Filed under: In Celebration
April 28, 1953 – January 28, 2008
Formerly of Cambridge, ON, most recently of Sooke, B.C.
“There is no better goal than this one: to know as you lie on your deathbed that you have lived your true life, and you did whatever made you happy.”
(Steve Chandler)Owen James Lyttle, cherished son, brother, uncle and friend slipped quietly from this life as he slept at home while recovering from a recent and unexpected heart attack.A gifted craftsman and multi-talented artist, Owen is known for his passion for story telling, photography, music and woodworking. Owen was a man of many interests whose investigative mind fueled his love of reading and thirst for knowledge. Friends in his adopted home of Sooke B.C. nicknamed him Obi-Wan, in respect for his genuine and freely imparted wisdom and his ability to enrapture a crowd with his adventurous stories. An incessant photographer, Owen studied photography at North Island College, Victoria, B.C. and went on to develop his own unique style through experimentation. In a room full of friends/family, with a guitar, flute or violin in his hand, his smile was the only light needed. From hand-carved doors and trim work to impeccably tooled original guitars, with his creative mind and skilful hands, Owen brought wood to life.
Owen loved his privacy, his freedom to be and to follow his muse.
Yet, he also loved to spend time with his many, many friends, to share their joys and sorrows, to be there for them at any cost. He loved his family, who are all ever so grateful to have had him in their lives. He laughed, loved and infected others with his joyous spirit wherever he went.
Comforted by the reality that Owen lived his true and happy life are: his parents, Ann and Jim Lyttle, his siblings, Deb Mowatt (Bill), Terry Lyttle (Dale), Linda Watson (Don), nephews and nieces, David (Jacqueline), Justin (Kelly), Carey (Mike), Wayne (Jacinthe), Becca (Kevin), Sarah (Russ), Christine, Theresa, Adam & Liam, grand nieces and nephews, Alex, Anthony, Bailey, Ryan, Zander, Emma, Sara and Mason, and dearest friends Malcolm, Pierre, Dave and the crew at Clarkston Construction.
Owen’s life will be celebrated in Cambridge and in Sooke by friends and family following cremation and as arrangements permit. For updated information or to leave a message for family and/or friends, please return here and keep a place in your heart for Owen.