Friends of Hastings Cemetery

John James |Butler & Family

AA A23

In Loving Memory of


For thirty eight years the devoted wife


John J Butler

Who fell asleep May 13th 1913

Aged 59 years.

She looked well to the ways of her household

And ate not the bread of idleness.  Prov. 31.27.

Father in thy gracious keeping

[leave we now thy servant sleeping]

Also of the above named John James Butler,

Who was called to rest after a short illness

December 24th 1916; aged 63 years.

And in the morn that angel face doth smile

 Which we had loved long since and lost awhile

Rest in Peace

Also remembered on the grave are:

Sarah Marie Butler, aged 1 [Daughter of Michael and Cheryl, died of meningitis] 1986

Leonard Victor Butler  aged 71 died 1977   ‘Beloved husband of Millicent’

Milly Butler, aged 89  died 1996

Raymond Lionel Butler   Born  04/12/1934, Died 1996

Wallace Butler. Aged 36  1 DCM, Sargeant, 8th Buffs, Killed in action in France.  Second son of J.J. And M. Butler(see here)

In 1881 the family lived at 121 All Saints St and John James was a grocer.  By 1891 the family had moved to 2 Croft Villas, Croft Roadd and there were now 7 children.  John J. Butler started his Butler’s Emporium in George Street in 1888

Hastings and St Leonards Observer - Saturday 17 May 1913

Loss to St Clements - Many people in Hastings, especially in the Old Town, will regret to hear of the death of Mrs. Butler, wife of ex-Councillor J. J. Butler, of Quarry Cottage, Mount Pleasent and formerly of George Street.  Mrs. Butler had been seriously ill since the beginning of the year, and for the past twelve months had been suffering from heart-weakness, acelerated by rheumatism.  With her well-known activity, Mrs. Butler maintained her strength as far as possible, and appeared sufficiently well to allow Mr. J J. Butler to pay a flying visit to Brussels.  Immediately after his deaparture on a three-day trip, Mrs. Butler's illness became critical and he was on his way homeward as speedily as possible when the death occured.  Mrs. Butler will be greatly missed at St. Clement's, where she took much interest in church work, the bazaars, soup kitchen, Mothers' Guild, etc.  Mrs. Butler was also keenly interested in the Horticultural Society's Shows.