Dec. 19, 1954 – Feb 26, 2008
It is with great sadness that we announce that Marilyn Byers has passed away, following a long battle with cancer. Marilyn died peacefully at home in Campbell River, BC, on February 26, 2008, with Gord and Taffy by her side. She was predeceased by her parents, Emma and Lorne Madill and her brother, Dennis Madill. Marliyn is survived by her loving partner, Gordon Ireland; her three sons, Jason (Sherri), Jaret (Aimee) and Josh (Tara); Gordon’s daughters, Crystal and Laicie; grandchildren, Braeden, Bradley, Felicity and Rylee. She is also survived by her siblings, Karen (Brian), Kathy (Don), Brian (Gail) and Bill (Sandy); her first husband, Jeff Byers; many nieces and nephews in Ontario and BC and her special friends, Verna, Lorne, Louise, all the Staff of Cheries and Altech, Larry, Colleen, Albert, Colleen and many many friends.
Marilyn was born in Perth, Ontario on December 19, 1954, into a family of 6 children. She started a hairdressing career in Ontario before marrying Jeff Byers. Together with their 3 sons, they settled in Campbell River in 1980. Marilyn continued to work in her career and eventually owned her own business in Campbell River. Marilyn enjoyed watching her boys in their passions of music, sports and family. She was always the biggest fan. She later learned to enjoy travelling with Gord and loved fishing and boating with Gord and Taffy. They enjoyed entertaining in their home and with their friends and family. Marilyn lived her life one day at a time and was a friend of Bill W.
A Service to Celebrate Marilyn’s Life will be held at Sutton’s Funeral Home, 502 South Dogwood Street, Campbell River, BC, on Saturday, March 8, 2008 at 11:00 AM with Dr. John Krell officiating. A Reception will follow the Service at the Elks Hall, adjacent to Sutton’s. Cremation entrusted to Mission Hill Crematorium. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations in Memory of Marilyn may be made to a charity of your own choice.
Campbell River Funeral Home
In Care of Arrangements