December 21, 2021
In loving memory ~
Harold “Byron” 83 yrs. old passed away December 21, 2021 and Margaret “Joan” 81 yrs. old passed away November 9, 2018, both in Vernon Jubilee Hospital.
Byron was born 1938 in Frenchman Butte Sask. 7th out of 8 siblings. Joan was born 1938 in Nakusp BC 4th out of 5 siblings. Their life journey together started when they married in 1956 and lasted 62 years. They were blessed with 4 children, Cherie (Bruce) Tammy (Tim) Monty (Jenny) Shane (ex-wife Shelly) also 14 Grand kids and 9 Great Grand kids. The first 8 years of their life was spent moving from BC to Ontario and back for work.
Byron was taught carpentry from his father and he started subdividing property and building houses when he moved back to BC. His first subdivision was in Sydney BC (Siddall Road) The next subdivision was in Misson BC (Bakerview Estates) Byron’s largest development project was Kal Rim Estates (Vernon) which he partnered with his sons Monty and Shane. This project was also where he started training his grandsons Bryce, Jarret and Ryan the carpentry trade, which eventually led to the boys building numerous houses in Red Deer Alberta. Byron’s final years of development and construction were in the Falkland area. Over the years he patiently trained and apprenticed many.
Joan became an excellent house painter (a skill she passed on to her girls) and a realtor. Byron always had a dream of having a cattle ranch which came true when he moved his family to Falkland in 1972 (Spanish Lake Ranch) He loved putting up hay and caring for his cows and calves, while Joan loved raising Saint Bernard puppies. Byron and Joan were very grateful to have had their children and grandchildren close by for almost 50 years. They were GREAT parents and grandparents and left us memories that will last forever. They both had strong faith in Jehovah.
The family would like to thank all the doctors and nurses at the Vernon hospital for their compassionate care of our parents.
A family celebration of life will be held in the spring.
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