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Former manager of INA and Westbury Life R.C.A.F. (WWII) 414TH Black Knights – 39R "recce" Squadron
Peacefully on July 19, 2012 at his long time Glen Cairn home with his wife Winifred by his side. Kyrle, is survived by his sister Billie Farmer of Port Dover, his sons; Blake (Judy) of Carp, Eric, Ross (Kathy) and by five beautiful grandchildren; Cayle, Sam, Jessica, Alexis and Zak (all of Kanata) and by Katie Watson (James) of Innisfil. He was born in Hamilton and was predeceased by daughter Lynne and his parents Bert and Lillian Farmer of Brantford. Kyrle enjoyed his retirement travelling through Europe and North America with Win, playing golf at the Mississippi G.C. and curling at the Granite C.C. where he was one of the original members of the "Rod & Gun" club; pickerel in the spring, moose in the fall! During the war Kyrle was a Spitfire and P-51 Mustang pilot who, was a member of a specialized squadron engaged in reconnaissance and who flew secret battle plans for D-Day. After the invasion that day, Kyrle's "kite" was one of the first Allied aircraft to land in Europe where he finished the war in Holland. He was a long time member of the R.C.A.F. Officers Mess, the Montgomery and Kanata Legions. Special thanks from the family to neighbours and friends, Rod and Valarie Haufe and caregivers Angie and Grace. Family and friends are invited to visit at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Rd., Nepean on Monday, July 23rd from 1 p.m. until time of service in the chapel at 3 p.m. followed by a reception; a private family interment of his ashes at Maplegrove Cemetery will be held later this month. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Hospital and, as Kyrle was a 100+ unit blood donor, please donate blood in his memory.
Published in The Ottawa Citizen on July 21, 2012