Byron George Koskewich of Del Bonita, beloved husband of Sherri (Letkeman), passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.
Byron was born in Magrath and grew up on the family farm near Del Bonita. His parents thought he was attending high school in Magrath when he was actually commuting to work at General Farm Supplies in Lethbridge to begin a career as an agriculture mechanic. He attended Olds College and worked as a mechanic at farm implement dealerships. He soon returned to the family farm, where he worked hard on seeding, harvesting, maintaining equipment, and supporting his parents purebred Braunvieh cattle business.
Byron took great pleasure in engine building, gardening, fishing, camping, and quadding. He passed on many skills to his children, grandchildren, and others. He was a gentle teacher of his knowledge and was willing to lend a helping hand to all. Byron was taken from us far too soon at age 62 after enduring a short battle with cancer.
Besides his loving wife Sherri, Byron is survived by his mother Verna (George d. 2005); daughter Amanda (Cody) Michaelis, their children Dawson and Brady; his son Benjamin and his children Camryn, Jayden and Nevaeh, two sisters Dianne (Ken) Mertz and Judy Westcott; brother-in-law Greg Letkeman and sister-in-law Jocelyn Fortier; seven nieces (predeceased by two) and five nephews (predeceased by one) and their families, as well as three aunts and six cousins.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at Martin Brothers Funeral Chapel. Due to Covid 19 restrictions, those who wish to attend must RSVP at https://www.mbfunerals.com/obituary/Byron-Koskewich. A maximum of 10 people per group are permitted at a time.
A private Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, May 14, 2021 at Magrath Cemetery with Pastor Dave Acree officiating.
To send flowers to Byron's family, please visit our floral store.
Attendance is limited to a maximum of 10 people, spread over 10 min intervals. Family and friends planning to attend are kindly requested to RSVP to reserve their time slot