BACE PAYS TRIBUTE TO:

Derek Scott Byers
August 21, 1982 ~ November 18, 2018
Age 36 Years

Beloved soulmate of April Magnifico; son of Mary Byers (Elgin Rogers) and the late Ronald Byers; brother of Sheldon Byers.







"I first met Derek shortly after I moved to Brandon in late 2003. Where? You guessed it, a downtown cruise night in Brandon. In the years that followed, groups of us visited quite a few car shows and meets throughout the province with other vehicle enthusiasts. Meeting new people, sharing stories, enjoying the weather, and of course, cruising there and back.

If I could use one word to describe Derek, I think it would be passionate. The biggest thing I remember about the big guy was his passion for the vehicle enthusiast hobby itself. He was not prejudice against any kind, or any age of vehicle, he respected them all. He helped fight the good fight to close the gap between vehicle enthusiasts of all ages, trying to make people realize this hobby should not be about who has the best this, the most expensive that, or that all show vehicles should be old. It’s about people who love vehicles, and the blood, sweat, and tears their owners invest in them. It’s about enjoying a sunny afternoon cruise to a show in your pride and joy. When you get there, it’s about spending time with the family this hobby is. It’s enjoying a burger, a hot dog, and the occasional gallon of chocolate milk :p

While you chuckle at that, I am reminded of a saying, “All humor is based on another person’s tragedy”. It wasn’t uncommon for Derek to cause his own tragedy so to speak, just to make you laugh, hence, the “I’m kind of a big deal” T-Shirt he wore.

Derek was a long term member of BACE – Brandon & Area Car Enthusiasts, and did more than his fair share helping out and supporting BACE events. That’s the kind of selfless human being he was.

While this is a sad time, it should also be a time to celebrate Derek’s life, and his enjoyment of it. Whether it was fishing, a recent trip to Las Vegas to see the SEMA show, or an afternoon cruise down the highway, remember the things that put a smile on his face, and yours as well.

Until we “See you again” big guy."

- Krunch

See You Again - Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth

It's been a long day without you, my friend
And I'll tell you all about it when I see you again
We've come a long way from where we began
Oh I'll tell you all about it when I see you again
When I see you again

Damn, who knew all the planes we flew
Good things we've been through
That I'll be standing right here
Talking to you about another path I
Know we loved to hit the road and laugh
But something told me that it wouldn't last
Had to switch up look at things different see the bigger picture
Those were the days hard work forever pays now I see you in a better place

How could we not talk about family when family's all that we got?
Everything I went through you were standing there by my side
And now you gonna be with me for the last ride

It's been a long day without you, my friend
And I'll tell you all about it when I see you again
We've come a long way from where we began
Oh I'll tell you all about it when I see you again
When I see you again

First you both go out your way
And the vibe is feeling strong and what's
Small turn to a friendship, a friendship
Turn into a bond and that bond will never
Be broken and the love will never get lost
And when brotherhood come first then the line
Will never be crossed established it on our own
When that line had to be drawn and that line is what
We reach so remember me when I'm gone

How could we not talk about family when family's all that we got?
Everything I went through you were standing there by my side
And now you gonna be with me for the last ride

So let the light guide your way hold every memory
As you go and every road you take will always lead you home

It's been a long day without you, my friend
And I'll tell you all about it when I see you again
We've come a long way from where we began
Oh I'll tell you all about it when I see you again

Songwriters: Andrew Cedar / Justin Scott Franks / Charlie Otto Puth / Cameron Jibril Thomaz
See You Again lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd