Lyle was born and raised in Edmonton. He studied Culinary Arts at NAIT and worked at some of the best restaurants, but he was especially proud of his time at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
An avid hockey fan, when Lyle wasn’t watching the game, you would most likely find him in the kitchen cooking something delicious and
jamming out to music. Lyle would have been celebrating his 4th year of sobriety this month, an achievement of which his family were all incredibly proud.
Daily Affirmation for January 29 – The Joy of Sharing:
Life will take on new meaning. To watch people recover, to see them help others, to watch loneliness vanish, to see a fellowship grow up about you, to have a host of friends — this is an experience you must not miss. We know you will not want to miss it. Frequent contact with newcomers and with each other is the bright spot of our lives.
– Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 89
To know that each newcomer with whom I share has the opportunity to experience the relief that I have found in this Fellowship fills me with joy and gratitude. I feel all the things described in A.A. will come to pass for them, as they have for me, if they seize the opportunity and embrace the program fully.
Lyle will be dearly missed by all who loved him. He is survived by his son Scott (Candice); daughters Samantha (Scott) and Melissa (Doug); his 8 beautiful grandchildren; and his brothers Randy and Barry Smith. He was predeceased by his parents Margaret Kirkpatrick and Paul Smith, and his sister Darlene Smith.
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Prayer for Serenity
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.