Saturday, February 20, 2010

My Father's Obituary...

E.B. “Max” Hyatt
1948-2010

It is with great sorrow that we announce the death of E. Max Hyatt, born September 5, 1948 in Lynwood, California. Max passed away suddenly on the night of January 21, 2010 at NRH. He is survived by his wife, Janice, and his daughter, Ingela F. Hyatt, as well as four cats, a giant German Shepherd and a plethora of fish—all who love him very much.

After serving four years in the Vietnam War, Max came to Canada, where he met his future wife, Janice, in 1970 in Toronto, Ontario. Having a passion for life and a zeal for knowledge, Max dragged his family all over Canada—living in a great many places—before finally settling in the mid-Vancouver Island area in 1983. It was not long after that he and his wife became the managers of Surfside RV Park—a renowned party park at the time—turning Surfside around and making it a family campground with a good reputation. During this time, he opened up California Care Car—a car detailing business—and was looking into investment opportunities. However, at the age of 40, he suffered a heart attack, which led to Max's semi-retirement and his new job—taxing his daughter around town.

On January 25, 2008, Max suffered a stroke which left him partly paralyzed on the right side of his body. Though he eventually had an 90% recovery, he continuously struggled with the various medical conditions which were caused by the stroke. But Max was a fighter, right up to the end.

Though a man of great wisdom—and often suffered for it—E. Max Hyatt lived life to the fullest...and will be greatly missed by family and friends.

All undone is no one though at
death's door he lie: some with good
sons are blessed, and some with kinsmen, or with
coffers full, and some with deeds well-done.

--Havamal

Labels: , ,