Robert Bye

Obituary of Robert Edward Bye

December 27, 1941 – Lethbridge, Alberta

May 3, 2024 – Calgary, Alberta


Robert “Bob” Bye, beloved husband of Marian Bye, passed away on Friday, May 3, 2024, at the age of 82 years, in Calgary, AB.


Bob was born on December 27, 1941, in Lethbridge, AB, and grew up in Milk River, AB. As a young man, he moved to Calgary, and after a brief stint with the Calgary Police Force, he moved into the construction industry, where he was employed for 30 years at Lafarge Canada. After retiring from Lafarge for one day, and further fueling his passion for aggregates, he became one of the owners of Fish Creek Excavating and retired for the second time in 2007.


In his free time, Bob enjoyed hunting, playing softball, curling, golfing, and was an avid sports fan, his favorite team being the Toronto Blue Jays. In addition to sports, Bob and Marian enjoyed many worldwide travel adventures as a couple, and with their family and friends. He loved spending time with his family and was always tinkering in his garage. Bob was extremely proud of his children; son Darcy (Kim) and daughter Natalie, and his grandchildren, Katelynn, Natasha, Roan, Grayson, and Veronica. He was married to the love of his life, Marian, for 56 years and was a devoted husband. 


Bob will always be remembered for his passion in spending time with his loved ones, laughing, playing games, and enjoying a good meal. He was kind, caring, generous, and always had a smile on his face.


He was predeceased by his parents, Willmot Pearl Bye and Gladys Irene Bye; and sisters, Luella Metheral and Lois Strome. He will be greatly missed by his sister Glady Dougan, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.


A Memorial Service will be held at the McKenzie Town Council Facility (40 McKenzie Towne Blvd SE, Calgary, AB) on Friday, May 24, 2024, between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.


The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to all the family and friends who have supported them during this difficult time.


Bob will be most remembered for his love for his family and his endless dedication to them. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.


If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, 600 – 60th Street Clair Avenue East, Toronto, ON M4T 1N5, Telephone: 1 (800) 387-1479,


Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed with Bob’s family here.


In living memory of Robert (Bob) Bye, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, Ab t2x 3j3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.


Memorial Service

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday, May 24, 2024
McKenzie Town Council Facility
40 McKenzie Towne Blvd SE
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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