Early days and inspiration
In the country town of Mudgee, Lyle Owen was born on July 8, 1940. Growing up, the most influential person in his life was undoubtedly his mother.
Tragedy struck the family early when his father passed away when Lyle was only five years old. Left to raise three young boys on her own, Lyle’s mother became a beacon of strength and support for her children. Despite the challenges, she worked tirelessly to provide for them, instilling in Lyle the values of love, resilience, and selflessness.
While Mudgee holds a special place in his heart, Lyle also has treasured memories of Hargraves, the town where his grandfather hailed from. The quaint charm, snow-covered landscapes, and the connection to his family’s roots has left an indelible impression on him.
The joy of Christmas
Throughout his life, Lyle has absolutely loved Christmas! The twinkling lights, festive decorations, and joyful atmosphere always makes him happy. However, what truly makes Christmas special for Lyle is the sight of all his grandkids coming together to celebrate as a family. Their laughter and excitement while unwrapping presents have created lasting memories that he holds dear in his heart.
Life lessons and memories
As life unfolded, Lyle learned valuable lessons that stuck with him through the years. One of the most memorable pieces of advice he offered with a touch of humour was, “Never back a race horse or anything that talks (Jockeys)."
From his own experiences, Lyle’s approach to life has been a mix of caution and light-heartedness.