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Peacefully and surrounded by his family, Hector Ayotte passed away in the early morning hours of May 29, 2024 at the age of 78 years. Hector was born and raised on a farm in the St. Paul area. This upbringing provided him with a tenacious and determined personality that ensured he never let any of life’s challenges hold him back. These characteristics along with a lifelong passion for anything with an engine allowed Hector to spend his working life in places he truly felt at home such assemi-trucks, backhoes, and bobcats. A dedicated provider for hisfamily, Hector demonstrated hislove by ensuring those around him had everything they needed. This devotion and care was always extended to his beloved four legged companions. As he got older, Hector found joy the simple thingsin life, a long drive down a country road, a good hearty meal and an evening spent socializing with family and friends. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered. Left to cherish Hector’s memory are hisloving wife of 56 years, Lena; hisfurry companion, Kelly; daughters, Jackie (Ronan) and Donna (Greg); grandchildren, Tanisha-Lynn, Leon (Mary) and Tyrel; siblings, Albina (Richard), Clarise (Jacques), Paul (Cathy), Bernard, Gilles and Raymond (Sandy) as well as numerous extended family members and dear friends. Hector was predeceased by hisinfantson, Roger; parents, Germaine and Emile; brother, Gerald;sister, Doris and his brother-in-law, Leon. After a lengthy and hard fought health battle, the family owes their immense gratitude to so many medical professionals who assisted them. A special thank you goesto Dr. Somani, Dr. Ramesh, Dr. O’Reilly, Strathcona and Fort Saskatchewan Emergency services, the staff of units 43 and 44 of the Royal Alexandra Hospital and finally the staff of Units 5D and 5G at the University of Alberta Hospital for their dedication, compassionate support and phenomenal care in his final days. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. at First Memorial Funeral Services – Riverview Chapel, 11090 86 Avenue, Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta with Reverend Carlos Nunez officiating. Relatives and friends may pay their respects one hour prior to the service. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donationsin memory of Hector can be made to The Alberta Lung Association or to an Animal Rescue of your choice. 

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