In Loving Memory of

Byron Kenney Harding

1953 - 2023

Obituary of Byron Kenney Harding

Byron Kenney Harding, age 69, of Niagara Falls, Ontario, passed away peacefully with the love of his family at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Thursday, June 29, 2023 after a courageous battle with cancer. Byron was born in Berwick, Nova Scotia on November 28, 1953 to the late Kenney and Annie (Lutz) Harding. Byron is survived by sisters, Debbie Cummins (Donald Cummins – predeceased), Ivy (Darren) Palmer; brothers, Leslie, Tim (Karen) and Laurie (Michele). He is also survived by daughter Roxanne Harding (Christopher Bonfini), son Byron Harding Jr. (Megan Walraven), and step-daughter Elizabeth Fernandez Ricardo (Paul Digiovanni). He will be dearly missed by his grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Byron was a devoted father, grandfather, and friend.

Byron had an unmatched work ethic, was always willing to lend a hand, and always saw the good in everyone. As a member of the working force and local unions, he always fought for what he believed was right. He loved working outdoors, including gardening and tree cutting. He was a member/supporter of many local organizations and was always giving to charity.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Essentials Cremation and Burial Services. Due to all the wonderful visits he had, Byron’s wishes were not to have a funeral service or visitation. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, July 12, 2023 at Clancy's Restaurant and Bar, 5233 Stanley Ave, Niagara Falls, Ontario from 2 pm- 6 pm. Final resting place to be back home in Nova Scotia.

Special thanks to everyone that really made his wishes of being home throughout this time possible. Donations may be made in memory to the Salvation Army in lieu of flowers.

Service Information

A Celebration of Life

Date: July 12, 2023
Start Time: 2:00 pm
End Time: 6:00 pm
Venue: Clancy's Restaurant and Bar, 5233 Stanley Ave, Niagara Falls

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Vivian and Fred Campbell
2 months ago

So sorry to all of you for your loss. Byron was a wonderful man and will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Glen and Kaye Carver
2 months ago

Our sincere condolences to all of Byron’s family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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Eric & Judy Slauenwhite
2 months ago

Condolences from Eric and Judy to all of Byron’s family. Byron was well liked and always had a grin , whether for good or bad ! Remember that Memories help the heart heal.

Enzo & B.j. Albanese
2 months ago

Such very sad news. So sorry for your loss . He was a wonderful neighbour for 37 years and will be missed.

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Mike & Alice Wood
2 months ago

Byron was a great neighbor. So sorry of your loss.

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Ivor rowe
2 months ago

What do I say , only that he was a kind considerate soul who always was a good friend to me .

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With affection, Celia
2 months ago

Very sorry to learn of Byron’s illness & passing. May your many memories heal your broken hearts in time and I will always remember that smiling friendly face.

rose Craddock
2 months ago

Was a great Boss and Friend

Dave Thomas, Chair CCFA Niagara
2 months ago

Byron has been a longtime supporting member of the Canadian-Cuban Friendship Association (CCFA) of Niagara. His heart was always with Cuba. He attended most of our annual summer BBQ’s to show support to Cuba’s attending diplomatic mission.

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Ray Coursol
2 months ago

A loss of a truly trustworthy man is so sad. His presence alone made everyone feel stronger. His humour was contagious, his friendship well respected. Rest in peace my friend.

Gary Martin
2 months ago

I worked with Byron in the union leadership inside GM St. Catharines for many years. He always tried his very best to make a difference for the skilled trades he represented. He was a great worker, a great Welder, a great man and a great friend. I feel bad that I never knew he was ill with cancer. Until we meet again my friend.


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