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Emily Butler


Emily Butler


We, the family of Emily Mary Butler, age 94, (wife of Tic Butler) wish to announce her passing on Wednesday, February 7, 2018.

She was the daughter of the late John F. and Annie (MacEachern) MacInnis.

Emily was a member of the White Cross Volunteers, the Sydney Kinette Club and the Gaelic Society of Cape Breton. For many years, Emily and her late husband, Tic opened their home to many local and international Celtic performers. Many enjoyed a hot cup of tea or a warm bed at Tic and Emily’s and many a great ceilidh was had in their home.

Beside her parents, Emily was predeceased by her husband, Trotsky "Tic"; sisters, Mary, Ethel (Vern Doncaster), Mae (Dan Nash) and Maggie (Jack Eddy); brothers, Mickey, Sham, John and Joe.

She is survived by her sons, Lenin (Carol), Grande Cache, AB, Chris (Nancy), Dartmouth and David (Bertha), Sydney; grandchildren, Mark, Craig, Nicolle, Christa, Shamus, Stephen, Sonya and James. She is also survived by ten great-grandchildren.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the staff of Fisherman’s Cove for the care and compassion they provided to our mother during her stay at Harbourstone Enhanced Care. To Dr. Paul Murphy, words cannot describe our gratitude for the exceptional care, concern and compassion you gave our mother.

Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Monday, February 12 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Church of Christ the King on Tuesday, February 13 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Peter Rafuse officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. George’s Church Restoration Fund.

Words of comfort can be sent to the family at or e-mail

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Service Date
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Service Time
11 a. m.
Service Location
Church of Christ the King

February 12, 2018
Visitation Time
7-9 p.m.
Visitation Location
Sydney Memorial Chapel

Burial Location
Forest Haven Memorial Gardens

Requested Charity
St. George's Church Restoration Fund