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.