elevated K9R59 October 27, 1947 ~ June 30, 2021
elevated K9R59 It is with profound sadness that we mourn the passing of Byron Joseph Fordyce. Byron was born in Hamilton, Ontario to the late Mary Patricia Hanrahan and Norman Byron Fordyce. He was a devoted husband to Doris (née Sin), loving father to Christopher (Bronwen) and Erin (David), and was a caring (and silly) Yeh Yeh/Gung Gung to his grandchildren, Aila, Finlay, Grayson, Evelyn and Jacob.
elevated K9R59 Proud Hamiltonian and lover of languages, travel and sports, Byron possessed a unique combination of “brains and brawn”. He graduated as an Ontario Scholar in 1965 from Delta Secondary School, completed his Bachelor of Arts at McMaster University in 1969 (Honours French and German), and obtained his Master’s Degree at Queen’s University in 1972 (German Language and Literature). During this time, he played five years of varsity football, where he was a regular starter on the offensive line (centre). He then pursued an accomplished career for 46 years in International and Commercial Banking with The Toronto-Dominion Bank, which saw postings in Toronto, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Taipei, and Montreal.
elevated K9R59 Above all, Byron was most proud of his family, who were undoubtedly his number one priority. Doris will miss planning and enjoying many trips and cruises together, especially to Europe. Chris and Erin will miss his constant cheerleading, through thoughtful texts, newspaper clippings, and frequent visits. His grandchildren will miss his sound advice on life and school (“Grandparents’ U”), their shared snacktime, the countless FaceTimes, and his funny jokes.
elevated K9R59 We are grateful to the staff at Princess Margaret and North York General Hospitals for their care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, please hug your family members more often and for a little longer. For those desiring, please consider a donation to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation https://thepmcf.ca/ or North York General Foundation https://www.nygh.on.ca/
elevated K9R59 Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be a private family funeral mass and burial service on Wednesday, July 7th, 2021, at 10:30 am. To view the service, please click on the link below.
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