After a lengthy illness, Michael Dennis Byard, 49, from Winnipeg, Manitoba, went to be with the Lord on March 13, 2018. He was predeceased by his parents, Joan Byard Hoyte (2003) and Freeman Byard (2006). He is survived by his daughter, Chastina Byard-Winston; longtime friend Robin Winston; brother and sisters: James (Allan) Byard (Barb) (Langley, BC); Carolyn Koroma (Winnipeg); Marlene Byard (Germantown, MD); Valarie Moore (Virginia Beach, VA); his aunt, Mrs. Shirley Richards (Winnipeg); stepfather Leroy Hoyte (Winnipeg); and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Michael was active in sports as a young man and loved to play soccer and baseball. He particularly enjoyed his time playing for the Elmwood Giants baseball team. He was an avid fan of the Montreal Canadiens hockey team and the Pittsburgh Steelers; and enjoyed watching various sports on TV. For the past 10 years, he was lovingly cared for at the Transitional Living Centre (TLC) in Winnipeg. The family wishes to thank Mr. Markos Tegegn, Mr. Cavin Borody, and all the wonderful staff at TLC for all of their kindness extended to Michael. Donations in Michael’s name may be made to TLC, 373 River Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 0B5. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.