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Obituary of Lyle Homer Gibson

Gibson, Lyle Homer

Lyle Homer Gibson, age 90, passed away at his home in Smiths Falls, Ontario on May 30, 2018 after a long and very courageous fight with cancer. He was born March 11, 1928 in Smiths Falls, the son of the late John and Pearl Gibson. Lyle is survived by his wife, best friend and soul mate of 66 years, Shirley. He is also survived by his much loved and loving children Shelly (Peter) and John (Connie), and grandchildren Shane (Sierra) and Quniton (Betsy), and great-grandchildren Reagan and Fox. he was predeceased by his parents, his sister Eunice and his brother Ronald.

Lyle was well known in the community as owner and operator of Gibson's Drive-In Restaurant which he ran with his brother Ron for 38 years. He was also very well known for his involvement and contribution to hockey, having been inducted into the Smiths Falls Sports Hall of Fame. Lyle played Junior "A" hockey for the Galt Rockets in 1947 and 1948. Also the Smiths Falls Rideaus and the Brockville Magedomas, and was the assistant coach for the Smiths Falls Bears. Lyle and Shirley enjoyed spending time with family at the cottage on the Lower Rideau, travelling, cruises and yard work. Never far away from the sports world, Lyle spent many evening hours watching hockey, basketball and baseball on T.V. His quick wit, laughter and jokes will be very sadly missed by all who knew him. But most of all he will be remembered by his family as being a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

The family wishes to thank the numerous health care providers and caregivers. Dr. Brundage and Dr. Owen at Kingston General Hospital. Also family physician Dr. Shawn Liu. Nurses Jenna Button, who provided not only kind and caring nursing care but also palliative care, Kim MacPherson both of whom attended the home in past months. Also a special thanks to the P.S.W. workers and frequent visitors Dave and Cindy Mearns.

As per Lyle's wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family interment will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls. Online condolences available at