Bernard Franklin  Lyons

Obituary of Bernard Franklin Lyons

Sadly, Bernie Lyons passed away at Providence Care Hospital on Sunday, June 21, 2020, at age 80. He leaves behind to mourn, his wife Elizabeth (née Bursey). Bernie and Elizabeth would have celebrated 59 years of marriage on June 24, 2020. He also leaves his three children, Bernie Jr. (Dorothy Olates), Steven and Dominique (Larry Hogel), three grandchildren, Steven Forgere, Jasmin Visser (Josh) and Kevin Lyons-Forgere (Kimberley Hearn) and one great granddaughter Trinity Lyons. Survived by his sisters Dianne Anketel (late John) and Patricia Lyons (Pete Clements) and by his brothers James Lyons (Virgina) and John Lyons (Marie).

Bernie spent his younger years in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a Radar Tech. He retired from service as an Electronics Instructor. His next adventure brought him and his young family to Montreal where he worked as an instructor and installing electronic equipment. While working he finished his education with a degree in Commerce, majoring in Business Systems. Bernie went on to work with the Royal Bank of Canada in Quebec. His final move was to Ontario where he worked with the Ontario Provincial Government, Ministry of Revenue, as a Manager until his retirement. Bernie will also be greatly missed by his many friends and in-laws and remembered for his great sense of humour.

Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of his Life will be held at a later date. If you wish, memorial donations to the Kidney Foundation or IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) would be appreciated in his memory. Arrangements entrusted to the Paul G. Payne Funeral Home, 178 Main St., Odessa, Ontario K0H 2H0  (613-386-7373). Please share your memories and condolences to the family at www.paynefuneralhome.com  

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