Tragically, eight days after his 62nd birthday, on Saturday, August 25, 2012, while fishing with his friends near Dorset. Forever loved by his wife of 38 years, Carol (Hardy) of Sarnia. Hero to his children Michael (Brittany) Bye, Kristie (Troy) Hamilton, and Jessica (Jay) Verstraeten. Deeply loved Papa of Erica, Maria, Isabel and Kayley Hamilton, and Bryson Verstraeten. Also survived by his mother Mildred Bye, brothers Lloyd (Gayle) and Paul (Rose), sisters Ruth (Richard) McLean and Sharon (Dave) Collie. Son-in-law to Marie Hardy. Brother-in-law to Rob (Wendy) Hardy, Becky (Brian) Routenburg, Barry (Sue) Hardy, Nancy (Wayne) Lamothe. Loving Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father Leonard Bye (1992), father-in-law Bob Hardy (2012) and brother-in-law Brian Hardy (2000). Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, August 29, 2012, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 30, 2012, at Smith Funeral Home. Cremation to follow. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at

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