Lyle Drewery

A photo of Lyle Drewery


A private graveside service will take place at Pardoville Cemetery.

Lyle Clayton Drewery passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 under the continued loving care of The Village on the Ridge, Ridgetown, Ontario.  Lyle was born on January 24, 1921 to Gladys (Bennett) and Addison “Mac” Drewery in Charing Cross, Ontario, where he was raised and spent his life farming. He married the love of his life, Doreen Elenore Iles in 1945 and they made their home on his mother’s farm in Charing Cross until he retired.  He and Doreen then relocated to Blenheim, Ontario. They were married 67 years at the time of Doreen’s passing. Lyle & Doreen were members of the Kent Kennel Klub for a long time with Lyle being the Treasurer for many years. He and Doreen raised & showed Collies & Shelties under the name of Drewlane Kennels.  Lyle also greatly enjoyed many years of fishing, especially on the French River, playing hockey and curling in more youthful days, playing cards and being together with good friends. He had a quick wit and a great sense of humour, always sharing a good joke. Lyle was a member of the Century Masonic Lodge, Merlin, Ontario and was named Master of the Chatham District in 1986, which he greatly enjoyed.

Lyle leaves behind one sister, Audrey (Drewery) Card, of Fraser, Michigan, U.S.A., his beloved nephew Daniel Card and wife Mary (Lee) Card,  his niece Joy (Card) Robeson and husband Lafayette Robeson, his nieces Patricia (Mills) Frederick and husband Robert Frederick, Wendy (Mills) Scott,  and his nephew Graham Mills and husband Greg O’Neill, and several great & great great nephews and nieces.

The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to the many caregivers at The Village on the Ridge who consistently provided such loving care to their beloved uncle, Lyle.   He will be greatly missed by all.

Arrangements are being handled by Blenheim Community Funeral Home.  Cremation has taken place. A private, graveside family gathering will be held at Pardoville Cemetery at a later date where Lyle will be interred beside his loving wife Doreen.

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My sympathies to Lyel and Doreen’s family,absolutely love them and the stories they shared with me when I delivered Avon to Doreen always wanted to look Good for her husband 😄I Always left with a smile on my heart and a chuckle in my belly 🤗🧩

Audrey, Dan, Joy and families So sorry to hear about the passing of Lyle. He was a farmer through and through as well as a Drewery! May the good memories you have shared with your brother and uncle bring you love and peace at this difficult time. God’s blessings! Chuck and Brenda

Condolences from the medizza. May he r.i.p.

My sympathy to the family of Lyle Drewery. I have fond memories of visiting their collie dogs when I was a child. I remember him having a smile on his face. May he be in peace and live now. Love from Karin and my family in Montreal and from my mother Vera.

We are sorry to hear of Lyle’s passing. He never hesitated to speak his mind and always had stories to tell. We think of Lyle and Doreen every time we pass their former farm.

Sending sympathy to all of Lyle’s family. I met him when my mother-in-law was at The Village in Ridgetown. We shared many stories and he told me about his life growing up on the farm. I will miss his smile and the visits we had. He was very proud of Audrey and all of her family.

I am very saddened to hear of Lyle's (Pa, as many of us at the Village called him) passing. He was a wonderful, kind and extremely funny man. He loved to tell his jokes! There are days where I may not have been having the best day but he would always make me laugh. My sincere condolences to all!

Sorry to read about the passing of Lyle, I visited him when my mother in-law was at the village. Such a fine gentleman May he "Rest in Peace "