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Byron was born and spent his childhood in San Francisco, California. During World War 2, Byron joined the signal corps of the United States Army Air Force, completing his officer training at Yale. He went on to be an instructor and eventually retired with the rank of major. After graduate studies at University of California, Berkeley, he worked in the Naval Radiological Research Laboratory. Later, he was a manager in the San Francisco City health system. Byron met and married Sheila Edwards in 1965. In 1988, Byron and Sheila retired to Victoria BC. He is survived by his wife Sheila, and his daughters Lisa McCammon (Peter) and Lori Davies of Florida. The family would like to thank the staff at Sunrise, for all their loving care and support of both Byron and Sheila.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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  • Dr Islwyn Thomas
    July 18, 2017

    It is with sadness that I hear of Byron’s
    Death although at a great age with thanks to Sheila for supporting him and being a great friend.
    I was Byron’s cousin. Our grandfathers were brothers, born in Wales.
    I feel sad that I have not been able to spend more time eith Byron and Sheila. Great company and able to talk and discuss everything eloquently and with great humour. I will also miss the e.mails of interesting facts/news Byron had picked up on the internet.
    Despite Byron’s long life I feel sad with his passing but will keep in touch with Sheila anf his two
    Daughters. Perffaith hedd ( Absolute peace )
    Dr Islwyn Thomas ❤️

  • Joan and Norman Mogensen
    July 16, 2017

    Byron was a progressive man of broad philosophical intelligence and I think, of considerable empathy for the vulnerable in this troubled world. He was the kind of elder sage that is needed for us to successfully navigate the uncertainties that lie ahead. We must strive to maintain his tradition by being wise elders, such as he.

    Sheila, you kind, wise and gentle woman our thoughts are with you and your family.
    We hope for the flowering of more new springtimes to lighten your continuing life.

  • Roger & Cherith Cayford
    July 15, 2017

    Byron & Sheila became neighbours of ours on the second floor of our condominium about six years ago. Byron was a keen photographer & prankster at the building’s social events and always had a quip ready when we saw him around the building. A positive attitude and inquisitive mind were his hallmarks and will be missed. Our thoughts are with Sheila and the family at this difficult time.

  • Linda and David Anderson
    July 15, 2017

    We had the privilege to call Byron and Sheila our neighbours for 4 years (2010-2014). This gave us an opportunity to get to know them both. We would often stop to chat in the hallways, garage, on walks or at social gatherings in our condo building. Byron enjoyed being the photographer at these social events. We will remember Byron as being a happy, upbeat gentleman who always had a quote to recite or a joke to tell. In later years, we would meet Byron in the garage, as he determinedly did his laps, using his walker. He would always have time to stop and chat. We send our deepest sympathy to Sheila, who has lost her best friend, and to the rest of Byron’s family. Rest in Peace, Byron.

  • Terry Macmurchie
    July 15, 2017

    To Sheila and family,
    I have known Byron through Rick, as I am his mom. What a wonderful and intelligent man he was, with a zest for knowledge and gadgets that he and Rick could discuss and play with. He will be missed by all that knew him. My thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time.

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