(The Telegram, St. John's, NL, July 25, 2003)
BUTLER, H. Gordon - July 25, 2003, H. Gordon Butler of Aurora, Ontario, aged 67, formerly of Port Rexton, Newfoundland, passed away at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto after a courageous battle with leukemia. He is predeceased by his wife Nora (Collins) and leaves to mourn his children Karl (Becky), Fredericton, N.B.; Steven (Charlene), Toronto, ON; and Stephanie (Jeremy) Thompson, Toronto and his grandchildren Matthew, Simon and Zachary. Also his brothers and sisters, Alethia (Beaton) Cuff, St. John`s; Alex (Vera), St. John`s; Mary (Roy) Cook, Port Rexton; Harold (Margaret), Upper Island Cove; Arch (Shirley), Torbay; Ruby (Stewart) Murray, Newmarket, ON. He is also lovingly remembered by the Collins family, his nephews and nieces, his special friend Adrienne Burnham, and a large circle of friends. Gordon was special to all and will be greatly missed.