It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Viola “Bydie” (Megeney) Cyr, on May 3rd, 2022.
Bydie was born and raised in Stellarton, a daughter of the late George and Elizabeth (Reekie) Megeney.
She was an amazing drummer, starting with the Stellarton Balmoral Girls Band and eventually retiring from the R.C.M.P. Pipes and Drums. She traveled the world with bands and once performed for Queen Elizabeth. She also played with the R.C.M.P. Band at the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena and participated in many International Tattoos as well as Nova Scotia Tattoos.
Bydie is survived by her daughters Bydie Lu Cyr, Alberta, Victoria Cyr, Westville, Stacey Cyr (Danny), Lawrencetown, NS, chosen daughter Marsha Loppie, Alberta; 6 grandchildren, Dakota, Travis, Danika, Anttonette, Harley and Lane; 7 great-grandchildren, Kayden, Antonio, Azariah, Adam, Taylor, Logan and Dylan; sisters, Joni Mabey-Megeney, Stellarton, Marie Lays (Mike), BC, Jean Beaudry, Stellarton; brothers, Robert, Dartmouth, Dexter (Karen), Stellarton, and John (Karen), Alberta; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband William “Billy” Cyr; grandson Levi Cyr; brother George Megeney; sisters, Heather MacDonald and Nancy Sinclair; her nephews Kevin Megeney and Josh Megeney.
There will be no funeral service as per Bydie’s wishes. A celebration of life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or a charity of one’s choice.
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