Draper, Sabina Mary

Mar. 212, 1931 – Mar. 13, 2019
At the age of 88 years
With great sorrow, we announce the passing of our beloved mother Sabina Marion Draper (nee Cieslak) on March 13, 2019 surrounded by family in Blind Bay BC. Sabina left this world the same as she lived it, with courage, class, grace and dignity.
Sabina was born and lived her childhood in Edmonton Alberta and married Malcolm Lyle in 1952. The couple had five sons and raised them in Calgary until Sabina moved to Scotch Creek in 1982 and then Blind Bay in 1993. Sabina was an avid golfer with the highlight of her golf career being a hole in one at Shuswap Lake Estates GC. Sabina was also an expert gardener and cook renowned for her peach jam and cherry pies which was validated by the neighborhood children frequent visits. Her roses were admired by many. Sabina will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who were a part of her life.
Sabina is survived by her:  sons Mark (Frances) Lyle of Fort Worth TX, Warren (Annie) Lyle of Calgary AB and Murray (Lisa) Lyle of Asheville NC, brother John (Carol) Cieslak of Van Nuys CA, grandchildren Emily Lyle of Spartanburg SC, Megan and Kara Lyle of Fort Worth TX, Jennifer (Armik) Aghakhani of Pasadena CA, Brenna (Eric) McKenna of Calgary AB, Cole (Holly) Lyle and Kelsey Lyle of Calgary AB, Nicholas Lyle of Salt Lake City UT, Dylan Lyle of Charlotte NC, Christopher and Katie Lyle of Asheville NC, great grandchildren Sylvie McKenna and Charlie Lyle.
Sabina was predeceased by her spouse William Draper, mother Helen Cieslak, father John Cieslak, brother Stanley (Olga) Cieslak and sons Christopher (Susan) Lyle and Ryan Lyle.
We would like to thank all of Sabina’s caregivers at Shuswap General Hospital and especially the members of the palliative care team for their professional, compassionate care.
A celebration of life will be held in August on a suitable date for all her friends and family and neighbors at her son’s house in Scotch Creek. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society.



  1. She was such a wonderfull mother In law always cheery kind, I loved her company and Helen grandma.
    She helped me learn to cook wonderfull recipes.
    It brings great sadness to my heart for her, Threw this tough time. She was so strong and such a family mom
    I am happy she will find such joy with Ryan bubcha and Chris. I know In my heart they were waiting for her with open arms.
    I was told my daughter jennie looked so much like her when she was young.
    I could not even hold a candle to her. I wish I could of Been as strong and wonderfull as Sabina
    With much admiration and respect and love
    Cindy Hartzler I loved you always

  2. Sabina was a special woman. Her sons were devoted to her throughout her life which speaks to her being a wonderful Mother. She welcomed me to Canada in 1982 when I first met Christopher and later told me that she knew immediately that I was the girl he would marry. We had many great conversations over the years. Rest in peace, Sab. I look forward to our celebration of your beautiful life this summer at the Shuswap. Susan

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