Nov 28, 1943 - Jan 8, 2019
Captain Eric Butler was born in Vancouver, B.C. He graduated from West High in West Vancouver B.C. He joined the Horseshoe Bay Volunteers In May 1968. On July 16, 1970 he became a permanent firefighter with the West Vancouver Fire Department. He was promoted to Lieutenant on September 15, 1981 and to Captain on January 1, 1982. He retired on September 26, 1997 after 27 years of service. He died in Shuswap Lake Hospital in Salmon Arm of Puulmonary Fibrosis. He leaves behind his wife Jenni and sons Steven, Christopher, Brent and Colin.