2990 Church St., South Mountain, ON

Lyle Gordon Byers November 26, 1947 - September 27, 2016

33rd Degree Scottish Rite Mason

Peacefully at home on Tuesday September 27, 2016 after a courageous battle with Cancer. Lyle Byers age 68 of South Mountain. Beloved husband of Gloria (Henderson). Loving Dad of Vicky Byers (Paul Morgan), Bill (Angela) Byers and Kelly (Clarence) Holmes. Cherished Grandpa of Chloe & Halee Preston, Owen Byers, Murray & Minnie Holmes. Loved brother of Lorne, Marjorie Scott (late Clifford), Mal (late Donalda), late Melba, Hazel Arrillaga (late David), Shirley Wiggins (late Ralph, Edythe Cartier (late Earl), Norma Sutherland (Jim), Wayne (Barbara), Carl (Pam) and Al (Lynn). Lovingly remembered by the Henderson Family and many nieces and nephews.

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Lyle will rest at the funeral home he built-Byers Funeral Home Inc. 2990 Church Street, South Mountain (613-989-3836) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday September 29, 2016 with a Masonic Service to be held at 6:30 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at the Mountain Township Agricultural Hall 2967 Lough Road, South Mountain on Friday September 30, 2016 at 11 a.m. Interment Maple Ridge Cemetery. By family request donations may be made to the Winchester District Memorial Hospital or the Shriners Hospital Transportation Fund. Online condolences may be made to


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    Toula Beckstead says

    Gloria, Vicky, Bill and Kelly, my deepest condolences to you and your families. So sorry to hear of Lyle’s passing.

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    S Freeman says

    Gloria&Vicki&family. Our condolences to you all on the passing of Lyle!! May he RIP! God bless your family! Sandra & Shane Freeman

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    Tom Harland says

    So saddened to hear of Lyle’s passing Gloria! Terrible news. I know I speak for every freemason & Shriner who had the pleasure to know Lyle: I never met a man I liked or respected more than Lyle Byers! May he indeed rest in peace! Tom.

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    Ken and Danielle Byers says

    Sorry to hear of Lyle’s passing. I remember many trips to the farm to visit with mom and dad. Many your memories shine in this difficult time!

    Hugs and kisses to each and everyone!

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    Christine Ibbetson-Mercier says

    From our family to yours, Very sorry for your loss. Lyle was such a kind, generous man. His smile and laugh was infectious. He will be greatly missed.

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    Larry Stevens says

    Lyle, my old friend, so sorry to hear of your passing.
    To Gloria, Vicky, Bill and Kelly, my deepest condolences to you.

    RIP Lyle

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    Julia Freeland says

    Thinking of you Gloria & Vicky & sending heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Much love xo

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    Capt Milfred W.A. Harper Black Watchrtd says

    Hi Gloria it is with sadness that I receive notice about your wonderful dad. being promoted to Glory and being a member of the Masonic lodge myself he will be sadly cousin Tim Bond was also promoted to Glory And now may the PEACE OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST guide you and use you in HIS service.

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    Claude & Judy Mc Phail says

    So sad for you Gloria. He was a lovely man to everyone who knew him. Our sympathy to you and your family. God bless.
    Claude and Judy

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    Joyce Sharkey says

    Gloria and Family,
    My sincere sympathy with the loss of your husband/dad/grandpa.

    May you treasure the happy memories that you shared.

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    Ray and Denise Turrini says

    From all our Counterparts from the Northeast Shrine Association we pay our condolences to the Byers family. May Lyle now Rest in peace my Brother and Friend.

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    Gerry & Cheryl Thompson says

    We are so sorry for your loss and you have our deepest sympathy. God Bless.

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    Michael Olinik says

    I will miss our conversations. I will miss you. Gloria, please accept my deepest sympathies.

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    Brian & Sue Morrow says

    Wishing you all peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Our most sincere condolences and prayers to all the family during this most difficult time.

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    Barry & Rhonda Smith says

    We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Lyle. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

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    Donald C Ross says

    I met Lyle very briefly but was very impressed by the man. A life gone all too soon. My sympathies

    D.C. Ross, PGM GRQ

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    Elaine Freeland says

    Gloria & family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.

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    Louis Gaal says

    Thinking of you, my Brother Mason Lyle.
    I raise a glass to a man who had an incalculable influence on Masonry and the Shriners in Canada. A man who impacted the lives of so many, whose passing leaves a crater in his family, the fabric of the community, and the fraternity.

    Rest peacefully Lyle. May your family find peace in knowing that your suffering has ended.

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    Cheryl Reoch says

    Dear Gloria & Family:

    I’m sending you all my deepest condolences. May God give you strength and peace during this difficult time. Lyle was a pillar of our community and will be missed. Will be praying for you all.

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    Annette Hummel says

    My heartfelt condolences to Gloria, Vicky, Bill, Kelly and families. Lyle will be missed by many and remembered fondly. Hugs from this former neighbour Annette Hummel.

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    Gilbert and Gail Chartier says

    Dear Gloria and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Lyle’s passing. We admired and respected him and Karnak has suffered a great loss with him gone! We cannot remove the heartache you’re suffering but we can and will surround you with love and support as you go through this difficult time of saying your final goodbye. Sending you comforting hugs.

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    Mike Wood says

    Lyle : Such a fighter, such a great man , your enthusiasm and humor in all that you took on and did will be greatly missed by us all. A top thoroughbred.
    Rest now in peace my friend.

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    Donna Dixon says

    Dear Gloria and family. I was saddened to hear of your loss. Your in my thoughts and prayers. Donna

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    Gary McKeown says

    What a wonderful man and such a terrible loss. Gloria, you are in our thoughts and prayers. May you be spared further sorrow. Love Gary & Leslie

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    Arlene & Denis Laverdiere says

    Our heartfelt sympathy to you Gloria, Vicky, Bill ,Kelly and family. A man with a big smile and a kind and gentle heart. Our caring thoughts are with you in your time of sorrow. Lyle you will be missed. Hugs to you Gloria.

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    Janie MacAskill Grimes says

    I’m so very sorry for your loss, Vicki. You and your family are in my prayers for comfort.

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    Karen White says

    My hartfelt sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your dear father.

    Thinking of you at this difficule time.


    Ottawa Mortuary Services

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    Paul Lindsay says

    Vicky, I am sorry to hear about your Dad. My thoughts will be with you as you deal with this loss. I wish I could be there to express my sympathy in person. Paul

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    Ryan & Maryse McLaughlin says

    Dear Gloria & Family, we are very saddened to hear of Lyle’s passing and send you our deepest condolences. We did not know Lyle for long or very well but his reputation far preceeded him. May you rest in peace brother

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    Terri Van Haren says

    Dear Gloria and family. Sending my sincere condolences on the passing of a beloved husband, father, and grandfather.

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    Cheryl Irven says

    Our deepest sympathy on Lyle’s passing. I will always remember him as his photo shows! Lots of laughter and a great human being!

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    Bill and Beverly Smith says

    We have lost an amazing friend. They say becoming a Mason makes a good man better. Not so with Lyle. He was the best from the beginning. He will be missed immensely by all who knew him and especially by Gloria and family. May God help you through this difficult time.

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    Susan Brown says

    Dear Vicky;
    Please accept our condolences to you, your mom and family on the loss of your dad. Thinking of you at this difficult time.


    Susan Brown and Tony Vanzyl

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    Linda(Chambers) and Carl Rines says

    Dear Gloria and Family,
    Our deepest sympathy to you and all your family. May you remember all the good times and memories with Lyle to get you through the difficult days ahead.

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    Linda(Chambers) and Carl Rines says

    Dear Gloria and Family,
    Our deepest sympathy to you and all your family. May you remember all the good times and memories with Lyle to get you through the difficult days ahead.

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    Dan Stalport says

    Taken too soon from us all. Lyle, your easy smile, your stories of the farm at the stated general meetings in front of all at Karnak about the daily tribulations that kept us in rapt attention.
    You always know when Lyle was in the room…the mood changed to fun and joviality immediately.

    You touched me in many ways and I am glad that I got a short time to share some with you. Be at piece brother.

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    Jean Mattinson says

    Dear Gloria and family. So sorry to hear of Lyel’s passing.. He was always close in my heart. An outstanding gentleman, Mason, and to boot a “Floral” Patron. On behalf of the remaining “Floral’s” I extend our condolences to Gloria in particular, and to the family.

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    Jane & Clancy Watson says

    So very sorry for your loss. Lyle was a great man and what a great smile he had. Thinking of you all.
    Jane & Clancy

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    Mike & Betty Glezos says

    Dear Gloria & family.
    We share your loss, and open our hearts to you. The fond memories we have of Lyle will never leave us.

    We are honored and privileged to have known him.

    He always lit-up a room when he walked in, something that made him such a special guy.

    With our deepest condolences and sympathies,

    Mike & Betty

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    Edward J. Styles says

    Lyle will always be remembered as a
    great mason in the Eastern District of


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    Kathy and Rick Lackey says

    Dear Gloria and family- We are so saddened to learn of Lyle’s passing. He was a wonderful friend to many, and will be missed by many people. We remember the kindness you both showed to Rick in the spring of 2000 by opening up your home for him. He had a glimmer in his eyes, and his ‘teasing’ of Gloria. Lyle was a nice guy. Thinking of you all.

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    Charles Theos says

    We are sorry for your loss and our condolences to you Gloria, Billy, Vicky, Kelly and families.
    Charles and Dina Theos and family

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    Shannon Wyman says

    To Vicky and family, my deepest condolences. Thinking of you and sending much love.

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    Shirley Bolton says

    My sincere sympathy to all of the Byers family in the loss of your dear loved one. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

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    Gary & Ghislaine Morrison says

    We send our most sincere sympathies to Lyle’s family and friends. Lyle was too young, and this last voyage passed too quickly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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    Mike Purvis says

    Sincere condolences from the officers and brethren of St John’s Lodge 21a.
    Mike Purvis


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    Christine & Richard Kearney says

    Dear Gloria, Vicky, Bill, Kelly and family, please accept our deepest sympathies.
    Dear Lyle, today as you depart on your wonderful journey, we thank you for your friendship and your kindness. Although you will be sadly missed, we’re honored and privileged to have known you. Farewell my Friend, may you Rest in Peace and God Bless your Family!

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    Peter Breaks says


    I hold you gently in my heart at this moment of your loss.


    Pizza Pete

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    Len & Marlene Finnamore says

    Gloria and family, Please accept our deepest sympathies. Lyle was a wonderful man who had an infectious smile and laughter. We love you dearly and pray that God gives you and your family the strength to move forward during this difficult time. God Bless forever, Len and Marlene

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    Stephanie Holmes says

    My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the entire family during this very sad time. Treasure your happy memories and keep them alive in your hearts.

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    Joke and bas van Winden says

    Our deepest Sympathy with the passing from you husband Dad and granddad We pray for you all to get the strength in this difficult time

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    John and Vera Adametz says

    Dear Gloria, Vicky & family.
    So very sorry for your loss.

    With our condolences and deepest sympathy,

    John and Vera Adametz

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    John Guinn says

    Lyle was a gentleman I got to know him through Masonary. He will be missed.RIP my friend.

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    Audrey Adametz says

    Our deepest condolences to you and your family.

    Our thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow.

    Audrey Adametz and Duane Gaudet

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    Cay brown says

    So sorry, Gloria, and family. We have lost another of the greatest gentlemen.

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    Neil/Sharon Stewart says

    We were saddened to hear of Lyle’s passing. We always enjoyed our visits with him. We shall hold you,
    his family in our thoughts and prayers.

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    Doug & Sandra Brannan says

    Dear Gloria, Vicky & families,
    We just heard about Lyle’s death a few days ago. Our condolences to all of you. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

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