Bye, Constance Ann passed away peacefully on Saturday August 19, 2023, at Pine Villa Retirement Residence at the age of 93. Ann was predeceased by her husband Alvin (1984). She will be remembered as the proud and loving mother of David (Tammy) Bye. Forever cherished grandmother of Frederick (Ashley) and Sarah Bye and great grandmother of Wesley, William, Aliyah. Emerson, Calvin, Bella and Aurora. Born March 25, 1930, in Etobicoke, Ann was the only child of the late Stanley and Myrtle Gilbey.
Ann graduated as a nurse from Toronto Western Hospital and worked at Sick Kids before making a career change to teaching. She taught kindergarten at various school in Streetsville, North Halton and Peel until her retirement in 1976. Ann then became a piano teacher, a job she continued to do into her seventies. Many will remember Ann and Al from Bye’s pick your own raspberries in Norval, which they owned and operated in the 1960’s – 70’s. They were active in their community and church St. Stephen's Anglican in Hornby until the move to Collingwood. Ann continued sharing her love of music as the pianist and with the choir at All Saints Anglican Church for many years.
Ann was selfless; she would always make sure others had what they needed before herself. She was grateful for the life she had and took nothing for granted. She was kind, caring and compassionate; qualities her family and friends will deeply miss.
The family wishes to thank Deb, Linda and the entire staff at Pine Villa Retirement Home for their kindness and care over the last years of Ann’s life. Also, thanks to her church family at All Saints and Greg Goldsworthy for their friendship and assistance.
As per her wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at All Saints Anglican Church on Saturday September 9, 2023, at 1:30 p.m. with reception to follow. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Sick Kids Hospital in Ann’s memory.