Jerry was born in Quesnel, the only son to Patrick and Anna Lyne.
At 16 he moved to south Slocan to finish his last 2 years of high school. He graduated in 1958 and worked in the logging industry in the Kooteneys.
In 1961 he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and served as a photo technician. In 1964 he was honourably discharged to come home to help support the family after his fathers passing.
He went to work for the Cariboo Observer newspaper as a photographer.
He married Trudy Hysop in 1968. In 1969 they had a son, Jason, a baby brother for Patrick. They divorced after eleven years.
In 1980 he opened his own business, Precise Graphics, met Carol McNaughton and they began their life together.
In 1993 he semi retired from graphic printing and he and Carol spent time travelling and sailing.
They moved to Bowen Island in 2003 and opened Whitesail Bed and Breakfast. He resided there until his passing.
Jerry is lovingly remembered by his wife Carol; sons Patrick (Tina) Hysop, Jason (Sue) Lyne; grandchildren Josh Hysop, Rachel, Carter Lyne; dad Leiv Hegland; siblings Nell (Jack) Scott, Irene (Don) Durocher, Marg, Lanna and Pat Lyne; many nieces, nephews and friends.
A tea in Jerry’s honour will be held at the
Royal Canadian Legion Hall in Quesnel, BC at 12 Noon, August 5, 2015.
A graveside service will precede the tea at
Quesnel Municipal Cemetery at 11 am