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SEDGWICK - Lawrence "Butch" Byard, 69, passed away November 18, 2014 at his home. He was born in Castine, January 30, 1945, the son of Ronald E. and Ethel (Herrick) Byard.

Butch graduated from George Stevens Academy, Blue Hill in 1963 and attended NMVTI in Presque Isle studying auto mechanics. He worked for Dick Howard in Brooklin and later for Shepard Chevrolet and Gene's Sales and Service in Stonington. Eventually, he achieved his dream of owning his own business, first running Byard's Auto Works in Stonington and later L. Byard & Son in his own building in Sedgwick. He was a man of all trades and liked caring for the family farm. He was especially fond of tractors and loved checking the Uncle Henry's for ones to fix up and sell. He belonged to the Sedgwick Volunteer Fire Department and was always there for anyone who needed help. He cared for both of his parents in his home.

He is survived by his wife, Saralyn Billings Byard; daughter, Miranda Byard; son, Matthew Byard; daughter-in-law, Kortnie; two granddaughters, Melanie and Leah Byard; sister, Sandra Byard Hill and husband Dick; nieces, Allison Charles, Lisa Dauphinee, and Betsy Ladd and their husbands; grandnephews and grandnieces, Hazen Dauphinee, Nathaniel Ladd, Samantha Dauphinee, Amanda Ladd, Katherine Charles, and William Charles; sister-in-law, Noreen Dunham and husband George; niece, Gale Boughman and husband; grandniece, Emma Boughman and grandnephew, Alex Boughman; nephew, Barry Dunham and wife; and grandniece, Harper Dunham. He was predeceased by his father in 1982, his mother in 2005; and infant brother in 1940.

A private graveside service will be held. E-mails are welcomed at sbbyard@gmail.com. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 49 Main St. Blue Hill. Condolences may be made at www.jordanfernald.com
Published on  November 20, 2014
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