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BERTRAM CHIN (BUTCH)

Date of Passing: Apr 02, 2021

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BERTRAM CHIN

All his life Butch gave his heart to helping everyone he knew. On Friday, April 2, 2021, his heart just could not support him anymore to continue doing what he loved.

Thank you for everything you have done for us. Along with all your friends and extended family, we will forever miss you.

Love
Miranda, Jason, Derek, and Kelly

In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, www.heartandstroke.ca.
Due to Covid 19 restrictions a private family service was held on Friday, April 9, 2021 at Mosaic Funeral Chapel, 1839 Inkster Blvd., Winnipeg, MB.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 10, 2021

Condolences & Memories (12 entries)

  • Miranda and family: Sorry to hear about Butch’s sudden passing. Butch was always a great guy to help with computer problems and organizing barbecues at the shop. I first got to know Butch when I worked at the Data test center and phoned him for assistance on communication problems, always willing to help. Rest In Peace Butch Rammer - Posted by: Ross Matheson (Rammer) (Co-worker) on: Apr 13, 2021

  • My Friend Butch For those of you that don't golf you may see this as a frustrating game that makes no sense, but for those people that do, you know a bad game can be saved by one great shot. When the crew started golfing, we would meet at Arnason's on Route 90 and try not to slice balls into oncoming traffic, we eventually graduated to Blumberg, which offered a reasonable rate for 9 holes and was close enough to be convenient and also kept us safe from causing any harm with wayward shots. We did have one hole that caused us more grief than the others. It became known as Butch's signature hole (number 6). At the tee we would rib Butch about this being his favourite hole. A long drive and another long second shot would put you at the edge of a small lake, with the green just on the other side, which a 9 iron or a pitching wedge could easily reach. That's the theory, which was seldom the case for us duffers. (just an aside, we have never kept score, we only paid attention when we had a chance for a par, or if the stars aligned, a birdie) Being such a long hole we seemed to run out of steam, or ability, (no carts, we always walked) which put us in the rough on the left or the right and with a par out of site it was now just a matter of getting it onto the green over the ball devouring water. We all lost more than our share of balls to that mighty water God. We came to accept that we would probably donate a ball to the wet beast. Butch was the smart one, if he was within 50 yards he would attempt it, but most times he would just pick up his ball, walk across the bridge and sit on the next tee's bench, where he had a perfect view of our mostly vain attempts to get up and over. What makes this so memorable is, a beautiful sunny day Butch's ball came within the 50 yard limit and I watched as he lined up with a 9 iron in hand, backswing, and crack, a perfect hit, up, up, I looked over at Nars and Horst, and we were all saying, go, go, go ... and thud, perfectly placed on the green. Butch's little grin as he walked over the bridge, and onto that green that he so seldom putted on. Most golfers know that it only takes one great shot to make a great game out of an otherwise frustrating round. That was Butch's. So when I saw where Butch will be resting in Chapel Lawn. It's so much like Butch's signature hole, with the lake, and even the approach, it's perfect. It won't take much imagination to see Butch teeing up to get across that beautiful lake .. a perfect swing, and up, up, up. - Posted by: Michael Sewell (Friend and co-worker) on: Apr 13, 2021

  • Miranda, Jason, Derek and Kelly. We were deeply saddened to hear about Butch's passing. Abe and I send our heartfelt condolences to you Miranda and the family. Abe and I always counted Butch as one of our closest friends. We have so many fond memories of Butch starting when he and Abe went to RRCC together in the Electrical course. They became very close friends at the college playing Foosball whenever they got the chance. They were the Foosball Champions at the college those years. They were groomsmen in each or our weddings and our friendship kept growing after that for many years. I still remember playing cards together and our camping excursions and our memorable trip driving to BC together in 1975. Unfortunately we lost touch with Butch and Miranda in these later years but there are still many times Abe and I spend reminiscing about the good times we had together. We will always cherish these memories of our dear friend Butch. Miranda our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time. Allyn and Abe Lichtenthaeler - Posted by: Allyn Lichtenthaeler (Friend) on: Apr 13, 2021

  • Butch Chin was my best friend while employed and into our retirements. He help me with problems and I help him with his. We were the best A-Team. We did things together like picking up lumber, fixing toilets, lawn mowers repair, home renovations assisting and I could go on and on. If he needed a tool that he did not have, he would phone me and he would come and borrow it. That's what friends are for. He loved golf and soccer. When ever he had a chase, he would play the game. I lost my best friend and my heart goes out to Miranda and her family. He left this world way too early. - Posted by: Alain Desjardins (Friend Co-worker) on: Apr 12, 2021

  • Miranda, Jason, Derek and Kelly. I was so saddened to hear of your loss of a dear husband and father. I’ve known Miranda and kids for many years through Beaumont School. My heart aches for all of you. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. - Posted by: Marilyn davis (Friend ) on: Apr 12, 2021

  • Dear Miranda, Jason, Derek and Kelly, We are sorry to hear of Butch's passing. Our deepest condolences. May you find peace and love in the memories you cherish. In love and friendship, Susan & Daryl Sugiyama, Trevor & Theresa Keeley and Sherman Keeley (children of the late Elizabeth Keeley) - Posted by: Susan Keeley-Sugiyama (Cousin) on: Apr 11, 2021

  • My thoughts and prayer goes out to you Miranda, and you children Jason, Derek and Kelly. I met you and Butch several years ago, through my dad, as he and Butch both worked for MTS. We became friends when Butch organized the Monday night volleyball and asked me to join. We did this for years until we lost the use of the school. Butch and I also would often discuss home renovation projects. I would also see him at work when he came to fixed our teletype. My condolences to the family on your loss he will truly be missed! - Posted by: Mark Desjardins (Friend) on: Apr 11, 2021

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. Peggy, Ricky and Robin Lum - Posted by: peggy humber (cousin) on: Apr 10, 2021

  • Dear Miranda, Jason, Derek and Kelly, On behalf of the Keeley Family - Calgary, we are so sorry to hear of Butch's passing, Please accept our heartfelt condolences. May you find peace and love in the memories you cherish. In love and friendship, Susan and Daryl Sugiyama, Trevor and Theresa Keeley and Sherman Keeley (Children of the late Elizabeth Keeley) - Posted by: Susan Keeley-Sugiyama (Cousin) on: Apr 10, 2021

  • I always enjoyed chatting with Butch before soccer games. He had a really friendly demeanor and even when he had health problems, he had a positive disposition. On the field Butch was a real competitor playing goal and defense. He loved stopping me when I tried to get by him. Sad to lose one of our fellow soccer buddies. We will remember you Butch. RIP - Posted by: Denis De Pape (Fellow soccer player ) on: Apr 10, 2021

  • This last weekend I lost a great friend and a great co-worker Butch Chin. I meet him through work and I soon learned how great a friend he was organizing our Gopher Park baseball games behind RRCC and then at Little Mountain getting us ready for the MTS Base Ball Tournament. Butch would help his friends and family with any projects. Butch helped build my house coming out every weekend and we worked on another friends house when his trailer burned in a fire. Butch was a master electrician and his easy going style made working on any job with him easy. Butch was also a great athlete playing Soccer up until this pandemic stopped his men's league. He was getting ready for the upcoming Golf season when I talked to him several days before his passing. I feel like I have lost a brother and will never be able to fill the void left by his passing. My thoughts are with Miranda, Jason, Derek and Kelly - Posted by: Chris Hillhouse (Friend Co-Worker) on: Apr 10, 2021

  • Butch was truly one of the most genuine people I knew. He always stopped to talk when he saw me on the street and we never failed to have a good laugh. R.I.P. Butch - Posted by: bob hoover (co worker at traffic signals) on: Apr 10, 2021

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