K. Jane Byerlay

1930 - 2022

Funeral Details: October 8, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. with visitation from 1:00 p.m. St. Paul's Anglican Church

Byerlay, K. Jane

Peacefully at Southlake Residential Care Village on September 20, 2022. Jane “Jean”

(Nee Davidson) Byerlay of Newmarket and previously a long-time resident of Willowdale at the age of

92 years.

Beloved wife of the late Frank Byerlay (1961).  Loving mother of Andrew “Drew” and his wife Anne.

Dear grandmother of Ryan. Fondly remembered by many close relatives, friends and neighbours.

Retired Ministry of Education employee (1990).

Please join us for a Celebration of Life at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 227 Church Street,

Newmarket on Saturday October 8, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. with visitation beginning at 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations made directly to St. Paul’s Anglican Church or the charity of your choice

would be appreciated by the family.  Arrangements entrusted to Peaceful Transition York (2-15236

Yonge Street, Aurora) and condolences may be forwarded through www.peacefultransition.ca



3 Condolences
  • Rob Doig
    Posted on: Wednesday, September 21, 2022 Reply

    Jean and I grew up together in Willowdale and Newtonbrook, where our parents were life long friends. Jean was like a “big sister” to me. We went our separate ways during our working years, but had frequent visits together at my parents cottage in Kirkfield. When I retired, I had many enjoyable visits with Jean in her Newmarket home. We also took several driving trips through the States, and usually stayed at a villa in Myrtle Beach for a couple of weeks, to rest and relax during our travels.

    I also enjoyed many visits with Jean’s family in Newmarket and Aurora while staying with Jean. One of our favorite times was having lunch together at the restaurant in Fenelon Falls, that looks out over the falls.

    We will all miss Jean, but our happy memories together will stay with us forever.

    With love, Rob Doig in Calgary

  • Jack Drury
    Posted on: Saturday, September 24, 2022 Reply

    I was saddened to read of the passing of Jane. It’s got to be more than 40 years since I last spoke with her. In the early 70s we worked in the same branch of the Ministry of Education. My wife Kathy and I became friends with Jane and we visited with her often at her home on Hounslow Ave. She was a wonderful woman. And I’m grateful for having known her.

  • Allan Ray Thomas
    Posted on: Tuesday, September 27, 2022 Reply

    Andrew (from your Grandfather) and your Family
    The Thomas Clan of Marter, Ontario wish to express our condolences on the loss of your Mother.
    Your Father as well his siblings were always a part of the community back in the day when
    neighbour meant something. Your Grandmother was so warm and welcoming to all and I have
    many memories of spending time at their home. I spoke to several of my cousins who still live
    there and feel the same.
    Friends get separated as time passes and the older generation moves on and so we lose track.
    We wish you peace.
    Allan Thomas – Toronto

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