LYLE WADE REINHELLERPosted: May 24th, 2019
January 16, 1957 ~ May 21, 2019
Lyle Wade Reinheller passed away at St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice in Medicine Hat on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at the age of 62 years. He was predeceased by his father, Albert Reinheller. Lyle leaves to cherish his memory: his mother, Eileen Reinheller; brother, Lee (Corili) and their children, Justin, Char (Mike) and their children Karleigh and Addison; Amber (John) and their daughter, Miaya; sister, Della (Carmon) and their daughters, Jennifer (Charles) and their children, Melody and Benjamin; Kristy (Brendan); sister, Angela and her children, Savanna, Jessica (Josh) and their children, Alize, Bishop, Korbin and Kaine. Lyle was born on January 16, 1957, in Medicine Hat. His family moved from Richmound, Saskatchewan to Medicine Hat in 1967. Lyle attended George P. Vanier, a school for persons with disabilities. He later attended the Kinsmen Training Centre as well as Redi Enterprises for life skills and job training. At 18 years of age, Lyle moved out of his parents’ home, living in various group homes and after a number of years in the apartment training program, he moved into his own apartment where he lived independently for his adult life. He was so very proud to have his own apartment; he truly loved his independence. Lyle loved hockey… he was a super fan of the Flames and Oilers and one of the MH Tigers biggest fans, sitting behind the player’s bench as a season ticket holder for more than 30 years. Then there was baseball… Lyle loved his Toronto Blue Jays! He loved to go camping, fishing and sitting by the campfire. Lyle took great pride in having a job and he worked for various businesses including Sidestreet, Tony Romas and Tim Horton’s. He bowled a great game; loved to golf and was a proud member of the Moose Lodge, playing pool in their league; but there was nothing like the love he had for his family. Getting together for family celebrations, especially birthdays, brought him so much joy. Lyle loved being surrounded by those who truly loved him back. Then there was Christmas and Santa – the build up to Christmas Day and opening gifts was a magical time, not to mention getting all dressed up in his suit and tie and dancing the night away at the annual Redi Christmas party. Wearing his cowboy hat and going to the night shows during Stampede was a special annual event for him. He loved playing his records, watching reruns of MASH and of course going for coffee at Tim’s with his favorite people. Lyle just simply loved love. He loved his mom and dad, his big brother and his favorite sisters and he also had a special place in his heart just for Crystal. He was a gentle soul; humble and kind and wanted nothing more than for everyone to be happy and nice to one other. For those he loved; he gave the biggest of hugs, never afraid to show how much you meant to him. Our family was blessed to share our lives with this very special man. We feel blessed that Lyle shared his life with us. We’re going to miss our “mouse”. World Down Syndrome Day is March 21. This day will forever have more meaning. A private graveside service was held at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Redi Enterprises, CORE Association or to St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at www.cooksouthland.com). Honoured to serve the family is
Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455
Your moving tribute to a wonderful man is one of the best I have ever read. We can all take a lesson from the life Lyle lead. May you find peace in knowing he is always in your heart and forever beside you in your memories. All the very best to the family and those who’s lives Lyle touched.
So sorry to hear of Lyle’s passing. I will always remember our visits in Medicine Hat and Mclaren Lake, and always loved seeing him at the Tigers games, RIP Lyle.