Chet (Chester) Lyons
April 21, 1919 Fredericton Junction, New Brunswick
January 4, 2016 Summerland, British Columbia
In loving memory of our wonderful Father and Grandfather, who passed away on Monday, January 4, 2016 at Penticton General Hospital at the age of 96 years.
With profound sadness, Dad will be lovingly remembered by his children, Bonnie (Denis) and grandchildren, David and Debbie; Trish and grandson Steven; Laurie (Gilles) and grandsons’ Scott and Cam. Dad’s passing is predeceased by his beautiful wife Dora of 66 years and his son-in-law and friend Ron Trottier.
Dad was born and raised in New Brunswick. We recall fondly Dad’s stories of growing up and his continued love for New Brunswick. Dad was our Hero as the best father and World War II veteran. He served his country with pride and love. His travels took him to England, Wales, Scotland, France, Italy, Lebanon, Palestine, Germany, Holland, Greece, Belgium and Gilbraltor. Dad was on special duty in Egypt from October, 1964 until September, 1965. Later, Dad’s career in the Air Force enabled us to live across Canada where we eventually settled in Winnipeg.
The greatest ‘love story’ was Mom and Dad meeting at a dance where Dad played the accordion and Mom participated in the dance competition. Mom and Dad married 3 weeks later! Dad was devoted to our precious Mom and family and we adored and treasured him. Dad was strong in body and spirit and faithful to those he loved. Dad was the ultimate gentleman, graceful and kind. We will forever miss his warm embrace, loving guidance and gentle soul.
Many thanks to Prairie Valley Lodge in Summerland, British Columbia for making the last 7 months a wonderful place to retire and call home. A small celebration of Dad’s life was held in British Columbia. Dad will be reunited at his final resting place with Mom in Winnipeg, Manitoba.