CYR – Louis Cyr

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    1943 ~ Louis Cyr ~ 2023
    Louie Cyr passed away peacefully Sunday, Sept. 3, 2023 with Wendi, Lorrie and his buddy Tyson by his side while listening to Hank Williams, George Jones and all his favorite golden oldies. Louie was born on March 18, 1943, in Port Alberni B.C. to Arnold and Dorothy Cyr. Raised in Millicent and Brooks area with his five siblings Ernie, Annette, Dennis, Frank, and baby sister, Patsy where there was always mischief and adventure around every corner. He was an avid gardener and fisherman, an accomplished Horseman and Butcher and a beautiful dancer. His love of horses shone through at an early age where he could be found on the racetrack as a Quarter horse and Thoroughbred jockey. The faster the better! An outrider for chuckwagon drivers Ralph Vigen and Orvil Strandquist and the likes. He raced his own Pony Chuckwagons and Chariots as well. In the early 70’s he followed his big brother Ernie to work on the Chilco Ranch, Cotton Ranch and Cariboo Meat Packers. If there was fun to be had those two characters found it. In his later years he enjoyed nothing more than going to Rodeo’s and chuckwagon races betting quarters on the races with his grand kids, many a crib games, and watching their hockey games and team roping. The twinkle in his eye, mischievous grin and zest for a good time will lovingly be remembered by his daughters, Connie (Mike), Lorrie (Tyson) and Wendi. His grandkids who he could never talk enough about Brett, Shyla, Tavin, Tryton and Taytem. And of course, Uncle Louie to numerous nieces and nephews. He was met in heaven by his mom and dad, his son, Todd; and his big sister, Annette; big brother, Ernie; his favorite Uncle Willy and special nephew, Bobby. What a reunion they must be having!! He was blessed with so many special friends (his caregivers) over the last few years of his life at Meadowridge and Riverview. They made sure everyday was a party. Dancing, shuffleboard, crib games, bingo, and gardening. Wendi and Lorrie will be taking their dad on his last ride later this fall when the air is crisp, and the leaves are turning color in all their glory. If you wish to honor his memory, we ask you make a donation to the Brooks Legion, 235 3 St W, Brooks, AB T1R 0S3 a place that held special meaning for him as a veteran. “Rest Easy Cowboy”
    Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Louis Cyr. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, Medicine Hat, Alberta. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone 1-800-317-2647.