Peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Blenheim Community Village Donald Robert Byers of Rodney passed away at the age of 74. Beloved father of David (Becky) Byers of West Lorne and Lisa Byers of Blenheim. Survived by grandchildren Adam, Taryn and Malcolm. Dear brother of Ken (Sharon) Byers and Jean (Ian) Lochhead and nephew of Marg Bolander. Forever remembered by his special friend Sandra Rivard and her family. Friends will be received on Wednesday, November 12th from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at the Rodney Chapel of Denning Funeral Directors 519-785-0810 where a funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 13th at 1:00 pm with Bill Denning officiating. Cremation with interment to follow in Rodney Cemetery at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Online condolences accepted at www.denningfuneralhomes.com.