G. STOKX

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STOKX, G. Lyle
October 23, 1921 - July 24, 2013
Passed away peacefully at Hotel Dieu Hospital with his wife and daughters at his side. Lyle is survived by his loving wife Evelyn (nee Truant) with whom he spent 67 cherished years of marriage. Adored father of Sheryl Dunn Greer (John) of Amherstburg AND Shelly Moore (Dave) of Calgary. Dearest Grampa to Faye Dunn, Jeremy Dunn (Jennifer), Kristie Moore, Douglas Moore and Ami Moore (Nik Odic). "Papa Lyle" will forever be in the hearts of his great grandchildren, Carly, Sean, Naomi, Joshua, and Alexander. Predeceased by his parents Gordon and Hazel Stokx and his sister June Wheeler (the late Walt). During World War II as a member of 432 Squadron, RCAF, he served as a navigator on a Halifax Bomber and flew 28 missions over enemy territory. In one particular mission in 1944 when his crew was detailed to bomb Calais, the enemy put up a vigilant counterattack; although the plane was heavily damaged and out of control, they continued to fight against all odds and returned home safely. For this he was mentioned in dispatches and proudly wore his Oak Leaf cluster. A graduate of the Ford Trade School, Lyle worked for the Ford Motor Company, retiring after 38 years. Lyle was a member of the Airforce Club of Windsor and is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 594. He was known by all for his collection of clocks and trains and his hobby of repairing them. Lyle's greatest pleasure was the time he spent with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Special thank you to the caring staff of Hotel Dieu and Huron Lodge who certainly eased his long journey. Visitation will take place at the
Victoria Greenlawn Funeral Home
and Cemetery, 1525 Hwy # 3
(1km west of Walker Road) 519-969-3939
on Friday, July 26, 2013 from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. A veteran's service will be held under the auspices of the Windsor Veterans Memorial Service Committee at 7:30 p.m. Further visitation will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. until the time of funeral service at 1:00 p.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer's Association would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences may be left at
www.msuttonfuneral.ca


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Published in The Windsor Star from July 26 to July 27, 2013
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