Capt Robert Stephen Butler (Ret'd)
We regret to advise that Robert Stephen Butler passed away on 27 July 2009 in Sidney, BC, after a short and courageous battle with cancer.
Born in 1934 in St. John's, NFL, Robert earned a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (1958) from Nova Scotia Technical College and a Masters of Engineering (1972) from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Robert was Commanding Officer of 56 Field Squadron 1964-66 Robert was a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Newfoundland, Alberta, and British Columbia. He built and ran his own engineering consulting firm in St. John's and Corner Brook for many years before joining Stanley Associates in Calgary and became Vice President Engineering before retiring. Robert's career achievements include such significant projects as the Alpac Pulp and Paper Mill, the Calgary Light Rail Transit System, the Old Man River Dam, and involvement in the early stages of the Confederation Bridge to PEI.
Robert was laid to rest in a private service held at Hatley Memorial Gardens in Victoria, BC.