Fred M. Lyall

Nov 25, 1918 –

June 3, 2014

Born in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, long time resident of Kamloops, Armstrong and Vernon. Fred passed away after a brief stay in the Vernon Jubilee Hospital on Tuesday, June 3.

Survived by his wife, Margaret Lyall, Son, Brian and Grandsons, Steven and Kevin and brother, Roy Lyall. Predeceased by brothers, John and Jim and sister Jean (Macdonald).

Fred started out on the family farm near Rossendale, Manitoba but knew he wanted to go west. He became a butcher with the T Eaton company, then moved to Neepawa, Manitoba with Margaret to manage a locker plant there. Fred and Margaret met in Portage and were married in 1942. They moved to Edmonton in 1948 were Fred started his career as a sales representative for a variety of commercial and industrial supply companies in Alberta and British Columbia. They moved to Kamloops in 1952 and retired to Armstrong in 1984, ending up in Vernon.

Fred’s passion for gardening, especially for roses, was immense. His care for the Polson Park clock and the Hospice House rose garden occupied much of his retirement time. Winter months saw him at the Vernon Curling Club where he enjoyed the game until his 93rd year. He took up skiing in his 70’s and terrorized the slopes at Silver Star until his knees gave out.

Memorial for Fred Lyall will be on Sunday, June 22, 1 PM at Vernon Curling Club.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to Vernon Curling Club Junior Program would be appreciated.

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