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WILLIAM JOHN (JACK) LYTTLE
Born: Aug 11, 1934
Date of Passing: Nov 08, 2022Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
WILLIAM JOHN (JACK) LYTTLE
With great sadness, we announce the peaceful passing of Jack Lyttle, age 88, on November 8, 2022, with family by his side.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Gloria, of 64 years; three daughters and their families: Erin (Andy) Nagy, Shannon Hoeppner, Maureen (Cam) Hepples; grandchildren: Daryl (Emily), Brendan, Steven (Danielle) Robyn (Matt), Rory (Cindi), Krisjan (Jocelyn), Brennagh (Josh); and six great-grandchildren. Jack was predeceased recently by son-in-law Mark Hoeppner.
Jack was born on August 11, 1934, in Winnipeg. He grew up in the West End, graduating from Daniel McIntyre Collegiate. Jack was first employed by CPR, Trans Canada Airlines as a radio and radar technician, then CBC Television where his talent at electronics quickly promoted him to Technical Producer. He became Production Manager for many years until he retired in 1991. It was at CBC where he met the love of his life and best friend, Gloria. Married in 1958, they purchased a home in East Kildonan and raised their family. Growing up, Jack excelled at sports playing street hockey, baseball, rugby, and golf. As an adult, he played senior hockey, curled, and ran marathons but golf was his passion, playing until he was 85.
Camping was a part of family life; travelling across Canada was a highlight for our family. Most summers were spent at Falcon Lake. Dad and Mom later cottaged in Morson, Ontario where they enjoyed the company of family and friends. Jack loved their travels abroad exploring Cuba, Ireland, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and camping in Mexico. Later, they spent 30 winters at Bentsen Grove Resort in Palmview, Texas.
The family wishes to sincerely thank the staff on 5A of Holy Family Home for their compassionate care and kind support.
A service will be held at Immanuel United Church, 755 Golspie St., Winnipeg, Wednesday, November 23 at 1:30 p.m.
We love you Dad -
More than you will ever know.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 19, 2022
Condolences & Memories (4 entries)
Thinking of you Erin during this difficult time. I’m so sorry for your loss and want to extend our condolences to you and your family. I’m sure your father was a great man who will be missed. - Posted by: Allan and Sharon Procter (Friend of Erin and Andy) on: Nov 21, 2022
Erin & I have been friends for 40 years & during that time I have been blessed with the opportunity of knowing her family & most especially her dad. Dads are men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, storytellers & singers of songs and Mr. Lyttle was all that & more; the sparkle & smile in his eyes when he would speak about or see Erin is unforgettable & I can imagine the same sparkle & smile was experienced by Shannon & Maureen. Someone who is loved is never lost & my prayer is that the experience of that sparkle & smile will live on in all of your families. Mrs. Lyttle, our prayer is that memories of your life adventures together, the strength and support of your friends & family & knowing how much you are cherished will help comfort & bring you peace as you reflect on the bright light Mr. Lyttle brought to the world & knowing that light lives on in all of you. Sending love & hugs & my heart will be there with you Wednesday as you celebrate the life of your dad, grandfather, great-grandfather & husband & best friend. Susan & Brian McAdam, Scott & Sara & families XOXO - Posted by: Susan McAdam & family (friend) on: Nov 21, 2022
Wishing I lived closer to you to take part in the celebration of your dad’s life. I loved the tribute you wrote on his life. He sounded like an amazing man. I am sorry for your loss. My heart and prayers will be with you on Nov 23rd. - Posted by: Françoise Coté (Friend) on: Nov 19, 2022
I first worked with Jack on some of his crews when he was a Technical Producer and, much later, we worked together in management. In both roles I learned two things about Jack. First, he had innate ‘smarts’ and could determine the solution for any challenge quickly. The second was his great sense of humour. Jack was not only quick with funny lines but also, if you had a good joke, he was the first person you wanted to tell because he would bellow with laughter. Sincerest condolences to Jack’s entire family. - Posted by: Rick Inglis (Co-worker) on: Nov 19, 2022
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