Lyle Ross McKenzie

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It is with great sadness we announce Lyle Ross (Oscar) McKenzie, age 79, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on May 20, 2019 at the U of A Hospital in Edmonton, AB.

Lyle was born on November 12, 1939 in Edmonton, AB to Oscar and Kathleen McKenzie.  He is survived by his children Wayne (Marca), Nikki (Steve), Trisha (JP); grandchildren Marina, Chase and Mason; his siblings Hugh (Gail), Marilyn (Larry) and many relatives and friends.  He is predeceased by his wife Gloria; parents Oscar and Kathleen; siblings Everitt and Ron.  Lyle will be sadly missed for his kind heart, his sense of humour and by all who knew him.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Chateau Vitaline staff in Beaumont, AB where he resided for the past several years, and to the doctors and nurses in the emergency department and Unit 5 D3 at the U of A Hospital, for providing care and support during his final days.

The Celebration of Lyle’s Life will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the Best Western Denham Inn & Suites (Marquis Room), 5207 – 50 Avenue, Leduc, AB.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in memory of Lyle.

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Best Western Denham Inn

5207 - 50 Avenue
Leduc, AB

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Rhonda Deady

I have so many wonderful memories of my Uncle Lyle, as his family and ours spent so much time together back in the 70s and early 80s. When I think of Uncle Lyle, I immediately envision his mustached – and very kind – face, laughing. I see his head tilted back, his belly rising and falling with laughter. That is my uncle, whose memory shall forever remain alive: the uncle whose laughter, whose love of family and of life are a beautiful part of my childhood memories. Rest peacefully, Uncle Lyle.

Patrick Deady

Uncle Lyle had a wonderfully infections love of laughter. When I was growing up, He greatly encouraged my sprouting comedic tendencies: accents, impressions and (colourful) jokes. Uncle Lyle always wanted me to perform, not just for him, but, for everyone we were with. It sometimes felt like I was channeling his sense of humour for him. What he may not have realized, is that making him laugh was every bit as fun for me, as it was for him. Uncle Lyle was my license to perform comedy that I otherwise wouldn’t have been allowed to do, at least, not in front of adults.
Thanks for the huge & innumerable, laughs. Moreover, thank you for being the loving uncle you were. I will forever love and miss you <3

Monika Nutzenberger

Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss.

I will miss Lyle on all the future Wednesday’s to come when I went to visit with him at Chateau Vitaline.

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