HUDSON, Fla. – After a courageous three year battle with cancer, Walter A. Cyr, 51, of Hudson, Fla., formerly of Sabattus, went to be with our Lord, our Father, on Friday, Jan. 12, at 9:50 a.m. He died at his home with his loving family by his side.

He was born in Lewiston, on Nov. 3, 1955, the son of Alyre and Therese Cyr. He was educated in local schools, and on April 26, 1975, he married his childhood sweetheart and the love of his life, Barbara J. Foster. They had one son, Walter Foster Cyr I.

He lived to work! He started by passing newspapers, then at Supersonic Carwash as a laborer for Lucien Houle. He drove trucks and was a heavy equipment operator for his brother at Pat Cyr Trucking, Harry Crooker, Gendron & Gendron, Bluerock, and Lewiston Public Works. He also owned and operated his own business, Cyrbo Trucking. His last place of employment was Gigliotti Construction Inc. of New Port Richey, Fla. His community involvements include selectman for the town of Sabattus, Maine, and memberships in the F.O.E. #368, Teamsters Union local #340, and the Elks. He loved trucking, fishing, hunting, cards, camping, and lived his life-long dream of going to Alaska and catching lots of BIG fish!

He belongs to St. Martin’s Church in Hudson, Fla., where a memorial service will be held on Jan. 27, at 3 p.m.

Other survivors include his mother, Therese B. Cyr; four brothers, Patrick, and wife, Barbie, Marc, and wife, Theresa, Maurice, and wife, Wendy, David, and wife, Michelle, all of Sabattus; two sisters, Lynda Cyr of Sabattus and Gloria Gosselin of Lewiston; and many nieces and nephews. He will also be missed by his in-laws and relatives of the Foster family of Sabattus.

He was predeceased by his father, Alyre J. Cyr; and a brother-in-law, Normand Gosselin.