Lyle was born in North Battleford Saskatchewan 81 years ago. When he was nine months old, he moved to Bowser BC with his brothers Gordon and Howard, and mother Ila.
He grew up in Bowser, eventually becoming a logger by the age of 14. He married and settled down in 1951, having three children.
Lyle eventually remarried in Sechelt in 1967, ending up with two more sons. In 1971, Lyle formed a small landclearing company in Sechelt BC.
After many years of work on the Sunshine Coast, in 1990 he and his wife moved to Qualicum Beach to be closer to all their children. Shortly after, he retired to enjoy his golden years.
Lyle enjoyed camping at the beach of Little Qualicum River during the warm summer months surrounded by friends and wonderful people. In the winter months, he and his wife traveled to Yuma, Arizona to enjoy the sunny weather with their southern friends.
Wherever he went Lyle made friends. His genuine nature, kindness and sharp wit were always appreciated. He had a vast knowledge of mechanics which made him a handy man to know. He loved entertaining everyone with stories of his hunting, camping and fishing trips, and his work experiences over the years.
Lyle passed away the morning of Sept. 23 of cancer. He is survived by his loving wife Vera; children Ron (Judy), Rick, Laurinda, Chris (Gertrude) and Darrell; nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all his friends and family.
Special thanks to the staff of the NRGH Palliative Ward and the Hospice volunteers. Their kindness and support made a difficult time much more bearable.
A service for Lyle will be held at the Bowser Legion at 2-4 pm on Oct. 4.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Palliative Care ward of NRGH, or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly