Lyla Catherine (White) North
September 9, 1938 – January 12, 2022
Lyla passed away peacefully at the Sunset Haven Nursing Home in Carnduff, SK on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 with family by her side, listening to her favourite music.
Lyla was born on September 9, 1938 in Oxbow, SK and was raised north of Glen Ewen, SK. She graduated in 1957 and then helped with harvest and worked on her family's farm.
Lyla married Larry North on August 3, 1959 and worked at the Bank of Montreal for 7 years. They purchased their farm in 1964 where they worked side by side and raised their 3 children, Don, Sharlene & Shannon. Lyla worked at the Sunset Haven Nursing Home in Carnduff as a hairdresser from 1975 to 2012. She truly loved her job and the residents as well as the many staff along the way.
Lyla and Larry ran a mixed grain farm and cattle ranch. She served on many committees in the community including: U.C.W., Sunset Haven Auxiliary, Legion Ladies Auxiliary and also helping at several of her children’s sports and activities.
Lyla has always been very talented with her hobbies including: sewing, quilting, baking, macrame, knitting and crocheting. Each child, grandchild and great-grandchild has received a special handmade quilt.
Lyla and Larry loved music and dancing, which led to them meeting many wonderful friends. Later they became the entertainers, playing at many jam sessions from 2008 to 2019. Entertaining at several senior centers, Canada Day celebrations in the park band shell and thresherman reunions. Lyla had a wonderful ear for music and could play many instruments all by ear including the piano, organ, chord organ, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, base guitar, steel guitar, mandolin, fiddle, harmonica, accordion and banjo.
Grandma’s house was always available for a special sleep over, fresh baking and playing games.
Lyla leaves to mourn and treasure her memory - son, Don North (Melissa) Josh North; Kacey (Tyler Bordun) Sadie; Ryanne (Kody Kopjar) - daughter, Sharlene (Cory Scott), Justin Fitzpatrick (Breanne) James, Ava, Neila; Alisha (Logan Gavelin) Aleris, Nerrik, Myra; - daughter, Shannon (Ed Revet), Ellen (Jordan Fox) Brinley; Wyatt Revet (Candace) Amelia; Emma Revet. Sister-in-law, Jean White; brothers, Walter White, Ralph White (Sheila), Bob White (Donna). Numerous in-laws, nephews, nieces and good friends.
Lyla was predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Margaret White; husband, Larry; grandson, Nolan North; brother, Charlie White; sister, Grace Morden; sister-in-law, Jane White.
A public graveside service will be held at the Carnduff Cemetery in the spring of 2022. Details will be announced closer to that time.
Donations in memory of Lyla can be directed to the Border-Line Housing, "New Kitchen Fund" Box 250, Carnduff, SK. S0C 0S0 or the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #216, Box 574, Carnduff, SK. S0C 0S0.
If you can’t be a Highway,
Then just be a Trail.
If you can’t be the Sun,
Be a STAR.
For it isn’t by Size,
That you win or Fail.
Be the Best of whatever you Are.
I Love You All,
Please don’t be sad; I am not gone,
The wind in the trees will play you my song.
The crickets at night they deliver my tune,
My spirit shines in the soft light of the moon.
My soul’s in the rain, that fixes the dry,
My melody is heard in a newborn’s cry.
Look for me and I am there,
I am all around you, I am everywhere.
I have not gone, I am not past,
Cry no more, make this tear your last.
Remember the laughter, the fun that we had.
Remember the good, forget all the sad.
Please dry your eyes, please do not cry,
For this is but a short goodbye.
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