After a last day spent with family and friends, listening to Merle Haggard, and sharing laughter and stories of a life well lived, Arnold (Butch) Bruce Langille transitioned to the next realm.
Butch was predeceased by his wife, Bonnie, father, Ira, mother, Viola, and sister, Eileen. He is remembered and survived by his daughter, Shelley (Sheldon), son, Randy (Joanne), granddaughters, Jessica (Danny) and Kailyn (Tobi), sisters, Marilyn (Dennis, deceased), Doreen (Henk), and Carol (Ed), as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
Bonnie and Butch had adventures and journeys from Eastern to Western Canada and back, a couple of times, finally settling again on the West Coast where they started after Butch left the military, in Port Alberni.
Butch and Bonnie had legendary parties, whether at their home or around the campfire. Their door or campsite was always open, and visitors could expect many good stories or jokes, a cocktail or two, and always experience a sing-along to classic country tunes. Memorable times were guaranteed.
Butch was at his best and happiest when spending time with Bonnie and family, leading a jam session with friends, and fishing, hunting, or camping.
The family sincerely thanks the staff at Heritage Place for the exceptional and thoughtful support provided over the last several years, as well as the compassion and care by the healthcare workers at West Coast General Hospital.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 18, from 12pm-3pm at the Royal Canadian Legion in Port Alberni, BC.
If you wish to recognize Butch's memory, please donate to your favourite charity.
Lives Cherished and Celebrated