Byrl Vivian Marano

Byrl Vivian Marano

Born February 11, 1926 – October 22, 2012

Byrl passed peacefully in her sleep. She will be deeply missed by her husband of 65 years Peter; son Gordon; daughter Vivian; grandchildren Thomas, Philip and Rita; daughter-in-law Sharon; sister Linda Lee; sister-in-law Rose; nieces Nancy, Liana and Ann, and many other relatives and friends.

Byrl was born in Rockyford, AB, and moved to Royston with her parents at 9 months of age. She lived her entire life in Royston and Courtenay. After graduating high school, Byrl worked as a telephone operator for B.C. Tel until she married and had 2 children. She then stayed home to take care of her family. Byrl was a member of the local “Lace Club”, had a regular “sewing club” with friends and enjoyed camping and socializing with her friends. She was proud of being a wife, mother, and grandmother.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to all of Mom’s friends and especially to Dan and Karen Annand for their friendship and support over the past 38 years.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your local Food Bank, S.P.C.A. or favourite charity. Memorial Services will be held at Piercy’s Funeral Home in Courtenay, Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 1:00 pm. Tea to follow.


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