L. Lyness Wark

Died: Wed., Apr. 10, 2019


12:30 PM to 1:30 PM, Sat., Apr. 13, 2019
Location: Mindemoya Missionary Church

Funeral Service

1:30 PM Sat., Apr. 13, 2019
Location: Mindemoya Missionary Church

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In Loving Memory of
Rev. Lloyd  Lyness Wark B.A. B.D. M.A.Sc.
February 11,1926- April 10,2019

Lyness Wark passed into eternity on April 10, 2019,
after a transformational challenge of living and dying with cancer.

He grew up on the family farm of his parents,
Heber and Olive Wark in Port Elgin, ON.,
with siblings, Joe, David, Clare, Shirley, and Marylou.

Lyness met Helen White of Spring Bay, ON while they were students at Emmanuel Bible College.
They married and shared 66 happy years together until Helen died in December 2015,
having raised five children, Gloria, Gwendolyn, Gavin, Fay and Evangeline.
Lyness and Helen were also blessed with 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Lyness’s remarkable career spanned a wide range of service including factory worker, college and university professor, Principal of Emmanuel Bible College, pastor, counsellor, palliative care instructor, and Supervisor for Family & Children’s Services of Bruce County, ON.

Lyness and Helen settled in Providence Bay, ON in their retirement, where they continued to serve their community in many ways (Providence Bay Seniors Club, Meals on Wheels, palliative care volunteer, men’s breakfast server) until the time of their deaths.

Lyness will be remembered among other things, as a consummate gardener, a compassionate listener, an engaging teacher and story teller, a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, and one who was always willing to lend a hand wherever needed.

A funeral service will be held for Lyness
at the Missionary Church in Mindemoya, ON
on April 13, at 1:30 pm.
The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the funeral

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Stephen Roy
   Posted Thu April 11, 2019
Please accept our condolences from all the past and current students, faculty, staff, and board members of Emmanuel Bible College. We give thanks to God for the faithful service of Lyness as the College Principal from 1953-58 as well as many faithful years serving as a faculty member. We take comfort knowing that to be absent in the body is to be present with the Lord (2 Cor 5:8).

Marie Fretz
   Posted Thu April 11, 2019
Our condolences and blessings to all the family! Lloyd remembers with much appreciation Lyness as he taught at Emmanuel Bible College!

David Oppertshauser
   Posted Thu April 11, 2019
Condolences to the family. Fond memories of his ministry at Wallace & Palmerston...

Dennis and Lois Anderson
   Posted Thu April 11, 2019
We celebrate his influence in our lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with family as you celebrate his life.

norma hughson
   Posted Thu April 11, 2019
Sorry for your loss - he was a sweet man and gave many hours to volunteering to the need of others.

Ann Winger
   Posted Thu April 11, 2019
So sorry to hear of your father's passing, Gavin. Keeping you and Peggy, Ryan and Emily, Shauna, and your family in prayer. Trusting each of you will sense God's comfort, peace and strength as you grieve the loss of your dad, as you celebrate his life, and as you look forward to being together again.

Sandra Pope
   Posted Fri April 12, 2019
Pastor Wark did pulpit supply at Knox United Church in Manitowaning. The congregation looked forward to his visit here. A life well lived..
Condolences to the family.

Peter & Pearl Gibbins
   Posted Fri April 12, 2019
Feel blessed to have known your Father His humour, wisdom and generosity were second to none. What an example for you as family to follow. He never sought the public spotlight but always sought to be a genuine, authentic follower of Jesus. Thanks for sharing Him with us!

Don and Gertrude Cooper
   Posted Fri April 12, 2019
Please accept our sincere condolences in the death
of Lyness. We remember him from his Warm Hearts
Palliative Care work on Manitoulin. In fact the first time i met him
he came to sit with my first husband [Rodney Aelick ] as he was
very ill . Later I worked with Lyness in the Warm Hearts group.
He was such a warm and caring Christian man ! He will have great rewards
in Heaven !

Scott & Betty Franklin
   Posted Sat April 13, 2019
Our prayers are with Gloria & Theo, Elena & Patrick and your family as you celebrate your Dad's and Grandfather's life, yet grieve his passing. Hopefully, you will have a wonderful and blessed day for Lyness' funeral.

Carolyn Austin
   Posted Sat April 13, 2019
It is with sadness that we at Hanover Missionary Church learned of the death of our great friend, Lyness.
We have many fond memories of his time in the Hanover area: his deep understanding of the Bible and historical context that he freely shared in Bible studies and sermons; amazing Christmas dinners prepared by Lyness and Helen that blessed up to 200 people each year (mmm that Christmas pudding!);delightful "Birdlife of Wingdon" stories told for the children but enjoyed by all ages; always a warm welcome for visitors and friends alike.
We thank the Lord for the time Lyness ministered among us and pray that He will comfort you in this time of loss.
Hanover Missionary Church friends

Dianne Musgrove DOS
   Posted Wed April 17, 2019
Deepest condolences to the family, I met Lyness doing Warmhearts Palliative Care work and was deeply impressed by his Christ like compassion, humor and warmth. I am sure Christ warmly welcomed him home at the Pearly Gates, " come good and faithful servant, we have been waiting for you" Blessings to all his family and friends

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