Lyle, Robert (Bob) Stanley of R.R. # 1, St. Thomas, passed away peacefully, on Sunday October 26, 2014 at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, surrounded by his loving family, in his 90’th year. Beloved husband of the late Jean (Irwin) Lyle (July 2013) after 62 years of marriage.
Dearly loved father of James Douglas and his wife Lee Lyle of St. Thomas, Janet Taylor and her husband Dennis of Corunna, and John Robert Lyle and his wife Susan of St. Thomas.
Much loved and very proud grandfather of 6 grandchildren: Tracey Lyle (Mclean Gordon) of Burlington, David Taylor (Andreane Lafrieniere) of Royal Oak, Michigan, Laura Taylor of Corunna, Craig Taylor of Calgary, Robert Lyle of Toronto, and Kate Lyle of Peterborough. Extremely proud great grandfather of his infant great granddaughter Olivia Leanne Taylor.
Survived by his sisters Mary Beattie of St. Thomas and Eleanor Fair of London, and his brother in law Jack Ireland of Fingal. Predeceased by his brothers Douglas Lyle(1952), William Lyle (1961), his sister Cathryn Ireland (2010) and his parents Stanley and Lena (Hill) Lyle.
Bob was born and raised on a dairy farm, operating Stenhouse Muir Holsteins. He remained involved in operating the farm his entire life, most recently being in charge of delivering grain to the elevators, and lawn maintenance. He was a long time member of the Board of Managers and was recently bestowed the honour of Elder Emeritus at Knox Presbyterian Church in St. Thomas. He was past president and charter member of the St. Thomas Curling Club, 60 year member of Holstein Canada, and past chairman and member of the Elgin County Milk Committee.
Bob was happiest when he was spending time with his family, whether at large family gatherings or a small group gathering watching a curling, hockey, football or baseball game, golf tournament, or horse race.
A Memorial Service to celebrate Bob’s life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church at 55 Hincks Street in St. Thomas on Thursday October 30, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Visitation will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on October 29th, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place with private interment of ashes in Elmdale Cemetery.
Remembrances may be made to Knox Presbyterian Church, Canadian Cancer Society, or a charity of your choice.