ByrnePassed away at his home in Wasaga Beach, on Saturday November 16th, 2013,  following a brief but bravely fought battle with cancer.  He was surrounded by peace and laughter in his final moments. Survived by his children Elaine (Dale), David, Dolores and Kevin (Megumi) and his adored grandchildren Ken, Taylor, Jake, Ellie, Patrick, Kaitlyn and Raquel.  Grandan  is predeceased by his wife of 34 years, Maureen “Grandy” Byrne.  Tony was also blessed with the company of his loving partner of ten years, Marie, who was loved and adored by Tony’s family and friends.  Dad is predeceased by his sisters Maureen, Christine and Dolores and is survived by his older brother and best buddy, Paddy. Tony will be sadly missed by his many friends and extended family in Canada, Ireland and Japan.  He was a great friend to many. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9pm, Memorial Service on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 11 am, followed by a light lunch in the Reception Room at Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Wasaga Beach Chapel, 509 River Road West, Wasaga Beach, Ontario L9Z 2X2.  Sincere gratitude for the exceptional attention Dad received from Dr. James McInnis and his staff and for the care, respect and dignity afforded him by the staff and nurses at the CCAC and St. Elizabeth nursing organizations.  In lieu of flowers, the Byrne family requests donations be directed to either the Community Care Access Centre ( or Saint Elizabeth nurses ( Heart Grandan. For further information and to sign the Book of Memories, log on to

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