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