March 17, 1951 – September 19, 2015
It is with great sadness that we have to say goodbye to (Bob) Byron who passed away on September 19, 2015 with his family by his side. He will be greatly missed by his wife Judy of 45 years; their sons Brent and Steven; their spouses Tanya and Shelly; and 7 grandchildren. Byron was born in Vancouver and lived most of his life in Cloverdale, South Surrey and Langley. After serving in the military, Byron worked for the railway and then TELUS for 34 years. Byron retired in 2007 from TELUS. Byron’s interest in baseball started in 1981 coaching his young sons in baseball and football and then continued for 15 years umpiring all groups, ages and levels of competition. Volunteering was Byron’s passion starting with cooking at the Legion for the Cloverdale Rodeo, being the liaison for Canada Cup and co-ordinating baseball for the Senior games. Byron and Judy travelled extensively seeing 6 of the 7 Wonders of the World! They spent the last 9 years wintering in Meza, Arizona continuing volunteering and playing baseball. A Celebration of Life will be held at Valley View Funeral Home, 14644 – 72nd Avenue, Saturday 26th at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Langley Memorial Hospital.