Lyle Lipa

A photo of Lyle Lipa


Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Monday March 12, 2018
11:30 a.m.


Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Monday March 12, 2018
10:30- 11:30

Lyle Lipa, a long time resident of Blenheim passed away peacefully at McGarrell Nursing Home in London where he resided the last 2 years. Lyle was born in Straznice, Czechoslovakia April 18, 1926 and immigrated to Canada in 1930 with his mother and sister Agnes, following their father who had made a home for them in Blenheim. Lyle loved his family, was an avid curler and participated in the Legion Provincial’s at the age of 71. He also enjoyed his summer past time of golf where he represented the Branch 185 legion in another Provincial competition in his late 60’s. He was loved by his family, predeceased by his loving wife Mary nee Vanbiesbrouck and his son (late) Gary, as well as his two daughters Diane (Ken) and Connie (Denis). He was the proud grandfather of 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. He will be remembered for his devilish smile and gruff exterior who had a big, big heart.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Blenheim Community Retirement home where he resided for approximately 5 years and the staff at McGarrell Nursing home in London for their care and compassion during his 2 year stay.
Friends and family will gather in a celebration of his life on Monday, March 12, 2018 at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home, 60 Stanley St. in Blenheim at 10:30 am (visitation) 11:30 am (service) officiated by Reverend Bill Terris, followed by a luncheon at the Blenheim Legion. Private burial to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the Alzeimers Society.

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Lipa family: sorry for loss of Lyle. Husband John Kearns worked with Lyle at International many years ago. Lyle was well liked! We visited him few years ago in Blenheim. He was upbeat as usual! Hello to Mary Dawn Weirts niece of Mary & Lyle. Lyle will be remembered by many! RIP Lyle.

Would like to extend condolences to the Lipa family....from the family of Joe(late) & Cecilia Stewart. Remember our family get together. Patt Stewart

Condolences to the family, I always enjoyed Lyle’s company at the golf course in Blenheim when I was a member.

Connie, Peter, Mathew, Joe, and all the Lipa/Rokebrand family... So sorry to hear of your loss. May all your wonderful memories help heal your hearts. HUGS

We are sorry for your loss. We enjoyed seeing Lyle at Legion functions or uptown. You are in our thoughts and in our prayers.

Diane, Connie my deepest condolences on the passing of your father. Some of my most vivid memories of my childhood are fishing in Rondeau Bay with uncle Lyle and dad and as a teenager golfing with them at Blenheim Golf Course. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jim Vanbiesbrouck and family.

I would like to express my deepest sympathy.

To the family of Lyle Lipa Sorry to hear of your loss. With deepest sympathy Gary & Tere Deslippe.

Our deepest condolences to Diane & Ken and Connie & Denis and families, please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Unfortunately, we will be unable to attend as we are out of town.

Diane and Ken...Connie and Denis .. Our deepest condolences in the loss of your Father.. Whatever the season is he will either be curling or golfing. Many fond memories of golfing with both him and Mary. R.I.P Lyle

Diane and Connie, please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your father, played many rounds of golf with him in years past. May he Rest in Peace