Passed away peacefully at Dixon House, Greymouth on December 17, 2022, aged 97.
Dearly loved wife of the late Jack,
much loved mother and mother-in-law of Margaret Ferguson, Jillian Hardie, Chris & Sharon, and Paula,
treasured Granny of Victoria & Dave, Juliet & Jack, James & Sue, Adam & Ashleigh, Anja, Sam, and Sophie,
loved Great Granny of Frida, Dravyn, Rylee, Eden, Hazel, Erin, Ciara,
and a loved sister, sister-in-law, aunty, cousin and friend.
Messages to 118 Sinnott Road, Greymouth 7805.
Flowers respectfully declined, donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated and can be made online at cancer.org.nz or at the Chapel.
A Service to celebrate Lyla’s life will be held in the
William Sampson Memorial Chapel, Tainui Street on Wednesday at 2pm.
Lyla will then be laid to rest with Jack at the Karoro Lawn Cemetery.
Love and condolences from the Granger House family xxx
Aunty Lyla was my Aunty and ended up being the remaining head of the King family. When I was young we would travel across the Southern Alps from Canterbury to visit our West Coast cousins and Aunty Lyla and Uncle Jack always made us welcome. Because she was a great person and my father’s only sister he was very fond of her and they remained close until his death. As with people who get into their nineties you always know the end of their life can’t be far away but even so I will miss her dearly. My love to my cousins.
Gordon King and family.
Lyla was the last of a tight group of nurses/midwives from The Grey who made a formidable group. She was ‘the youngster’ of the gang by 3 years and was a great pal of Gladys McGirr. The stories of their friendships, adventures and services to the local community highlight the importance of their dedication to bring life into the world. Go well Lyla, you will be in great company with your old gang again. R.i.P.
Sadden to hear of your mums passing. Condolences to all the family.
Sad to hear of Aunty Lyla’s passing. Although she wasn’t my aunty by true definition, she was always “Aunty Lyla” by name and spirit. I have lovely childhood memories of her and Uncle Jack, particularly their large home in Greymouth. I am saddened that I am to visit Greymouth in March and was hoping to see her but that will not be. I will visit her final resting place with Uncle Jack and am forever grateful to have them in my life. A wonderful age and a life well lived.