Joan Byers

1936 - 2015

Of Owen Sound, peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services Owen Sound on Saturday, January 10, 2015. Joan Lillian Byers (nee Sword) at the age of 78 years. Loving mother of Larry and his friend Jan Gibson, of Owen Sound, and Mary and her husband Bev Henry, of Georgian Bluffs, Debbie and her husband Scott Chisholm, of Brantford, and Ruth Maracle, of Hamilton. Cherished grandmother of Amanda, Mark, Alisha, Rebecca, Katie, Ian, Kylie, Hannah, and Danielle. Devoted sister of Carman Sword (Jane), Betty (Wayne Morrison), and George Sword (Pat), all of Owen Sound, Jeannette (Ron Irvine), of RR#1 Chatsworth, and Susan (Dan Onionen), of Thunder Bay; and sister-in-law to her husband Ray’s family. Predeceased by her parents Robert Sword and Doris (nee Miller); and her loving husband of 37 years, Ray (2002). Family invite friends to gather with them for visitation at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, 814 Bruce Rd. 8, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041 on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 from 11-1 PM, where a service to celebrate Joan’s life will be conducted from the chapel at 1 o’clock. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound. Donations to the Lung Association or Heart and Stroke Association would be appreciated. Condolences may be expressed online at

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