Cpl James G Butler (Ret’d)

    • Cpl James G Butler (Ret’d)
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    • Cpl James G Butler (Ret’d)

    We regret to advise of the death of Corporal James G Butler (Ret’d) on 9 October 2017,  suddenly and unexpectedly at age 28 while on a trip to Thailand with his fiancée.

    James was a former Combat Engineer with 2 Combat Engineer Regiment (2 CER) and served a tour in Afghanistan with 1st Battalion The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group in 2010. He qualified as a Combat Diver in 2009 and served with the 2 CER Dive Team until 2015. James later made a Voluntary Occupational Transfer to the Navy Clearance Diver occupation. Upon his retirement from the Canadian Forces, James worked as a life coach helping veterans.

    James spent his life helping others. He was the kind of man who touched everyone he met. He was equal parts comedian, humanitarian and warrior.During his short life, James had been compared to many famous people because of his eccentric personality but beneath it all was a most caring and loving guy.

    A Celebration of Life will be held on 21 October 2017 between 1200-1800 hr. at Vimy Brewery,  1-145 Loretta Avenue Ottawa, ON. The family asks that no DEUs be worn and no black. {khOct17}