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Bryon Henry Burback was born the second son to Richard Burback and Miriam Burback (nee Gross) in Yorkton, SK on September 5, 1960.
He attended Columbia school during his elementary school years, Composite Junior High during his junior high school years, and the Yorkton Regional High School for his high school years.
Byron had an enormous love of music and joined the high school band in grade 10, playing the baritone saxophone. In high school, he also started acquiring his extensive record collection, which numbered in the thousands. It took approximately 12 plastic milk crates to house the collection that he and his older brother Glen had purchased over the years.
Byron worked various jobs during high school, which included a paper route and gas bar attendant. After he graduated in 1978, Byron obtained his class 4A driver’s license, and commenced working as a cab driver, which he did for many years, and had returned to doing later in life until his passing.
In 1980, Byron met the love of his life, Lynda Holowka, they started dating and married June 28, 1986. They were blessed with two children, Tyler, in 1986 and Rylan in 1993.
In 1991, Byron’s father, Richard opened Subway-the family business, and Byron was his right-hand man. Together the two of them, along with his siblings ran the business until 2001. At that time, Byron returned to driving cab. Byron loved keeping busy and he often had more than one job; including custodial work and working as a senior pump attendant at the time of his passing at West Broadway Co-op gas bar.
Byron‘s hobbies included attending live rock concerts, likely 100 or more, camping, gardening, traveling, and twisting wrenches on his multitude of experienced vehicles. He also loved to visit the zoos and he loved to react to the animals. He also had a love for comic strips, particularly the ones that had Opus and Odie in them. He was a proud fan of his Montréal Canadians and Saskatchewan Roughriders, and he cherished the time he was present when the Roughriders won the Grey Cup in 2013. Byron was a kind soul and would always go out of his way to help anyone.
Byron was predeceased by his father Richard in 2005 and his brother Glen in 2020, and his beloved dogs, Cagney and his beloved, Pootie.
He leaves to mourn; his wife, Lynda, sons; Tyler and Rylan, mother Miriam, sisters; Karen (Gord), Laurel (Harley), and Janine (Mike), brother Kelly (Jackie), cats; Merle and Minion, and numerous nieces, nephews, and many good friends, near and far.
A memorial service will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 2:00 pm in his honour. The service will be livestreamed and available through the link below at service time.
Donations if so desired, can be made to: The Allan Blair Cancer Clinic or Paws & Claws Animal Rescue.