ALBRIGHT, Lyla Mae (Johnston) - Passed away peacefully at Headwaters Health Care Centre on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 with her family lovingly by her side.
Born January 14, 1925 in Cabri, Saskatchewan. Eldest daughter of David and Mary (Peterson) Johnston.
Sister of David (deceased) Betty of Windsor, Shirley McNalty (deceased) and Jim (Lois) of Flesherton.
Raised in the depression and dust bowl years in SW Saskatchewan where she became a teacher in a one room schoolhouse teaching all grades. Married to Albert (d.1998) at the Johnston farm near Dundalk on Aug .11, 1948, moved to Bowness (Calgary) Alberta, resuming her teaching career while raising two sons - Jim (deceased) (Heather) of Orangeville, Gerry (Jennifer) of Belleville, and daughter Judi (Ron) Nelson of Mono Centre.
Cherished grandmother of six and great-grandmother of eight.
Relocated to Orangeville in 1961 to operate a motel and enter the hospitality business. Resumed teaching and eventually becoming a school librarian.
Lyla completed her BA from Wilfred Laurier University after years of dedicated summer courses.
Member of the Eastern Star, UCW, Retired Teachers - Muffin Bunch, Red Hats and Probus.
Loved her cottage at Eugenia, travel - Florida, Europe, cruises to Panama, the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, the Canadian Rockies and others.
Funeral Service starting with an Eastern Star Service will be held at Dods & McNair Funeral Home, Orangeville, on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow.
Memorial donations to Westminster United Church would be appreciated by the family.