Butler, Richard (Dick)
Passed peacefully at the Ottawa hospital on August 2 at age 80. Husband
and best friend of Nicola and loving father of David. Son of the late
Harold and Dora Butler, Dick spent his youth in Newfoundland. His
studies in physics took him to Queen's University in Kingston where he
earned his PhD, and to the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory in
British Columbia. He then worked at the Department of Communications
Ottawa until he retired. He leaves extended family in Newfoundland and
friends across the country made through radio astronomy and church. If
wished donations in his memory could be made to the Bruyere Foundation.
Friends may visit at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes,
3440 Richmond Road, Nepean, between Bayshore and Baseline Rd.
on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 from 10 a.m. until time of service in the Chapel at 11 a.m., followed by a reception.
43 Bruyere Street, Ottawa ON K1N5C8