Robert Lyall

Obituary of Robert Charles Lyall

“It is with great sadness that the family of Robert Lyall announce his peaceful passing at the age of 89, at the Long-Term Care Facility in Happy Valley-Goose Bay on February 5th 2022.

Robert, “Bob”, will be fondly missed by his son Kenneth (Susan) Lyall, and daughters Sybil King (Robert), Rose Webb, Shirley Janes (Keith), Frances Bell (William), Julie Louvelle (Gerard), Christine Chaulk, Winnie Healey (Gerald).

Also leaving to mourn are brothers Ralph (Louise) and Ron (Miriam), and many nieces, nephews and cousins, his church sisters & bretherns, many other family and friends.

Robert had 22 grandchildren: Jameson Lyall, Caitlin Lyall, Darren Lyall, Kathy Hunt, Trevor King, Natalie Pollard, Sherry Goodwin, Janice Webb, Allison Webb-Williams, Abigail Webb, Matthew Janes, Dennis Janes, Nicole Bell, Stephen Bell, Jacob Louvelle, Jillian Louvelle, Terry Lyall, Holly Chaulk, Wallace Chaulk, Laura Chaulk, Jeremy Healey and Abigail Healey.

Robert also had 14 great grandchildren.

Robert was pre-deceased by his loving wife Hilda Lyall, parents Henry & Ellen (Voisey) Lyall, siblings: Edward Lyall, Wilfred Lyall, Victor Lyall, Winnie Blake, Amos Lyall, Rose Lyall, and son-in-law Bernard Webb.

Robert was born in Hebron in 1932, then lived in Nain. September 1956 Bob got married to Hilda in Hopedale, and then he moved to North West River for a short time. They then lived in HVGB and lived on Terrington Lane for most of married life where he raised his family. Robert worked and retired (1996) at Paddon Hospital/Melville Hospital after 30+ years as Maintenance Worker and then a Supervisor.

Robert was active in different organizations. President of Lion’s Club; President & Board Member of Labrador Friendship Center; President of Labrador Legal Service to name a few. Involved on boards: Melville Native Housing; involved with the creation and establishment of the Labrador Correctional Centre; LIA Vice President; & OKalakatiget Society.

Robert is a life-time honorary member of the National Association of Friendship Centres; and in 1992 The Labrador Friendship Centre Building was named The Robert C. Lyall Building which was quite the honour.

Robert was also proud to be a Chapel Servant at the Moravian Church for a 60+ years. A task that he enjoyed to the fullest. Robert, in his spare time, also did lapidary work. His Labradorite jewelry was absolutely beautiful and sought after by many.

Robert is also a proud recipient of the Queen’s Golden (2002) & Diamond (2013) Jubilee Medals, and also the recipient of The Order of Newfoundland and Labrador which is the highest honour of the province given to him a special ceremony at the Long-Term Care Facility in March 2020.

The Lyall Family would like to thank all of the health care workers at the Health Labrador Center, Health Labrador’s Physiotherapy Department and the Health Science Center who had cared for Dad during his whole life. Thank you to the Long-Term Care Facility for the amazing care that he received in his last few years of life, your care for dad is beyond measure. These people are very special and are truly God’s angels on Earth. We cannot thank you enough for the love our Dad received. We would like to give a heartfelt thank you Warr’s Pharmacy, especially when we were taking care of Dad before he was admitted to the Long-Term Care Facility. Thank you to Rev. Amber Tremblett and the Anglican Church, Moravian Church, Fillatre’s, The Pall Bearers, Uncle Ralph and Uncle Ron, thank you for all you have done for Dad and our family.

Thank you for all of the wonderful messages, condolences, flower arrangements and food which we have received from near and far during this period.  

Due to Covid-19 Government restrictions a private family viewing will be held at Fillatre’s Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at the Moravian Church on Tuesday, February 8, 2022. Interment to follow at Moravian Church Cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, flowers will be accepted, as well as donations may be made to Moravian Church, or if you choose, celebrate kindness. Be kind to yourself and to others.

Monday
7
February

Visitation - Vaxpass Required

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday, February 7, 2022
Fillatre Funeral Home
45 Aspen Road
Happy Valley Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Tuesday
8
February

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Moravian Church
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Happy Valley Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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