MERNER Lyle Dennis, 13 January 1968 to 29 December 2007
It is with deep sadness we announce the loss of our HERO after a courageous two year battle with ALS. Lyle lived life to the fullest and touched the lives of those around him with his kind and generous nature. He is survived by his wife and soul mate, Gaby Merner, step-children Omar, Danny, and Monica, and their little 4 year old son, Ethan. He is also survived by his father Dennis Merner, his mother Barb Berthelet (Roger), his sister Susan Darrah (Sean), his niece and nephew Courtney and Cody, his grandfather Allan Waugh and his great-aunt Alice Tynan. As well, Lyle leaves behind many special relatives and friends that played a positive role in the fulfilment of his life. Lyle was born in Burnaby B.C. and raised in Langley. He was last residing in Richmond with Gaby and their children. Lyle was employed since 1991 with The Portables in Richmond, B.C. and he wore many hats. His passion for his work led him to the title of Director of Research and Development. When his illness prevented him from working further, he took a typically pro-active approach and became a board member of the ALS society of British Columbia, and participated in interviews and community runs to spread awareness and encourage research into ALS. The family will be having a private gathering. If you would like to express your condolences please post them here on Lyle’s blog. Your thoughts and caring comments are welcome. HE IS OUR HERO!!!! In lieu of flowers, donations to a trust fund set up for Lyle and Gaby’s son, Ethan, would be greatly appreciated.
Donations can be made at any TD Canada Trust branch: Ethan Lyle Merner Trust Fund TD Canada Trust Acct 152-6303362