BYNG, George Alfred

August 11, 1932 – June 18, 2018

 

George passed away peacefully in Calgary on June 18, 2018 at the age of 85 years. George was born and lived in Windsor until moving to Alberta in 1993. Most recently, George was living in Cochrane, Alberta. George is predeceased by his wife Mary-Lou (2002).

George is survived by his son Tom (wife Joan) of Chatham, Ontario; his daughters Pam Gossmann (husband Dan and children Randy, Emily, and Gary) and Cathy of Cochrane, Alberta; his son Scott (wife Elaine and children Kiana and Natasha) of Harrow, Ontario; his brother Jack (wife Gail) of Windsor, Ontario; as well as nieces and nephews in Ontario.

George was dedicated to his family and was a respected teacher of science and art at Riverside High School in Windsor. He was also an accomplished artist, had a keen sense of humour and enjoyed classic movies.

We love you Pop and will miss you. Say hi to Ma for us.

You see, George, you’ve really had a wonderful life.” – Clarence Odbody, AS2

At his request, no funeral service will be held. In lieu of flowers, friends wishing to remember George may make donations in his name to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, or another charity of their choice. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and support received from others during his illness – particularly those at the Carewest Sarcee hospice.

  1. On 21/06/2018 at 8:29 am MK Said:

    Hey Tom, My condolences on the passing of your father.
    I express my sincere sympathy and wish you and all your family good luck

  2. On 21/06/2018 at 9:03 am Grace Said:

    My family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers, we wish you peace and comfort as you remember your father.

  3. On 21/06/2018 at 9:11 am Karl & Mary Said:

    Tom & Joan – Our condolences to both of you and to your family. The time you had with your dad and family these past few weeks will be very precious memories.

  4. On 21/06/2018 at 9:22 am Sherry and Doug Said:

    Tom & Joan – Our deepest sympathies to you both and to Pam,Dan & the kids, Scott,Elaine & the girls and Cathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. I’m so glad you got to have these past couple of weeks with your dad and your family.

  5. On 21/06/2018 at 9:27 am Scott and Kelly Martin Said:

    Tom and Joan, Blessings of love are shared to support you during this time of sadness and beyond. May your father’s art always hold a special place in your heart bringing you comfort. xo

  6. On 21/06/2018 at 4:50 pm Mila & Bob Lucio Said:

    Tom and Joan, our thoughts and prayers with you and your family as you find your way through this difficult time. So happy that you were all able to be together, and that your dad did not suffer. May all the wonderful memories of times spent together comfort you and carry you through. All our love, Mila and Bob

  7. On 22/06/2018 at 2:37 am Elliott Dunlop Said:

    Very sorry to hear about George’s passing. My sympathy to the family. We enjoyed many years together at Riverside. George was an excellent and well respected teacher.

  8. On 22/06/2018 at 5:50 am David Logan Said:

    My condolences to the Byng Family. George taught me at the old Riverside High School and would come into our photography store and was always a pleasure to chat with him. He was strict on homework being completed—but you learned the subject–you did your homework because you enjoyed his classes overall. It sounds like a life well lived. Fantastic, and I wish the Family well as they grieve and hope that it will soon pass to be replaced by the many fond memories that remain.

  9. On 22/06/2018 at 6:07 am Patrick Boyer Said:

    Tom, my condolences to you and the Byng family. Being there for your Dad these past couple of weeks is a blessing. My prayers are with you.

  10. On 22/06/2018 at 6:16 am Mark G Said:

    Tom and Joan- my heartfelt condolences and prayers. You honoured your father with regular visits to see him in spite of the distance. Hopefully you can cherish the many wonderful memories created over a lifetime.

  11. On 22/06/2018 at 8:30 am Jackie C Said:

    Tom and Joan; My condolences to you and your family. It is never an easy thing to go through, but hopefully you can find comfort in sharing great stories and memories the impact that he had on all of your lives.

  12. On 22/06/2018 at 8:36 am Howard Dennison Said:

    I was saddened to learn of George’s passing. As a long time colleague at Riverside High
    school, I have pleasant memories of him as the man who painted a toy soldier on the door of my young son’s toy box (which we still have, and which will be passed on to my grand daughters’ children), of a house on a peculiar Riverside street (Prado place), and a pun master who kept us smiling in the staff room. My sincere sympathy.

  13. On 22/06/2018 at 10:26 am Karen & Jeff Rose Said:

    Dearest Cathy and Family:

    We are sorry to hear of the loss of your most beloved father. May your memories of such a devoted father and grandfather keep you comforted in the days ahead.

    “There is only one happiness in life: to love and be loved”. – George Sand

    You were blessed to have had both with your dad.

    Sending you much love. You are always in our hearts.

  14. On 22/06/2018 at 11:53 am JIm and Joanne Fosti Said:

    Dear Byng Family

    Extending our deepest sympathies to all the family on the recent passing of George.
    George and MaryLou were great neighbors and we enjoyed many visits with them over the years.
    JIm and Joanne

  15. On 22/06/2018 at 1:18 pm Bern Ruel Said:

    I only attended Riverside High for grade 13 …1964…In addition to being an excellent teacher your father was a kind , caring human being with an ever so perfect sense of humour…Such was his influence that to this day I consider him to have been my absolute favourite teacher….my sincere condolences. Bern.

  16. On 22/06/2018 at 1:27 pm Gina and Peter Said:

    Dear Tom, Joan and Family, Our heartfelt condolences. What a wonderful tribute to your father. No matter the age, our hearts are always heavy. How blessed your dad was able to live such a full life, what a wonderful role model he was. Now, your wonderful memories will sustain you always. God bless, sending you much love and hugs.
    Gina and Peter

  17. On 23/06/2018 at 3:33 am stacy berneche Said:

    Dear Cathy and Family. Very sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Not only a great science teacher at Riverside but his artistry I got to know and love after you started working at the bakery. Loved him as a teacher, admired him as an artist. With heartfelt sympathy, Stacy Berneche

  18. On 23/06/2018 at 10:30 am Shannon Hallett Said:

    Dearest Cathy,
    My heart breaks for you and your family. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. There is nothing as special as a relationship between a father and his daughter. I wish you peace during this very difficult time.
    With heartfelt sympathy,
    Shannon

  19. On 23/06/2018 at 3:47 pm Sheila French Said:

    Pam, Dan and family,
    So sad to hear of your Dad’s passing. With our sympathy Sheila and Ted

  20. On 24/06/2018 at 11:09 am Joan S.-L. Said:

    Hi Cathy,
    I am so sorry to see in the newspaper today that your dad has passed away. I remember how you spoke of doing many things together and being so close to him, particularly when you both were grieving the loss of your mom. You will miss him everyday. I am sorry for your sadness.
    A big hug to you.
    Sincerely, Joan S.-L.

  21. On 24/06/2018 at 6:11 pm Paul David Said:

    Cathy and family; I was saddened to hear of your fathers passsing. I loved George! Peace and love profound to you and the family, but especially to George and your mom! ❤️

  22. On 25/06/2018 at 8:49 am Helena Said:

    Pam and Family,

    So sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad and Grandfather.
    It is our privilege to have his artistic legacy live with us through the CONA seal.

    Helena

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