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BYER, Mary Jane Gail (nee Wood)

March 19, 1921-Mooseridge, AB
May 15, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Mary Jane Gail (Wood) Byer of Calgary passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at the age of 92. Mary was born on March 19, 1921 in Moose Ridge, AB.

Mary is survived by her four daughters; Judy Coate, Marlene Stuart, Linda Johnston and Wendy Cronk, many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents and siblings, her husband Ralph in 2004 and her son Roger in 2010.

A Celebration of Mary’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Friday, May 24, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 781-1978, or to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 6007 – 1A Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 0G5 Telephone: (403) 255-6108,

In living memory of Mary Byer, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. John Syratt :

    I met Mary in 1997 when I joined the Calgary Metal Detecting Club. She’d been a longtime member and was very active with her daughter Wendy. Mary was a warm and friendly woman who had a great sense of humor. She always had time for people and her kind smile and intelligent insights will be missed. I would always greet her with a kiss on the cheek and a hug. She would show genuine interest in the finds that others would exhibit at the monthly meetings and always listened intently to the treasure stories shared by other members. This lovely, refined lady will be greatly missed. My prayers are with Wendy and the rest of the family. May God comfort you with His love and mercy at this time. Sorry we’ll miss the privilege of honouring her in person but we’ll be out of the country on Friday.
    God bless you and keep you, John Syratt

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  2. I am so sorry to hear about Mary’s death. Please accept my deepest condolences. I cannot think of anything to say that can comfort you in your sorrow. But I want you to know I am thinking of you, and praying for you at this very sad time.

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  3. Ken Kittlitz :

    On behalf of the Calgary Metal Detecting Club, I’d like to offer yourself and the rest of your family sincere condolences regarding Mary’s passing. She was a great lady and we were very fortunate to have known her.

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  4. Daniel Couture :

    It is with great sadness that I heard of the passing of Mary Byer. I had the good fortune of meeting Mary and Ralph back in the 1980’s. Mary will be missed by her family and friends. I will always remember her warm smile and her kindness. My thoughts and prayers are with Wendy and her family.

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  5. Linda Lange :

    My very good neighbour, “Mrs. B” will be greatly missed by all. May God be with Wendy & family especially at this time.

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  6. Rich Hirschmiller :

    I am very sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. I knew her and Ralph thru the Calgary club and visited with them many times. Yes, we dug a few ‘holes’ together and told a few fibs! Please accept condolences from my wife Elaine and myself at this time.
    Rich from Rocky

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