Byron Freeman was born on September 14, 1928 in Aneroid, Saskatchewan and entered into Heaven peacefully at home on March 12, 2016 in Trail.
He is predeceased by his sister Shirley and by both of his parents.
He is survived by his loving wife Olga and by his children Donna Graham, Doug (Nicole), David (Cindy) and Debbie (Lorne) Swayze, his twelve grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and two great-great-granddaughters. He will be missed greatly.
To be kind, to put others before yourself, to love animals, to appreciate nature, to enjoy morning walks, to be creative, to stand up for yourself, to always help others, to love every day…This was Grandpa.
Byron was a great man of faith and his love for the Lord shone through every aspect of his life. Whether it was in his poetry or when you spoke to him, you knew that Byron loved Jesus. Heaven gained another beautiful angel with the passing of this amazing man; his infectious smile and unrelenting positivity will never be forgotten. Grandpa always made people feel at home with his warm welcome and greatest smile, he is always going to be smiling down on us.
Byron was proud of his beautiful rose garden, his huge tomato plants and his sanctuary for wild birds. His garden in Heaven will look amazing!
After his retirement from Cominco, Byron volunteered for many years with the Salvation Army and Kate’s Kitchen and enjoyed helping others. He was a weatherman with the Royal Canadian Air Force and a lifetime Legion member.
A Legion Service honouring Byron will be held on Saturday, March 19th, 2016 at 11:00am from the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #11 at 2141 Columbia St, Trail, BC. Legion members and Ladies Auxiliary are asked to attend. Expressions of sympathy may be made to a charity of your choice. Jordan Wren of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with the arrangements. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence by visiting the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca