LYLE ALBERT BOND Return to News Page


Lyle’s family sadly announces his sudden passing from this life on August 7, 2008 at the age of 45 yrs, with his beloved family and very good friend at his bedside.


Lyle was born August 16, 1963 in Calgary, AB and spent most of his childhood days living east of Olds, AB.  In recent years, Lyle resided in both Sooke and Victoria, BC and was enjoying a short visit with all of his family at home in Red Deer, AB.   While driving to Clive to visit a friend, he suffered a massive brain hemorrage, but was somehow able to continue to drive himself to the Lacombe Hospital where he was immediately returned by ambulance to the Red Deer Hospital where all his family and dear friend Kelly, were awaiting him.


Lyle was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman, and as well, an active volunteer serving as Vice President of the Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society.  The directors of that Society also put Lyle’s name forward to the Capital Region District Water Board as Sooke’s representative.  He had been in that position since last fall.


Most important to Lyle was his tremendous love for Jesus Christ which sustained him through his short life, and brought him much comfort.


Lyle is survived by his loving wife, Anna, of Victoria, BC, his beloved father and mother, Albert and Coralie Bond of Red Deer, AB, his dear sister and brother-in-law, Deborah and Richard Popovich of Red Deer, AB, four nieces, Shelley Robertson (Chad) and their children, of Red Deer, AB, Charmaine Thomas (Robert) of Calgary, AB, Camille Popovich of Red Deer, AB, Carmen Popovich of Calgary, AB, and his best friend, Kelly Clark (Diana) of Clive, AB.  Also surviving Lyle are uncles, Art Sullivan (Anne) of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. USA and Wayne Boffey (Cindy) of Bowden, AB; two aunts, Alma Lawson of Victoria, BC., Virginia Bohme (Ron) of Red Deer, AB, and his step- grandmother, Eileen Boffey of Olds, AB.   Lyle had numerous first, second and third cousins, and as well, special friends Brian Bradshaw (Deanna) and children, Alan Gruhlke and daughter Stephanie, all of Edmonton, AB and Papa Joe and Bill Lebus both of Sooke, B.C.


The family extend special thanks to nurse Lori Lamb and Dr. Middleton for their genuine concern and compassion and as well, to the caring staff at both the Lacombe and Red Deer Hospitals.   Also, Lyle spoke very fondly of the nurses at the BC Hemophilia Society, most especially, Deb Gue, RN MSN.


Lyle’s Memorial Service will be held on Friday, August 15, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in the garden at the home of Deborah and Richard Popovich, located 12.3 km west and south of Red Deer’s 32nd St. Overpass on the C & E Trail South with Pastor John McKay officiating.  Friends and relatives are invited to attend.


Donations made in Lyle’s memory may be sent to the Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society, Box 947, Sooke, BC, V9Z 1H9  or the Canadian Hemophilia Society, Suite 505-625 Pres. Kennedy Ave., Montreal, Que. H3A 1K2.