After a brief illness, Lyall passed away peacefully at the Golden Hospital.
He is survived by his wife Jackie, four children, Mark, Murray, Michelle, Melinda and their families, including eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and friends.
Family meant the world to Lyall, and to him family wasn’t only defined by blood. If he liked you and you never wronged him, you were family. If you were in need, he was always willing to lend a hand or advice.
Lyall was born in Teulon Manitoba to Cecil and Agnes Campbell. He travelled to New Zealand in his early twenties for work in the logging industry. He had many great memories of that time and many stories of hunting with his Maori friends.
After returning to Manitoba for a few years, Lyall moved his family to Golden where he worked in the logging industry and for Parks Canada, retiring in 1985.
Lyall enjoyed many things in life. He valued hard work above all. He could run almost any piece of equipment, fix most things and build almost anything he set his mind too. He was a fair carpenter and an accomplished welder. The Rocking Horse Ranch was his home and he was proud of it and his family who helped build it. Lyall also loved hunting and he had a vast knowledge of firearms. He enjoyed the outdoors and he loved horses.
As per Lyall’s wishes, there will be no funeral. A celebration of life will be held on the ranch at a later date.
To those who so desire, donations may be made to Dying with Dignity, www.dying withdignity.ca or a donation to a charity of your choice.
“To live in the hearts we leave behind, is not to die.”