With heavy hearts we sadly announce the passing of Richard Scott Butler “Rick” on Saturday March 27, 2021 at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance. Born in Chatham 58 years ago. Son of Alan and Geri Butler (deceased Feb. 2019). Best friend of Sandy Clarke. Very proud father of Derek and Conor. Beloved brother of Pat Butler, Al Butler, Sandy Gagner (Randy), Rob Butler (Louise), Jen Gardener (Bill) and Kevin Butler (Tina). Also survived by nieces and nephews. Richard worked for many years at the Southwest Regional Centre and also Courtesy Cab. He will always be remembered as a generous and caring man who’s eccentric nature and sublime sense of humour made him unique in the lives of all that knew him. A real lover of music, especially Kiss , Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughn and equally a committed fan of the teams of Chicago, Blackhawks, Bears and Cubs. He dreamed of visiting Wrigley Field .Especially fond of watching old black & white horror films (Frankenstein, Wolfman & Dracula) and anything Godzilla on a Saturday afternoon with his Mom. A son, father, brother and friend Rick had a “heart the size of Texas”, Rick will be deeply missed and forever remembered. A private time of remembrance will take place.