(Jan 25, 2016) Juliann Finch Castell said:
Sometimes one has to think about the legacy they will leave when their time comes. Thank you Drew for the great example you have left, yet again, for others to follow. I will remember times of laughter while we both chuckled working for Pat whilest at C&L – he did like to adopt us foreigners for his eclectic team. We were so fortunate to have landed with such a great Partner. I take to heart the sound advice you’ve left us to cherish our days and never left anything unsaid, especially to our children. Sending my love to you Suzanne, Heather and Matthew. Fondly and with much love, Juliann, Rob and Jack Castell (PS — Let’s get the Drew Lyall Fund up to $100,000+ – I promise to help spread the word and your legacy Drew)
(Jan 23, 2016) Tammy and Stewart said:
What an amazing legacy you have left us!
Creating this foundation is a great way to keep your dream moving forward, helping others. You also have a beautiful legacy in Suzanne, Matthew and Heather.
Our favourite memory is of you telling us that you were learning how to skate and taking lessons so you could make the most of Ottawa winters and to get on the canal.
You lived in a cold wintery climate, so you learned how to skate.
You had cancer so you figured out a way that you could make the best of it by raising awareness and funds to help others.
Amazing! We will miss your spirit but no doubt it will shine on. Xo
(Jan 20, 2016) Yvon said:
It was a privilege to teach one of your children, and I always enjoyed our chats about school or life in general. You will be missed, and by so many.
(Jan 17, 2016) Nancy said:
I was truly astounded to hear this news. Drew you ARE an amazing person and YOU accomplished so much,
Sincerely, my deepest sympathy, it took so much courage for Drew to share his inner thoughts. Please take pride in that courage.
(Dec 28, 2015) Jagoda & Eugen said:
Your note touched us both more deeply than you can imagine. We always remember our times with you fondly and Eugen always talks about how he met you so many years ago at the Chateau during the Coopers Christmas dinner. You left a lasting impression on us both but especially Eugen upon whom it’s hard to leave one, or so it seems.
We all wish that you had better news to share with us. We will take your note and advice to heart. It does seem we spend too much time focused on the things that, in the longer run, don’t matter as much as we think they do in the moment.
You are and will always remain a fond and good friend with whom we’ve had great experiences both personal and professional. Your being in our lives have made them better and happier.
(Dec 18, 2015) Alison said:
Drew, it has been a true honour to get to know you these past few weeks. You are an inspiration to me and I’m sure for so many others, showing how a life well-lived can leave a mark on the world.