Island community mourns passing of Kirk Butterfield

Bermuda, the Pembroke community especially, are mourning the death of Treadwell Kirkland (Kirk) Butterfield, the son of book author and former Progressive Labour Party MP Neletha (Honey) Butterfield.

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) today confirmed the 54-year-old as the victim in this morning’s fatal road traffic collision, which reportedly occurred as Butterfield was travelling west on Cavendish Road, near the junction Shelton Road, Devonshire.

He was said to have apparently lost control of the motorcycle he was riding and collided with the kerb.

He was ejected from the motorcycle and landed on the roadway where he was found in an unresponsive state by police officers who were dispatched to the scene.

Mr. Butterfield sustained a serious head injury in the collision and officers commenced CPR until the arrival of Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service personnel, who continued life-saving efforts.

Mr. Butterfield was transported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital where he was subsequently pronounced dead.

Butterfield was well known for his sporting exploits on the football pitch, as a midfielder for the Dandy Down Hornets.

However, perhaps his greatest contribution was his dedication to mentoring many of the Island’s youth which attended the C.A.R.E Learning Centre, situated on Mount Hill, that he took over operation of upon his mother’s retirement.

The institution was organised as a means of offering alternative routes to students looking completing their education,
Specifically school-leavers students, those with learning difficulties, gifted students, as well to train individuals in computer skills.

Butterfield had an engaging personality, big smile and loved life.

The Bermuda Police Service also extended its condolences to Mr. Butterfields family and loved ones.

A BPS Family Liaison Officer has been appointed to assist them during this difficult time.

An investigation into this, the 12th road fatality of the year, has now begun.

Anyone who may have witnessed or, who may have any information on this incident, is asked to contact Police Constable, Junior Warner on 717-0959 or via email

TNN offers heart-felt condolences to his family during this sad period.

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