Lyla May Johnson (Horneland)

05/08/1942 - 07/05/2023


Obituary For Lyla May Johnson (Horneland)

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August 5, 1942 – May 7, 2023

It is with heavy and broken hearts we announce the passing of Lyla May Johnson (Horneland), on May 7, 2023, at Prairie Lake Senior Community at the age of 80.

Lyla May is survived by her husband of 60 years Robert, and daughters Lisa (Dohn), Lori (Jimmy) and grandchildren Kelsy (Andrea), Brittney (Tyson), Jessica and Ashley and precious great grandson Joshua. Lyla May is also survived by her sister Sylvia, brother Fred, brother-in-law Keith, sister-in-law Chickie, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Lyla May was predeceased by her parents Olan and Hanna, in- laws Walter and Jessie, brother Ken, sister Alice, brothers-in-law Bert, George and Archie, sisters-in-law Ingrid, Berna and Bev, nephews Dennis, Lionel, and Charley, and niece Faye.

Lyla May lived her early years in Valhalla, Sexsmith, La Glace, Grande Prairie, and Edmonton before moving to Cherry Point after marrying Robert February 28, 1963. The family moved to Clayhurst in 1969, where she lived until her and Robert moved to Dawson Creek in 2015. In 2021, Lyla May and Robert moved to Sexsmith to be closer to family.

Lyla May was known for her talent as a seamstress making clothes for her family as well as wedding and bridesmaid dress for family and friends’ special days. Decorating cakes was another of Lyla May’s many talents- decorating wedding cakes for many in her community as well as family and friends. Her grandchildren were blessed with many amazing birthday cakes over the years. A green thumb was also something Lyla May had which could be seen in the flowers in her yard, her house plants, and her garden.

Lyla May will be remembered for her smile, her sense of humor and love of community and family.

Celebration of Lyla May’s life will be held Saturday, September 23rd at 1pm, at Bear Canyon Hall, in Bear Canyon, Alberta. She has been laid to rest in the Cherry Point Cemetery.

Donations in Lyla's memory may be made to Cherry Point Cemetery.

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780 830 7742

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  • 12/09/2023

    Condolences to all of Lyla's family!! Lyla will certainly be remembered for her smiles and kind manner - a very SPECIAL LADY!! Sincerely, Doreen & Miles Kuryvial.

  • 10/05/2023

    Sending my sincere condolences to Bob, Lisa, Lori and families. Lyla was a wonderful lady, so much fun to work with. Whenever we met I was always greeted with a big hug and that special smile. Kind regards, Neil

  • 10/05/2023

    So sorry to hear of Lyla May''s passing. Our sincere condolences to Bob, the girls and their families. She was such a bright light, always with a laugh and a hug. "In remembering, we keep what is best as treasures forever."

  • 10/05/2023

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Bob and family at this sad time. Lyla will be missed. Wayne and Judy Selin

  • 09/05/2023

    so sorry to hear this; such a beautiful lady; I have known her since I baby sat the 2 girls when they were little. sorry Bob and family for your loss

  • 09/05/2023

    So saddened to hear this news, didn't get to see her much, but when we did, she always had a hug and a smile, and great memories of when I was a kid. Condolences to the family

  • 09/05/2023

    Sending our heartfelt and deepest sympathies to Bob and family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this very sad and difficult time. We will always remember fondly your visits with Mom and Dad who always appreciated you stopping by whenever you both came to town! Love and hugs Bob and family. ❤️🤗 May you Rest in Peace, Lyla May🙏 Fred and Family

  • 09/05/2023

    We're are so very saddened to hear of Lyla May's passing. She was, indeed, the very best Foster Mom, Grandma, and friend anyone could ever ask for! And luckily she took us right under her wing, alongside Bob, and they loved and cared for us for the nearly 10 years we lived in Clayhurst. We are thinking of Bob and the whole family who are left to mourn such a wonderful person. Hugs to all and much Love to Bob Love Faith, Chris, and Kaitlyn xo (Your local newfies)

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