Frederick Ronald Weagant
Fred Weagant, in his 85th year, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family in prayer, at the Dundas Manor in Winchester on Aug. 3, 2003.
He was the beloved husband of Anita (nee Elliott). He was loving Dad of Barbara (Dave) Black, Bob (Sandra), Laird (Elise) and Janice (Trevor) de Freitas. He was cherished Papa of Shari Westman; Julie Baker; Stacey, Wendy, Leslie and Paula Weagant; Christy Griffin; Scott, Andrea and Tricia Weagant; and Luke and Zachary de Freitas. He was a dear great-grandfather of Danika Westman; and Cody and Sabrina Baker.
He was predeceased by brothers Cameron and Bev Weagant. He was respected uncle of many nieces and nephews.
He was raised on a farm in Colquhoun, near Williamsburg. In 1947 he moved to South Mountain with his wife Anita, where they purchased a general store. They laid the foundation of Weagant Farm Supplies in 1953.
His devotion to family and business were inseparable. He took enormous pride in both. His life’s work evolved into one of eastern Ontario’s largest farm equipment dealerships, with stores in South Mountain, Winchester and Brockville.
He rested at the Byers Funeral Home in South Mountain on Aug. 5, and will be resting on Aug. 6 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held at St. James Anglican Church on High Street in Morrisburg on Aug. 7 at 11 am.
Interment will be at St. Lawrence Valley Union Cemetery. By family request, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or the Dundas Manor Activity Fund.