Arthur “Art” Hamar
August 30, 1950 – May 15, 2014
Art is survived by his wife, Pat, son Michael (Cheryl); daughter Rochelle; his brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews, Rod (Terry) Garrett, Andrew and Amber Garrett; Bryan (Rosemary) Garrett, Jillian (Blain) Garrison, Stephanie Garrett; Conrad (Trudy) Garrett, Matthew and Heather Garrett; Ed (Donna) Garrett; Edith Garrett, Ian, Erin and Wesley Amundson; Emily (Byron) Stanley; Kurtis and Jody Stanley; Janine and Lareina Anderson; Cory and Wade Russell. He is predeceased by his father and mother, Jack and Florence Garrett. Art was born in Stettler Hospital to John Stephen and Florence Edith Garrett on August 30, 1950. Being the oldest triplet, Art was the first born of the three boys and hailed from Erskine, AB. He was educated at the Erskine School until grade nine and then was bussed to the Stettler Composite High School graduating grade 12. During his years growing up in a small rural community, he had a paper route, was a boy scout, played accordion and picked rocks for the local farmers. His passion was baseball, playing for Pony Chapman, who moulded him into the great player he became. During the summer of his grade 12 year, he met Pat, and became high school sweethearts. When high school was over, he worked at various jobs, including seismic, road construction and the rigs. After four years of apprenticing to become an electrician in 1973, Art joined the International brotherhood of Electrical Works, Local 424. That same year he married Pat Gilbert and was with Pat and IBEW for over 40 years. Both Art and Pat worked in Alberta for a number of years, they moved to the states for a year. Returning home, they moved to Millet in 1980, raising their family. After a seven month battle of a rare blood disorder, Art passed away peacefully in his home on the morning of Thursday, May 15, 2014. A Celebration of Life was held Friday, May 23, 2014 at 2 p.m., Millet Agriplex Banquet Hall, Millet, AB. Donations are gratefully accepted to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 222 Queen St., Suite 1402, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5V9; or the Diabetes Foundation, 1400-522 University Ave., Toronto, ON, M5G 2R5.