After many years struggling with mental health challenges, Lyle McConnell of Meaford succumbed to his illness on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at the age of 68.
Born in Meaford on February 5, 1953, Lyle was a son of the late George and Elsie (nee Smith) McConnell.
He will be missed dearly by his much loved partner and best friend, Carol Sadler of Meaford.
Lyle was the proud father of Tara McConnell, Eric McConnell (Grace), Troy McConnell, and will be remembered fondly by their mother, Ruth McConnell.
He was the much loved brother of Joy Allan (Gord), Patricia MacDonald, Linda Gray (late Tom), and Catherine Verburg (David).
Lyle will be remembered fondly by Carol’s children; Rory, Jennifer (Tyler) and Alicia (Devon), and grandchildren; Jacob, Sophie, Amelia, Oliver, Rowan and Eli, and by his many nieces, nephews and their families.
Lyle was a kind and gentle soul; he was sensitive, patient and extremely thoughtful. He would do anything for anybody and would do it thoroughly and with care. Lyle loved animals, especially his cats, and any other four legged friends in need of love and attention. He had a wonderful sense of humour and loved to make those around him smile. Music was a very important part of Lyle’s world, it brought him joy, comfort and peace. ‘Though your feet may take you far from me, I know wherever is your heart I call home.’ Brandi Carlile
A private family service will be conducted at Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford, with a service of committal and interment following at Lakeview Cemetery.
As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association Grey Bruce would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted. www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca