Gerald 'Gerry' Butterfield

September 2,1946 - January 5, 2023

Gerry Butterfield, formerly of R.R.#6 Woodstock, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family on Thursday January 5, 2023, in his 77th year, at Woodstock Hospital.

Loving father, father figure and stepfather to Bonnie, Jeremy, Christine, Melissa, Lisa, Mike and Matt. Cherished “Poppa” of K.C. (Velma), Breanna, Katelyn. Alexis, and Shyanne. Great “Poppa Gerry” to Kaden, Kai, Kinsley, and the late Wesson (2023). Dear brother of Pauline, Shirley, Vanessa, and the late Robert Butterfield (1987). Predeceased by his parents Edward (1984) and Joan Butterfield (1994). He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Gerry had such a big heart and cared deeply for those around him. He shared his passions for motorcycles, the great outdoors, video games, storytelling and loved spending time with his family. Gerry was known to many as a mechanical genius that could create or fix anything and is a racing legend. The word “Can’t” didn’t exist in his vocabulary. Like Pandora's box, he was always full of surprises and no matter what, he always lived life with a sense of humor.

The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Velma and KC for their dedication in caring for Gerry over the years.

Cremation has taken place. Wareing Cremation Services, 225 Norwich Ave., Woodstock, Ontario was entrusted with Final Arrangements.

We invite family and friends to join us for a Potluck Celebration of Gerry’s Life on Sunday February 12, 2023 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Unifor Local 636 Hall, 126 Beale Street, Woodstock, Ontario.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that you take a walk in Nature, get together for a bonfire, and please do something special from the heart to show your love for one another.
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  • Good evening, I am writing to you on behalf of my mother, Sheri Tucker (nee Piper) of Charlton, Ontario and her brother Bob Piper of Woodstock, Ontario. They have asked me to express their condolences to your family. They are very sorry for your loss. Sheri and Bobby were childhood friends of the Butterfield family. If you wish to be in contact please email: and I can provide the address and phone number to my mom. Take care, Catherine Hinz

    Catherine Hinz
  • My heart is broken, but I will always cherish the memories you left me. You were a father figure to me and like you said, I was always the 5th kid you had. You gave me guidance and taught me things I have always used throughout my life, like how to build the best bomb fires or how to use a chain saw! Many fun road trips we have taken! Good times and that I will always hold in my heart. I will miss your laughter, hugs and advice. Like we use to say, I love you and you would say, love you more. Rest now for you have lived one hell of a life and touched so many hearts. Ride into the sunset…Love you more! Xo

    Lisa Whebell
  • I will miss you dearly Gerry. We shared many a great time together. I will always have you in my heart and will never forget you. We seemed to have each other’s back when times arose when we needed someone. Living at the farm knowing you were close by was always a great comfort to me. You were a great neighbor, but more than that, you were an amazing brother. Besides Dad, I never met such an intelligent and generous man. You were a “Jack of all Trades” and a “Master” of everyone of them. I am so proud to say you are my brother. You lived to live. We shared so much through good and bad times and dried each other tears when tragic situations arose. God Bless You. Rest in well deserved Peace Bro. May this new door you open continue to bless you with love and many happy times. We will see you in the future Gerr.

    Vanessa Godin
  • So sorry to hear of Gerry’s passing. Will never forget our friendship from days gone by.

  • Sending condolences to the Butterfield family knew Gerry since public school he was a great guy.

    Don & Pat Bruce
  • Remembering many motorcycle rides, ending with a few shots of Crown Royal, roadside repairs, Hobo the dog. Thanks for the memories. Honored to call you friend.

    Hazel & Gary Harwood
  • Sorry to hear about Gerry. Have many great memories from spending time with him and of course laughing until our sides were very sore. As you know we have Gerry’s old Trackmaster race bike and will take great care in restoring it. Thinking of all the family at this time.

    Sue & Dave Deadman

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