Lyle, Jean Isabel of R.R. 1 St. Thomas, passed away peacefully, on Monday, July 1st, 2013, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital. Beloved wife of Robert Stanley Lyle and loved mother of James Douglas and his wife Lee Lyle of St. Thomas, Janet Isabel and her husband Dennis Taylor of Corunna and John Robert Lyle and his wife Susan of St. Thomas. Much loved grandmother of David and his partner Andreane Lefreniere, Laura and Craig, Taylor, Robert , Kate and Tracey Lyle. Dear cousin of Dr. Ian Begg of St. Thomas. Dear sister-in-law of Mary Beattie, Eleanor Fair and Jack Ireland. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Jean was born in St. Thomas on November 12th, 1923, the daughter of the late Wesley H. and Bessie M. (Begg) Irwin. She was a former secretary with the New York Central Railroad and later farmed and raised her family. Jean was a life member of Knox Presbyterian Church, a member of the Knox Presbyterian Women, a 50 year member of the Middlemarch Women’s Institute , a member of the St. Thomas Curling Club and a volunteer for a number of years with the V.O.N. and the Canadian Cancer Society.
A Public Memorial service to celebrate Jean’s life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Hincks St., St. Thomas on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. Visitation at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Private interment of ashes in Elmdale Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice.