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It is with great sorrow that the family of Aaron Roy Hyatt announces his sudden passing on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010.

Aaron was a free spirit, not bound by the expectations of others. He truly walked to the beat of his own drum.

Now he is free.

Aaron is survived by his three sons, Cole, Terrell, and Garrett; and their mother, Crystal Hyatt. He also has left behind his parents, Mervin and Gayle Hyatt, and his brother, Patrick (Terra), all of Emo, Ont.

Left to mourn his passing are his nieces, Dallas and Addison Hyatt, and Page Yerxa; his nephew, Cameron Hyatt; aunts and uncles, Bev (Elliott) Cooper, Gail (Joe) Roussin, Dennis (Jan) Hyatt, David (Linda) Hyatt, Penny (Dennis) Logan, Brenda (Jim) Marr, Ruth Kielczewski, and Stacey (Roger) Buck; and numerous cousins.

Aaron also will be sadly missed by his special friend, Johnna Bruyere.

Aaron was predeceased by his infant sister, Rhonda; his paternal grandparents, Jack and Ann Hyatt, and his maternal grandparents, Francis and Betty Gailling; his aunt, Geraldine Mitchell; and uncle, Ethan Hollingsworth.

Aaron was born in Fort Frances, Ont. on Aug. 3, 1976 and spent his early years there until the family moved to Burriss, Ont. In his youth, he enjoyed hunting with his brother, Pat, and various sports, especially hockey, football, and baseball.

He excelled at everything he set his mind to. He also enjoyed spending time with his many friends, and often could be seen on the job with his sidekick and helper … his dad.

His greatest joy was his three sons. They spent time together working on odd jobs, dirt biking, snowmobiling, playing hockey on the rink behind his home, tubing in the summer, and just hanging out together.

Never one to sit still, Aaron was kept busy with his contracting business and left his mark as a carpenter throughout the district. There are many examples of his handiwork that will be a reminder of who Aaron was and what he was capable of, including the addition on his parent’s home and the beautiful island in his mom’s kitchen.

Visitation was held Monday, Feb. 1, 2010 at the Northridge Funeral Home in Emo, with funeral services held Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010 at 1 p.m. at the Christian Reform Church in Emo, with Pastor Peggy Mason officiating.

Interment will take place at a later date.

If desired, in memoriam donations may be made the Kindness Fund c/o Northridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 89, Emo, Ont., P0W 1E0.

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