Lyndon Howell Arnal was the youngest “runt” of the Arnal family, born March 18, 2004 in Swift Current, Saskatchewan.
From a young age he always tried to keep up with his siblings and cousins. He was baptized at the Ravenscrag Anglican Church and had godparents Jeff and Cathy Hyam at his side. He spent many hours at Alleykatz Daycare and thrived in Eastend Playschool. When school began he made many great friends.
Although interested in everything he did, he absolutely loved mathematics and art. He could be found at recess playing football with friends and at home playing creative farming games. He was a keen defenseman on the Eastend Jets hockey team who won the Wood River League Championship this year. He was awarded defenseman of the year. Lyndon participated in soccer, but his new-found love was baseball. He was one of the pitchers on his team and had never stopped throwing and batting things – from rocks to baseballs.
Lyndon and brother Sean had started a business venture of raising and selling pigs. This business had recently taken off with several customers and a new Berkshire boar “Jack.” His love for animals continued to the chicken coop, rabbit hutch and 4-H ring where he was awarded Grand Champion Red Angus steer this year at Regional Fair. His award-winning 4-H speech is legendary and described the challenges of being the “runt” in the Arnal household. He had an avid interest in the farm which included grinding feed for his animals, rolling and raking fields, and learning about tractors, combines and air drills.
Lyndon is predeceased by grandparents Bill and Molly Howell, along with older brother Blake and godmother Cathy Hyam. Older brother Sean was killed along with Lyndon in an accident on July 23, 2014.
He is survived by parents Clifford and Anne Arnal; siblings Chantal (Corey) Henderson, Dylan Arnal and Olivia Arnal; Grandpa Clifford (Brenda) Arnal and Grandma Margaret Arnal. Lyndon is also survived by numerous loving aunts, uncles and cousins as well as friends and playground mates at Eastend School.
The funeral was held Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at the family homestead north of Ravenscrag. Interment took place at Point View Cemetery, Ravenscrag. Donations, for all those wishing, can be made through Binkley’s Funeral Service to Gateway Salvation Army, Toronto, Ontario.
Lyndon’s creativity and silly sense of humor will carry on through the memories he has left. He was a hardworking enthusiastic member of society who will be missed by friends, family, teammates and his animals.