Lyle Marshall Scribner

July 24, 1933 - October 02, 2021


Obituary For Lyle Marshall Scribner

Lyle Scribner, resident of Grande Prairie, AB, passed away Saturday, October 2, 2021, at the Grande Prairie Care Centre at the age of 88 years.

Lyle was born in Pouce Coupe, BC, on July 24, 1933, weighing 3.5 lbs and showing his strong will right from the start. He was raised on a farm in Sunset Prairie, West of Dawson Creek, BC. Lyle left school at an early age to work on the family farm, in a sawmill, on a survey crew; and any job he could find to support his family. He worked his way up the Alaska Highway, landing in Whitehorse, YT, working for the Army and getting a ticket as a Steam Engineer. In Whitehorse he met Lois, and they started a family. In 1963, they moved south for Lyle’s new job in the power plant at CFS Beaverlodge, where he was later promoted to Chief Steam Engineer. When the base closed in 1988, he had proudly achieved 34 years of service. Lyle then worked for 5 years as a Maintenance Supervisor for the Grande Spirit Foundation until his retirement.

Lyle and Lois raised their family in Wembley, AB, and moved to Grande Prairie, in 1991. When he wasn’t working for a living, he built 8 houses from the ground up. Lyle enjoyed playing cards, hunting, fishing, working in the garage, and helping neighbors with their projects. He was so proud to be a member of Lake Saskatoon Masonic Lodge and the Order of the Eastern Star. He loved to be busy and socialize.

Lyle will be sadly missed by his wife of 60 years, Lois; children: Elizabeth (Brad) Jones, Karen Scribner, and Glenn Scribner; grandchildren Brandon Jones (Kim), and Christine Jones (Shawn); as well as 4 great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at the Grande Prairie Care Centre for allowing him to wander the halls and visit other residents in his wheelchair, and for the excellent care he received. More than anything, we appreciate your efforts to find a way for Dad and Mom to spend their last months together.

An invitation-only Memorial Service will be held Friday, October 15, 2021, at 10:00am, at Oliver’s Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Lake Saskatoon Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Wembley United Church (P.O. Box 534, Wembley, AB, T0H 3S0), or to a charity of your choice.

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  • Sorry for your loss. Lyle and Jim are probably up there debating something crazy, playing cards, and talking trucks. Clara and famly

  • Mrs. Scribner (I can't call her by her first name 🙂 ), Karen, Liz, Glenn and families. I am so sorry for your loss. Tanis

  • Dear Lois, Karen, Glenn and Elizabeth. My and Margo's deepest Sympathies in the passing Lyle. He was a Special man, father and Brother. Our prayers go with you today and Always Margo and Joe LaJoie

  • So sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad, Elizabeth! Hugs! 💞

  • Liz, Brad & Family: Sincere condolences in the passing of Lyle. Hold those precious memories close to the heart.

  • I am so sorry to have learned about the passing of your husband and father. Growing up in Wembley, I always knew Lyle. Then years later Lyle recruited me into joining the Eastern Star. He was a great mentor and I was beyond impressed by his ability to recall the copious amount of memorization he did for the Eastern Star. He had a great sense of humour and a unique laugh that I will always remember. Lyle was a good man and will be missed. My condolences for your loss.

  • Dear Karen, Elizabeth and Glenn. I was so sad to hear of your dads death. Lyle was a part of my growing up and more recently I got to know him in a different way through Eastern Star. I had the privilege of sitting in the East with him many times. I was always amazed at his knowledge of Star and how much I learned from him. I cherished his sense of humour and how many times I had to try so hard not to laugh when he would say things to me and I had to remain serious he loved doing that. Cherish the memories. Sending loving thoughts your way. Carla Eckstrom

  • I am truly sorry for your loss of your husband and Dad..Lyle was always the same..always said Hello and spoke his mind..He had a great sense of humor.always had a good laugh with him.Hugs and prayers for all during this tough time.

  • Deepest sympathy to all of you for your loss of Lyle. We have many happy memories of him as a neighbour and a fishing trip to Carp Lake where 8-10 hours were spent in the boat. He loved to go out early and come in sometimes in the dark. Maybe possession limits had something to do with that. Loved his opinions! You will miss him. Sincerely Bernie and Dianne

  • So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I have many great, funny memories of the camping trips, card games into the wee hours of morning, helping my dad with some Construction projects and just shooting the "breeze" with your dad and family. He will be missed by many.

  • Lois, Liz, Karen & Glenn - I am so sorry for your loss. Lyle was a great neighbor. Always had time for a chat, and to lend a helping hand. He will be missed.

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