Lucille Butterfield

Obituary of Lucille May Butterfield

It is with great sadness we announce the death of our beloved mother who passed peacefully with family by her side after a very brief illness. Lucille (Cille) was proud to live independently in her own apartment until shortly before her death, and was fortunate to have 3 generations of her family residing in Winnipeg. Cille was predeceased by her loving husband Ed Butterfield; her parents Ruth and Cy Rowland; sister Lorraine Moriarty; brothers-in-law Danny Moriarty and Paul Stephens; and nephew Cameron Moriarty. Cille always put family first and will be lovingly remembered by her daughters Cathy Carpenter and Linda Warms. She enjoyed many happy times being Nana to Jesse (Lindsay), Sara, Elizabeth, Simon (Trysh), and Paul, and Grandnan to Nolan, Anastasia, Isabelle, Eve, Luke, and Aidan. When Cille married Ed in 1978, she was warmly welcomed into his family. Those left with fond memories are her stepson Richard Butterfield (Patricia Justus) and their family: Ricky (Leanne), Philip, Angela (Todd), Everett and Kye, as well as other Butterfield relatives. Cille remained close to her sisters although they lived far apart for many years - Lorraine in B.C and Marlene in Toronto. She will be especially missed by her sister Mar Stephens and her niece and nephew, Kim and Trevor Moriarty of B.C., who were close to her when growing up in Winnipeg. Though visits with the Stephens family were infrequent, they will always be remembered as special get-togethers by her niece Andrea (Adam), their children Zac and Zoe, her niece Tara and partner, Kevin. Lucille was born on a farm in Loverna, Saskatchewan and moved to Winnipeg when she was 2. She grew up in the West End and attended Daniel McIntyre Collegiate. She enjoyed working as a secretary for the Winnipeg Canoe Club, Rainbow Stage, Manitoba Government and Great West Life. She volunteered for the Norberry Community Club Ladies Auxiliary and the Winnipeg Figure Skating Club. Like her mother Ruth, she was a skilled seamstress and was always up for a game of cards - a favourite family pastime. Cille and Ed had a wonderful marriage for 28 years. Together they enjoyed tennis, bridge, Scrabble, their outdoor pool and winter trips to California, especially in their retirement. Cille had a passion for dancing, and she and Ed spent many happy years enjoying big band music and volunteering for the Memory Lane Orchestra’s dances. Both Lucille and Ed enjoyed socializing and her long lasting friendships with Ollie, Del and Terry meant a lot to her. In 2014, Cille gave her family a lovely gift of memories by writing her life story for them. The family extends appreciation to the staff at Victoria Hospital 5south and the 3E Riverview Palliative Care Team. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Lucille’s name to Cancer Care Manitoba. A private celebration of Lucille’s life is planned for a later date.
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