April 1, 1947 – February 28, 2020
It is with great sadness the family of Philip Johan Butz announces his passing on Feb 28, 2020 at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital, with his family by his side. Phil was born in Invergordon Scotland and was raised in Cromarty Scotland where he lived until the age of 10. Phil and his family later immigrated to Canada. In 1980 he met his love Diane, and they were married in 1982. Phil loved his family, friends and the outdoors. Moyie Lake was a special and happy place for him, as it was there he would teach their grandchildren how to waterski, fish and build campfires. Phil had an infectious smile; he was kind and honest hearted and had a great sense of humor.
Phil is survived by his loving wife of 38 years Diane, four children Wanda (Jeff), Jason (Leah), Robert (Sarah), Melissa (Scott), grandchildren Vanessa, Catalin, Caylin, Raistlin, Shydin Tengg, Madeline, Morgan, Harper, Sullivan Butz, Joey, Elsie Larocque, Cruz, Kiana Steer. Also survived by his brother Richard (Linda), sister Susan and many nieces and nephews.
Phil was predeceased by his Mother and Father Freda and Philip Butz, and his brother David Fraser.
A Celebration of Phil’s life will take place at 2:00 pm, Tuesday March 3rd, 2020 at McPherson Funeral Home, Cranbrook.
Memorial Donations in Phil’s honor may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and the BCSPCA.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Services.
Condolences for the family can be offered at: www.mcphersonfh.com
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