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LYTTLE: Robert Jeffrey - Lieutenant Colonel (LCol) Jeff Lyttle, Base Commander (BComd) of Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Shilo, died on 13 May 2021 at the age of 46 following a brief illness. He had served Canada for 26 years. Born and raised in North Bay, ON Jeff joined the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in 1994, graduating from Royal Military College (RMC) with a Bachelor of Engineering in 1998 on the Dean's Honour List. He served on numerous overseas deployments from humanitarian relief efforts in Turkey to operations in Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq. He held a variety of command and staff positions in the CAF. He assumed command of CFB Shilo in July 2019 and had successfully led Shilo through the recent challenges of military operations during a global pandemic. He was proud to be a Gunner and was honoured to serve as Commander Home Station of the Royal Canadian Artillery. Jeff is survived by his wife Janet and four daughters Hailey, Emma, Ava and Mackenzie; his mother Lynne and her husband JJ; father Bob and his wife Kathy. He has two sisters, Tracy and her daughter Tommia, and Jennah and her husband James and their children Jade and Jack. He is also survived by his father and mother-in-law Jim and Faye Morden; sister-in-law Julie and her husband Brent and their children Brandon and Bradley; many other extended family and friends nationwide. Always wearing a smile, Jeff was quick to greet friends - old, new and yet to be - with a firm hand shake. Confident in who he was as a person and professional, he didn't blur the lines and allow one to influence the other. Although known as "Sir" or "LCol Lyttle" or the "BComd" at work, he was Jeff at heart. His funeral will be held from Brockie Donovan Funeral Chapel on Friday, 21 May 2021 at 1100h (CDT) / 1200h (EDT). Capt Daniel Walton will officiate. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the service will not be an in-person public service. Extended family, friends and the community are invited to view the livestream of the funeral service for Jeff by visiting Jeff's tribute page on Brockie Donovan's website at www.brockiedonovan.comThe link will go live at 1055h. Interment will take place at a later date in the Pembroke / Petawawa, ON area. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. For those who wish, donations can be made to an Edu
cation Fund for his four daughters through any Bank of Montreal (BM0) by giving account number 0028 3915 269. Janet and the family wish to thank the medical staff of Brandon Regional Health Centre for their kind and compassionate care during Jeff's brief illness. Appreciation is extended to the staff of Brockie Donovan Funeral Home for their dedication and professionalism during this time. To the friends and family who have been so supportive, your love and compassion has deeper impact than can be expressed.
As published in Brandon Sun on May 20, 2021
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