Lyle Dean Sarver
July 14, 1925 – May 11, 2013
On May 11, 2013, Lyle Sarver left his earthly journey to join his Lord and Saviour in the mansion Jesus had prepared for him. He was surrounded by his wife Adeline and his loving family; he waited for the perfect time to leave.
Lyle was born in Carmangay, Alberta, the sixth of seven children born to Harry and Hazel Sarver.
Lyle led a very adventurous life of trapping, hunting and fishing, which he passed on to his children and grandchildren. In his younger years, Lyle was a horse logger, wrangler, cowboy and horseback hunting guide. He did a variety of interesting jobs throughout his life, such as: working on a mink farm, harvesting on the prairies, branding, breaking and shoeing horses. In 1947 while working at the Jasper Park Lodge, he guided pack grains for hunting expeditions, one of which included Bing Crosby.
When Lyle came to BC he trailed a pack train of horses into Coldfish Lake from Vanderhoof, the distance being about 500 air miles. The hunters arrived at Coldfish Lake via airplane, where he guided HR McMillan, plus many other dignitaries. In 1951 he worked as a cowboy at the O.K. Ranch for Harry Mariot and later at the Perry and Gang Ranches. A man named Ernie Madden taught him the trade of raw-hiding, which included scraping and stretching hides, cutting strips for lariats, braiding bridle reins, bridles, quirts, ropes and hackamores.
In 1951 he met Adeline Romailler at a dance in Knutsford, BC and they were married October 15, 1952. He built their home in Cache Creek where Adeline still lives. He owned a sawmill and met sawyer Wilf Nehring and developed a lasting friendship with the family.
Lyle lived a full and contented life and his happily remembered by: his wife Adeline and his five children, Norton (June), Jaci, Jon (Brenda), Klinton (Karen), Madden (Shannon), 18 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, brother Dale (Barbara), sister Gynnell,
plus numerous nieces, nephews and many family
members and friends.