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Born: May 12, 1941
Date of Passing: Mar 09, 2023Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
May 12, 1941 March 9, 2023
It is with great sadness that we need to share that our mother, grandmother, gg, sister, aunt and friend, Enid Butler passed away peacefully on March 9, 2023.
Enid was born on May 12, 1941 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to parents, Nellie and Jack Clayton. Growing up, Enid along with her younger brothers, spent summers at Pike Lake where they would meet many lifelong friends. Enid attended the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, where she achieved a Bachelor of Arts Degree. After graduation, Enid worked for the Province of Saskatchewan where she met her future husband, Con Butler.
Enid and Con married in Saskatoon in April 1965, moving to Winnipeg in 1966 where Con began working for the Province of Manitoba. Enid's professional career was diverse; starting up a nursery school in Southdale, moving on to work with volunteers at Misericordia Hospital and Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg, and eventually starting her own consulting business supporting community organizations.
Enid was a perfect example of volunteerism and giving back to community, volunteering with many organizations that took her all over the world and from which she formed lifelong friendships. She was actively involved with the Girl Guides of Canada at the local, national and international level. She was a founding member of Grands 'N More, part of the Stephen Lewis Foundation supporting grandmothers in Africa whose families were devastated by HIV/AIDS. A member of various non-profit board of directors, Enid also volunteered with Augustine United Church where she was a member, as well as the Oak Table.
Throughout their married life, Enid and Con loved to travel overseas with friends and family and spend time at the cottages in Pike Lake, Sandy Hook and Gimli. They fully embraced being grandparents and loved the special time they spent with each of the grandkids creating wonderful memories.
Enid would always credit Con and his support in making these many opportunities, both professional and volunteer, possible for her. They had a loving and strong partnership for over 50 years that we are forever thankful for.
Enid will be lovingly remembered by her daughters, Susan (Andy) and Jennifer (Michael); grandchildren, Annabelle (Braiden), Aidan and Cian; great-granddaughter Adelyn; her brother Laurie (Cadi); sister-in-law Bea (Len); nieces and nephews and her many friends. She was predeceased by her husband Con; her brother Alan and sisters-in law, Louise and Marg.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Osagie and Colleen, Elizabeth and their team for their care and support of Enid. We also want to acknowledge Mom's many friends for their love and support. Enid's legacy is her strength of will, her ability to overcome obstacles, her love of life and family and that no matter what, you keep trying.
Enid expressed before she passed that she did not want a service; instead, her ashes will be interred at the Windsor Park United Church Memorial Garden.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to either of two organizations close to Enid's heart, Grands 'N More Winnipeg (Grandsnmore@gmail.com) or Oak Table (www.oaktable.ca) .
Friends and family are invited to sign the online book of condolences at ejcoutu.ca
E.J. COUTU & CO. FUNERAL DIRECTORS
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 11, 2023
Condolences & Memories (11 entries)
Today I learned of Enid's passing. I was a member of Grands'n'More and Enid was such an inspiration. At our meetings, Con was always there with her to set up the tables and support in any way he could. Both Enid and Con were very kind people always helping others. My condolences to the family. - Posted by: Nina Logan (friend) on: Mar 19, 2023
My sincere condolences to Enid's family. I knew Enid for approximately 9 years. We went to movies, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Winnipeg Symphony, Folkorama, long walks, lunches and dinners and played Canasta. She will be missed. - Posted by: Sandra Brabant (Friend) on: Mar 15, 2023
Dear Sue, Annabelle and Family, Sincere condolences on the loss of your mother and grandmother. May your fond memories carry you through the coming days. Sincerely, Kim Smith - Posted by: kim smith (Friend) on: Mar 14, 2023
Dear Jenn and family, Enid welcomed us into the Augustine family with open arms!! She was and always will be James “church gramma”..He would run into her arms when he spotted her. She will be missed. Love Sheila - Posted by: Sheila Trosky.Becky,James and Grace… (From Augustine ) on: Mar 14, 2023
Dear Susan, Jennifer and Annabelle Here is a voice from the past!! My deepest sympathy on the death of your mother. I remember her well from Shamrock School conversations. She was highly respected for her wonderful nursery school and other volunteer work. She dearly loved all of you and was so proud to talk about you. ❤Sincerely, Lois Maclennan - Posted by: Lois Maclennan (Friend) on: Mar 13, 2023
Enid and I became friends when we met through many activities in Girl Guides. She was wonderful to work with on any project. She was a Trainer, so I learned much from her sessions. Mostly she was a great role model and showed me that, a smile and being sincere are keys to caring. We also enjoyed several Grands and More outings and sessions from potluck suppers, meeting Grands from Africa, and seeing Steven Lewis speak in person. She was truly one of the best to have as a friend! Rest well in peace, Enid. Sending good thoughts to her whole family. - Posted by: Connie Fillion (Sister in Guiding) on: Mar 13, 2023
Susan and Jenn, so sorry to hear of your mums passing. My sister and I brought your mum to see our dad just this past January and she was in great spirits and we all had a lovely visit. You will have wonderful memories of your mum to help you through the coming months. Thinking of you and your families, Dorothy (Woods), Kathleen (Kummen), Michael and Hugh. - Posted by: Dorothy Woods ( MacKenzie) (Early family friend) on: Mar 12, 2023
Truly, ‘what you see is what you got’ - authenticity, acceptance and giving. How I will cherish the times spent with Enid as we tended the Grands & More display at Folklorama together. May her memory always be for a blessing. - Posted by: Cathie Hiller (Friend) on: Mar 12, 2023
I first met Enid at a Grand'sNMore meeting where we worked on various committees together. She had the most beautiful, welcoming smile and a lovely personality. She sure was a mover and a shaker, she got things done! Our paths crossed again volunteering at Oak Table and we would always stop to chat. My condolences to the family at this difficult time, she will be greatly missed. Karen Burridge - Posted by: Karen Burridge (Friend) on: Mar 11, 2023
Sincere Condolences to the family for your loss. Met Enid through Special Olympics Manitoba, and recall her to be a dedicated, hardworking colleague. Sherry and Gary Julius - Posted by: Sherry and Gary Julius (Friend through Special Olympics Manitoba) on: Mar 11, 2023
Sorry to hear of the death of Enid. I knew her from living at 20 Fort St. and played Pickle Ball with her. - Posted by: Cecile Roziere (Friend) on: Mar 11, 2023
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