John Everett ‘Jack’ Byers

April 10, 2020
In Loving Memory ~ John (Jack) Everett Byers passed away peaceful on April 10, 2020. He is survived by his loving wife and partner of many years Leslie Jean Byers. He is also survived by his two sons Christopher Iain Byers (Sandy) and Gordon Alexander Byers (Christine). Jack has five grandchildren: Christi, Sarah, Antonio, Everett, and Tinna. He also has one beautiful great-granddaughter Rose-Marie Diana. He was predeceased by his father John Everett Byers Sr., mother Ellen Margaret Wilson and brother Allan Byers. He was also predeceased by his first wife Mary Diana Byers.
Jack was an amazing husband, father and friend. He had the biggest heart and would help wherever he could. He loved adventures and spending time with family and friends.
He served his community to the fullest. He had a rewarding career in the military and then moved over to Corrections Canada serving for thirty-six years: September 1964 to January 1965 – Mountain Institution; April 1965 to September 1973 – B.C. Penitentiary; September 1973 to October 1978 – Agassiz Correctional work camp; November 1978 to November 1983 – Matsqui Institution; November 1983 to December 1990 – Kent Institution; and January 1990 to January 200 -Mountain Institution.
Even after so many years of active service he continued to volunteer with Citizen Advisory Committee at Mountain Institution. He also volunteered with the Mount Cheam Lions
Club, Citizens on Patrol and Chilliwack Search and Rescue. Jack was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. After he retired from corrections, he was employed as a janitor at City Life Church.
Dearly loved and greatly missed by all his family and friends.
A Celebration of life will be held once we can all gather.
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