Obituaries

Obituaries

Kevin Butler

Kevin Butler

12/14/2016 10:43:03 AM
Born in Nassau, September 12, 1962 to James and Mariletta Butler, Kevin was the third out of four children, raised in an environment established on Godly principles and one that was also fostered by love, strength and stability.   

Kevin was a high-spirited and comedic child.  He has been described by his siblings as one who was mischievous and prankish.  Kevin would carry this fun-loving and lighthearted demeanor into adulthood yet he always kept his firm upbringing close to his heart and those fundamentals would become the guidelines by which Kevin would live his life and in turn, he would use those very values to raise his own children. 

Kevin began his education at St. Anne’s School, Fox Hill and it was there he spent his years at both the primary and high school levels. Upon graduation in 1980, Kevin; a decisive and determined young man, immediately sought employment and joined the workforce at McDonalds.  From there, he decided to expand his vocational experience and became a Night Auditor at the Radisson Hotel.  In May 1987, Kevin joined Commonwealth Bank. He worked primarily in the Collections and Loans departments and it was during this time where Kevin would meet lifelong friends and impact those he came into contact with; both colleagues and patrons. 
 
Kevin was a thoughtful individual who always exhibited selflessness by putting the needs of others before everything else. It was Kevin’s earnest, forthcoming and engaging manner that made his friends, his customers and his family members seek out his company.  His devotion to his family was first observed in the way he doted on his son, Kevin Jr.  Wherever Kevin went, he took KJ with him, clearly demonstrating that he was more than capable of taking care of his son. 

Commonwealth Bank was more than just work.  For Kevin, it also meant family.  In the Fall of 1998, Kevin met Lisa at the Oakes Field branch and the two began dating.  In 2002, they were married and this union produced two children; Logan and Kaden.  Together, Kevin and Lisa built a home where all were invited.  At any given time, people would drop by just to say hi or to spend time chatting with Kevin under the tree or when they knew Sunday dinner would be served.  Kevin was project-driven; always making improvements to his home for the comfort of not only his family, but for his guests.  Kevin’s last project; however, would be a gazebo to replace the tree that was lost during Hurricane Matthew.  While almost finished, Kevin would not see the gazebo’s completion. 

As the sun began to set on Monday December 5, 2016, Kevin began his journey home.  With no warning, Kevin took ill and was rushed to the Princess Margaret Hospital where doctors worked to stabilize him; however, all of their efforts could not supersede the plans of the almighty.  That night, Kevin quietly slipped away and left us all.  
 
Death brings such a sting.  It does not come alone; it brings awful and indescribable pain with it.  Kevin was a gem of a man.  He loved his family, he loved his friends and he loved his life.
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