BUTCHKO – John:  Passed away at Parkview Meadows, Townsend surrounded by family on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 of Simcoe at the age of 83.  Son of the Late Michael and Katherine Butchko.  Much beloved husband of Lillian (nee: Harding).  Loving father of Jeffrey (Maria), Jeannine (Rick Banks), James (Hollie), Kevin Pickard (Gwyn), Janice (nee:Pickard) (Jeff Ransome).  Cherished grandfather of Marcos, Alicia, Jakob, Grayson, Emmett, Sara, Hayley and Becca.  Also surviving is his brother Harry and sister-in-law Evelyn MacDonald.  He was predeceased by son Doug Pickard (2001), brothers-in-law John MacDonald and Ron Harding. John was with F.W. Woolworth for over 42 years retiring in 1995 as Simcoe’s store manager.  Cremation has taken place. SOUTH COAST FUNERAL AND CREMATION ALTERNATIVES, 71 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe in care of arrangements.  Those wishing to make a donation in John’s memory are asked to consider a Charity of One’s Choice. www.southcoastfuneralservice.com

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  1. Mark & Cheryl Halmo
    Mark & Cheryl Halmo says:

    John was a fun fellow merchant to work with on downtown projects,with humour at the proper times and serious business man when necessary. Our condolences to Lillian and family.


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