Byrne, Marilyn

Beloved wife, mother, aunt, sister and best friend, Marilyn’s life did not end with her death and reflects in the lives of those she loves. After a long and hard fought battle with cancer, Marilyn passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her immediate family on Sunday July 18, 2021 at the young age of 67. She leaves behind husband Paul, loving sons Aaron and Daniel, her brother Ken Galuska, sister Angela Mitchell, and is predeceased by her parents Stanley and Norah Galuska. In addition, her beloved nieces and nephews, Heather Pruder, Shawn Bilton, Yvette Byrne-Menard, and Shane Byrne who showed her much love and care throughout the years. Marilyn had a strong network of close friends that enriched her life. She had a rewarding career at SC Johnson and Sons where many of those lifelong friendships were made. Upon retirement, she continued to befriend others everywhere she went: throughout her global travels and in the community at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre. Marilyn’s passion for baking and cooking procured delicious and memorable feasts year round. Her genuine eagerness to explore cultures and the world resulted in the greatest vacations one could hope for. Marilyn’s family will continue to honour her legacy by living life to the fullest with the same generosity and integrity she modeled.

As per Marilyn’s wishes there will be no funeral service, but a celebration of life to follow at a later date this year. Her family requests that any donations in Marilyn’s name are to be made to The Stedman Community Hospice in Brantford or the Juravinski Cancer Centre in Hamilton.

14 replies
  1. Karen Collins
    Karen Collins says:

    Living life without her will be difficult, so hold onto your memories and she will be with you in your hearts. Sending love from myself and the boys

  2. Paul Byrne
    Paul Byrne says:

    Thanks to all of my friends for your comforting words, she will be truly missed by her family and friends!

  3. Danny Ronson
    Danny Ronson says:

    Sincere condolences to you Paul and your family with the passing of Marilyn.
    May your fond memories carry you through this difficult time.

  4. Heather Farrell
    Heather Farrell says:

    Marilyn was a wonderful woman and friend. I will miss her dearly and remember her often. Paul, Dan, and Aaron I was so lucky to have had her in my life. My condolences to you all. ????

  5. Linda Singleton
    Linda Singleton says:

    Paul and family. I was so sorry to hear of Marilyn’s passing. Deepest condolences to you and your family during this most difficult time.
    Linda Singleton

  6. Kim Gibson Gott
    Kim Gibson Gott says:

    My deepest condolences to you Paul, Aaron and Daniel. Marilyn was a beautiful person both inside and out, always with a smile on her face. She was always so giving, kind and we mustn’t forget, the life of the party. I will miss her, a lot! Love and hugs Paul, Aaron and Daniel.

  7. Gwen Borthwick
    Gwen Borthwick says:

    Paul and family. I am so sorry to hear of Marilyn’s passing. Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss.
    Gwen Borthwick

  8. carol Zimski
    carol Zimski says:

    Oh heart goes out to you..God bless you and your family..I wish you all peace and contentment during this time..

    Carol Zimski

  9. Joanne Lee
    Joanne Lee says:

    Paul,Aaron and Daniel. Lance & myself are saddened to hear about Marilyn. Our sincere condolences to you and your families.
    We both will always remember Marilyn by her friendly smile and her kind conversations She will be dearly missed ????

  10. Dave & Deb Hurlbut
    Dave & Deb Hurlbut says:

    Our condolences Paul are with youl and your family through this difficult time. Dave and Deb Hurlbut


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