The world chocolate producers have announced a possible decline in the value of the commodity as one of their long standing taste testers, Kyla received a call with a type of offer you can’t refuse; for an appointment for which she won’t be returning.  Assuming her given name, Kyla Eaton, she accepted an assignment with tremendous benefits that include a reunion with family and friends she has not seen in a long time.

Kyla began her life in New Westminster, BC. Her early adventures started in North Delta where she attended school. Outside of school, Kyla was always busy with many after school activities including swimming lessons, playing soft ball, bowling, skiing, and snowboarding, usually with her big sister Amalia.

Following a move to Vancouver Island in her teenage years, Kyla began to discover a keen desire to follow culinary arts in secondary school. Her passions lead to further education entering the Baking program at Vancouver Island University. Kyla soon realized her ultimate dream job; a cake decorator. Kyla’s inherit artistic skill and eye for detail lead to career positions with Thrifty Foods and Quality Foods in Victoria.

Kyla took a break from baking in 2014 and moved to Calgary. She accepted a position with Canada Olympic Park in Guest Services.  Kyla’s warm and caring personality was a natural fit for this new opportunity. She soon became a valuable team contributor to enhancing visitors’ experiences to the facility. Kyla loved the job and the great people she was fortunate enough to work with.

Kyla was married in 2014.  In September 2016, along with Kyla’s return to Victoria, the love of her life arrived with the birth of her son Lucas. Kyla and Lucas were a dynamic duo. The little man is the pillar of her strength. Kyla and Lucas were inseparable. Wherever Kyla was going Lucas was right along side her.  Kyla instilled the same values in Lucas as those of herself. Learning, adventure and loving life.

Kyla wishes to remind her family to keep the fridge full of love and the cupboards well stocked with kisses for her young son Lucas. This young man has a long way to go.

Family is an important corner stone for Kyla and man, does she have a large extended family. Her parents Marie (Rod) and Jim (Marci) Eaton raised the curtain for Kyla’s arrival in 1988. Kyla became the second in a sisters act with Amalia. Kyla had the good fortune of adding a step sister Megan (Mike) and a step brother Andy to her growing clan.

In 2014, Kyla became a proud aunt to Victoria (Mike and Megan) and again in 2017 to Isobell (James and Amalia).

Kyla wants to recognize her birth grandparents Joan and Jim Eaton and Mary Lyons for the special times and guidance in her life. Kyla’s grandparent relationship also includes wonderful times with Anne and Len Schmaltz (Len predeceased) and Sue Schmaltz (predeceased).

Aunts, Uncles and cousins have always been a credit to Kyla. From the Eaton family, Aunt Sherry and Uncle Ron Eaton with cousins Naomi and Thomas. From the Lyons family, Uncle Andy, Aunt Roberta and Uncle Rob with cousins Kirsten and Brandon.

Kyla had the added benefit in her life having special times with Aunt Debbie and Uncle Brian Schmaltz and Aunt Jacquie and Uncle Greg Luoma with cousins Christina (Craig), Steven and Katie.

Kyla wants to include a thank you to her incredible friends, Talia, Justine, Taylor, Dave and Kristen.

Kyla also leaves behind Aunt Caroline and Uncle Thom Klos.

Kyla and her family would be remiss to not mention our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Vanessa Bernstein, Dr. Pauline Truong, and the many incredible professionals at the BC Cancer Clinic Vancouver Island.  We further want to go on to thank Dr. Jody Anderson and the caring medical staff of the 8th floor at Royal Jubilee Hospital Victoria. Thanks Julieta for the parties. A special mention goes out to the home care nurses Louise, Tina and Lisa that went out of their way to put sunshine back in her day. Finally, to the Hospice support staff for their thoughtful and gentle care. Many professional s came to Kyla’s aid and we thank each and everyone. All of you are amazing.

“Kyla’s Secret Garden Memorial” will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 15, 2019 in the Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive in Victoria, BC. While Kyla parties it up, she requests her family and friends to celebrate her mission here which is now complete.  If you are planning to celebrate Kyla, she has a firm requirement– NO BLACK ATTIRE AND NO CARNATIONS.   Kyla thanks you.

In lieu of flowers, Kyla asks you to consider a donation in her name to BC Epilepsy Society or BC Cancer Foundation.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens

  • Marie Eaton

    My darling Kyla
    You brought joy and happiness to our home. Your smiling face was the best gift ever.
    You grew into a fine lady who made a difference to so many people.
    Fly free with the butterflies until we meet again.
    Your loving mother Carolyne Marie Earon

  • Dr. Jody Anderson

    Dear Marie, Rod, Jim, Marci and family,
    It was a privilege to be involved in Kyla’s care while she was in hospital and to catch a glimpse of her wisdom and light. I am thinking of you all and wishing you my deepest sympathies at this time.

  • Sandi Rekis

    Words cannot express what my heart feels for your Loss. A life lived, but cut too short. My heart is sad for you all, and I pray God’s peace and grace envelopes you. Time…will take much time to heal, but we will never forget.
    Much love to your entire family- Sandi Rekis

  • Inga Potenteau

    Kyla was a wonderful person. My condolences
    to the entire Family. Everyone at Quality
    Foods was lucky to have met this fantastic
    lady. Rest In Peace Kyla ❤️

  • Colleen Forshaw

    It has been many years since I last saw any of the Eaton/Lyons family. My heart goes out to each and everyone of you. I have been hanging onto the special memories I have of Kyla and Amy. How I will remember Kyla is she was always laughing. I remember when the girls would have sister fights and Marie would tell the girls to stop it. Kyla couldn’t help herself, she would always start giggling. Then before you knew it Marie and Amy were giggling. I remember times when Kyla would start to cry out of frustration with Amy and Reilly and she would try to stay mad but before you knew it she was giggling. I can hear her now, for that I feel blessed. Maybe one day I will visit with Marie and Rod and get to meet Kyla’s wonderful little boy Lucas. Prayers to Ryan.
    God Bless each and everyone of you.
    Love Colleen

  • Linda Lyons

    Ryan, Lucas, Marie, Jim, Amalia and families,

    May loving memories of Kyla bring you peace, comfort and strength. Kyla, you are so loved and so missed. With all our love and deepest sympathy, Linda, Brandon and Kirsten

  • Martina

    Kyla, your smile is contagious and your spirit eminates good positive energy! Enjoy the celebration from up above, until we meet again.

  • Jacquie, Greg, Steven, Chrissie + Craig, Katie

    May there be lots of sunshine, butterflies + chocolates for Kyla in her new Secret Garden. We hope for you many happy memories of her love + adventures with family, friends and especially her little buddy Lucas.

  • Melody Newcombe

    Melody and John Newcombe

    There really are no words to express our sadness at the loss of Kayla. We will always remember Kyla, she had a beautiful smile and warm laugh. Our hearts go out to all of the family and her young son Lucas.

    Love Mel and John

  • Phil & Dawn Porteous

    Dear Eaton Family,
    Kyla was surely a great blessing in your lives and a dynamic individual. We appreciated learning about her from Ron and Sherry. We would like to express our condolences on her passing.
    Phil &Dawn Porteous

  • karen e grant

    Karen Grant
    June 07,2019

    Condolences to Ryan and Lucas Foster. Beloved husband and son and family of Kyle Foster. Angels will forever watch over you Ryan and Lucas. Lots of Love RIP Kyla.

  • Tammy

    Dear Ryan and Lucas Foster and Family,
    Our warmest thoughts are with you and your son . We hope that the good memories and stories of your wife/ mommy will bring you some comfort as you find your way through this very difficult time. .
    With Sympathy
    Rob , Tammy and Family .

  • Gregg and Kathy Little

    We are so sad for the loss of Kyla. Our hearts break for the Loves of her life, her dear husband Ryan and her sweet son Lucas. So sad that such a young marriage filled with such promise was cut so short. RIP Kyla

  • Tania Lyons

    Lyons family sends condolences for your family. Rest easy Kyla.

  • Sharron Hood

    Our sincere condolences to our family in Canada on the loss of such a young and beautiful family member.
    Our love and thoughts are with you all
    Loving niece to Mary Lyons – Caroline Wells
    Michael Wells – Son of Caroline Wells
    Sharron Hood – Daughter of Caroline Wells
    Nicholas Friedrichs – Son of Sharron Hood
    Penny Baker – Daughter of Carol Wells
    Christopher Baker – Son of Penny Baker
    Edward Baker – Son of Penny Baker
    Jennifer Baker – Daughter of Penny Baker

  • Roberta Lyons

    I had a cup of tea in your honour. . . Cheers to you Kyla Bear, your beautiful light with forever Shine in my heart & will miss you tremendously. Rest in Peace Lovely Lady. God Bless
    Love you forever
    Ampy Dirt

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