John Henry (Jack) Butler

Born on April 26, 1925 . Passed away on September 24, 2021 .

Passed away peacefully at Hope Aged Care. Aged 96.

Loving husband of Thelma (dec)
Proud father of Carolyn (dec), Graeme (dec).

Proud father-in-law, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Forever loved and missed

Funeral Notice

Private service

With the uncertainty of Covid19 restrictions a private service will be held for John Henry (Jack) Butler. He will be laid to rest at Swan Hill Cemetery.

Jack’s Service will be live streamed. Please go to the Live Streaming tab on our home page at 2.30pm on FRIDAY 1st October, 2021  (passcodes provided to family).

We wish to encourage you to express your sympathies and condolences to the family via a tribute on this announcement which the family are able to read, reflect and treasure.

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  1. Condolences to all the family, Jack Butler was a Woorinen legend who was a community minded person who would go out of his way to help anybody, he was was involved with the WFC , the W,RSL , and other organizations in the community, he learned to fly when he was 50 years old and flew all around Aus and the US A , he was a pioneer in the stone fruit industry and always had the latests and modern equipment that you could get . Jack will be missed in the community by everyone that knew him .
    Vale John Henry Butler
    Ian & Kerry Gammon

    Ian GammonSeptember 28 2021 8:02 pm
  2. Thinking of you all at this sad time. I have lots of fond memories of Jack and Thelma, and the many times got together for family events. Years pass bye so quickly and at these sad times we can reflect on the good times. God Bless.

    Shirley SwanSeptember 29 2021 7:44 am
  3. To Rosie and family, and Carolyns family,
    Our thoughts are with you all on the passing of Uncle Jack. He had a good long life.
    Thinking of you all at this sad time.
    Jenny & Mal Thomson & family

    Jenny ThomsonSeptember 29 2021 11:38 am
  4. As a kid Graham was my best mate but Jack was my hero. Our families would regularly get together to camp, fish, shoot, ski or just watch cricket and footy. If not then I would ride out to Woorinen to stay overnight and go fishing, rabbiting or whatever. I was always welcomed and made to feel one of the family. Jack taught me to drive, catch cod, pick fruit, ski (sort of) and he taught me life values that I have since constantly referred to in my career and private life (he was very patient). When I moved interstate Jack and Thel would annually visit with a bag full of oysters and a box full of fun. He was innovative, entrepreneurial, clever and adaptive and what you saw was exactly what you got.

    He always said that he’d get to 100yo and he pretty well got there.

    Jack I’m going to miss those knobby knees, swivelling hips, little chats and big plans but you will always be bigger than life to me.

    My family’s thoughts are with Rosie and family and Carolyns’ family who can be rightfully proud to have known a great man.

    Colin, Francesca, Fraser, Lachlan and Jessica Elliott

    Colin ElliottSeptember 30 2021 8:18 am
  5. John Henry Butler (Jack) was an esteemed member of the Woorinen RSL Sub Branch.
    He was our first President, and a Life Member not only of our Sub Branch but of the League itself.
    He was a member of our Sub Branch for 76 years, holding various committee positions.
    Sincere condolences to Rosie and family.
    President, committee and members of the Woorinen RSL Sub Branch.

    Stephen HayesSeptember 30 2021 9:28 am
  6. A lot of Mid Murray Flying Club memories. Jack was President for 10 years, well respected by all members and contributed so much, he loved his flying trips all over Aussie and the USA with other members of the Club. He and Graeme flew to
    Mornington Island every year to bring home heaps of fish.
    Condolences to the family.
    Joy Hardie

    Joy HardieSeptember 30 2021 10:16 am

    CHARLESSeptember 30 2021 10:27 am
  8. Looking through these and it simply goes to show the impact that my grandfather has had on many lives (including mine)

    quite a lot of us won’t be able to make it due to restrictions, which is saddening as we all would love nothing more than to be there to pay our respects in person to a great man, husband, father, grandfather, friend.

    We will miss you Jack, more than you will know.

    Llewellyn BarlowSeptember 30 2021 12:49 pm
  9. Respected cousin & neighbour. Excellent farmer & community man. A life well lived. Rest in peace Jack.Condolences to Rosie and family.

    Gary JoySeptember 30 2021 1:49 pm
  10. Condolences to the Butler Family and extended clan.
    I enjoyed being part of the family business for many years.
    Jack, you will be sadly missed. Who’s going to do smko now?
    Mark Starick and Family

    Mark StarickSeptember 30 2021 8:27 pm
  11. My condolences to the Butter family.
    My father Barry Hodgson (dec) also had many memories of flying with jack , now I’m sure they will be flying high up there in the clouds….
    Deborah Hodgson Williams..

    Deborah WilliamsOctober 1 2021 10:49 am
  12. Our condolences to the Butler family , there are so many memories of the past years with Jack or (Uncle Jack ) as we called him in the early days with all our family having many camping and fishing trips along with regular general visits at theirs or ours . Also the great days of learning to ski behind the JX29 with Jack’s everlasting patience with us youngsters at the time passing on his knowledge . Along with remembering the good days in the packing shed and picking on the farm. Our family connection came from our father Bruce (dec) meeting Jack through the Air Force forging an everlasting family friendship.

    Jack was always a great role model with his work ethic and enthusiasm for life and generosity , his passing will be sadly missed by many.
    The Daley Family

    Ian DaleyOctober 1 2021 1:31 pm
  13. Condolences to Rosie and family on the passing of Jack.
    “Fly high young man.”
    From Bev (Beasy) Gary, Kayeleen and Cheryl and the Hutchins families.

    Bev BeasyOctober 1 2021 2:29 pm
  14. Deepest sympathy to the Butler Family on the passing of Jack. He willing be sadly missed.
    From the Reid Family

    Jan FreeOctober 1 2021 3:51 pm
  15. Deepest sympathy to all the family. With great respect to my cousin jack Allan and Shirley Butler.

    Allan and shirleyOctober 3 2021 1:00 pm
  16. I had the pleasure of meeting Jack back in 1976 when I joined the Mid Murray Flying Club , it was Terry Hardie who gave me the first experience of flying , but it was Jack
    that gave me a constant friendly push and encouragement to keep progressing and improving my flying . Thank you Jack .
    Condolences to the Butler families .
    Lou Tofful .

    Lou ToffulOctober 3 2021 1:54 pm
  17. Deepest sympathy to all the family. You will miss him. He was larger than life to me when I was a kid. I have fond memories of Uncle Jack and Auntie Thel.

    Donna CaffreyOctober 3 2021 6:11 pm
  18. My love & sincere thanks Jack for including Dennis & I in the family. You & Thelma were always so welcoming & generous to us. You were such an influence on our lives & we spent many happy times together.
    With much sympathy to all the family.
    Ros & Dennis (dec)

    Ros AnsonOctober 3 2021 6:51 pm

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