(James) Jeffrey Byrne

January 31, 1969 to June 16, 2023


It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Jeff, after a short illness, on June 16th, 2023.

He was a fun loving, outgoing, adventure seeking guy. His personality would light up the room. Jeff retained a sensitive soul, with a warmth and gentleness that was obvious to those that even vaguely knew him.  He was a devoted animal lover, his 3 dogs Gypsy, Indie, and Cleo will miss him greatly.

Jeff was a highly sought after Safety Manager who worked on many projects across Canada.  His last job was the Director of Occupational Health and Safety with Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Limited across Canada.

Predeceased by his parents, Jim (Ocker) and Suze Byrne.  He will be sadly missed by his two brothers David (Nancy) Byrne and their son Noah and Peter (Pam) Byrne and their children Lauren and Steven. He also leaves to mourn many family and friends.

A celebration of Jeff’s life will take place at Carnell’s funeral home on Wednesday June 28th 2-4 and 7-9.  There will be a burial service held at his final resting place at General Protestant cemetery on Old Topsail Road/Waterford Bridge Road, on June 29th at 11:30 am.

In lieu of flowers donations to the SPCA/ Way Home Campaign will be gratefully accepted and appreciated. It is also encouraged, in Jeff’s honour, to do something kind for your two- or four-legged friends.

Rest easy Jeff, you were very loved.



2-4 p.m. on June 28, 2023

7-9 p.m. on June 28, 2023

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:30am, Thursday June 29th

General Protestant Cemetery


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To the Byrne family,
Our sincere condolences on your tragic loss. I worked with Jeff at CNL as a member of the HSSE management team. Please know you are in our thoughts during this difficult time.

Our deepest sympathy. Jeff was a wonderful person, always so cheerful and upbeat. May his memory be a blessing.

All my thoughts are with you. I will always remember Jeff fondly. Life of the party. , great person.

So sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. My deepest condolences ❤️

To the Byrne Family:
My deepest sympathies go out to you all. A great friend with long lasting memories. Condolences, Peace and Love

To the Byrne family and all Jeff’s friends, please accept our condolences at this sad time. I met Jeff on the Terra Nova project about twenty five years ago. and we became good friends. Since then, we always kept in touch and worked together on various projects .throughout Atlantic Canada.. Jeff was a very dedicated professional and believed noboby should get hurt in the work place.. Awhile ago he told me his illness was better and he was going back to work, I guess he didn’t want me worrying about him. I was shocked when I heard he had passed away and I will miss him dearly.. Jeff always ended our conversations with “take care brother” . So God Bless you brother and may your soul rest in peace.

Very sad to hear the news about Jeff.
Condolences to the family.
God Bless

My deepest sympathies to Jeff’s family. I worked with Jeff as his admin at CNL and he was truly a pleasure to work with. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

To David, Peter & Family..

Our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your brother Jeffery….. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this very sad time ….
May He Rest In Peace

Bernice & John Bemister

My condolences to the Family and friends.
Such sad news to hear of your passing Jeff. Everyone will remember your laugh and smile that’s for sure and all the great times.

My sincere condolences to all the family . RIP Jeff

Our sincere condolences to you Peter and family. Embrace the each other during this most difficult time and cherish the memories of him.

Best Regards,
Allan and Jennifer Gaudon

Very saddened to hear of Jeff’s passing . I haven’t see Jeff in awhile but certainly remember his big beautiful smile. Another great guy gone way too soon . My condolences to Peter , family and all of his friends . I will be keeping Jeff and family members in my prayers !
Regards Greg Hagerty

David, Peter and families. So sorry to hear of Jeffrey’s passing. Remember all of you as neighbours on MacKenzie St.. also your parents. The area was new and full of young families…..and the street all of the kids playground……happy times and great memories.

So sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. Deepest condolences to you all..

Very sad news. Sending my sincere condolences.

Too sad for words. Thinking of you all, especially Peter and Pam. As a parent to 3 four legged monsters my heart is broken for them too. Rest in peace Jeff. Glad I knew you!

So sorry to hear the passing of your brother. Sincere condolences to all the family. Keeping you in our thoughts ànd prayers 🙏 RIP Jeff

Sending you all my deepest condolences. It was very sad to hear of Jeff’s passing.. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

You’ll never be forgotten, rest in peace my friend ❤

Sincere condolences to the family, may he rest in peace.