Angus Freeman Hyatt, 92, of 851 Colonization Rd. W., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2011 with his family at his side.
He was born March 4, 1919 to Noble and Annie (Wicks) Hyatt in Emo, Ont.
He was raised on the farm in Lash Township, where he attended and completed grade school. Angus then worked in the bush and on the family farm with his dad.
From 1941 until 1946, he served overseas in the army during World War II.
While in the army, he married (Iris) Ferne Patterson on April 25, 1942. They started their life together and dairy farmed in Burriss from 1947-69. He then worked from 1969 until his retirement in 1984 at the Fort Frances Jail.
Angus served as reeve and council member for 32 years with the Township of La Vallee. He also received the Senior of the Year Award from the Township of La Vallee in 2005.
Angus was a member of the Oddfellows in Fort Frances and of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #99 in Emo. While living on the farm, he was a prominent, active, and well-known member within the agricultural community.
He also was an avid hunter and fisherman, enjoying many outings with family and friends. One of his greatest enjoyments was to have family get-togethers, where he could enjoy a good home-cooked meal and spend time visiting and telling stories with those he loved.
Angus was predeceased by his parents, Noble and Annie Hyatt; brothers, John, Joseph, and George Hyatt; sisters, Eileen Strachan, Joyce Walton, and Eunice Booth; and son-in-law, Larry Andrushuk.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Ferne (Patterson) Hyatt; children, Sharon Andrushuk, Christine (Gordon) Playter, Patti (Lance) Halstead, Kevin (friend Ruth Mackie), and Iris (Randy) Gerhard; 20 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
He also is survived by his brother, Fred (Evelyn) Hyatt; sisters, Sylvia Beadle, Grace (Keith) Neilson, Shirley Mills, and Vivian Cole; brothers-in-law, John (Helen) Patterson and Ted Grennier; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Family and friends visited Sunday, May 29, 2011 from 7 until 9 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 30, 2011 at 10 a.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances. Rev. Frances Flook officiated, with interment in Burriss Cemetery in Burriss, Ont.
The Royal Canadian Legion Colour Guard provided its tribute during the service.
The pallbearers were Darcy Andrushuk, Trevor Andrushuk, Tyler Andrushuk, Brandon Hyatt, Christopher Williams, and Jordan Marsh.
The honourary pallbearers were all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Should family and friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the charity of your choice c/o of Green Funeral Home, P.O. Box 427, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8.
Online condolences may be offered at greenfuneralhomefortfrances.com