May 23, 1915 – March 25, 2016
An awesome 100 years! Ivy passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Villa, Dundas, on March 25, 2016. Born in Dundas, May 23, 1915. Beloved wife of the late Harry Buttrum. Dearly loved mom of Jim (Cyndy), Judy Willson Trotman (Craig) and Elaine deRuiter (Robert). Loved Grandma of Luke, John (deceased), Neil (Cindy), Christie (Evan), Gary (Kierin), Sarah (Jay), Shelley (Christian). Dear Great-Grandma of Caelan, Kase, Isabelle, Asher and Oliver. Loved Aunt to many; especially to Sandra Hicks and Pat Speakman. Ivy was predeceased by 3 brothers and her dear sister Evelyn (Auntie) Beauregard. Harry and Ivy were market gardeners in West Hamilton. Ivy sold their fresh homegrown vegetables at the Hamilton Market for 37 years. Starting in 1966, along with the market, Ivy started selling and escorting bus tours all over North America and Mexico for C.H. Norton bus lines of Burlington. (Gladys Norton was her best friend on the market.) At the age of 65 in 1980, Ivy opened a full service travel agency, Ivy Buttrum Travel on Emerson St. in West Hamilton. Along with her daughters, Elaine and Judy, she worked until her early nineties. She loved people, animals, travelling and garage sales! Her kids were her everything and in return we loved her dearly. Special thanks for the kind and loving care at St. Joseph’s Villa. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held at Grove Cemetery, Dundas, on Friday, April 1st at 11:00 a.m. with a reception to follow at St. Paul’s Church, 29 Park St. W., Dundas. If so desired, donations can be made to The Salvation Army or HBSPCA.
What a wonderful life Ivy had ! Surrounded by a loving family and friends, she lived life the way she wanted to doing the things she loved most ! I have had the honour and pleasure of knowing Ivy for over 30 years. Working at the travel agency with her was always filled with laughter, birthday celebrations and many many talks and discussions. I travelled to Yugoslavia in 1989 with Ivy and will always treasure those memories. I will always remember her and hold the memories close to my heart. Sleep well my dear friend.
To Jim, Judy and Elaine & Families, our thoughts are with you all. May the memories of your Mom be thought of often, that way she will always be with you xo
Pat McKeon & Mike Morrison
Ivy will be remembered by us as a friendly nieghbour. We would see her at many garage sales as well when out shopping. Always cheerful, a pleasure talk with. We are sure the good Lord will take a liking to her if He hasn’t already
Our condolances to her family. We know she will be missed.
I will never forget a family like the Buttrums. Kind regards and condolences to all.
Ivy was a joy to be around, she could always but a smile an your face telling us about her many adventures. Ivy would Work in Her garden then go zipping around in Her blazing red Camaro. What an interesting life she lead.
Ivy was loved and has left me with good memories.
Your Mother is off on Her final adventure.
On behalf of the Drury family, our condolences to Jim, Judy, Elaine and their families. Mrs. Buttrum will be truly missed!
I will never forget the wonderful trips Ivy’s family planned for our family. She was a good friend to our Mother Betty Trotman. May she rest in peace and the girls can share laughter in heaven. Our sincere condolences from my husband, Egon and myself.
Suzanne Vandyken So sorry for the loss of your Mother she was a wonderful women and was an pleasure knowing her .I send my condolences to all of the family my thoughts are with all of you.
Your mother, Ivy, was such a wonderful, kind, cheerful and caring lady. We have nothing but great memories of her, your father and all of you from our time going back to when we were close neighbors on the market. It’s no surprise that she lived to be 100 because she was always so full of life and energy. To think that she started her travel business at the age of 65 when most other people would like to retire is a true reflection of her determination and love of life. She was “one of a kind” and a “very special lady”, for sure.
To Jim. Judy and Elaine and all of your families, please accept of sincere sympathies. Thinking of you.
Kind regards from Al, Cheryl and the Hossack family