz will be held on Friday, April 26, 2019, 3:00 pm, Shuswap Lake Estates Golf Course

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Eric George Butler who died peacefully in Shuswap Lake General Hospital on the evening of January 8, 2019 at the age of 75.  He is survived by his wife Jenni, his brother Don (Diane) and sons Steven, Christopher, Brent (Jenny) and Colin, his grandchildren Alisha, Chase, Deven, Travis, Hailey and Nicholas and great granddaughters Audrie, Addison and Ryleigh.
Eric was born and raised in Horseshoe Bay, West Vancouver and made his career in the West Vancouver Fire and Rescue Service where he had proudly served for 27 years in the permanent department and as a volunteer prior to that.  He was an avid boater and member of Thunderbird Yacht Club and he and his wife had many great boating adventures up the Pacific Coast.
Eric and Jenni moved to the Shuswap in 1998 when Eric retired and after arriving there he was, for some time, a member of the Shuswap Vintage Car Club, the RCMP Veterans club and he served on the Shuswap Fire Suppression Committee.  17 years ago he and Jenni moved to Shuswap Lake Estates and became members of the golf community where he had so many good friends, wonderful neighbours and great golf partners – if not so many great golf scores.
He will be so missed by all of his family and friends but he will always be in our hearts.
The family would like to thank his doctors, and all the nurses and caregivers at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital.
No service is planned immediately, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date when the weather improves.  If anyone feels inclined, they may make a donation in Eric’s memory to the Shuswap Lake Hospital Foundation.


  1. Eric was a warm breath of fresh air. His smile lit up the room through his bright eyes and kind heart. I feel blessed for having known him and I send my sincerest condolences to Jenni.

  2. We heard about Eric’s passing while in Florida & just wanted to send our thoughts & prayers to Jenni & family.
    Rick & Sandy Clark
    Former Shuswap Lake Estates resident, neighbor & friend.

  3. Eric was a golfing buddy and a fellow firefighter. We also served on various committees in the south Shuswap. We wish Jenni and family our most sincere condolences. RIP My friend Eric.

  4. Eric started work at the fire department a few weeks ahead of me and our careers followed a similar course.
    We were both union reps, Eric was more involved than I, we both worked hard for our fire museum society and both liked a taste of scotch. It is the nature of the fire service that you can get very close to a person, on the job we are called brothers.
    I am proud that Eric was my friend, my brother.

    Best wishes to Jenni and the family.

  5. Dear Jenni, l just now found out about Eric. I’m so sorry that I wasn’t awared of Eric’s decline. My love and sympathy, to you and your children and grand children. Eileen Butler

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