Muriel Grace BYRON

Muriel Grace BYRON

BYRON, Muriel Grace (January 22, 1920 – April 19, 2011) of Kelowna went to be with her Lord Jesus on Tuesday, April 19 at Three Links Manor. Muriel’s Kelowna family had gathered to kiss their mom, grandma and great grandma farewell on what was the eve of her death. Her grandson Josh was holding her hand as Jesus took Grandma’s other hand and welcomed her into heaven. “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints”. (Psalm 116:15). Muriel was predeceased by her devoted husband of almost 50 years, Gladwyn Victor Byron (1920 – 1996). She is survived and missed by her loving children: Douglas (LaVonne) of Kelowna; Barbara Langerud (Wayne)of Westbank; and Neil (Trudi) of Calgary. Grandma “B” and GG “B” is lovingly remembered by her grandchildren and great grandchildren: Josh (Shawnella); Bradyn (Laura); Kim DeVries (Steve and daughters Mercedes and Chloe); all of Kelowna; Amy Nieto nee Langerud (Dan and sons Daniel and Nicolas) of Lima, Peru; Craig Langerud (Jaelynne and children Emma, Alyvia and Jace) of Edmonton, AB; and Colin and Jennine of Calgary, AB; and her cousin Susan Abel (Wayne) and family also of Calgary. Although they had already immigrated to Saskatchewan, Canada, Muriel’s parents’ Alfred and Ellen (nee Wren) Orchard decided that Ellen would return, with their sons Charles and Morris to Bristol, England, their British home, for Muriel’s birth. Muriel was then raised and educated in Kincaid, Saskatchewan. She attended Bible college in Grenfell, SK. Muriel took a business course in Yorkton, SK and throughout her life worked as a legal and real estate secretary. Muriel married Gladwyn on June 29, 1946 in Yorkton. They made their home and raised their children in Calgary, AB. In 1979 they retired to Peachland and later to Westbank. Throughout their lives Muriel and Gladwyn were faithful, contributing members of the Full Gospel Church (Apostolic Church of Pentecost). They spent five winters serving as Missions Builders with Youth with a Mission (YWAM) in Kailua, Kona, Hawaii. Muriel enjoyed sewing, crafts and gardening. Muriel moved to Gordon Park Village, Kelowna in 1996 and lived most recently at Rose Cottage and Three Links Manor where her family visited her frequently. A Celebration of Muriel’s Life, followed by a tea, will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 3 p.m. at the Bridge Full Gospel Church, 2100 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, with Pastor Mark Gordon and Reverend Wayne Langerud officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Full Gospel Church Missions fund. Muriel’s family wish to warmly thank the staff of Three Links Manor for their kind care of Muriel over the last five months and to the Rose Cottage staff and friends for their company and support in 2009/2010. Arrangements in care of Everden Rust Funeral Services, (250)860-6440. Condolences can be sent to the family by visitingwww.everdenrust.com


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