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Charles Daniel Byer

June 14, 1947 ~ December 6, 2021 (age 74)


Charles Daniel Byer, age 74, of Port Rowan, Ontario, Canada died peacefully Monday, December 6, 2021 in the comfort of his family’s presence.

Charlie’s life began June 14, 1947, in Listowel, Ontario, Canada, the fourth of six children born to Levi and Jennie Byer. He married Mary Leone Wilson on September 2, 1967 in Listowel, Ontario, at Listowel Missionary Church.

Charlie enjoyed pastoring for thirty-eight years. He made many friends, who became like family along the way. He pastored numerous churches throughout Canada and the United States. He was thankful to help start a substance abuse program in New Mexico, which is still very successful. He enjoyed many hobbies such as hunting, fishing, cars, and motorcycles. He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. Charlie was a master at “dad jokes”. He had great compassion for people who were hurting.             

Charlie will be greatly missed by family and friends.  He is survived by his wife Leone (Wilson) of Port Rowan, Ontario; one son Stephen “Sebastian” Charles (Fred O’Neil) Byer of Port Rowan, Ontario; one daughter Anita Marie (Paul) Pawelski of Cassopolis, Michigan; five grandchildren, Duane Byer, Melissa Byer, Jamie Byer, Ethan Pawelski, Joel Pawelski; two sisters Barbara Thomson of Dorset, Ontario; Marie (Dave) Albrecht of Baden, Ontario; three brothers, Eldon (Marilyn) Byer of Tillsonburg, Ontario, Lewis (Debby) Byer of Cochrane, Ontario; Nelson (Lillian) Byer of Tarzwell, Ontario, plus many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Angela, one sister-in-law, Lynn, and one brother-in-law, Val.

Family and friends will gather Sunday, December 12, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. for a Memorial Service in Highland Brethren in Christ Church, 7210 South Jay Road, West Milton, Ohio.

Family and friends will also gather to honor his life with visitation at the Hyde & Mott Chapel of R.H.B. Anderson Funeral Homes, 60 Main Street South, Hagersville on Sunday, December 19, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.  A service of remembrance will be held at the Dwelling Place Springvale Be In Christ Church, 2602 Haldimand Road 55, Hagersville, on Monday, December 20, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.  Charlie will be laid to rest in Maple Grove Cemetery in Fordwich, Ontario. (

Charlie will be laid to rest in Maple Grove Cemetery in Fordwich, Ontario, Canada.

The family prefers contributions in memory of Charlie be made to the charity of your choice or to Gideon Bibles (Share Word Global), 501 Imperial Road North, Guelph, Ontario, N1H 6T9.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Wagner Family Funerals Connelly Chapel, Cassopolis.  Please share a memory or a message online:

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Memorial Service
December 12, 2021

3:00 PM
Highland Brethren in Christ Church
7201 South Jay Road
West Milton, Ohio 45383

Gathering of Family and Friends
December 19, 2021

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Hyde & Mott Chapel of R.H.B. Anderson Funeral Homes
60 Main Street South
Hagersville, Ontario N0A 1H0

Memorial Service
December 20, 2021

1:00 PM
Dwelling Place Springvale Be In Christ Church
2602 Haldimand Rd. 55
Hagersville, Ontario N0A 1H0

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