Tyler Graham Prindle Lewis
August 13 1986 – December 09 2012
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Tyler Lewis. He is deeply missed by his parents Graham and Lynn, and by his cherished love Dawn-Marie. He leaves behind his Grandfather Garth Prindle, Nana Sue Cawston, Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins, and the Barreira Family. He is also missed by his closest friends Carl, Emily, Eric, James, Michael, Mike, Ryan, Saad, Sean, and Tom, and by the multitude of friends he had made over his amazing life.
Tyler grew up in Maple Ridge where he attended Yennadon Elementary School and Maple Ridge Secondary School. Tyler attended Mercer University in Georgia on a soccer scholarship. He completed his undergraduate education at Queen’s University, graduating in the Engineering Chemistry program with first class honors. Throughout his time at Queen’s, Tyler was a starting goalkeeper on the men’s varsity soccer team and actively involved in the intermural league. During his Goalkeeping Career he received many awards for his leadership and athletic skills. He was most proud of the Booth-Ersil Award. Tyler met his girlfriend Dawn-Marie at Queen’s. Following Graduation Tyler returned to his west coast roots, attending UBC, where he worked on his Masters degree for a year before transferring to a PhD program in Chemical Engineering. Tyler was passionate about environmental causes and under the supervision of Drs. Ellis, Grace, and Bi he dedicated his doctoral work to sustainable technology. Tyler was a member of the Sustainability Club and he also mentored several undergraduate students. Tyler’s passions included skiing, surfing, cycling, rock climbing, and hiking. Tyler devoted his time to several philanthropic endeavors including the Ride to Conquer Cancer, which he completed last spring and was planning to participate in again in 2013. Tyler was an avid traveler and adventurer, both abroad and locally. He and Dawn enjoyed spending summers at Harrison Lake with family and friends. Tyler’s musical talents included the guitar, saxophone, and piano. Tyler was an extraordinary man; caring, compassionate, loyal and dedicated. He was a wonderful son, friend, and co-worker with a great sense of humor who left a profound impact on everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. The Lewis and Barreira families want to extend their gratitude to the North Shore Search and Rescue, VGH ICU and all those who were involved in the heroic attempt to save Tyler’s life. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to the North Shore Search and Rescue – http://www.northshorerescue.com/ and the Ride to Conquer Cancer – www.conquercancer.ca/goto/tylerlewis2013 Family and friends will be riding in Tyler’s honour this year.
The family thanks those who have opened their hearts and provided their condolences and support.
There will be no memorial service. A celebration of Tyler’s life will take place in early 2013.