McDOWELL, Lyall Alexander
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June 14, 1934 - May 27 2012
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lyall McDowell, who is survived by his wife of 56 years Shirley, children Lori, Robert, and Allan, several grandchildren and nephews and nieces. He is also survived by his sister Lorraine, sister-in-law Evelyn and mother-in-law Effie. He is predeceased by his son Bradley, brother Leslie, sister Gert, brother-in-law Terry and son- in-law Vic. Lyall was born in Winnipeg and grew up in The Pas, Manitoba. His family moved to Vancouver in 1948, and he graduated from John Oliver High School in 1952. He was always interested in cycling and his junior record on the Digney Speedway still stands. Lyall started work at the Ford Motor Company offices in Vancouver in the 1950s and subsequently represented Trapp Motors. He later started several companies on his own including Lyco Products. He moved his family to Summerland in 1973 while working with Okanagan RV Manufacturing and later started his own company, Valley Campers, in Summerland. Lyall loved Summerland and devoted his energy to several groups including the Vintage Car Club, Boys and Girls Club, and most recently Meals on Wheels. He served as President of the local Kiwanis club and the Golden K Club. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Summerland United Church in Summerland, BC. At his request, a bench commemorating his life will be placed in Summerland. If so desired, donations can be made to the BC Lung Association. Condolences may be directed to the family through:
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from May 30 to May 31, 2012