Obituary: Beverly Ruby Byron

Our amazing mom, Bev Byron, left us Sunday afternoon, June 12, 2022. She passed away in her farmhouse, with her family very close. Beverly Ruby ( Hicks) Byron came to Salt Spring Island with her husband, Mike Byron, in 1961 from Surrey where she taught elementary school. They returned to Salt Spring to the farm on Stowel Lake. It was there she spent the rest of her days farming, gardening, cooking huge family dinners, barbecuing lamb and of course raising her three girls, Francie, Jacquie and Deanie. She was a substitute teacher for many years while the girls were young, then taught full time at Salt Spring Elementary, Fernwood and Fulford Elementary. She loved and was loved by her three daughters, 7 grandchildren, and most recently her 3 great grandchildren. Details about her Celebration of Life are to come.

June 15, 2022 10:07 AM

  • harry warner says:

    Daer Bev! While not always on the same side of the fence when she was a Trustee Bev and I got along well.
    I especially enjoyed the evenings with her and Mike as we butchered and wrapped one of my sheep or pigs.

    Bev was a GOOD soul!

    (Harry Warner)

  • myna lee johnstone says:

    I thought of her as being eternal...here on SSI