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

  • Doreen Pooley December 1, 2017 12:40pm

    As a long-time friend of Patti and Malcolm, I was privileged to meet Alison, as she insisted I call her, (and Philip) many times. She was a lovely 'lady' - in every sense of the word; visiting her home was to be warmly welcomed as one of the family. She accepted her encroaching disabilities with good humour and always made the best of things. My love and condolences to Philip, Malcolm, Patti, Andrew, Michael and the entire Byrne family.

    I know she is watching over you all in heaven!

    Sending you love and blessings!

    Doreen

  • Sue Brouwer December 1, 2017 08:14am

    Always a gentle smile and warm hello from Alison on Sunday mornings at Trinity. My sincere condolences Philip and family.

  • Wiebke Kumbhani November 30, 2017 11:12pm

    Dear Philip ,Kevin,Malcom and David and families, please accept my sincere condolences in your loss of Alison. She will be missed by many. Thinking of you in this difficult time .

    Wiebke Kumbhani and family

  • Carole Robinson November 30, 2017 08:16pm

    Philip, Kevin, Malcolm, David & Families. I am so sorry for your loss, Alison & Philip were a tremendous help to me when we lived in Belgium. Alison was an exceptional lady and she treated me and my children like family. My prayers and thoughts are with the family, heaven now has a very special Angel.
    Much love.....
    Carole Robinson

  • Roger Thornton November 29, 2017 09:26pm

    Phillip, Kevin, Malcolm and David,

    My condolences to you all. Auntie Alison was a lovely lady.
    I am sure you will miss her dearly.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this diffiult time.

    Love Roger

  • Joan Naug November 29, 2017 09:38am

    To Philip, Valerie and family members, please accept my sincere condolences in your loss - May God keep her in His loving care forever.
    Joan Naug

  • Janice and Bill Adams November 28, 2017 11:28pm

    Dear Malcolm,Patti,Andrew, Michael,Rochelle and Linden
    Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your dear Mum and Nana. I know she will be missed every day and will be watching over you in a different way.It is difficult to lose someone so special but please know that your friends and your memories of her will sustain you. Much love and prayers.....
    Janice and Bill Adams

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