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Lyla Albright

Lyla Mae Albright (Johnston)

Wednesday, January 14th, 1925 - Wednesday, August 14th, 2019
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Obituary

Albright, Lyla Mae (nee Johnston)
Passed away peacefully at Headwaters Health Care Centre on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 with her family lovingly by her side. Born January 14, 1925 in Cabri, Saskatchewan. Lyla was the eldest daughter of David and Mary (Peterson) Johnston and sister of David (deceased) Betty, Windsor, Shirley McNalty (deceased), Dundalk and Jim (Lois), Flesherton. Lyla was raised in the depression and the dust bowl years in SW Saskatchewan where she became a teacher in a one room schoolhouse. Lyla was married to Albert (d.1998) at the Johnston farm near Dundalk on Aug .11, 1948. Lyla and Al moved from Shaunavon to Bowness area of Calgary, Alberta, resuming her teaching career while raising two sons - Jim (deceased) (Heather) Orangeville, Gerry (Jennifer) Belleville, and daughter Judi (Ron) Nelson,Mono Centre. Lyla is the cherished grandmother of six grandchildren and great-grandmother of eight. Lyla and Al relocated to Orangeville in 1961 to enter the hospitality business, running a motel. Lyla resumed teaching and eventually became a school librarian. Lyla completed her BA from Wilfrid Laurier University after years of dedicated summer school courses. Lyla was a Life Member of the Eastern Star, member of the UCW, Retired Teachers, specifically the Muffin Bunch, Red Hats and Probus. Lyla loved the family cottage at Eugenia and travelling to Florida, Europe, Panama, the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, the Canadian Rockies, Eastern Provinces and many other locations. On Saturday, August 17, 2019, visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. The Funeral will begin with the Eastern Star Service at 11:00 a.m. and Sandra Abuja will be officiating the Funeral Service that follows at Dods & McNair Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre, 21 First St., Orangeville. Reception at 1:00 p.m. Interment is to follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Mono, ON.
Memorial donations to Westminster United Church would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted in memory of Lyla in the Dods & McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. The annual dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 17th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, August 17th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Dods & McNair Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre
    Address
    21 First Street
    Orangeville, On L9W 2C8
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, August 17th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, August 17th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Dods & McNair Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre
    Address
    21 First Street
    Orangeville, On L9W 2C8
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Sandra Abuja
  • Interment

    Saturday, August 17th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, August 17th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Forest Lawn Cemetery
    Address
    14 Cemetery Rd
    Mono, ON L9W 2Z1
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  • Reception

    Saturday, August 17th, 2019 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, August 17th, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    Dods & McNair Reception Centre
    Address
    21 First Street
    Orangeville, Ontario L9W 2C8
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Murray Riddell

Posted at 03:44pm
Heather, Gerry, Judi & Families
I was saddened to read of your Mothers' passing.
I will always remember Gerry your mother
dropping & picking you up at the area for
hockey games & practices.

My sincere condolences

Moe Riddell
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Victoria Nixon

Posted at 09:43am
Great lady, so full of life. Sorry to hear of her passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Bill and I visited over Thanksgiving a few years ago and had a wonderful time.
Vicki & Bill (Nixon)
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Jeannette Nixon

Posted at 07:03pm
Your Mother was a grand lady, so full of spirit and generosity. We first visited your mother when my Father died and I took my Mother out east to visit Lyla and the rest of the family. I found a family I did not know I had. Our condolences to the family and you will be in our prayers and thoughts.
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Catherine Johnston

Posted at 08:36pm
Judi, Gerry, and families, and Jim's family, our most sincere sympathies to you. Having Lyla as a sister-in-law and an aunt and a friend really meant so much to us. We will miss her always. Betty, Gary, Cathy and Tom
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Marleen Eisenloeffel

Posted at 12:06pm
My condolences to Heather, Ryan, Rachel and the whole family. Lyla will be missed but your memories of her will live on through all of you.
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