Tomorrow, July 23, 2020, the City of Corner Brook will be joined by the family of Major Bertram Butler for the dedication of a trail in his name. This trail, accessing West St. with the 3-Bear Mountain trail network, was funded in part with cooperation from the federal government. Naming the trail in honour of Maj. Bertram Butler was recommended by Newfoundland and Labrador Geographical Naming Board.
Maj. Bertram Butler was one of the leaders of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment during the First World War and was the regiment’s most decorated First World War soldier. Following the First World War, Maj. Butler moved to Corner Brook to work at the paper mill. While working at the mill he continued regimental duties, operated the Dormston Farm and participated in the business, social and political life of Corner Brook. Major Butler died in 1970 at the age of 80.
Mayor Parsons will deliver remarks, along with Gudie Hutchings, MP Long Range Mountains, as well as Maj. Butler’s grandson, Donald Butler. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this dedication event will be limited to invited guests and media. Media are asked to RSVP their attendance by 5:00 p.m. today. The event will take place 11:00 a.m.
City of Corner Brook
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