Lyle is the youngest of four children, he has two brothers and one sister. He received his education at Jeddore Elementary, Gaytz Brook Junior High, Musquodoboit Harbour High and Nova Scotia Community College now known as Akerley Campus. Lyle was in cubs as a child and became a scout leader as a teen, he was very active in church as a teen. Lyle. was also in the army reserves. He worked for a while at commercial baking and also did long-haul trucking. For a time he was assistant manager at motels in Pictou, Winnipeg, Alberta and Halifax. Lyle started working in construction which lead him to open up his own company. He lives in Nova Scotia with his spouse and five children.