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Lloyd "Butch" Switzer

April 27, 1942 - February 2, 2018

Lloyd Switzer: April 27, 1942 - February 2, 2018

Service Date: February 12, 2018

Funeral Home Nepean - Garden Chapel

Church Cedarview Alliance Church

Posted by:
Robert V Switzer

Posted on:
August 11, 2018

Butch was my cousin and best friend while growing up in Britannia.I was saddened hearing about his passing.I have many fond memories of our adventures growing up and am hoping to record them while I can.Butch was my best buddy and sometimes my protector as I was not as big being a year younger.My thoughts go out to Butch's family. Bob

Posted by:
Shawn & Andrea

Posted on:
April 26, 2018

Sending our deepest condolences to Derek, Anika and the kids on the passing of a wonderful man. We just heard the news today and wanted to let you know that our hearts go out to the entire family. xo

Posted by:
sheldon adams

Posted on:
February 16, 2018

A great man. A great person. A great hockey coach. A great mentor.Gone too soon but not easily forgotten. Your smile. Your little moustache. Your happy demeanor. Your personality. A class act!

Posted by:
JR Raine

Posted on:
February 13, 2018

Condolences to the Switzer family. I'd imagine a lot of great things have been said about Lloyd, gentleman, great guy, and just a super person. There are not enough that can be said about 'Butch". Always a kind word when I bumped into him over many years. From the first under 17 camp I had the pleasure to work his bench, to watching him watch his son with admiration on the bench. May he find a place of honour in the coach's corner in heaven. God bless you Lloyd. J.R. retired Gloucester JRA trainer.

Posted by:
The Davis Family

Posted on:
February 12, 2018

Derek / Anika and family, Our thoughts are with you guys during this challenging time. You are great people and Butch has certainly donated his fare share of time with the hockey community - of which he will surely be missed. We are here for you and anything you need to help during this period of healing. With much love - the Davis' and the Clarke's

Posted by:
James Hanlon

Posted on:
February 12, 2018

Derek and family.....sorry for your loss. A great member of the small Ottawa hockey community. Our thoughts are with you.

Posted by:
Tom & Terry Flood

Posted on:
February 9, 2018

DARYL, Kim, Austin, Amber and Joel we were sorry to read your father and grandfather passed away so suddenly and offer our sympathy. Tom & Terry Flood

Posted by:
Brian A Nichols

Posted on:
February 9, 2018

Lorna, Derek, Daryl and family, I was saddened to learn of Lloyd's passing. My deepest condolences to you and your families. Lloyd and I coached together and against each other when our boys were playing minor hockey. He was a great coach and a better human being. One thing that stands out to me was when I would say see you later Lloyd, he would always say "not if I see you first" - always a great sense of humour. Brian

Posted by:
David Scott

Posted on:
February 9, 2018

I am one of the few people who didn't know Lloyd through hockey, but I did through work. Lloyd will be greatly missed, and upon reading the condolence messages, I am not surprised how much he has positively impacted so many lives. The contributions Lloyd made to peoples lives create a legacy of giving, one of the best gifts anyone can give to their community. Lloyd, you have brought this spirit of giving to so many people, something that will live on throughout their lives and the lives that they impact. This is a tribute to you, and something you and your family can be very proud of. RIP Lloyd, and I would like to express my sympathies to all of your family and friends.

Posted by:
Anonymous

Posted on:
February 7, 2018

Dear Lorna, Derek & Daryl... I was heartbroken to hear of Butch's passing. He had a great sense of humour and a kind, gentle nature. Will be thinking of you and all of your family during the hard days ahead. Sincerely, Dale Lauzon

Posted by:
Ryan Spooner

Posted on:
February 6, 2018

I was very sad to hear about Lloyd's passing. He was a great mentor, excellent coach and treated all players with dignity and respect. I credit him with part of the reason I am where I am today. In Sept. 2017, I was fortunate enough to run into Lloyd at the Sensplex. We had a great conversation and it was great to catch up with one another. The hockey community has lost a class act. My condolences go out to his family.

Posted by:
Gordon MacFarlane

Posted on:
February 6, 2018

Dear Lorna, Derek, Darryl, My heart is heavy with the loss of my friend, brother in Christ and mentor. Butch and I spent so many years together and shared so many great experiences coaching and working with young people in the hockey community. I feel so privileged to have been connected with such a great person of influence. He knew how much I appreciated him and respected him because I told him so. I loved spending our many, many coffee times at Tim's together in recent years and even though we had not seen each other for sometimes weeks on end, when we did meet, it was like there was no passage of time! That's the way it is with great friends. Thank you for sharing him with me and the added blessing is, through him I got to meet all of you and cherish your friendship also. Know that I am praying for peace in your hearts, strength and encouragement these next few days and weeks and on Monday the 12th let us celebrate together a life well lived...Lord bless you Butch, I will NEVER forget you!!

Posted by:
Anonymous

Posted on:
February 6, 2018

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. The Barber Family

Posted by:
Greg Clarke

Posted on:
February 6, 2018

On behalf of the Nepean Minor Hockey Association, I offer our sincere condolences to the Switzer family on the passing of Butch. I always enjoyed our chats in the stands and admired his depth of understanding of the game. He was a positive influence on the all the young adults he coached over his many years in hockey.

Posted by:
Richard Sennott

Posted on:
February 6, 2018

Derek, So sorry for your loss, your dad was a great gentleman, proud Dad and a great hockey man, one of the best I've ever known and respected. Please extend my deepest sympathies to you mom and the rest of your family. SO sorry to hear of this unfortunate occurrence. I won't be able to attend as I am in Florida till mid April. Will be in touch when I return. Richard Sennott

Posted by:
Victoria Brigham

Posted on:
February 5, 2018

Lloyd, thank you for always being an awesome grandfather to my cousins, your beautiful grandbabies always talked very highly of you. You were a great coach, role model and father. Always smiling when I saw you. Rest in paradise, you will be missed greatly.

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