May 13, 1991 - Nov. 19, 2020
Welder Apprentice '17
It is with a heavy heart that the SAIT community join Bryon’s family and friends in mourning his sudden and unexpected death from sudden cardiac arrest. Bryon was so many great things: a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. On top of all that, he was an extremely passionate and talented Journeyman B-pressure welder and SAIT alumni.
Bryon was one of a kind. He had a wild soul but also enjoyed the simple things in life. He was a good man who loved his life and lived it to the fullest. He was always down for an adventure, whether it was climbing a mountain, going for a drive, or taking a neighbourhood walk with his wife and son to get a Slurpee. Bryon had a huge heart; He was the guy that would help a stranger, put in an honest day’s work, and he always kept his word. Everyone who knew him felt his genuine kindness.
In addition to being a devoted family man, Bryon lived and breathed metal and fabricating. Bryon came from a family of Journeyman welders, but he was proudly the first B-pressure welder in his family. He loved welding, learning, and creating custom one-of-a-kind masterpieces. He was a continuous learner—always brainstorming how to improve a technique or process, and constantly getting new certifications.
Bryon’s legacy lives on through his beautiful wife Steph, handsome son Levi, parents Barb and Ernie, sister Lisa, brother Derrek, grandma Barbara, Steph’s family and all his nieces, nephew, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
The world is less bright without Bryon’s beautiful spark. His laughter, love and presence will always be remembered and cherished in our hearts. His wife Steph and extended family ask friends and family to raise a glass and continue to share stories of Bryon to celebrate him.