The golf world is in mourning as it was announced today that Jarrod Lyle passed away over night at age 36.
Lyle went home into palliative care last week to spend his final days surrounded by his family; notably his wife Briony and daughters Lusi, 6, and Jemma, 2.
Golf Australia and the PGA of Australia announced the news of Lyle’s passing this morning including a message from his wife Briony.
“It breaks my heart to tell everyone that Jarrod is no longer with us.
“He passed away peacefully at 8.20pm last night, having spent his final week in Torquay among his family and close friends.
“Lusi, Jemma and I are filled with grief and now must confront our lives without the greatest husband and father we could ever have wished for.
“At the same time, we have been blessed and overwhelmed with the messages and actions of support from around the world and feel comforted that Jarrod was able to happily impact so many people throughout his life. Our humble thanks to you all.
“Jarrod was able to take in many of the unbelievably kind and generous acts and words in his final few days and was overwhelmed by the emotional outpouring.
“He asked that I provide a simple message: `Thanks for your support, it meant the world. My time was short, but if I’ve helped people think and act on behalf of those families who suffer through cancer, hopefully it wasn’t wasted.’
“We will hold an intimate and private family service in the coming days.
“There will be a public memorial service at The Sands in Torquay at a date to be annouced later.
“As per Jarrod’s wish, please donate to Challenge in lieu of gifts or flowers.”
You can make a donation to Challenge cancer charity or directly to the Lyle’s here.