Pyatt, Mark James

We are very sad to announce the sudden passing of Mark Pyatt on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 in Collingwood at the age of 52.

Born in Meaford on July 2, 1969, Mark was a son of the late James Woolner and Thelma (nee Gill) and Gordon Pyatt.

Mark was the extremely proud father of Gaige, Rachel and Leah Pyatt, and will be remembered fondly by their mother Carrie Pyatt.

He was the much-loved brother of Paul Woolner (Shirley), Sandra Pyatt (Randy), Vicky Broad (John) ,Wanda Pyatt, and was predeceased by his Pyatt siblings; Merilyn, Yvonne, Leslie and Sherrill.  He was ‘Uncle Mark’ to many nieces, nephews and their families and will never be forgotten.

Mark’s greatest accomplishment and source of pride was definitely his three children. They were his pride and joy and he wore them like a badge.  They meant the world to him.  He made sure they had fun no matter what else might be going on.  He could make a game out of almost anything, even chores and dishes!

Growing up as a small-town boy in Thornbury, Mark had a very close-knit group of friends who were considered and treated more like family.  He valued and cherished them all for their individual and unique qualities. Mark had a way of making everyone feel welcome and never wanted anyone left out.  If you were in his company, he considered you a friend. When he entered a room, he made it his personal goal to get, at the very least, a smile out of every person.  Mark would do anything for a laugh, usually at his own expense.  If you have spent any time socializing with Mark, I’m sure you have experienced his quick wit and witnessed his ‘full moon’.

There are so many wonderful memories of trips and adventures.  He loved to entertain family and friends.  Mark would spend days planning, packing and preparing to be sure that everything was covered.  We are all so very grateful for the time we had with Mark and only wish it could have been longer.

All are welcome to join us to Celebrate Mark’s Life at the Beaver Valley Community Centre in Thornbury on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 from 4 until 7 p.m., with tributes beginning at 5 p.m.  We ask that you bring your favourite stories to share and help us honour Mark’s life with a tribute.

In memory of Mark and his kind and generous nature, we ask that you consider making a memorial donation to the Beaver Valley Outreach directly or through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted. www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca

Details

Celebration of Life: Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at Beaver Valley Community Centre in Thornbury from 4 until 7 p.m., with tributes beginning at 5 p.m.

Donations: Beaver Valley Outreach
Make a donation in memory of Mark James Pyatt


Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Shelly harrison
    Saturday, July 2, 2022

    We are so sorry to hear of marks passing
    He was a great guy
    Growing up in the area he was very well known we all probably have great memories of him
    I know my family dose
    Shelly and Dan harrison and family
    And the Lee family

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    1. Vicky
      Sunday, July 3, 2022

      Hi Shelly
      Thank you for your message. Hope you are well. Give your sister a big hello for me as it has been a while. Thank you again for your nice message towards my baby brother
      Vicky

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    2. Sandra
      Tuesday, July 5, 2022

      Thank you

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  2. Herb and Jan Denton
    Saturday, July 2, 2022

    Our condolenses to Carrie and the children and all of Mark’s siblings, extended family and special friends.
    Herbie and I remember always smiling whenever Mark was around. He had a way about him that made every lady feel special and the guys bending over with laughter. We were honoured to have witnessed the “moons” on various party occasions. Mark has his struggles but that never stopped him from give a big warm welcome to us whenever we would run into him. This is a life taken too early for sure. Our hearts just go out to his family and closest friends. RIP Mark. Herbie and Jan Denton

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    1. Vicky
      Sunday, July 3, 2022

      Thank you Jan &Herb
      I appreciate your thoughts and message. I am sincerely heart broken and it will take time but I know now he is resting. I hope you are well and enjoying your new place. Thank you and take care
      Vicky

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    2. Sam & Randy
      Tuesday, July 5, 2022

      Thank you

      Reply
  3. Stephanie Sheridan
    Saturday, July 2, 2022

    Paul,Sandra,Vicki,Wanda and your families.
    So very sorry and saddened by the to soon passing of Mark.Our condolences and hugs go out to all of you.
    Tom and Stephanie Sheridan

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    1. Vicky
      Sunday, July 3, 2022

      Thank you Stephaie …I appreciate your kind thoughts and hope you and your family are well. Nice to hear from you xo

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    2. Sam & Randy
      Tuesday, July 5, 2022

      Thank you

      Reply
  4. Angie King
    Saturday, July 2, 2022

    Our deepest condolences to the Woolner and Pyatt families. No greater pain than to lose a loved one. Cherish the memories ❤️

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  5. Rita Miller
    Saturday, July 2, 2022

    Dear Paul, Sandra, Vicki and Wanda and families.
    I know my words can’t take away your pain or hope to make things better but I wanted to reach out to say how sorry I am to hear about Mark. To loose a brother is devastating. Thinking of you all at this time and sending much love ,condolences and strength sent to you all . our prayers.

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  6. Arlene Osborne
    Saturday, July 2, 2022

    Paul, Sandra, Vicky, Wanda and families,

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you, Mark was certainly a very special person. Keep the memories alive for his family.
    Love to all of you,
    Arlene

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    1. Vicky
      Sunday, July 3, 2022

      Thank you Arlene for you kind message and thought towards my family. My heart is broken but I have many memories and hope this will help me forward.
      Take care Vicky

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    2. Sandra
      Tuesday, July 5, 2022

      Thank you

      Reply
  7. Fran Austin
    Saturday, July 2, 2022

    My sincere condolences to Mark’s family and friends. Mark was lots of fun. Don had a bunch of chickens which had flown up into a tree and Don couldn’t catch them. Mark said he could catch them and he did.

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  8. Jessica kenyon
    Saturday, July 2, 2022

    Mark was such a ray of sunshine ♥️ I send my condolences to his children and his family. He will forever be the cool uncle mark. Light and love Pyatt family ❤️

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  9. Jennifer Dorgelo
    Saturday, July 2, 2022

    Dear Sandi and Randy and family
    Sandi, I am so very sorry to hear about your brother Mark.
    Cherish your memories, they will make you laugh and cry and help you to carry on.
    Take care ; I’m thinking of you.
    Jennifer

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    1. Sandi
      Wednesday, July 6, 2022

      Thank you

      Reply
  10. Jim and Kathy Uram
    Saturday, July 2, 2022

    Oh my! I am at a complete loss for words other than our hearts are broken!
    Our deepest condolences to the entire Pyatt/Woolner families, words cannot express the loss you will be feeling.
    Love to all

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    1. Sam & Randy
      Wednesday, July 6, 2022

      Thank you

      Reply
  11. Kathy Harker
    Saturday, July 2, 2022

    My deepest sympathy to the family..taken way to soon..he had a way to make others happy and smile..hugs to Gage, Rachel and Leah..he loved you with all his heart

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  12. Eileen Gamble
    Saturday, July 2, 2022

    Our deepest condolences to the Woolner/Pyatt families.
    Cherish your memories
    Eileen, Steven, Tracey and Tanya Gamble.

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    1. Sandra
      Tuesday, July 5, 2022

      Thank you

      Reply
    2. Sandra & Randy
      Wednesday, July 6, 2022

      Thank you

      Reply
  13. reg and mae lanktree
    Saturday, July 2, 2022

    so sorry for the passing of mark an great guy will be missed but not forgotten

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    1. Vicky
      Sunday, July 3, 2022

      Thank you Mae. I appreciate your kindness xo

      Reply
  14. Sara Smith
    Saturday, July 2, 2022

    My heartfelt condolences to the Pyatt family. I worked with Mark briefly at Harbour Hill Pavilion and again at Talisman. He was so very kind and fun to be around. Years could pass and whenever we’d cross paths he was so happy to see me and ask how things were going with my brother and myself. I’m truly stunned and heartbroken for all of Marks friends and family. Love and light to you all. May his Memory be a Blessing.

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    1. Vicky
      Sunday, July 3, 2022

      Thank you Sara.
      So happy you had a opportunity to share in my brother’s life. Thank you for you message

      Reply
  15. Bonnie Hammond
    Sunday, July 3, 2022

    Paul, Sandra, Vicki, Wanda & Families – I was saddened to hear of Mark’s passing. He had the best smile! He will be missed by many! Enjoy your wonderful memories – they will help you get through this difficult time!
    Hugs to you All, Bonnie Hammond

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    1. Vicky
      Sunday, July 3, 2022

      Thank you Bonnir
      I appreciate your sweet message and thoughts towards my family.

      Reply
    2. Sandra
      Tuesday, July 5, 2022

      Thank you

      Reply
  16. Tim Irvine
    Sunday, July 3, 2022

    He brought you into his fold. One of my favourite people to see at any party of strangers. Absolutely devastated to hear this.
    One of the best.
    A fellow restaurant brother and can honestly say the main reason I’m still in the business.
    The best mischievous smile in the world. That brought too much fun!

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  17. Pyatt Sandra
    Sunday, July 3, 2022

    As we grieve,
    let’s remember the smile,
    tell the stories,
    learn from the lessons,
    and cherish the happy memories.

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    1. Linda kerst
      Sunday, July 3, 2022

      Steve and I were so sorry to hear about Mark. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. He had the best smile.

      Reply
  18. Peter Lougheed
    Sunday, July 3, 2022

    To the Woolner and Pyatt families: My sister Carol told me of this terribly sad news. I wasn’t fortunate enough to have known Mark. From reading your tribute, and the notes of condolences, I can see that I missed out. Yes cherish those memories. Thinking and praying for you all.

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    1. Vicky
      Sunday, July 3, 2022

      Thank you Peter for your kind message. So very nice to hear from you and I was so sorry to have missed you at the Cow reunion. You were the one person I was excited to see again. My brother was the world to me as I raised him and I will miss him beyond words. Thank you again for reaching out
      Vicky

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      1. Peter Lougheed
        Tuesday, July 5, 2022

        Hey there. Would have been nice to see you again for sure. Again, I am truly so sorry you are are feeling this. Please know there is someone out there saying a prayer for you guys. Have started attending Blue Mountain Community Church when I’m in town. May ask a select few there to say a wee prayer for you guys too. Please take care!

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  19. Rosemary Taylor
    Sunday, July 3, 2022

    My deepest sympathy to the Woolner/Pyatt families for the loss of Mark. May your happy memories sustain you in this difficult time.

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  20. Neil Kearns
    Sunday, July 3, 2022

    So sorry to hear this. Mark was hilarious and always made you feel welcome. I hope his legacy of kindness and fun can be the memory his friends and family can remember him by.

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  21. Linda Teed
    Sunday, July 3, 2022

    Words cannot express the feelings or thoughts going around in your families now. So very hard to lose someone so special. Hold on to the memories and the precious times you had together . Mark will live on.
    Thinking of all of you and sending you a big hug

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  22. Gary & Sharon Long
    Sunday, July 3, 2022

    Condolences to the Woolner and Pyatt families. Mark always had the time to chat when we would meet. Cherish the memories. RIP Mark.

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    1. Sandi & Randy
      Tuesday, July 5, 2022

      Thank you

      Reply
  23. Linda Ormsby
    Sunday, July 3, 2022

    I still can’t believe I will never see his smile or hear his laugh again. Mark truly was one of a kind. My condolences to his family.

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  24. Gwen Hutchinson
    Sunday, July 3, 2022

    Sometimes it seems that there is no end to the sorrows and heartaches that we have thrown at us. They just keep coming, again and again
    But if there is one thing I have learn, it is to never take anything or anybody for granted. We cherish them here and now and are grateful for the wonderful memories that comfort us in the days ahead and beyond.
    My deepest sympathy to Mark’s family and friends.
    Sincerely,
    Gwen Hutchinson

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    1. Sandra & Randy
      Tuesday, July 5, 2022

      Thank you

      Reply
  25. Jo-Ann Murch
    Sunday, July 3, 2022

    Kerry, & Jo-Ann Murch and Family

    To the Woolner and Pyatt families

    We were shocked and saddened to hear of Marks sudden passing. He always had a smile when he came to the house to visit Steven and when he saw you on the street. He will be missed by all who knew him. Remember the good times they will help you to get thru the difficult times.

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    1. Sandra & Randy Pyatt
      Wednesday, July 6, 2022

      Thank you

      Reply
  26. Deb Chapman
    Sunday, July 3, 2022

    To all of the Pyatt family ~
    We are so sad to hear this news about Mark.
    Our family loved him and have lots of fun memories at our home.
    Great personality and great smile.
    Our thoughts are with you all.
    Deb and Jim Chapman

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    1. Sandra & Randy
      Tuesday, July 5, 2022

      Thank you

      Reply
  27. Katherine McKittrick
    Sunday, July 3, 2022

    Mark was beautifully comedic person and an unforgettable soul. I am sending lots and lots of love and peace.

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  28. Jean and Joe Macdonald
    Sunday, July 3, 2022

    Paul, Sandra, Vicky, Wanda, and family,
    Jean and I are deeply saddened to hear of Mark’s passing he was such a likable guy, gone too soon he will genuinely be missed. Our hearts are with all of you, RIP Mark
    Love
    Jean and Joe

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    1. Sam & Randy
      Tuesday, July 5, 2022

      Thank you

      Reply
  29. Mike
    Sunday, July 3, 2022

    Sorry to hear of marks passing worked with him for a year or do what a kind man. Mike

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  30. Wayne Reekie
    Monday, July 4, 2022

    To Mark’s family and friends,

    My very deepest sympathy for you on the loss of a truly great person.
    Shawn”s pal always made me feel like his pal and ALWAYS made me laugh out loud.
    Many hugs and kisses to everyone.
    – Wayne and family.

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  31. Mike Robertson
    Monday, July 4, 2022

    Sincere condolences to all of Mark’s family.

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  32. Meigen Anderson
    Monday, July 4, 2022

    I’m incredibly sorry to hear kids that you have lost your Dad he was a very special person, and will never be forgotten.
    Not only was he your Hero and your rallying support and voice of defence, he was also that hero to many, a friend to the friendless and loyal to all he considered his family.
    Your dad Mark had a heart of gold, a great sense of humour, and a sincere smile that could lift any sad heart.
    Treasure all your good memories always and never ever forget how very much he loves and adores you and believes in you and wants each of you to live-a good, healthy and happy life.

    I hold you all in my thoughts and prayers,

    Meigen Anderson.

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  33. Sherrie Schope
    Monday, July 4, 2022

    Our deepest sympathies and condolences to you Vicky and your family. He is at peace now.

    Love
    Rick and Sherrie Schope

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  34. Gary and Beverlee Dillon
    Monday, July 4, 2022

    Paul,Sandra,Vicky and Wanda
    Very sorry to hear of Marks passing .I remember him as a happy smiling young man .Bev and I
    Send our hugs and sincere condolences to you all .
    Gary and Beverlee Dillon

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    1. Sandi & Randy
      Tuesday, July 5, 2022

      Thankyou

      Reply
  35. Meigen Anderson
    Monday, July 4, 2022

    My sympathies to the entire Woolner and Pyatt families in your loss of Mark, he will be remembered as a good man who had a golden heart.

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you,

    Meigen Anderson (Albert and Inez Gibsons grandaughter)

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    1. Sandra
      Thursday, July 7, 2022

      Thankyou Meigan. Your Uncle Earl dropped off a card with condolences from the entire Gibson and Anderson family.

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  36. Norine Baron
    Monday, July 4, 2022

    To the Woolners and the Pyatts – When we heard from Ginger about Mark’s death we were so sad. We talked over the weekend of times past and how everyone was related – complicated! It certainly is a life lost too young. May you find peace in your pain. Thank you for naming Beaver Valley Outreach for charitable donations.

    Norine, Garth and Ginger Baron (Abbott)

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    1. Pyatt Sandra
      Tuesday, July 5, 2022

      Thank you Norine, Garth and Ginger
      Thank you for your condolence message.
      It was Mark’s children that chose the charity. They wanted it to be a charity, that would benefit the community their dad grew up in and loved so much.
      Sandra

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  37. Laura Starret
    Tuesday, July 5, 2022

    So sorry for your loss-Mark in deed had a warm and welcoming way about him and a smile that was so contagious. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

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  38. Irene Webster
    Wednesday, July 6, 2022

    My condolences to the Woolner and Pyatt families in the loss of a young family member. May you find strength in sharing of beautiful memories of a loved one.
    Irene

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  39. Donna Macham
    Tuesday, July 12, 2022

    Sorry to hear of Marks passing!! Deepest condolences to all!! Aunt Thelma always talked highly of Mark when I would visit her at Blue Mountain Manor!! Cherish your memories!!

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    1. Pyatt Sandra
      Wednesday, July 13, 2022

      Thank you Donna

      Reply
  40. Lynne Barnes
    Tuesday, July 12, 2022

    I am so sad to hear this news. Mark was quite a presence at my store in his teens. He was always such a spark; positive, fun and always a gentleman. He will be fondly remembered by all who knew him.

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  41. Nancy & Brian
    Wednesday, July 13, 2022

    My dear friends Paul, Sandra, Vicky (Bird) and Wanda both Brian and I have known you all and Mark for many years. Our hearts are full of love and support for all of you as you go through your loss of smiling Mark. Any time we think of Mark we see his happy face and his witty sense of humor. Hugs and lots of love.

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    1. Sam & Randy
      Friday, July 15, 2022

      Thanks Nan and Brian.

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  42. Woolner Family from Ottawa
    Thursday, July 14, 2022

    To the Woolner and Pyatt families, we were saddened to receive Paul’s call about Mark. We wish to extend our sincerest condolences with Mark’s passing. Cherish the memories, and know that we are thinking of you all. Love Aunt Margaret, Sherri, Neal, Allison, Ryan and Colleen

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    1. Sandra & Randy
      Friday, July 15, 2022

      Thank you so much.

      Reply
  43. Rod and Maxine Ardiel Corea
    Thursday, July 21, 2022

    Our deepest condolences to the families. Very sorry to hear of your loss and hope that you have your cherished memories to sustain you.

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  44. Donna Macham
    Thursday, July 28, 2022

    Even though I never new Mark it was a wonderful tribute to his life and I left there knowing he was a wonderful person, full of much love and fun to be around!! Thoughts and prayers for everyone!! His children will be very well cared for by their family and all of Marks wonderful friends!! I am a cousin on the Woolner side through marriage!!

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    1. Pyatt Sandra
      Saturday, July 30, 2022

      Donna, thank you for your words and for coming to the Celebration on Wednesday.

      Sandra

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  45. Ian Kennedy
    Monday, August 8, 2022

    I’m not sure what to say, except that I am in shock and deeply saddened for everyone that loved him. I was not close to Mark, nor do I know any of his family. I met Mark about 6 years ago when I moved up to Thornbury. I was on my own for a while before my family joined me and I spent some time at the Corner Cafe to meet other people in the area, watch some basketball or hockey games, and not miss my family that was not up here with me yet. Mark was the first person I met there. The first person I talked to. The first person to have a conversation with. The first person to ask if there was anything he could do for us as we moved up from the city. His heart seemed as open as his smile and you just knew it was totally genuine. I saw him there on occasion and he would always remember me, as I remembered him. We would just start talking about what was new, work, and most of all his kids that he loved so much (I could just tell by the way he lit up when we talked about our kids). He had such a positive energy and attitude that you couldn’t forget. He did come to our house to get something done for us, and my wife (who met him only once at that time), could describe him still when I just read this obituary to her. Flip flops, a great smile, and just someone that wanted to help. I can’t believe I’m seeing this obituary for the first time in the Aug 2nd “The Review” paper that we get. The celebration of life has passed. I would have come to pay my respects to the family and most of all his kids. I know it has to be tough as hell but please know from me, someone that barely knew him, that his kindness, willingness, openness, and friendly personality made an impact on me enough that I wanted to write something to you all. I am so, so, sorry that I wasn’t able to pay my respects and give you all my condolences in person.

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    1. Carrie Pyatt
      Tuesday, August 9, 2022

      Thank you Ian. Your note is much appreciated and I will pass it on to the children.

      Reply

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