HIATT, Calvin

Posted: November 29th, 2016

1160_dj8gksy6_hiattoriginalCALVIN COLUMBUS HIATT Dec. 26, 1928 – Nov. 26, 2016

CALVIN COLUMBUS HIATT, cherished husband of Peg (Johnson) Hiatt, peacefully passed away on Saturday November 26, 2016 in the Taber hospital at the age of 87 years and 11 months. Calvin was predeceased by his son Craig Hiatt, parents Lunie and Sarah Hiatt, in-law’s Leith and Myrtle Johnson. He leaves to mourn his wife Peg, Children Alan Hiatt, Karen Bergeson, Kathy (Kevin) Thompson and James Hiatt. Also leaving his grandchildren Casandra Hiatt, David (Emily) Hiatt, and Daniel (Rebecca) Hiatt, children Abby and Ellie. Karlee (Steven) Christensen, children Isaac and James. Jamie (Todd) Bruce children Owen, Connor, Enoch, and Nathan. Brittany Bergeson, K.C. (Jessika) Thompson children Elsa, Leith. Klayton (Kelsie) Thompson. Karson Thompson. Kamryn Thompson. Dustin Hiatt, Savannah Johnston, Jared Hiatt, Emma Hiatt, Kristi Hiatt, and numerous extended family in Canada and the United States. Calvin was born at home December 26, 1928 in Surry County North Carolina, the second child of 15. In his youth Calvin and his brother where allowed to roam the hills hunting possum, rabbits and raccoons, with his dog Trailer. Creating their own entertainment with stories and tall tales, joking, pranking, singing Blue Grass music. This was at the core of his personality, his sense of humor was ingrained in him at a young age. When he joined the army at 17, Cal was assigned to the second armored Division, called Hell on Wheels, where he rose to the rank of corporal and drove a 20 ton tank. After the war Calvin attended BYU, majoring in Physical Education, and educational counselling. Here he met and married Peg (Johnson) June 13 1956. He followed his career to Canada where he loved to teach, coach, and referee. Cal’s career spanned 32 years in Alberta education, where he made many lifelong friends. Calvin was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, emulating many callings, he found much joy in the service of others. Above all he loved his family, facilitating many gatherings over the years where he was able to express his youthful humor. Calvin, a very much loved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, and friend. The family wishes to express much appreciation to the Doctors, Nurses and staff at the Taber Hospital for the exceptional care received over the last 3 months. Funeral to be held Thursday December 1st at the BARNWELL LDS CHAPEL, 498 S Ave. S. Barnwell Alberta. Meet the family from 9:45 am to 10:45 am with the service starting at 11. Burial at the Barnwell cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the Taber Municipal Hospital or the charity of your choice.

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4 Condolences for “HIATT, Calvin”

  1. Jerry and Sheila Palmer says:

    Peggy, we are saddened to hear of Calvin’s passing. We pray for comfort and peace for you and your family.

  2. Karen (Toth) Lefler says:

    So sorry to hear of Bro. Hiatt ‘s passing. He always made me smile and was such a tease. So grateful for the sweet memories. Your family is in my prayers. Love and peace to you all as you face the days ahead.

  3. LeeAnn Hrycyk says:

    Awe I’m sorry for your loss. Mr Hiatt was my favorite teacher growing up. He was an amazing man. He touched the lives of many and will sadly be missed.

  4. Johnny & Carrie Hiatt Smith says:

    I am hoping so much this will find Peggy and all of my cousin’s I am the daughter of Calvin’s brother Raymond Terrell Hiatt my dad’s life was cut short at the LDS Church he was bushhogging a very tragic accident..My dad passed at a very early age.. I am wanting y’all to treasure the time you had with a wonderful man.. I remember Uncle Calvin & Aunt Peggy coming down here when I was a lil girl once I must have been 3 then again when I 5..My thoughts and prayers go out to my Aunt Peggy and all of my family..My God bless and help all of y’all to get thru your lose. I wish I had gotten to see him again but I guess the memories I have are alot better…He was so funny and loving…God bless each and every one of y’all..

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