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News   News : Jim Butterfield, June 29, 2007
   posted by terminator on 1-Jul-2007 17:20:01 (2016 reads)
Jim Butterfield has passed away. Jim died at 1:30 AM on June 29 after battling cancer which infected many parts of his body.

Jim was part of TPUG, and wrote many articles regarding Commodore computers, from the PET onward. He also appeared on television discussing computers, even doing some demonstrations with an A4000.
    

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Moxee 
Re: Jim Butterfield, June 29, 2007
Posted on 1-Jul-2007 17:53:14
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RIP Jim.

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Amiboy 
Re: Jim Butterfield, June 29, 2007
Posted on 1-Jul-2007 18:44:26
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R.I.P Jim and my condolences to his family and friends!

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Kicko 
Re: Jim Butterfield, June 29, 2007
Posted on 1-Jul-2007 20:49:29
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Im sorry ;(

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Quixote 
Re: Jim Butterfield, June 29, 2007
Posted on 1-Jul-2007 21:08:10
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I remember typing many of his programs into my old Commodore 64, back when it was new. His work was inspirational to me. It's always sad when one of the old guard passes away.

My condolences to his family.

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Plaz 
Re: Jim Butterfield, June 29, 2007
Posted on 2-Jul-2007 1:26:39
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Quote:
I remember typing many of his programs into my old Commodore 64,

Many a sleepless evening I spent typing in his machine code while working to teach myself programming late 70's early 80's. A sad loss. I posted a rememberance photo in the other memorial thread here... http://amigaworld.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=23567&forum=2#388672

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AmigaClyde 
Re: Jim Butterfield, June 29, 2007
Posted on 2-Jul-2007 17:14:47
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May Jim rest in peace
My sympathies for his family and friends.

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Snuffy 
Re: Jim Butterfield, June 29, 2007
Posted on 2-Jul-2007 17:52:37
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@Terminator

Not only a member Toranto Users Group, but he contributed
articles to the Candian publication -- Transaction -- devoted
to Commodore/Amiga years ago. Good writer and system
analyst. His first computer was the Kim 6502 and later wrote
a lot of articles for -- Compute Magazine -- Vic 20 and C64.

Sorry to hear this sad news. Goodbye Jim, hope we meet
over there!

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1Mouse 
Re: Jim Butterfield, June 29, 2007
Posted on 3-Jul-2007 21:45:51
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Didn't know the man, but knew the name.

R.I.P. Jim

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elatour 
Re: Jim Butterfield, June 29, 2007
Posted on 4-Jul-2007 1:03:28
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I'm truely sorry to hear this sad bit of news.

I remember religiously watching his Bits and Bytes TV show on TVOntario (the Ontario province's equivalent to PBS in the states) and reading the various books, Compute magazine articles when I was 11 in the early eighties, which introduced beginners to the basics of micro-computers (8-bit computers back them), the inner workings of their common technologies and using them. I remember dreaming of owning an Atari 800 home computer then being convinced by a few "geek" school mates to get a Commodore 64, which I eventually managed to scrounge enough allowance and grovelling money to get. I remember playing with SOOOO many friends' computer systems and the school's Commdore PETs before being to actually get my own. It wasn't long after that that my parents started to get a little worried about my 72 hour-long programming sessions over the summer weekends and considered taking my computer away. I have to thank Jim Butterfield in great part for helping open the door wide to this new and wonderous world of computing to an 11 year-old back then.

RIP Jim.

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Re: Jim Butterfield, June 29, 2007
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This is Jim Butterfield's obituary published in the July 7 edition of the Toronto Star:

BUTTERFIELD, Frank James -- Peacefully at Princess Margaret Hospital on
Friday, June 29th, 2007. Dearly loved husband of Vicki and father of
Susannah. Survived by his big brother Jack (Winnie) and baby sister
Meg (Cliff). Uncle Jimmy was loved by many nieces and nephews. Jim
was born in Ponoka, Alberta on February 14th, 1936. He gave up his
career in communications in 1981 to take on the role he most loved -
Computer Guru Extraordinaire to a host of geeks and non-geeks
drawn to the world of Commodore Computers. A private funeral has
taken place and a celebration of Jim's life will be announced later in
the summer. If you wish, you may remember Jim with a donation to
your favourite charity. A heartfelt thanks to the wonderful staff on 15B
at Princess Margaret Hospital.



There is a guestbook you can sign if you wish. Be careful, there are several Butterfields on that page.

Obituary


Tiny URL link to obituary

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Raffaele 
Re: Jim Butterfield, June 29, 2007
Posted on 9-Jul-2007 2:32:35
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May he reast in peace.

So long Jim!

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