BUTLER, Caroline (born Favreau)
1970 – 2023
Caroline Butler (née Favreau), domiciled in Enfield, Connecticut, having also resided for a long time in Montreal, Quebec, loving wife of Robert T. “Bob” Butler of 26 years and devoted mother of Samuel and Tiffany, died suddenly on Sunday, January 1 2023 at the age of 52. Caroline was born in Montreal on November 10, 1970. She was the younger of two daughters of the late Pierre Favreau and the late Mariette Castonguay.
Caroline grew up in Montreal in the Ahuntsic district. She attended several schools in the region, including Saint-Simon-Apôtre primary school and Sophie-Barat secondary school, then graduated from Lucien-Pagé secondary school in 1988. Caroline continued her studies at Collège Maisonneuve, where she completed courses in administration and marketing before continuing her studies at Collège Rosemont, where she obtained her diploma in thanatology.
In 1994, Caroline and Bob met and started dating. In 1996, on Valentine’s Day, it was on CKOI FM that Bob asked for her hand. In August 1996, they married and began their life together, settling in Enfield, Connecticut.
In addition to being caring and warm, Caroline had a very big heart. She has spent her life helping others. She often donated her time to Masonicare (a company providing care and services to the elderly), where she volunteered with the beneficiaries, either by driving them to their medical appointments or by helping them with their activities of life. daily. Caroline loved animals and traveled every Wednesday morning from Enfield to East Hartford to volunteer at Protectors of Animals (an animal shelter and adoption center) and other local shelters. She was a member of Healthtrax, a fitness center where she worked out regularly and took classes with good friends she had met in Glastonbury, Enfield and East Longmeadow. Proud of her Quebec roots, she has spent years traveling through Quebec with her husband and children to introduce them to Quebec culture and music as well as the French language. Caroline wanted and succeeded in raising her children in French and maintained close ties with her family and friends in the Montreal area. She became a naturalized US citizen on March 7, 2012, and it was another very proud moment in her life. An explorer and adventurer, Caroline loved the outdoors and travel, and her first trip with Bob, shortly after they met, was a memorable trip to the Amazon. She was always up for a trip, whether it was an RV or a fishing trip, to go off-roading, snowmobiling, skiing or hiking. She even climbed Mount Langley, which is part of the Sierra Nevada. Caroline had a wonderful artistic and spiritual spirit. She believed in spiritual healing and energy medicine and used it to help her family and those around her, whom she encouraged to adopt the same practices as her. Caroline has traveled far in her quest for spiritual fulfillment. She trained and practiced shamanism with Dr. Alberto Villoldo and his wife Marcela Lobos of the Four Winds Society in Chile. This was a real high point in his life. A lifelong student, Caroline has earned certifications in Angel Card Reading as well as Deep Tissue Massage. She also became a Certified Reiki Master and Trainer. Caroline loved taking photos and used her creativity and perception to capture remarkable images that she shared with her family and friends. Art and music were part of his daily activities. She played the guitar and the accordion, she composed songs, she painted and created beautiful works of art.
Above all, Caroline believed in love. She liked to make her house a “home”. She loved her children very much, who lit up her life. She was convinced that love could conquer and overcome anything, and she lived by pouring out her love on her husband, her children, her extended family and the very many friends she met along her path. Although her time on this earth was cut short, her smile, her laughter and her personality will forever be etched in the hearts and memories of her family, friends and all the people she touched during her life. life.
In addition to Bob, her husband, Caroline is survived by her two beloved children, Samuel Butler and Tiffany Butler of Enfield, Connecticut; his sister Nathalie Favreau and her husband Luc Albert as well as their children Amélie, Audrey and Alexandre of Mirabel, Quebec; his stepfather, William Butler and stepmother Penny Butler of Farmington; his four brothers-in-law: John Butler and his wife Lori of West Hartford and his children Dylan and Wyatt; William Butler Jr and his wife Jodi of South Burlington, Vermont and their children Sierra and Jules; Tom Butler and his wife Barbie of West Hartford and their children Ava, Harrison and Lena; and Tim Butler and his wife Karly of East Granby and their children Henry and Lilly. She also leaves to mourn extended family and many, many friends.
The family will receive condolences on Saturday January 21, 2023 from 1:30 p.m.
URGEL BOURGIE FUNERAL COMPLEX
3955 CÔTE-DE-LIESSE ROAD
CITY OF SAINT-LAURENT (QC), H4N 2N6
A celebration of life will take place at 4:30 p.m. at the Urgel Bourgie chapel at the same address.
Your condolence messages to the family can be sent to: www.urgelbourgie.com
If you would like to express your sympathy with a donation in Caroline’s memory,
visit the SPCA Montreal website at www.spca.com/donz
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