Lyall Foulston

Jan 10, 2018

On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, Lyall Foulston, age 90, of Beaumont, Alberta, peace-fully passed away at the Grey Nuns Hospital, Edmonton.

Born on April 30, 1927 in Roland, Manitoba, Lyall was the oldest of two children of Frank Percy Foulston and Annie Della Phillips. He is survived by his five children: Craig Foulston of Leduc, Charlotte (Barry) Goodine of Medicine Hat, Deryl (Raymond) Comeau of Sylvan Lake, Ross (Dallas) Foulston of Wetaskiwin, and Rhonda (Patrick) Gobeil of Beaumont;  nine grandchildren:  Thomas (Jessica) Goodine of Edmonton, Elliot (Kait) Goodine of Austin, Texas, Damien Gobeil of Edmonton, Janelle Gobeil (Andrew Fraser) of St. Albert, Caelin Foulston of Wetaskiwin, Ryan (Eryn) Comeau of Medicine Hat, Drew Comeau (Ella Houston) of Australia, Kent Comeau of Victoria, BC,  and Travis Comeau of Red Deer; four great granddaughters: Celine Comeau, Layla Comeau, Tessa Fraser, and Lucy Goodine; his only sibling: Reva (Wayne) Syverson of Medicine Hat; sister-in-law Audrey McQueen Smith of Edmonton; and numerous relatives and friends. Lyall was predeceased by his loving wife of 54 years Doreen (McQueen) Foulston who passed away in 2003.

Lyall and Doreen moved to Edmonton in 1949. Lyall’s work in the early years included building houses in Edmonton. Subsequently, he worked for Gainer’s Meats in Edmonton. He then worked for the U of A, and eventually managed the Distribution Department. He retired from the U of A in 1982 and took up farming full time in the Beaumont area. Lyall was an active participant in both curling and hockey for years.

A Service and Celebration of Lyall’s life will be held at 1:30 PM, Saturday, February 10, 2018, at RedTail Landing Golf Club, Nisku, AB. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Lyall’s and/or Doreen’s names to the Alberta Cancer Foundation: or call 1-866-412-4222.

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