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Lyle Reid

March 31, 1920 - November 13, 2011


REID: Lyle – passed away peacefully at home on Sunday November 13, 2011. Born in Oxbow; Saskatchewan on March 31, 1920. Predeceased by his wife Blanche in 1999 and his daughter Barbara June “Bonnie” in 2010; siblings Marion, Hugh and Neil.
Lovingly remembered by his; grandson Sean; great granddaughter Annabeth; son in law Roy, his sister Nelda; sisters in law, Henrietta and Marg and their families. He will also be fondly remembered by his special friends; Mary Rembold, Ken and Laura Hankey, John and Joscelyn Richmond, Jim and Linda Kocurek, Karen and Sharon; the Peet family from Saskatchewan as well as all who knew Lyle.
Lyle and his family moved from Saskatchewan by train to the Island in 1938. Lyle met and married the love of his life Blanche Hess on December 26, 1941. Lyle worked in the lumber industry for many years, retiring from the Crofton Mill in 1986. He was the first President of the Duncan Little League in 1951. He was a member of the Kiwanis club of Duncan, Royal Canadian Legion Br: 53, and Koksilah School Historical Society. He enjoyed the Senior’s Centre and the many different coffee groups in which he attended. In 2001 he received the Duncan Kiwanis Perpetual Trophy.
A Open House gathering will be held to celebrate Lyle’s Life at the Cowichan Golf Course, on Saturday November 26,2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Online condolences may offered at www.hwwallacecbc.com


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Linda & Jim Kocurek
Relation: Coffee and lunch buddies

To his family and good friends, he will be thoroughly missed.
Thankyou for sharing him with us for a long time.
He was a true gentlemen to all who knew him.
Bye for now

From: larryp and doreen peet
Relation: family friend

Not seeing Lyle for some time, we were shocked to hear of Lyle’s passing.
Our condolence go out to all the Reid family .

From: Kim MacDonald
Relation: co-worker

I was saddened to see that Lyle has passed on.
I worked with Lyle at Crofton Pulp mill.
I went to work there in 1979 and Lyle was the Peco crane operator,the senior man on the crew and he accepted me as an equal.
The words that come to me when I think of Lyle are,kind and a gentle man,a man who had not a bad word to say about anybody.
I remember when we went in for afternoon shift,the custom would be for Lyle and Oscar Lukasch and me to stand at the bottom of the crane,where Lyle would tell stories and some jokes,some were good and some were very corny,yet it became a tradition that I looked forward to!
As for Lyle being kind ,he would bring in food to feed the the crows.They trusted him so much that they would eat the food from his hand,provided he did not look at them. What the crows did when he had days off and finally retired I do not know.
Things have come full circle now,I am the senior man on the crew and I try to treat the other crew members as Lyle treated me,with respect,and as equals as he treated me. The one thing I do not do is feed the crows,as the crane is no longer there and I would not have the patience that Lyle possessed!
I think of the stories Lyle would tell of the trips to Saskatchewan,with Blanche to visit family members, the good times that they had.
At times I would see Lyle downtown,and he would stop and always have time to speak with me,asking how I was and how the mill was doing.
Lyle has left a legacy, as a kind and gentle man,My condolences

From: Mel Massey
Relation: Family Friend

Lyle , Blanche and family were extremely kind to my mother Florence , brother Vincent and I during the crisis surrounding the loss of my father in 1949 and remained in contact over the many years with many members of our family . He was a true friend to many and a great inspiration for all . He will be fondly remembered and missed .

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
November 26, 2011
Beginning at 2:00pm

Cowichan Golf and Country Club
4955 Trans Canada Hwy
Duncan, BC

Open House gathering.

4955 Trans Canada Hwy
Duncan, BC

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