Micheal "Lyle"


Year of Birth: 1953
Date of Death: March 9th, 2023

Lyle, as he was known to family and friends, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 9, 2023 at the age of 69 after a short but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.  He was born to Alexander and Erline Fahlman in Regina, Saskatchewan in 1953. He moved to B.C. with his family in 1959 and grew up in Richmond.  After he graduated from Steveston Secondary School, he lived in Tsawwassen and Richmond before settling in Surrey.

He worked at Richmond Plywood and Woodward’s Warehouse before beginning his career with the airlines.  He started in the commissary department driving trucks for CP Air before moving to the ramp at Vancouver International Airport. He enjoyed his years as a Station Attendant for CP Air/Air Canada where he retired after 40 years of service in May 2020. Lyle was passionate about his job and his co-workers.

Lyle loved to work on classic cars with his sons and took pride in passing on his mechanical knowledge and skills as his father had done with him.  He enjoyed attending car shows where he would check out each and every car. He was an avid Nascar fan and enjoyed watching Formula 1 racing too.  In 2016, he was fortunate enough to have attended the historic 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, an experience he said “He would never forget!” He loved to travel in the family motorhome, and travelled all around the United States.  In later years, he always looked forward to spending time away camping and relaxing at Birch Bay.

Lyle will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 48 years Judy, sons Travis and Erik (Sarah) and grandchildren Petra and Sebastian. His brothers Dwayne (Katharine), Dennis (Scott), Greg, Leonard and Kevin (Karen) and sister Orianna, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, sister Lorna (Mike) and brother Leland Fahlman.

Lyle’s wife and family are so very grateful to the N51 Medical Oncology nursing staff at Surrey Memorial Hospital for the care, kindness and compassion shown during this difficult time.

To honour the life of Lyle, family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life at 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 24th at Deer Lake School, 5550 Gilpin Street, Burnaby.

A private graveside service will take place at Garden of Gethsemani Cemetery, 15694 32nd Avenue, Surrey.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Canadian Cancer Society https://cancer.ca/en/ways-to-give/personal-donation or Surrey Hospital Foundation https://www.surreyhospitalsfoundation.com/

Michael “Lyle” Fahlman
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Peggy Baadsvik
Peggy Baadsvik
11 months ago

Dear Judy and family, I am so very sorry for the loss of your husband and Dad. I know your fond memories and love will keep his memory alive in your hearts.

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