(The Fisherman's Advocate, November 17, 1939, page 6)
After an insidious illness which lasted two years, James Butler, of Port Rexton, entered into rest
on Saturday night, November 4th, at about 8:30 o'clock. The deceased who was 62 years of age
at the time of his death was, up to the tile of his illness, one of the heaviest built and virile men
it was possible to meet anywhere in this country. He always worked hard at those avocations
which are the average Newfoundlander's means of earning a livelihood, namely fishing and
farming. He also spent several summers out of the country, being engaged as a sailor onships on
the Great Lakes.
He left to mourn his passing a wife, one daughter (Mrs. Harvey Miuller of Port Rexton) one
grandson, Port Rexton, one brother, Stephen, residing in Boston, U.S.A., and a stepbrother
Ralph, residing in Brooklyn, U.S.A.
He was a Past Master of the L.O.A. and a past officer of the Royal Black Preceptory. Members
of both bodies attended his funeral, which took place to the C. of E. cemetery, Port Rexton, on
Wednesday, November 8th, the burial service being conducted by the Rector of Trinity East
Parish, Rev. Mr. Parsons.
The late James Butler was also a loyal F.P.U. man and always took an active interest in F.P.U.
activities, particularly those of the Local Council of Port Rexton. He had a large circle of
friends outside Port Rexton, who were all deeply sorry to hear of his passing.
To his relatives and friends the Advocate tenders deepest sympathy in their bereavement.