BYRNELL; Warren Roderick
Warren, 85 of Pitt Meadows BC, passed away on February 2, 2016 peacefully at Crossroads Hospice surrounded by his family. Warren enjoyed life and independence until late in 2015 when he was diagnosed with a new cancer. Warren was born in Vancouver BC on June 18, 1930, to Roy and Marrietta Byrnell and was the eldest of 3 children. Warren married Lillian (Lil) Semko in 1954 and they were married for almost 61 years. Warren worked for over 35 years at BC Hydro as an Electrical Operator and Serviceman (IBEW) and was able to retire early with Lil, so they could start new adventures in their RV.
Warren served in the Korean War and was very active in the Korean Veterans Association (KVA) serving as President / Vice President and other leadership roles. Warren worked with many other vets to lobby the CDN government for better support to veterans and others that have served their country. Warren was always active in his community and enjoyed working with other volunteers / staff to make their community better.
Warren is survived by their 4 children, Rod (Debbie), Bruce (Lorraine), Karen (Bob) Light, Charlene (David) Milton; his two sisters Maureen and Donna (Trevor)Miller, 9 Grandchildren and 8 Great Grandchildren. Warren is preceded in death by his wife Lil (2015), his parents; as well as brother-in-law Ernie Semko, brother-in-law Russell MacLEAN , sister-in-law Kieran Semko and brother-in-law Moaris Semko, sister-in-law Annette Semko and great grandson Aiden Byrnell. Funeral service to be held on Saturday, February 27th, 1 pm, at Burnett Fellowship Church 20639 123rd Ave., Maple Ridge, BC V2X 4B1 with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers a memorial donation may be made to the Crossroads Hospice Foundation or BC Cancer Foundation.
Expressions of sympathy can be made at www.gardenhill.ca