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THOMPSON – Lyle Gordon

April 4, 1956 – May 13, 2011

Lyle Thompson, beloved husband of Kathy Turner of Airdrie, AB, passed away, after a long, hard battle with brain cancer, on Friday, May 13, 2011 at the age of 55 years.

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on April 4, 1956, Lyle attended Kelvin High School and graduated from the University of Manitoba with a B.Sc. Eng (Civil). Lyle worked for various prairie engineering firms constructing malls, bridges and buildings. Lyle’s world revolved around the well being of his children, they were his greatest source of pride. Lyle was a very special man – kind, courageous, never complaining, forever logical, always seeking knowledge and sharing his knowledge. Photography was one of his joys, when Lyle and Kathy travelled to tropical destinations or his beloved Alberta Rockies many souvenirs were taken. Lyle’s easy nature, positive attitude, intelligence and loyalty will be missed terribly by all who knew him.

Lyle leaves behind to mourn his passing, his best friend and wife Kathy; children David, Richard, Robert and Stephanie; step-children Carrie (Cameron) Davies and Tammy Gervais (Brendon Langlois); parents Gordon and Doreen; sister Brenda (Ken) Leach and brother Keith (Patti); grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends.
At Lyle’s request, there will be no service. Forward condolences through Special thanks to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and to the Chinook Hospice. Please celebrate his life with us in your hearts. No flowers please, for those wishing, donations can be made to the Alberta Cancer Centre: 1331 29 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N2 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email

In living memory of Lyle Thompson, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.

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  1. Jerry Korade :

    I had the pleasure of knowing Lyle and working with him directly when I was Project Manager several years ago when Lyle constructed the Co-op food store in Portage la Prairie. His calm and patient manner helped make the project enjoyable. I will miss Lyle. My sympathyes to you and all relations.

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  2. Douglas Clark :

    Farewell old friend. I truly miss our time in university and working in Alberta back in the good old days.

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  3. Jack Taylor :

    Although I only caught up with Lyle in the past few weeks, after being a friend & classmate at U of M…it was a pleasure to enjoy a few laughs together with him…mostly at the times all those years ago. However, it was great to share what happened in our lives in the blink of an eye that passed between.
    Truly sad to see him leave us.
    Condolences to family & friends.

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  4. Jon Publow (David Loeppky's cousin) :

    We were saddened to see Lyle’s obituary in the Wpg. Free Press. He was a fine person and much too young to pass on. Our condolences to all family members. Jon and Lisa Publow

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  5. To Kathy,
    You found the love of your life with Lyle. You were two soulmates from the first time you met.
    His eyes lit up when he saw you working at your desk and you were head over heels in love with him. You accepted his family as your own and worked very hard to ensure that they knew you would share their “father” with them. We are very happy that you had time together to make some beautiful memories and we hope they will help you through this terrible time and for years to come. We saw firsthand how very much in love the two of you were and knew there was something special there that the two of you shared. I will never forget all the things you taught me during the time we worked together. Dave and I are grateful to have had you and Lyle in our life.
    Dave and Marlene Thompson, Winnipeg, MB

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  6. Francine Davis :

    To Kathy – I am so sorry to hear about Lyle’s passing. The last time I saw you (remember our trip to the Maritimes), and you spoke about him, you were so happy and excited about your future with him. My sincere condolences to you and your family. Hope you are doing OK.

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  7. Carolee Senft :

    Kathy — so sorry to hear of Lyle’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

    Carolee & Barry

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  8. Michael Grimes :

    My memories of working with Lyle for years are all of working hard and enjoying life. He was a good man and a great father. We were lucky to have him in our lives. All my best to those who knew him and miss him.

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  9. david mailing :

    Lyle wasn’t just a friend of a friend, but a friend of and to many friends. Reconnecting with Lyle was always made easy by his engaging, genuine manner. A big man with a big heart; it was a pleasure to know him.

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