Our deepest condolences to Sharon Parsons on the passing of her father, Edward Clarence Butler. May God’s love be a comfort to Sharon and her family during their time of mourning.

Following is the obituary notice and details of funeral and visitation:

BUTLER, Edward Clarence – It is with great love and sympathy, that we announce the passing of Edward Clarence Butler at Freeport Health Centre on January 1, 2015, in his 80th year. Ed was born in Montreal, Quebec. Beloved husband of BaEdward Butlerrbara Parsons for 56 years. Devoted father of Sharon (Art Parsons), Cheryl, Glenda (Ejner Olsen), Andrew (Ping Xing) and “4th” daughter Gurpreet. Grandpa to Krista (Steve), David (Tatjana), Eric, Scott (Samantha), Katie (Ryan), Jessie and Daniel. Great-grandpa to Briella, Naomi, Sophia, Douglas, Lyla and Jaxon. Predeceased by his parents Edward and Mary Butler and a brother Donald. Edward’s family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. followed by a funeral service at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, 519-749-8467. Interment Williamsburg Cemetery followed by a reception at the funeral home. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society (Wheels of Hope) or the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). ¬†Visit www.henrywalser.com for Edward’s memorial.