WYATT, Lois Sunday, May 3, 2020, our beloved Lois Marilyn Wyatt (nee Latham) of Ottawa, Ontario, passed away in her 93rd year, at home, surrounded by family. Lois will be dearly missed by her family and by so many friends.
Lois was a generous and smart woman, and her inner strength and strong principles guided her through a life that will be remembered for the love and kindness she gave to others.
She will be greatly missed by her beloved husband of 63 years Angus Wyatt. Loving Mum of Janet (Steve Berry), and Ian (Jennifer Perry). Adored Nannie to her precious grandchildren Kirsten, Lauren, Graeme, Hailey and Lindsay. Dear sister of Ted Latham (Jackie) and predeceased by her dearly loved younger brother Raymond Latham (Maria). Loving Aunt to Anne Holland-McCowan (Philip), Suzanne Holland (deceased), and James (Catherine), Rob (Debbie), Steven (Claudette), Richard (deceased) and Mary Ann Latham.
Lois was born in Ottawa on August 13, 1927. She attended Glebe Collegiate, and graduated from the school of Physiotherapy at the University of Toronto in 1949. She loved all sports, played varsity volleyball, taught tennis, and in recent years regularly entered playoff hockey pools with her grandchildren. Lois met her husband Angus through the Ottawa branch of the U of T alumni society. Early in her career she worked in Winnipeg assisting children during the polio epidemic, then worked as a Physiotherapist in her private practice, and later practiced for many years in home and community care. Lois was a longtime active member of the women’s guild at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Ottawa, and a lifetime member of the IODE, serving as a past Regent and member of the W.C. Guy Gibson chapter. Lois gathered a large and vibrant circle of friends, all of whom she treasured. Maintaining social connections, even as she became more homebound, was so important to her, and she was always completely up to date on the details of the lives of her friends and family. She taught all her grandchildren the joys of antiquing and loved their Labradors, long summers at the cottage and every family gathering or celebration.
Lois’s family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to her wonderful caregivers of several years Astrid and Mary Lou, and also our sincere thanks to Dr. Michelle McKinnon, and Joseph Bushnell RN. Arrangements in care of the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry.
A Celebration of Lois’s life will be held at a later date, and the family looks forward to visiting with friends at that time. If wished, donations in Lois’s memory can be made to the Ottawa Food Bank.