Born July 2, 1927 in Winnipeg, Manitoba and died August 10, 2012 at Victoria Hospital, London, Ontario.  He lived most of his adult life in British Columbia until they moved to RR 6, Woodstock, Ontario in 1996.  Survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Irma Byrne (nee Tidy).  He was a wonderful father and grandfather to:  Cathy (John) Parciak, granddaughters Katie and Julia of Woodstock, Ontario; Celia (Jim) McBride, grandson Ken of Kamloops, BC; Connie (Kelly) Hayden of Lakewood, Washington; Michael Byrne, grandson Joey, granddaughters Kelsey and Isabella of North Vancouver, BC; and Patrick (Donna-Mae) Byrne, granddaughters Suzanne and Julia of Richmond, BC.  Predeceased by his wonderful grandson James Cameron “Jay” McBride in 1996.  Survived by three sisters: Kathleen (Gary) Whiting and Mickey (Joe) Sutton of California, and Eileen (Ed) De Massimo of Chase, BC.  Predeceased by two brothers: Barney and Jim of BC.  Survived by many nieces and nephews.  Private cremation arrangements entrusted to Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, Woodstock, Ontario, (519) 537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at

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