October 19, 2019
On October 19, 2019 , Margorie “June” Lyons was granted reprieve from the chains that bound her to this earthly realm and was gathered into the waiting arms of her saviour for her final journey home. After another spectacular day spent with her closest friends, June succumbed to the complications of COPD.
Over half of June’s life was spent in the community of Port Hardy, making friends and participating eagerly in every event that came along. The wife of a miner, June had followed her husband Bill on his search for the copper rainbow. When they arrived in Port Hardy, June knew this was the “pot-o-gold” and starting putting down roots. Soon they were followed by their children. First, daughter Sharon and her family arrived and fell headlong into the boom town heyday of Port Hardy. Later, son Tim found his way to the north island and Junes’ dream of seeing her children succeed began.
On the 22nd day of June 1930, June joined Gods’ community here on earth in the town of Fort Frances Ont. Raised in a home where everyone was welcomed and loved, June learned the true value of family. Every person who came into her life was her sister or brother, whether they were one of the foster kids cared for by her Mother and Grandmother or the new folks at auquafit in the Port Hardy Pool, June loved and welcomed them into her life. Never judging, June could point out the hazards of a persons’ lifestyle and open an honest conversation about finding a more healthy and meaningful experience. A simple word of compassion was often all it took to help a lost soul find the path again.
Predeceased by her husband Bill, granddaughter Elizabeth and grandson Christopher, survived by her brother Kenneth, daughter Sharon (Dean), son Tim (Barb), grandsons Brent and James as well as their mother Debbie. Grandchildren Dakota, Abigail and Hudson and new addition Gabriella and their mothers, Sandra, Christine and Paige.
Always full of hope and promise, ready to roll up her sleeves and whistle while she worked, June was the embodiment of “let go and let God”.
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