David Byers, a lifetime resident of the area, passed away suddenly at home on Sun., Jan. 20, 2013. He was 74.
David was born in Cornwall on Aug. 20, 1938, to his parents, Alexander and Annie Byers (nee Wagner). David took over the family farm at a young age. In addition to farming, he started a construction business in 1974 known as Byers Carpentry, which is now operated by his sons Ken and Kevin Byers. David and Donna sold the farm in 1993, and built their dream home.
David is survived by his wife, Donna, his sons, Ken (Danielle) and Kevin (Julie), both of Cannamore, his siblings, Loretta Chambers (the late Basil) of Chesterville, Jessie Findlay (the late Roy) of Richmond Hill, Iva (Lindsay) Stewart of Chesterville, Wallace (Inez) Byers of Winchester, and Beulah Moran (the late Pat) of Chesterville. G-pa will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Jessica, Ryan, Devon, and Kelsey. He was the dear son-in-law of Norma Cinnamon of Winchester. He was the dear brother-in-law of Nelda (Dalton) Gow of Morrisburg, James Cinnamon of Morrisburg, Linda (Tom) Sirvage of Chesterville, and Glenn (Susie) Cinnamon of Winchester. He was predeceased by his parents, Alex and Annie Byers. He is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Chesterville on Wed., Jan. 23 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 pm. The funeral service was held at Morewood United Church on Thurs., Jan. 24 at 11 am with Rev. Wendy Wright-MacKenzie officiating, followed by interment at Maple Ridge Cemetery in Chesterville. The pallbearers were Doug Cheney, Stewart Carruthers, Brad Lalonde, Ken Armstrong, Ron Armstrong, and David Thatcher. The honourary pallbearers were Cliff Robertson, Allan Ross, Archie Byers, and Ken Carruthers.
Donations to Winchester District Memorial Hospital or Maple Ridge Cemetery would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
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You are our superhero. You have endured so much pain over the years.You will be greatly missed by everyone, including your dog Bailey. You will always be in our hearts. Rest in peace pain free.