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LYONS, Kathleen (nee Marquis) Lyons   -  Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 in Cobourg.

Born and raised in Brock Township, Mum was in her 93 rd year.

Kathleen was the dear daughter of Tom and Mable Marquis and much-loved wife of the late James Lyons.

She was loved and is missed by her three children and their spouses - Ron (Rhonda, nee Kitchen), Viola (Tim Dickson) and Ruth (James Gibson).

Mum claimed that her grandchildren were the “icing on life’s cake” and Sarah, Cheryl, Alex and Hilary remember her with love. Her memory lives on in the next generation – Aria, Gemma and Angus.

Predeceased by her sister Faith, she is fondly remembered by her sister-in-law Gwen and family. Mum always thought she would die young! Having had rheumatic fever as a child, her parents were told she may not reach adulthood and definitely would not have children.

Because of this, Mum was prepared early in life to practice her faith yet was amazed and grateful for every year she was granted on earth

Kathleen married James in 1953, but not before fulfilling her dream of teaching in a “big city” school.

After 4 years of teaching Grade 1 at Lambton Kingsway School in Etobicoke, ($1800. a year) she finally said “yes”.

She delighted in watching her grandchildren grow and especially in visiting her son and family as they moved around the globe.

Mum’s list of favourite charities was exceptionally long - World Vison, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Mustard Seed Mission, Scott Mission, Sick Kid’s Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society etc. and it gave her enormous pleasure to support the causes dear to her heart.

If desired, donations may be made through this site to a charity that you feel would make the world a better place. As Mum would say “Bless your wooly heart”!

A private graveside service is planned and members of Kathleen’s far-flung family will reminisce and celebrate her life privately when circumstances permit.

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