Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at Health Sciences North at the age of 86.
Predeceased by his parents Thomas and Johanna (nee Madigan) Byrnes. Beloved Husband for 62 years to Lorraine (nee Belanger). Loving Father of Barry (Judith), Kevin, Kenneth and Michael (Rachel). Proud Papa of Tyler (Tessa), Thomas, Tianna, Megan, Justin (Caitlin), Phalen, Britney, Cole and Braeden. Cherished Great Papa to Abel, Ryan, and Kingston. Dear Brother of Clemmy, predeceased (Dorothy), John (Gloria, predeceased), Terry (Sylvia), Jacqualine (Jim), both predeceased, Martin (Beverly), James (Jeannie), Noreen (Stephen, predeceased, Karl), Patricia (Ed) and Michael, predeceased (Sylvia, Marnie). Reginald will be deeply missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family members and friends.
Reginald worked at CN Rail for 30 years. Before that, he worked as a Police Officer in Elliott Lake for 10 years. Reg was also a well-respected as a Local Chairman of the United Transportation Union Local #1298 for 17 years. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered for his cheery disposition. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed many activities including hunting and fishing, but his favorite time was spending time with his beloved family, especially at the camp. Reginald was originally from Latchford Bridge, ON and always referred to that special place as “home”.
As per Reginald’s wishes cremation has taken place. A Celebration of his Life will be announced at a later date.
If desired, donations may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation and would be appreciated by his family.