Obituaries

Alison Pamela Byrne

Monday, 24 October 1932 - Monday, 27 November 2017

Death Notice

A resident of Meadowview Villa, Petrolia, formerly of Sarnia, Alison Pamela Byrne passed away at the Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital, Petrolia, at the age of 85. Loving wife of Philip for 63 years and the mother of Kevin (Valerie), Malcolm (Patricia), and David (Arda). She was the grandmother of Andrew, Michael (Rochelle), and Faith, and the great-grandmother of Linden. Alison was predeceased by her parents (obviously), her sisters, her brother, and grandchildren Stephen and Mary-Elisabeth. Alison was born in Harpenden, England, and immigrated to Canada with her family in 1969. Due to the nature of Philip’s work, she lived in various countries including Belgium, Switzerland, United States, and of course England and Canada. She enjoyed the myriad experiences of her travels. A tremendous cook, she will be remembered for the many gourmet meals she prepared. Her grandchildren loved her “Nana Specials” at breakfast. Her boys devoured her homemade peach pies. Her traditional English trifles were always a big hit. The sherried chicken livers (made only once) not so much! The family would like to thank the vascular floor staff at Victoria Hospital, London, and the staff at Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital, Petrolia. A huge thank you to the staff at Meadowview Villa for all of the help they gave Mum over her final years. They would also like to thank her friends who took the time to go and visit her in Petrolia. She always enjoyed these visits. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place at Trinity Anglican Church, 1194 Murphy Road, Sarnia, on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Inn of the Good Shepherd or the Sarnia & District Humane Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

Service

A memorial service will take place at Trinity Anglican Church, 1194 Murphy Road, Sarnia, on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Donations

In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Inn of the Good Shepherd or the Sarnia & District Humane Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

17 Condolences

  • Sandra Wilson Wallis December 11, 2017 07:18pm

    Hi Philip
    I'm so sorry Alison has passed away. She was a lovely lady and I remember her fondly during our days at Polysar - so long ago. She was always so nice and welcoming. I loved her smile. I'm glad your children are near. I'm sure she is in heaven and you will see her again. She will be missed.
    Sandra and Wayne Wallis

  • Ann Maxted December 7, 2017 04:20pm

    So sorry to hear about your loss, I have only just heard about Allison, it has knocked me sideways, something I wasn’t expecting. Please accept my deepest sympathy and that of my family to you and your family.
    Ann

  • Vivian Hemsley December 5, 2017 11:48am

    Dear Pat and Malcolm,
    It's so difficult to lose a parent but they live on in our memories. Hugs and condolences, Viv

  • Vicki Knights December 5, 2017 04:52am

    Dear Uncle Philip, Kevin, Malcolm, David and families. So sorry to hear of the loss of my lovely Auntie. Fond memories of visits to Hitchin and, later on my first visit to Canada with Nan in 1970?; then our wonderful holiday with you all in 1994 celebrating your Mum & Dad's 40th wedding anniversary. How she coped with us all I will never know. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. Lots of love, Vicki & Tony xx

  • Nicola (Ritchie) Kaufman December 5, 2017 12:05am

    I am truly sadened by the passing of Alison. ..I have so many great memories of the whole Byrne clan. Her hospitality, kindness and meals were epic and she will be missed...my love and sympathy to all of you
    Nicola

  • Lesley Munslow December 4, 2017 06:28pm

    Malcolm and Pat my heartfelt condolences in the loss of your "Mum". Your many memories will carry you through.
    Hugs,
    Lesley Munslow

  • Allan McKeown December 2, 2017 10:41pm

    Sincere condolences from all the members of Golden K Kiwanis Club where Philip was a Past President and he and Alison were much loved and respected.

  • Donna Lupson December 1, 2017 06:45pm

    Dear Pat and Malcolm,
    So sad to hear of your loss. Hope that the happy memories of your Mother's life will soothe you as time goes by.
    Fondly,
    Donna L. of NM

  • Carol Sutton December 1, 2017 05:40pm

    It is never easy to say farewell to someone who has meant so much.
    Please accept my Heartfelt Sympathy to you and your family
    Carol

  • Sharon Towner December 1, 2017 03:05pm

    Dear Malcolm, Pat and Family

    Thinking of you ...soon your sadness will be replaced by your many happy memories
    Sharon Towner

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