Avila Coutu

December 19, 1936 ~ July 27, 2020 (age 83)


Coutu, Avila ‘Butch’

It is with heavy hearts, we announce the peaceful passing of Avila ‘Butch’ Coutu on July 27, 2020 at Waters Edge Care Community at the age of 83 years. Dearly loved partner of Anita Voyer. Loving father of Dan Coutu (Sara Lake) and stepfather of J. P Voyer (Anne), Richard (Shirley) and Michelle Mackenzie (Michael). Cherished grandfather of 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Dear brother of Dorothy Gauthier (Charles-deceased). Sadly, missed by nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. Predeceased by his parents Camille and Alva Coutu (nee Boucher) and siblings, Camillien (Yvette) and Jeannine Antila (Leo-surviving). Butch was a successful entrepreneur of several businesses in North Bay from 1959-2004. Family will receive visitors at McGuinty Funeral Home (North Bay) on Monday August 3, 2020 from 1-3 pm. A private service will be held. Cremation to follow. Please note as per the directive of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, attendance numbers will be restricted. Please be aware that COVID protocols are in place. Masks/face coverings are mandatory. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Cowan, Dr. Redhead and the staff at Waters Edge Care Community for their care and compassion given to Butch. Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be gratefully appreciated by his family. Online condolences can be made at

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August 3, 2020

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
McGuinty Funeral Home Limited
591 Cassells Street
North Bay, ON P1B 3Z8

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