Harold Kyle passed away peacefully after a courageous struggle with a lengthy illness on November 8, 2010, at the 100 Mile District Hospital. His working career began in his youth on the family farm in Alberta, and then in the Alberni Valley. Later as a young man, he entered the forest sector, working in mills in Alberni and Richmond. This was followed by hand logging, working log booms in Howe Sound and finally attaining his goal of falling trees in Squamish and 100 Mile House where he enjoyed his love of independence and great love of the bush. In June 1969, Harold brought his family to the 100 Mile area, to begin farming and work on clearing the land on the Upper Houseman Road. Harold and Eileen moved to the homestead in 1981 and found great joy over the years living there. Harold was a gentle man who will be remembered for his pure heart, optimism, friendliness and wonderful smile. His quiet strength and spirit of hope created a feeling of safety for his loved ones. There was no challenge he could not engineer his way through. His resourcefulness was amazing. He selflessly worked very hard his entire life, but always had the time and took pleasure in helping others wherever he could.
Harold was predeceased by his beloved first wife Helen (1963), his beautiful three year-old son Larry (1962), his much-loved adopted sons George Walton (1982) and David Walton (2005) and his parents Elise and Walter Kyle.
He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years Eileen, son Brian (Melanie), daughters Sharin, and Judy (Ron), as well as grandchildren Andrea and Brent. He also leaves brothers Rod (Joan) and Mel (Audrey), sister Deborah and numerous other loving family and friends. His great love for each was boundless.
Harold will be sorely missed, but forever remembered and close to our hearts. A Memorial Service will be held at the 100 Mile United Church on November 20, 2010 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations to a charity of your choice.
100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd. entrusted
with the arrangements. 250-395-3243
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