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Deodata (Dea) Vreede Lyall

Dea Lyall passed away peacefully and quicklyat the Ottawa General Hospital on April 5, 2006. She was 82.
She was the loving mother of John of Bangalore, India, Philip(Shelley) of Mountain, Peter (Teddi) of Vancouver, BC, and Susan(Tom) of New York City, NY. She was the proud grandmother of Jeremy,Jessica, Lloyd, Austin and Eric, great-grandmother to Mae, andaunt to Ted Morris of New Orleans, LA.
She was born March 21, 1923 in Semarang, Indonesia and raisedin Wassenaar, Holland.
The Second World War broke out during her senior school years,bringing many changes. Dea lost her brother Theo, who was servingin Indonesia. She joined the Dutch Red Cross, and at the closeof the war, met her future husband Lloyd Lyall. They were marriedin Winnipeg in 1947, and moved to Ottawa. In 1955, they movedto Manotick. Dea had a strong sense of community involvement;she was a founding member of the Manotick Tennis Club in 1964,a volunteer at the Manotick Public Library for 47 years (recognizedas the longest serving volunteer on record), a member of the ManotickBook Club for over 40 years and an active member of the ElizabethFry Society.
Dea and Lloyd were both avid gardeners, tending to many communitygardens and their home garden on the Rideau, where they livedhappily for 50 years. Dea was a compassionate, caring individualwith a strong social conscience, and well loved by her many friendsand family. Her kind and gentle ways touched all and will be deeplymissed.
A gathering of family and friends will be held at Pinecrest ReceptionCentre on April 15 from 2 to 4 pm.
A special thanks to the staff at Orchardview Living Centre fortheir dedication and care.
In memoriam donations may be made to the Elizabeth Fry Society.