Kim Helen Byman, age 57, passed away suddenly at Kelowna General Hospital in Kelowna, British Columbia on Friday, September 18, 2015. The cause was an unexpected aneurysm while undergoing cancer treatment.
Born November 15, 1957 in Victoria, British Columbia, she lived in Victoria, Chilliwack and Surrey, before settling in Rock Creek, B.C. to run Byman’s Bend Campsite with her Husband Rune Byman. Before meeting Rune, Kim was a single mom of 4 children, a long distance runner, an employee of the Mennonite Central Committee, where she learned sign language, which she would often demonstrate in church for the benefit of hearing impaired people. People would return year after year to Byman’s Bend Campsite because Kim’s sense of caring. She would take blankets out to a camping family if it were cold. Her customers were her friends. Rune describes her as a “friend, wife and devoted follower of Jesus”.
Survivors include her Husband of 14 years, Rune Byman of Rock Creek, B.C., daughter Kara Lindsay of Barrie, Ontario, daughter Karmen Remple of Vancouver, B.C., daughter Christen Rumbles of Port Coquitlam, B.C., and son Jeremy Remple, of Surrey, B.C. as well as her deceased former husband Dave Remple.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, October 25 at the Kettle River Chapel, 1735 Hwy 33, Rock Creek, British Columbia. Burial and or cremation to be held in private. Relatives and friends and neighbours are welcome at the service and the reception to follow.