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Virginia "Ginny" Buttrum

September 28, 1942 February 9, 2019
Virginia "Ginny" Buttrum
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Obituary for Virginia "Ginny" Buttrum

BUTTRUM, Virginia (nee Lawrence)

Ginny passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at Lanark Lodge after a day spent with family at her bedside

Virginia Buttrum was predeceased by her loving husband Ralph in 2012. She was also predeceased by her parents, Richard and Mariette Lawrence (nee Lane). Loving mother to Victoria Buttrum (David Johnson), of Perth and Deborah Buttrum of Aylmer, Quebec.

Ginny was also predeceased by her sister Ruth Lawrence and her father and mother in law, Cyril and Marjorie Buttrum.

Also left to mourn her loss are Ginny’s only surviving sister Marjorie (Scott) Seabury and Ginny’s brother in law, Keith Buttrum and his wife Cheryl.

Ginny was also a cherished grandmother to Liliane, Simon, Elliott and Skyler. She will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews.

Ginny was born in Portland, Maine and spent her childhood by the ocean, beach combing and collecting cherished shells and sea glass. She met her beloved husband, Ralph after she had relocated to Montreal, through her colleagues at McGill University. After settling in as newlyweds, Ralph and Ginny purchased a farm in Wendover, where they raised their daughters and enjoyed the country life. Ginny was able to devote time to her love of gardening and was able to realize her childhood dream of caring for various farm animals, pets and especially, horses. After retirement, Ginny and Ralph moved to Perth, in the Maple Glen subdivision, where they had a lovely home built to enjoy retirement. Ralph and Ginny were able to enjoy boating and swimming on Otty Lake and join various clubs and social activities in the community. Moreover, she donated time to the Great War Memorial Hospital, Perth, as a volunteer for many years.

After her soulmate’s death, Ginny had relocated to a retirement home in Ottawa to be closer to her daughters. Eventually, as her health declined, Ginny moved into Lanark Lodge. The family wish to thank the staff at Lanark Lodge for their compassionate care provided to Ginny over the past 4 years.

To honor her wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the O’Dacre Family Funeral Home. Ginny’s service will be at 2:00 pm, officiated by Rev Shirley Bradley. For those wishing to make a donation in her memory, family have requested the Alzheimer’s Society Lanark Leeds Grenville 1-866-576-8556 or The Canadian Cancer Society 613-267-1058.

Virginia’s funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the O’Dacre Family Funeral Home, Ltd., Perth.

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