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May 21, 1956 - Mar 16, 2021

It is with tremendous sorrow and heavy hearts we announce the passing of Wayne Byard on March 16/21 months before his 65th birthday. He passed away surrounded by his wife Aggie & sister in law Louise after a short battle with cancer.


Born in East Preston, N.S,  he was the son of the late James & Hattie Byard. Wayne is survived by his wife/partner of 30 years Aggie Fortin, he also leaves behind his three children: Stephanie (Alex) and two grand children, Jasmine (Joey) and two grand children & Nathan and three grand children.


Wayne also leaves behind 11 brothers and sisters which he loved very much, Doris, Dolly, Willie (Marilyn), James Jr. (Louise), Glenda (Paul), Theresa, Gordie (Lorna) Dean, June, Joan & David (Lynn) and lots of nieces & nephews who will miss their uncle.


Wayne grew up in Sudbury and had a lot of friends, he was never happier then when he was having a beer and hanging with his buddies and making everyone laugh. It didn’t matter where he went he always knew someone. Wayne was also one of the best vehicle detailer you could ever meet, it didn’t matter how nasty the vehicle was when he was finished detailing it was like a new vehicle.


He loved watching his HABS and to fish and golf and like trying new recipes. He also enjoyed spending time with his father and mother in law Dan & Elaine when the guys would go golfing and talk hockey while the ladies would go shopping.


Wayne was looking forward to retiring and moving to Elliot Lake with his wife Aggie where they would be fishing and golfing all the time.


A celebration of Wayne’s life will take place in Sudbury at a later date. In the meantime, Wayne’s family kindly requests that all his friends and relatives take a few minutes to honor his memory by watching the photo-biography above.


Miss Me – But Let Me Go


 When I come to the end of the road

And the sun has set for me,

 I want no rites in a gloom-filled room!

Why cry for a soul set free!

 Miss me a little – but not too long

And not with your head bowed low,

 Remember the love that we once shared

Miss me – but let me go.

 For this is a journey we all must take

And each must go alone;

It's all a part of the master's plan

A step on the road to home.

 When you are lonely and sick of heart

Go to the friends we know

And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds.

Miss me – but let me go.


Cremation & Life Celebrations

530 St, Mary Avenue - Winnipeg

204-421-5501 -

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