Lyle LaLonge

LaLonge– Peacefully surrounded by his loving family at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia on Wednesday November 29, 2023.  Lyle Edward LaLonge, age 79 years of Corunna. Lyle was born on June 26, 1944 to parents Veronica Scarlett LaLonge and Edward Kemp LaLonge. He was the beloved husband of Joan (Burns) for 58 years. Loving father of Michele (Tom), Monique (Matt) and Melissa (Charlie). Treasured grandfather of Eamon, Patrick, Carleigh, Daryl, Robertson, Mitchell, Alexx and Emma. Adored great-grandfather of Kenzie, Sierra, Sophia, Paislee and Veronica. Lyle is also survived by his three sisters, Mary Sue Lisheron, Bonnie Allen and Laura Lee Bezaire. He was a retired Chemical Engineer from ESSO Chemical. He became an ordained Deacon in the Diocese of London in 2005 and was a longtime volunteer and servant of the Inn of the Good Shepherd. In his spare time he enjoyed golfing, bowling and cooking. Friends will be received at the Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna on Monday December 4, 2023 from 3-6 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 390 Christina St. North, Sarnia on Tuesday December 5, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. with Fr. Brian Jane celebrating. A private family burial will be held in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Corunna. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Inn of the Good Shepherd or to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia, Ontario. Messages and condolences may be left online at Knight 519-862-2845

Visitation Information

Monday December 4, 2023 from 3-6 p.m.


Inn of the Good Shepherd St. Joseph's Hospice, Sarnia

Funeral Date

Funeral Mass Tuesday December 5, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. Our Lady of Mercy Church, Sarnia

38 thoughts on “Lyle LaLonge”

  1. Deepest sympathies to Joan & family. Deacon Lyle will always be remembered as a wonderful Deacon and a loving & carrying person. He will be truly missed
    Mary & Jackie Detailleur

  2. Our condolences to the family of Deacon Lyle. He was a wonderful man and the Catholic Women’s League at St. Benedict’s Church was blessed to have him as our Spiritual Advisor . May he rest in Peace.

  3. St. Joseph CWL - Sarnia

    On behalf of the St Joseph CWL – Sarnia we wish to extend our deepest condolences to Joan and Family. Deacon Lyle will be truly missed. His friendship and guidance while our Spiritual Advisor was most appreciated.

    Eternal rest grant unto Deacon Lyle and Let Perpetual light shine upon him and may his soul through the mercy of Our God Rest In Peace.

    With Sympathy,
    St. Joseph CWL – Sarnia

  4. Scott and Charlene Hummel

    Joan and Family we send our Deepest Sympathy in the passing of Deacon Lyle.
    Truly a pleasant man and we have been blessed to have known him.
    May He Rest in Peace.

    Scott and Charlene Hummel
    St Joseph – Sarnia Parish

  5. From the staff, students and families of Holy Trinity Catholic School; our deepest and most sincere condolences to family and friends of Deacon Lyle. His incredibly kind and generous nature will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    God bless.
    Kerri Jordan
    Holy Trinity Catholic School

  6. Condolences to lyles family.he was an amazing deacon. Very caring person. Fly high with the angels will be dearly missed by all.

  7. Deacon Tony Hogervorst

    My condolences to friends and family of Deacon Lyle. He was an inspiration and a fine example.
    Deacon Tony Hogervorst

  8. Heather Haines & Family

    Sincere condolences to you, Joan, and all your family. Lyle was most helpful and comforting to so many.❤️‍🩹

  9. Afsaneh Affy Yazdani

    Our heartfelt condolences for Lyle’s family. He was an angel on earth who touched many lives and leaves behind a great legacy. His soul is with God, his creator and freed from the earthly body.

    Frank and Affy Yazdani

  10. Joan and Family … Our sincere condolences. I worked with Lyle at Esso, but really be-friended him during our mutual expatriate assignments with Exxon Chemicals, in Baytown, Tx where we periodically shared notes regarding our respective assignments. Lyle was deeply devoted to his Church, Catholic faith and was an excellent homilist. RIP my friend. Richard & Yvette Bourque

    1. Deacon Roy Brothers and Virginia

      We extend our most sincere sympathies to Joan and all Lyle’s family members. He was a very great inspirational example of serving others for us who became Deacons in the following years. May God bless and keep you in His love always.
      Deacon Roy Brothers and Virginia

  11. Deacon Wayne Waechter

    Joan and Family,
    I had the privilege of meeting Lyle a number of times during our diaconate crossings. He was always an inspiration for me during our conversations. Lyle had a good outlook on life and always talked about his loving family and his faith. May he be granted eternal peace. Remembering all of you and Lyle’s departed soul in my prayers. Deacon Wayne.

  12. Our sincere condolences to Joan and the family. He always looked best dressed in his rose coloured Dalmatic! He will be be dearly missed.

    Leo Mayer, Grand Knight
    On behalf of the
    St. Benedict Knights of Columbus

  13. Dear Joan and Family. Our deepest condolences on the passing of Lyle. Our thoughts and prayers and with everyone. Lyle was a very kind thoughtful man.
    Irene and Dennis Payne

  14. Gloria Pearson-Vasey

    Heartfelt condolences to Joan and family. Lyle was a kind caring man, and you, his family, were of like hearts and minds. God bless and console you.
    Gloria and Kevin

  15. Dear Joan and Family,
    I offer you my heartfelt condolences on the death of your dear Lyle. I admired Lyle’s dedication and participation in the first group of the permanent diaconate at St. Peter Seminary. And of course, you, Joan, were faithfully by his side.
    Know that you and family are in my thoughts and prayers at this very sad time of loss.
    Mary Cahalan, London

  16. Joan and family, I was saddened to learn of Lyle’s passing. It was a pleasure getting to know you both when you were part of the Permanent Diaconate program at St. Peter’s Seminary in the early 2000’s. Please know you and your family are in my prayers. May Lyle rest in peace.

    1. Our sincere condolences on Lyle’s passing. He was so good to my mother and so many others. Joan and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Bob and Mary Anne Turner

  17. Franco’s Hair Studio-Mario and Rossana

    On behalf of everyone at Franco’s Hair Studio we would like to express our deepest sympathies to the family. Lyle was a man that lit up the room with his smile and good humour each time he came to see us.
    Such a kindhearted man💕
    He would cook up his famous spring rolls and share them with our staff. A lovely man that will never be forgotten. Rest in peace Lyle and may God be with you always. Blessings to the entire family. ((Tight hugs)) to you all🙏🏻

  18. Our sincerest sympathies to the LaLonge family. We have fond memories of Deacon Lyle handing out candy canes and treats after Mass always with a smile and a kind word.
    Eternal rest grant unto Deacon Lyle and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul, through the mercy of God, rest In peace.
    Deepest condolences
    Annie and Vince Ferrera

  19. From cousins in the states, we are so very sorry to have gotten this news. Lyle has been in our nightly prayers for months. Now at least we can say he is no longer in pain. May god hold him in the palms of his hands. Dave & Cathy Dudley

  20. Loree and Ron Font

    Dear Joan and family.
    So sorry to hear about your loss. Lyle was truly a wonderful person.
    When I read about Lyle’s passing I immediately thought of my mom and dad. He brightened their day at church. He was there when they needed him most.
    Heaven has another angel.

  21. Clarence & Dolly Comartin

    Our deepest sympathies to the family! Lyle will be missed by those who loved him as well as those he loved! His journey here on earth has ended and his heavenly journey has begun! Our thoughts, love and prayers are with all of you as you gather to celebrate Lyle’s life! Share the stories, cherish the memories and laugh together….celebrate Lyle! Clarence & Dolly Comartin

  22. Our sincere condolences to Deacon Lyle’s family. Over the years Deacon Lyle offered so much comfort with his kind words for the people who had lost a loved one. He always seemed to know just what to say. It was a true pleasure working along side him during his time serving here in Sarnia. He made us better people too!
    Dale, Katherine and staff of McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home .

  23. Janina Muszynski Keith St. Jean

    Our deepest condolences to Deacon Lyles family. He was wonderful to us and he will truly be missed. He had the best spirit and sense of humour, at least with us, he did. We were grateful to have him in our life as we were dealing with many issues and he helped us immensely

  24. jim and Janey Sekerak

    Our condolence to Lyle’s family. We remember him with fondness as he always had a warm welcome before mass. His sermons too were thought-provoking and made one think. God bless him and his entire family.

  25. Our deepest condolences to Joan & Family. Lyle was a dear friend of Charlie & Berte Lefebvre and will be missed. We will keep you all in our prayers.

  26. MAUREEN LINDSAY(McWilliam)

    My sincerest sympathies to the Lalonge family. Lyle and his family were a huge part of my life growing up. He was a wonderful man and a great role model. My heart goes out to the family

  27. I’m so sorry to hear about Deacon Lyle’s passing. I was a kid when I first met him, but his kindness and warmth have stayed with me these 10-ish years later. His sermons were always so interesting and he never failed to make me laugh. I’ll never forget him coming back to visit our parish after he left and how excited I was to see him (and his spring rolls). I consider myself truly blessed to have had the chance to know him; his memory truly is and will be a blessing.

    I will keep him and your whole family in my prayers. May He Rest In the Peace of Christ and may God be with you.

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