Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre

It is with great sadness that the family of Richard Gordon Byce announced his passing on October 28, 2020 in Markham at 98 years of age. Gordon will be lovingly remembered by his daughters: Joanne, Laurie, and Marion. Gordon will also be remembered with great love and pride by his seven grandchildren: David and Joel Nicolle, Allison and Cory Mills and Erin, Megan and Devon Feheley. Gordon was predeceased by his beloved wife, Lois Byce; his parents Henry and Louisa Byce; his brothers John, Allan and Charles Byce, his sisters: Mabel McWatch, Diana Byce, Georgina Eldridge and Violet Reid. Born and raised in Chapleau, Ontario, Gordon moved to Saskatoon to attend the University of Saskatchewan where he met his future bride Lois. They shared a loving marriage which spanned 68 years, focused on family, friends and the Anglican Church. As the founding President and member, Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre was dear to his heart. Gordon enjoyed being active through curling, golfing and gardening. He was a lifelong learner and sharing his thoughts through writing, public speaking, his poetry and storytelling was important to him. Spending time with his precious grandchildren gave him such great joy. Services and a Celebration of Life will be delayed until such time family and friends can travel to gather safely to honour him.

A candid interview with Gordon Byce as he discusses his view on residential schools.