Here indeed is a man of the people; a man from among us, eloquent in the vernacular, not averse to dropping or taking a six-love in dominoes, the people's game; and men will remember and celebrate him as a local boy who made good.
From those early days, Butch developed a love for the sea, having learnt to swim at the very early age of two-and-a-half. Later, when his parents moved to Columbus Heights at Seville near Ocho Rios, Butch, eight years-old, was left to board at Campion Hall, as Campion College was then called.
His siblings are Patricia and Peter, who is now deceased. According to the family anecdote, the proud mother was showing off the newborn when in walked an officer of the Winnipeg Grenadiers, a Canadian regiment. "My father was a very entertaining person and he had many friends who would come by the house," Butch remembers.
"The house was full of laughter as my father was a man of great humour." Holidays with grandmother Ethel on her properties in Ocho Rios and Walkerswood, St Ann were special. "When the breeze blew, it felt like the house was full of ghosts," to the young child.
Intriguingly, Ethel Stewart, who doted on the infant Butch, died, leaving her £1,000,000 fortune to charity.
Butch's dad therefore had to fend for himself, trying his hand unsuccessfully at business before finally taking a job to feed his family.