John Butters (22 Aug 1938 - 11 Apr 2020)

For Charitable
Donations To

St Josephs College Belstead Road Ipswich SUFFOLK IP2 9DR Reg. Charity No. 1051688

Funeral Service

Portchester Crematorium Upper Cornaway Lane Portchester PO16 8NE
Funeral Director
Waters & Sons Independent Funeral Directors Ltd, Portchester

In loving memory of John Butters who sadly passed away on 11th April 2020.

John's family and friends are respectfully asked to refrain from sending any floral tributes, but instead make a donation to a charity close to John's heart, St Joseph's College. Please send cheques (only) c/o

Waters & Sons Funeral Directors
76-78 West Street
PO16 9UN

Caroline & Steve Bill wrote

Been Johns neighbour for 14 years. Always had time for a good old chat! Quite often taking my parcels in, then as handing the parcel over, would look over his glasses, as much to say’another one’! He had a good sense of humour. Greatly missed.

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The memories made, the love that was given. You will always be remembered and dear to my heart.

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RIP John, you gave me one of the most memorable, once in a lifetime opportunities a girl could’ve wished for. Sums up what a caring and thoughtful man you were. So many amazing childhood memories spent with you, Jacqui and Jolene that I’ll never forget. X

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Forever in our thoughts, rest in peace John. X

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Jacqui Feeney wrote

My Dearest John,

My life was forever change the day we met; I remember the day like it was yesterday and so too, all the memorable times in the years that followed … your smile, the way you looked at me, talked to me and the way you made me feel.

There isn’t a day goes by that I don’t think of you, the man you were and the times we shared; your love of life, wit and wisdom, humor; your ‘je ne sais quoi’. The times we laughed so hard we cried; our marathon talks; your appreciation for good food (the infamous spaghetti Bolognese); good wine (too many to name) and good company (the 6 o’clock club). These are but a few of the memories I will cherish forever.

While your passing leaves me with great sadness, I know you are in a better place and, although you have left this world, this is not the final goodbye but, au revoir, arrivederci, auf wiedersehen, hasta la vista.

Thank you, John, my friend, my love for being such a huge part of my life and making me part of yours. May God bless you and keep you in His eternal grace. Rest in Peace, my darling.

Love always, Jacqui ❤

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Matthew Curl wrote

“We are such stuff
As dreams are made on; and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep”.

Sleep peacefully John, you will be remembered.

With Love,
Matthew, Jenny, Lucy, Sophie, and Alexander

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Daniel Curl wrote

When I’m Gone

When I come to the end of my journey
And I travel my last weary mile
Just forget if you can, that I ever frowned
And remember only the smile
Forget unkind words I have spoken
Remember some good I have done
Forget that I ever had heartache
And remember I've had loads of fun
Forget that I've stumbled and blundered
And sometimes fell by the way

Remember I have fought some hard battles
And won, ere the close of the day
Then forget to grieve for my going
I would not have you sad for a day
But in summer just gather some flowers
And remember the place where I lay
And come in the shade of evening
When the sun paints the sky in the west
Stand for a few moments beside me
And remember only my best

John, we will x

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Peter & Helen Wilcox wrote

It was a momentous day when our daughter Jemma met Jolene and became firm friends. We then met you John, and for 33 years we have been friends and neighbours ever since . You were a Gentleman and a lovely man . God bless and rest in peace.

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Christopher Holland wrote

So very sad to hear that you are no longer with us.
You were a great boss and good friend to me when we worked together at J.D. Tighe, Kirton in Lindsey.
You taught me very well in work and good manners to all.
Very fond memories on working away together.
Who could forget the trip to Maidenhead for which I still laugh about to this day.
Working until 2 a.m. on a large final account and then one week later the main contractor went out of business - These were the days.
Will never forget you John and thank you.
"You'll Never Walk Alone"
Chris and Rose xx

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Alan Butters wrote

John, all those good times we had as young cousins in Wells. I still think of our lovely family get togethers every Christmas. Also, I had planned to talk to you about St Josephs the next time we met; sadly you were taken too soon.

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David Ransley wrote

Saddened to hear of your passing John. Thank you for your friendship, kindness, advice, wit and the many happy hours spent together during the last 40 years. The memories will live on. Now rest in peace. God Bless. David.

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Brian Willey wrote

Goodbye John my friend, though your body is still, your spirit and soul lives on.
Even as I am saddened by your death, I can find great comfort from the many happy and memorable times we have shared during our friendship.
I will miss you John, and never forget you.
May your spirit and soul find eternal peace in Gods Kingdom in Heaven.
God Bless
Angela and Brisn x

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Jolene Whipple wrote

The world lost one of the most amazing, caring, loving men to ever walk the earth. If you had the pleasure of knowing him you were lucky.
He has been apart of my life and my heart for as long as I can remember. He helped guide me, raise me, and make me the person I am today. John, you will forever be in my heart!! I love you and will miss you terribly. 💔 😘🥰❤️

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John and Julia Verrier wrote

So sad to hear John has Passed
Such a kind and gentle man
Will miss your hello’s and chat’s
R.I.P. John and Julia xx 💐

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Vivien Curl wrote

A very proud and private man who none the less enjoyed the wicked wit of a good pun. Christmas without Corrie and a pint of Guinness will never be quite the same! Remembered for always - love Viv

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Sally Barker wrote

Dearest John my love will be in your heart as always.
"Utrinque Paratus"
Safe Journey, from Sally X

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Fred Butters wrote

Many happy memories. Remembered with love. In our thoughts.
Fred, Simon & Lisa

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Uncle Fred Simon & Lisa wrote

Many happy memories. Remembered with love. In our thoughts

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Clint and Julie Sexton wrote

In loving memory of John, a good friend. He was a quiet man with a good sense of humour, but most of all he was a true gentleman. He will be missed. Rest In Peace John xxxx

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William Curl wrote

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there, I do not sleep
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain
When you wake in the morning hush
I am the swift, uplifting rush.
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
(Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there, I did not die!)

John Joseph Arthur Butters 22/08/1938. - 11/04/2020

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