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Surrounded by his children, Dad earned his wings and joined our Mom!
Dad was predeceased by his beloved wife of 50 years, Helen; parents, Charles and Ada Butt; father and mother-in-law Edward and Alvina Gretschman; brothers-in-law, Ed Litke, Walter Gretschman, Kerry Snead; and his nephew David Litke.
Left to cherish his memory are his children: Karen (Rob) Dunbar, Bryan Butt, Carol Beaudoin (Ryan), his grandchildren: Brian Butt (Melanie), Cassandra Butt along with their mom Aggie, Josanne and Danyk Beaudoin, great-granddaughter Olivia Butt, as well as numerous family and friends.
Dad was a St. Vital Boy and where he learned the love of sports that stayed with him for life along with many lifelong friendships. Dad spent many years coaching Bryan in hockey and baseball and was proud that he played hockey till he was 75. Growing up we spent many Sundays at the rink watching Dad play and summers to the lake where most of the hockey team continued their Shennanigans, it really was a second family.
Dad was inducted into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame and the Mustangs Hall of Fame where he played for the Mustangs in his youth and he coached a Rag Tag group of boys. In 1965 to the Championship that year, and 40 plus year's later one of those boys wrote for the Free Press and did a documentary along with an article in the paper about this team.
Dad spent his career as a Real Estate Agent with the last 25 years being with Qualico. Once retired he enjoyed many winters in Texas golfing for a month.

We know you are at Peace now Dad,
playing hockey, golfing and probably
driving Mom crazy already.
"Love you, until we meet again".

A private family interment will be held. When restrictions have lifted a celebration of Don's life will be held.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Never Alone Foundation Inc., 1700 Church Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R2X 3A2.

Family and friends may sign a
Book of Condolence at

Glen Lawn Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 17, 2021

Condolences & Memories (11 entries)

  • Don was and will always be a special member of the Super Seniors hockey fraternity. He was fun in the room and a real competitor on the ice. We will miss him and all he brought to our games and the seminars on life that followed each game. From all the Super Seniors - Posted by: Barry Smith (Friend) on: Apr 21, 2021

  • Sorry you have left this world. You will be missed. Hope you and Helen have got back together already. We knew each other for many years through our parents, Charlie and Lydia who dated for many years. Nice to have you as a friend. - Posted by: Pat Flaws (Friend) on: Apr 19, 2021

  • Don was such a joy to be around. He worked with my Dad, Tom Sidebottom for years in real estate. I have great memories of the Lime Light Office and the years at Qualico. In the years I was selling real estate, Don was my go to new home broker. He was fair and made every client feel special. A remarkable feat in this world. Sending you all support as you journey through the close of life. With gratitude and kindness, Diane Sidebottom - Posted by: Diane Sidebottom (Friend) on: Apr 19, 2021

  • Don and I were old friends from St. Vital. The last time we saw Don was when we came to Winnipeg from BC to another friends celebration of life. We had a great visit talking about old friends and good times. Our condolences to all the family. Rest in Peace Friend. - Posted by: Leo and Leone Sabot (Friends from St. Vital, Manitoba) on: Apr 18, 2021

  • My sincere condolences to the family, I must admit that it has been 35 plus years that I have had contact with Don and that I regret. But I am sure all of you will agree that once you met Don he was hard to forget! Don was responsible for helping my in-laws buy and sell several homes over a series of many years in the 60s to 80. I also bought my home in 1977 that I still own with Don's wonderful help, and to this day I am thankful for that. Don was such a caring and thoughtful person, many times when the in-laws purchased their new home Don would come by with a gift for them, I believe one time it was a small tv. It might have been small but it sure made a lasting impression of his kindness. I also recall a fun time when Don invited my husband and me to one of his hockey fundraisers and we in turn invited eight friends to help with the fundraising. We ended up winning 8 of the 13 prizes up for grabs! Not too many people were happy with our table and we never got invited back again! It's things like that you remember about nice people, and Don was one of those. Rest in peace, Don - Posted by: Susan Katanna (Home purchaser/friend from afar) on: Apr 18, 2021

  • I've know Don for about 60 years and was one of my best friends. Played hockey and golf with he and Terry Lang and his uncle Joe every Saturday for many years in the mid 60s. He was one of a kind with a great sense of humour and many athletic achievements. I enjoyed seeing him every time I visited Winnipeg and we'd get at least one golf game in until his failing health a couple of years ago prevented him from enjoying the game he loved. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends and I will miss our e-mails and telephone conversations. RIP Buttze. Sincere condolences to his family and thanks for taking good care of him the past few years when he needed you. - Posted by: Ken Dopson (Friend for 60 years ) on: Apr 17, 2021

  • To the family of Don Butt, We got to know Don and Helen over the years. They both had a good sense of humour. They are together again. "Dance like no one’s watching." - Posted by: Bill & Karen Shanski (Friend) on: Apr 17, 2021

  • With deepest condolences to the Butt family. My parents were old friends from way back. My Mom Margaret Dunn also wishes to send her condolences. - Posted by: Kelly Heglin (Dunn) (Friend) on: Apr 17, 2021

  • Where do I begin telling the story of "father Don" that he affectionately was known as in our family. Will miss his attempts in doing German imitations and yet his success at making us all laugh till we were spent!! His love for my sister Helen (his bride) was unconditional and strong. I feel good in knowing that he is with her and with all the people he loved. One of kind describes him to a tee! Rest in peace my friend. - Posted by: Helga Henkel (Sister-in-law) on: Apr 17, 2021

  • Growing up in the BUTTSIE house was so much fun! I always said they were my second family. Rest easy Don. Drive Helen crazy like always! I will miss you....Tracy. Also condolences from the Hebert clan. - Posted by: Tracy Criggie (Friend) on: Apr 17, 2021

  • Although I never met Don, I do "know" him because Helen, his wife, was a good friend to my sister-in-law Monique. I want his family to know I've always had the utmost respect for him and I am offering them my sincere condolences. Praying for the repose of his soul. - Posted by: Annette Bonomo (friend) on: Apr 17, 2021

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