The life of Lyle Schnadt was celebrated yesterday (Sunday December 15) as family, friends and community gathered in the Universal Hall for the funeral ceremony/celebration of this, inventive, well-loved Community figure.
Lyle, who died on Tuesday after a long battle with cancer, was a key figure in the building of the Universal Hall and at a recent meeting remarked famously, “I did not build the Hall, the Hall built me”. He was a pivotal figure in many of the innovative buildings at the Park and had been influential in the creation of the Living Machine. One friend described him as having a creative, engineering mind and being wonderful company.
The service in the Hall included a reading from a course in miracles by Anna Marriott, Sunshine on my Shoulders sung by Sara Marriott, a eulogy By Michael Shaw, thoughts from family members and an open sharing.
Anna Marriott read a message of love from Lyle’s sister Kathy Howard and Lyle’s Men’s group and friends sang Old Man River. A procession piped by Rory O’Connell led mourners to a grave in Dunelands. Those attending the burial were asked to place one white rose on Lyle’s grave.
Deep peace of the running wave to you
Deep peace of the flowing air
Deep peace of the shining stars to you
Deep peace of the quiet earth
May peace fill your soul
Let peace make you whole