Cover photo for Lyle William McIntyre's Obituary

Lyle William McIntyre

d. October 1, 2023



PPOC Master of Photographic Arts,+2 BARS;,FPPO


PPA(USA) Craftsman (CPA), MASTER (MPA)


Lyle passed away peacefully on October 1, 2023, at the age of 86.  Lyle was born in Huntsville, Ontario.  He leaves behind his loving wife and partner Janice Marjorie (Spiers), and his children, James Stewart (Maureen Cope), Sandra Corry (Larry);  grandchildren Kristi Lee Robb (Matthew), Britt Corry (Paulina); grandchildren Breanna McIntyre, Kayla McIntyre, Chris Ziegler (Jennifer), Jaime and Riley Suddard; great grandchildren Joshua and Skylar Zieglar,  Ethan and Morgan Robb.


Also Spiers in-laws, the late Rae (Basil),Joyce (late Don),Joe(Shirley), Allan (late Dorelle) (Sandra); Lois (Keith), Lynne (late Aubrey), Connie.


Those who knew Lyle appreciated his fun-loving nature.  Always ready with a joke and a smile, his relationships lasted a lifetime.  Some of the adventures Lyle was always planning or scheming included becoming a licensed body mechanic and journeyman, playing guitar in a 5 piece band (including “Take 5” as house-band at Hidden Valley 1966) and using his passion for photography to create a successful business with his partner Janice by his side.  “Lyle McIntyre Photography” was registered in 1972. Lyle’s skill lead to achieving many Provincial, National and International Child Portrait, Family Portrait, Landscape, and Commercial awards including being named Canada’s National Professional Photographer of the year in 1986. His art is distributed around the world.


Lyle loved boating and sailed on Muskoka Lakes, Florida and Georgian Bay - one of his many favourite areas for shooting landscapes compiled in an art book titled “Silver & Stone”. 


Early years with his family would find them paddling and portaging through Algonquin Park, spending time at his parents cottage on Mary Lake, and practicing portrait photography on each family member, often joked about in later years. He loved people, friends and family. His children and grandchildren were precious to him.


The family would like to thank the many caregivers at Muskoka Shores Nursing Home who befriended Lyle and appreciated his kind nature.  


A celebration of life will be held at a later date and will be announced on this site.  

Please visit the families website of memories

Donations would be appreciated to The Alzheimer’s Society of Muskoka, or a charity of your choice.


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