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Donna (Dewbury) Byers

July 3, 1954 ~ August 10, 2021 (age 67)


Byers, Donna (Dewbury)  :  July 3,1954 – August 10, 2021

“In the depths of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.” -  Albert Camus

With much sadness & after a year-long battle with cancer, Donna has found peace. . . Donna’s journey in this life, began in Listowel, Ont. She’s left behind her loving husband of 45 years, David Byers. Cherished mother to Heather (Andrew Rivers) & William. Beloved grandmother to Henry, Sophie, Harper & Rebecca. Donna was predeceased by her father, Fred Dewbury & survived by stepmother Marion Dewbury; & siblings: David Dewbury (Laurie Goodhand), Don Dewbury (Dianne Frank-Stadler), Dorothea Kedzierski (Fred Fisher), Deborah Langley (Dominic) & Mary Jane Blackport (Todd). Sister-in-law to Marcia Armstrong (Andrew Payer) & special godparent to Andrea Kedzierski. She also leaves behind many loved nieces & nephews.

Donna was easy to talk to – a humble listener & good friend to many.  She was a nurturer & loved her family. She was happiest, when talking about her children, grandchildren and loved being involved with their activities. Highlights of each year revolved around family birthdays & celebrations – especially Christmas.

Special thanks to the many London Cancer Center doctors & caregivers Donna encountered on her journey, along with the St. Elizabeth Healthcare team and the St. Joseph’s Hospice for their work & gentle kindness.

Cremation has taken place & an Inurnment Ceremony will follow, along with a ‘Celebration of Life’, all to be held in the fall (notice forthcoming).  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Salvation Army, St. Joseph’s Hospice, or simply show ‘unsolicited acts of kindness” Arrangements are entrusted to the Brock and Visser Funeral Home Thamesford Chapel, 519-285-2427. Personal condolences and donations may be given at 

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