Mel Butler passed away suddenly, with the sun on his face and wind in his hair, on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at the age of 42 years. Mel is lovingly remembered by his family, his children and loves of his life, Jase and Jessa; their mother, LaRae; his mom, Pat and her companion; his dad, Mel (Diane); sister, Val (Deone); niece, Dakota; nephew, Wacey; uncles, Walter (Elaine), Don and Gordon (Lee-Ann) Butler, Dyce (Adrianna) and David Bolduc; aunt, Diann Rowat (Ross); as well as numerous other relatives and many great friends. Mel is predeceased by his four grandparents, Jack and Kate Butler; and Floyd and Alice Bolduc; and his aunt, Margaret Bolduc. A Celebration of Mel’s Life will be held at the Eckville Community Hall on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mel’s memory to S.T.A.R.S, PO Box 570, 1141 Aviation Park NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 8M7. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at wwww.myalternatives.ca.