Passed away peacefully after a brief struggle with lung cancer on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, ON at the age of 72. He was born in 1947 in Bridgewater, NS, the third of five children to Ellis and Nellie (nee Cleversey) Wentzell. He is predeceased by his parents and sister Elizabeth "Libby" Oakes. Byron will be lovingly remembered by his daughter Dawn Smith (Adam); siblings Clayton (Shantee Boyd), Roderick (Margaret) and Jane Robar (Michael); former spouse, mother of his daughter, and close friend, Gayle; and many friends and family in Ontario and Nova Scotia. A celebration of life will be held when circumstances permit.