In Celebration of

Philip Edward "Phil" Butler

September 18, 1958 -  October 24, 2020

It is with great sadness that Phil passed away suddenly at the Ottawa Hospital - Civic Campus on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at the age of 62, with his daughter by his side. Dear son of Jean and the late Rene. Cherished father of Candice Butler (Salvatore Furano). Loving and proud grandfather of Ava and Olivia. Beloved brother of Valerie Groleau (Greg Hill), Catherine Butler (Kal Heyduck) and Allan Butler. He will be missed by his nephews Matthew and Jonathan. A Private Family Service will take place on Friday, October 30, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.

Family and friends are invited to the view the Funeral Service virtually at:

In lieu of flowers, donation in memory of Phil can be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation.


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Mike Chilibeck (Manager)

Entered October 28, 2020 from Ottawa

Phil was an absolute pleasure to work with. Everyone wanted Phil on their teams and projects. He was a wealth of knowledge and good friend to many at the House of Commons. It is impossible to imagine how we will ever be able to fill in Phil's shoes.

Adrian Bashford (Co-worker)

Entered October 28, 2020 from Ottawa

My condolences to Phil's family, friends and co-workers.

I had the privilege of having Phil on several projects. I was always impressed by his diligence, his desire to do things the right way, and his patience and clarity when explaining how to get it done right. He was definitely a master of his trade. On top of the professional loss, he was a kind and considerate soul, who is greatly missed.

Paul Kung (Friend)

Entered October 28, 2020 from Ottawa

My condolences and sympathies to Candice and Phil's family. Phil will be deeply missed at work. I will miss your smile, our conversations and all of your help I have received throughout the years. Rest in peace my friend.

Greg Boudreau (Coworker/friend)

Entered October 28, 2020 from Ottawa

Phil was a character. Full of knowledge like few I’ve ever met, and an absolute expert in his field. Phil made me laugh in a way no one else could through his dry and witty humour… team meetings will never be the same without him

Jason Horne (Colleague)

Entered October 28, 2020 from Ottawa

Very saddened to hear of Phil's passing. I have known Phil through business relationships for 24 years and he was always a pleasure to work with. His professionalism, knowledge and kindness will certainly be missed by me and my fellow colleagues. I would also like to note that anytime I ever met with Phil the conversation always turned to his Daughter and his Grandchildren, it was easy to see how important they were in his life. Phil, you will be missed!

Jason Horne, Bell Canada


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