BYRNE?(nee Chabot),?Alice Marie Andree
Born in St Boniface,?Manitoba August 23, 1926,?Alice died peacefully December 4, 2007 at age 81 years?with family, in Squamish, British Columbia
Alice is survived by her second husband Herbert H. Barber (Parksville), and step-daughter Linda Barber (Peter Verney) of Ottawa. Alice was predeceased by her husband Charles (Charlie) G. Byrne and is survived by their children Dianne Hymers (Winnipeg), Caron Byrne (Qualicum Beach), Roderick Byrne (Sandra) of Edmonton, Charles J. Byrne (Vancouver), Michael Byrne (Susan LeBlanc) of Squamish, daughter-in-law Loretta Byrne (North Vancouver), son-in-law Ron Postl (Qualicum Beach), sisters Terry Fairchild and Jeanne Chabot of Montreal; grandchildren Andrew, Stephen (Loren), Brendan (Theresa), Colin, Alan, Lucas, Emma, Dillon, Evan, Katelyn, Maxwell, Samantha and great grandchildren Brianna, Caelyn, Gabrielle, Natalie and Evelyn and many nieces and nephews.
Alice, the youngest of seven children was predeceased by her beloved older brothers Gustave, Ernest, and Roland Chabot and sister, Louise England and her parents Joseph A. Chabot and Alice (Turenne) Chabot of St. Boniface.
Alice was the centering life force responsible for keeping her family intact and forward moving. When Charlie was stricken with Multiple Sclerosis in 1960 she returned to full time work, providing for her five children, while remaining Charlie’s sole care giver, in their Winnipeg home, until 1977.
Alice retired in 1986 after many years with the Royal Bank. Alice and Herb were married in 1988, and in 1991 they moved from Winnipeg making their home in Parksville, B.C. Alice loved to host dinners and treat us all to her wonderful meals and desserts. In her retirement she enjoyed traveling with Herb, playing bridge, trying her luck at the casino, and keeping up with the emerging lives of her much loved grandchildren and great grandchildren. Known as Mom Byrne, Alice always marked and honoured the significant events and achievements of her family and friends of all ages.
In death as in life she will be cherished for her strength and courage, and for her selfless contributions to the welfare of her family and friends.
The joy of Alice will be celebrated at a memorial service Saturday December 15th 3:30 pm at St. Stephen’s United Church, 150 Village Way, Qualicum Beach BC.
Cremation was on December 8, 2007 at the Squamish Funeral Chapel, with final internment to be in Winnipeg at a future date.
In lieu of flowers you may remember Alice by a donation to the Squamish Hospice Society: http://sea-to-sky.net/hospice/index.html, 38140 Behrner Dr Squamish BC V8B 0J3; or the BC Cancer Foundation, 200-601 W Broadway Vancouver BC V5Z 4C2: www.bccancerfoundation.com