Lawrence Myatt

Obituary of Lawrence "Lorry" Myatt

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Eric Lawrence "Lorry" Myatt, long-time resident of Dawson Creek, British Columbia, on Sunday June 4, 2023, at the age of 93 years. Lorry was born June 23, 1929, in Kelliher, Saskatchewan, to Eric and Dorothy (nee Fraser) Myatt. Older siblings Gladys, Ruth, and Jim welcomed his arrival. Later they would be joined by Shirley, and finally Howard. The family would eventually travel west, settling in Cherry Point, Alberta. Lorry would meet the love of his life in 1956, and had the honour of making widow Gertie Ramage (nee Nicholson) and her two young children, Phyllis and Steve, his family. Lorry and Gertie wed on October 26, 1957 in Dawson Creek. Howard arrived the following year, then Loraine the year after that, to complete their family. Lorry and Gertie bought an acreage just northeast of Dawson in May of 1965, where they built their forever home, raised their kids, and enjoyed their many grandkids. Lorry drove truck nearly all his life. First working for others such as Northwest Transport and Loiselle Transport, then later for himself at LE Trucking, and finally at Myatt Trucking Ltd. with his youngest son, Howard. Lorry also farmed on the side and continued to do so well into his 80s, putting up hay and oats. In 1997, Lorry purchased a team of horses named Buzz and Bee to add to his herd, which he took to many parades and local horse shows. Lorry transported more than a few brides to their weddings and graduates to their ceremonies. Always quick to say yes when asked, Lorry gave wagon and sleigh rides to the public at numerous events over the years. July of 2000 brought immense heartache for Lorry, when cancer took Gertie, his loving wife of almost 43 years, from him. Lorry embarked upon a new normal a change he handled with quiet grace. Social by nature, he continued to be an active member of the community. Thanks to the hard work of his children and his own tenacity, Lorry was able to stay in his own home until August of 2022, before residing temporarily in the Dawson Creek hospital, and finally at Rotary Manor for the past 4 months. Caring for someone as they age is no small task, but his children were as dedicated as Lorry was affable. Lorry passed away peaceful with family by his side on June 4, 2023. Lorry was predeceased by his loving wife, Gertie; and by his siblings Gladys, Ruth, Jim, & Howard. He is survived by his sister Shirley; four children Phyllis Kalmbach (Dick), Steve Myatt (Sigrid), Howard Myatt (Carol), & Loraine Mason (Patrick); grandchildren Dean, Jessica, Pamyla, Sarah, Rebecca, Christy, Alanna, Amanda, Noel, Rachel, Kaylea, Clayton & Stephanie; 23 great grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren children. A private family graveside service was held on Friday, June 23, 2023. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Lorry to a charity of your choice. Very Respectfully, Reynars Funeral Home & Crematorium
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