BUTCHER, George William:
Lt. Col. MC. ED 207544 Korea Peacefully on Sunday 16th September 2018 at Whakatane Hospital; aged 91. Dearly loved husband of the late Barbara. Former husband of Shirley May (Tauranga). Loved elder brother and brother-in-law of Barry and Joan (Auckland), David and Amanda (NSW). Much loved and respected father and father-in-law of Michael and Suzy (Opotiki), Collette and John Leenman (Thames), Lesley and Brandon Sparrow (Collingwood), Liz and Stephen Carter (Opotiki), Jo and James Falloon (Masterton), David and Anna Jones (Tora). Very proud grandad of Rob and Marina, James, Anya, Jakob, Lucas, Tessa, Claire, Richard, Willie, Sarah and Kate.
One of life’s true gentleman.
A funeral service for George will be held in the St Matthews Anglican Church, 37 Church Street, Masterton, on Friday 21st September at 10.30am, followed by burial in the Returned Services Section of the Riverside Cemetery, River Road, Masterton. A memorial service will be held in the Hiona St Stephen’s Anglican Church, Church Street, Opotiki, on Monday 24th September at 1.00pm. Special thanks to all those who have helped care for George in recent times. Communications please to the Butcher Family, C/- PO Box 2070, Whakatane.