A real testament to how much Lyle Bunn was liked and respected in this industry is the volume of comments the news on Saturday of his passing last week has generated here and, particularly, on Linkedin.
You can read some of comments – 23 at the moment – in this embedded Linkedin post.
I’ve also had some quiet notes from industry friends expressing shock and sadness.
I gather Lyle, when prospects started to look rough, prepared a farewell message, wanting to let his friends in the industry to know that it was “his great joy to be able to make such contributions to the industry, touching many individuals and organizations, since the inception of the digital signage industry. His final wish was for the industry’s ongoing success.”
“With Lyle’s passing, I am reminded of the fragility of life and how short a time we are all really here,” says Digital Signage Federation (DSF) chairman Richard Ventura, in a statement i the wake of the news. “Over the years, I’ve gotten to know Lyle, both as a person and as a member of our industry. He was ubiquitous in our industry, insatiable in his desire to learn and teach, and genuine in his enthusiasm and gentle manner. He will be missed and he will be remembered. On behalf of the leadership and members of the DSF, our sincerest condolences to his family.”
I’m too far removed now, but I suspect some industry folks in and around Toronto will make their way up to Brighton, Ontario on Saturday for his service.
Brighton Fellowship Christian Reformed Church
October 20, 2018 – 1:00 p.m.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent in his name either to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the American Cancer Society.
Dave Haynes is the founder and editor of Sixteen:Nine, an online publication that has followed the digital signage industry for some 14 years. Dave does strategic advisory consulting work for many end-users and vendors, and also writes for many of them. He’s based near Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s east coast.