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Saturday January 19, 2013

MICHAEL ELLIS BUTORAC
1942 - 2013
Mike died at Toronto East General Hospital on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at age 70, of complications from Parkinson's. He grew up in the mountain town of Rossland, British Columbia, the youngest child of Mike and Muriel Butorac, and only brother to big sisters Ormi Joy Gebhardt (deceased) and Anne Bruce. With a Commerce Degree from the University of British Columbia, Mike headed east. His inventiveness and creativity served him well in a number of Toronto ad agencies, and for many years in his own business. He will be especially remembered by all the women business associates he treated as equals, believing that women could do as great a job as a man. Colleagues and friends cherished his thoughtfulness and friendship. Nieces and nephews, both family and honorary, will remember him for the loonies and toonies he hid on every visit. Together he and Bonnie (Yvonne), his wife of 43 years, explored the world looking for birds and wildlife, and followed competitive figure skating. A service to celebrate his life will be held at the HUMPHREY FUNERAL HOME A.W. MILES CHAPEL LIMITED, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue), on Wednesday, January 23 at one o'clock. In lieu of flowers, please honour Mike with a kind gesture. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.
  

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