Byng Olive

Obituary of Byng Olive

 May 11,1958 - Calgary, Alberta

March 18, 2023 - Calgary, Alberta


Byng Olive, of Cochrane, AB, passed away peacefully at Dulcina Hospice in Calgary, on Saturday, March 18, 2023, at the age of 64 years, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.


Byng was born in Calgary, AB on May 11, 1958.  He attended Western Canada High School where he actively participated in its music and drama programs. He became involved in the youth choir at First Church of the Nazarene where he met Virginia whom he married in August 1980. Byng and Virginia served many years together in the youth and music ministries at First Church of the Nazarene, Cochrane Alliance Church, and Springbank Community Church.


Byng was a self-employed engraver for over 45 years, and most recently worked for Cochrane Awards and Promotions.


He is remembered for his generosity, his kindness, his unique sense of humour, and most of all for his endless love of Virginia and their beautiful family. They made many precious memories together as a family at their vacation properties in Invermere and Kelowna, BC.


We rejoice that Byng is now forever in the presence of Jesus; healed, whole, and home!


Byng is lovingly remembered by his wife of 42 years, Virginia, and their three daughters, Megan (Calvin) Mix of Olds, AB, Becky (Randall) Heier, and Heather (Tim) Francisco of Cochrane. He was adored by his six granddaughters, Carly and Cami Mix, Olivia and Gwen Heier, and Laura and Cece Francisco. He is also survived by his brother-in-law Trevor (Elisabeth) Falk of Owen Sound, ON, his sister-in-law Jane Falk of Calgary; his niece Amelia (Eric) Falk and nephew Geoffrey Falk; as well as numerous cousins and treasured friends.


Byng was predeceased by his parents, Ernest and Gladys Olive, his father and mother-in-law Willard and Ruby Falk, his brother-in-law Murray Falk, and by an infant brother.


A Celebration of Byng’s Life will be held at Cochrane Alliance Church (902 Glenbow Drive, Cochrane, AB), on Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Creekside Room at the church. Family and friends who are unable to attend in person are invited to join Byng's service streamed live ( on the day of the service. For those who are unable to view live, a recording of the service will be posted. Condolences, memories, and photos can also be shared and viewed here. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email  or to Cochrane Alliance Church.


In living memory of Byng, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Cochrane, 369 Railway Street, Cochrane, AB T4C 2E2, Telephone: 403-932-474


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