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ALBERT GEORGE “BUTCH” VERANEAU Jr.

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It is with great sadness that the family of

Albert George “Butch” Veraneau Jr.

announce his sudden death on May 1, 2024 in Kamloops, BC.

Butch was born on April 6, 1943, in Fort Frances, Ontario to Frances Allan and Lance Corporal Albert Veraneau. His early years of schooling were spent in a CNR school car in Rocky Inlet. After the family moved, he attended elementary and high school in Sioux Narrows. In his younger years, Butch enjoyed high-speed, high-risk extreme sports involving boats and cars. He was also an avid water skier and loved to glide across the surface on two or one ski. In later years as a miner, he frequently traveled throughout Canada, the United States, and the Northwest Territories for work. His favorite activities were hunting, fishing, carving, and spending time with family, friends, and his dogs Chimo, Patches, Shep, Sugar, and Oreo.

Anyone who knew Butch knew he was always the first to arrive and could and would fix anything. He also took great pride in being a volunteer firefighter with the Interlakes Volunteer Fire Department when he lived in the country with Patricia.

Butch was preceded in death by his wife Patricia Anne Marsden, his father Albert Veraneau Sr., his mother Frances Allan, his half-sister Donna Hieb, his daughter-in-law Tuula Helin, and numerous cousins, aunts, and uncles.

Butch leaves behind his stepchildren Chad Pyett, Chris Pyett, Shawn Pyett (Joy), Kelly Friesen (Larry) and his half-sister Beatrice Nacey (Cam), as well as grandchildren, cousins, aunts and uncles.

He will always be remembered for his wonderful personality and kind heart, and all who knew him will miss his generosity and knowledge.

The family is so grateful for the wonderful friends who surrounded us and gave us extra help during this difficult time. Their kindness will never be forgotten.

A private celebration will be held in Butch's honour this summer. In memory of Butch's life, the family asks that any charitable donations be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the SPCA.