Byrnes, Reginald Roman

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.


15 Condolences

  1. Condolences 💐 to the Byrnes family, we meet Reg and Lorraine 13 years ago and what wonderful people. Greg and Reg shared many stories mostly hockey ones. We’re definitely going to miss seeing him in the yard either pulling weeds or mowing the lawn and coming over to chat. You’re in a better place where there is no more suffering.
    Your neighbours always .

    By: Greg and Vanessa Rorison
    May 26, 2023
  2. Lorraine, Barry, Kevin, Kenneth, Michael, and all the rest of the Byrnes clan. Our deepest condolences to all of you in Reg’s passing. His suffering is over and now can join the other Byrnes members in heaven.
    RIP Reg.

    By: Terry Sr Sylvia and family
    May 24, 2023
  3. Sorry for your loss, the Byrnes family. My last memory of Uncle Reg was him cooking in the camp and thankfully he did come back that year. So we had a shot of apple pie. Then 5 minutes after he said that’s good Terry u got any more ❣️❣️Rip will miss you.

    By: Terry Byrnes jr
    May 23, 2023
  4. Dear Lorraine, Barry, Kevin, Kenny, Michael, and all your families;
    We were so saddened to hear of my dear brother Reg’s passing, many memories over the years that can’t be erased with death. He was always a kind and caring person, through this difficult time. Know our thoughts & prayers are with all of you
    God bless ,Rest in Peace Reg
    Patricia & Ed

    By: Patricia & Ed Yantha
    May 22, 2023
  5. My condolences to the Byrnes family. Reg was a good man and great union representative. I learnt a lot working with Reg, he inspired me to the cause as he did many others. All railroaders should take the time to reflect and thank Reg for what he did for all of us, his dedication to making our working lives better made all our lives better. Thank you Reg. Have a good rest my friend.

    By: Guy Ethier
    May 22, 2023
  6. Lorraine, Barry, Kevin, Michael and Kenny and your families. While you grieve the loss of Reg, which will be deep and long, remember the good times and memories he provided. As his brother I have so many fond memories as well. May he now reunite with family who have gone before him. Our thoughts are with you all as you deal with such a loss.

    By: Jim And Jeannie Byrnes
    May 21, 2023
  7. Lorraine,
    Words of condolence never seem enough when losing a loved one. The only words to express our Deepest Sympathy is to say we are so very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you Lorraine, and the entire family as you Grieve. Although your heart is breaking, please rest assured that Reg is in Heaven with Our Lord and will watch over all of us, with the kindness and love he shared with all who knew him. Another Angel has received his wings. May God Bless you, Reg. You will be missed.Our Sincere Condolences.
    Marian and Cliff Dandy

    By: Marian and Cliff Dandy
    May 20, 2023
  8. Sincere condolences Lorraine, your family and friends. Sad loss of such a sweet person..

    By: Diane and Allan Rogers
    May 20, 2023
  9. My deepest sympathy and prayers to you Lorraine for your sad loss of your Dear Husband, Reggie.
    As a widow, I have walked in your same shoes and although there will be many tears shed, society continues to say “Time Heals”, so I will think of you many times and keep you close in prayer.
    God Bless and Keep You.
    Love and Hugs
    Huene Cohn (Madigan)

    By: Mary Huene Cohn
    May 20, 2023
  10. So sorry for the loss of Redge.
    We all know he was such a good husband, father, grandfather & brother in law to us all. A lot of good times, please find comfort & great memories of him. He is at peace now in God’s loving arms. We are all here for you all when need.

    RIP dear Redge

    By: Belanger Family
    May 20, 2023
  11. Lorraine & Family,

    Very sorry for the passing of Redge. He was a great guy.
    My prayers are with you as you get to move on to your new home.

    By: John Perry
    May 20, 2023
  12. Heartfelt condolences to Lorraine and family from your Nova Scotia cousins. Reg is at peace now… may his spirit live on.

    By: Ron & Leigh Belanger
    May 19, 2023
  13. Our condolences to the family. Praying for God’s sustaining Grace to carry the family in this season of grief. Reg was an amazing friend and neighbour.
    I remember Reg asking if their music disturbed us. We told him only complaint we had was it wasn’t loud enough LOL. Reg’s taste in music was great (Shania Twain)
    You will be missed Reg but we know we will see you again.

    By: Daniel & Collette Caza
    May 19, 2023
  14. The Smith / O’Connor family wish to extend our condolences.

    By: Scott Smith
    May 19, 2023
  15. I always remembered visiting Uncle Reg and Aunt Lorraine with Mom and Dad as a child and again as an adult: I remember one Easter, the Bunny had hidden eggs in the kitchen chandelier as I was amazed! We had great memories in Capreol and will cherish the time spent there.

    By: Lynn, Rich, Nick and Meghan
    May 19, 2023

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