Cpl Victor Butler, CD (Ret'd)
We regret to advise of the death of Corporal Victor Butler (Ret’d) of Sarnia, ON at age 78 on Saturday, 9 March 2019.
Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1940, Vic served as a Combat Engineer with the Canadian Military Engineers. He was a Combat Diver and was part of the early years of the development of this Army specialty. While with 1 Field Squadron in Petawawa, ON he qualified on the Combat Diver Land Force course in Spring 1966 and was subsequently part of the Combat Diver Trials (Army Trial 1/66) that lead to the introduction of this capability into the Canadian Army. Vic was very active on a number of interesting taskings of the Combat Divers. Vic retired from the Canadian Forces in 1973 and started a second career in the automotive industry in southwestern Ontario.
Vic initially worked in London, ON as manager of an Automotive Center for Uniroyal. He was transferred to Sarnia by Uniroyal and eventually changed over to Goodyear for a period before taking over a gas bar franchise for Sterling Gas. Upon his second retirement Vic kept busy by working with Lampton Seniors in Sania with 'seniors helping seniors' until three years ago.
Funeral will be private arrangements.