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LYON, Arthur

Passed away at Kelowna General Hospital on February 24, 2014 at the age of 90 years.  Predeceased by his wife Yolan in 2005.  He is survived by three children: Robert Lyon and Sharon Mack (Allan) all of Winnipeg and Wendy Lee (Rob) of Kelowna; five grandchildren:  Scott Lyon, Chris and Tara Mack all of Winnipeg, Aron Lee (Candice) and Toni Schuffels (Sven) all of Kelowna; two great grandchildren: Amanda and Nicholas and one great, great granddaughter Scarlette.  There will be a private family service at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the BC Alzheimer Society, Suite 307-1664 Richter Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 8N3.  If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

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    We sure have alot of fond memories of good times on ART’S visits and also when he lived in WPG. We sure are going to miss that good old guy and a great friend.May you rest in peace ART. Joe & Beth Kikukawa

  • Rae & Myrt Duncalfe says:

    We’re so sorry Wendy and Rob and family for your loss of your dad and grandpa. We looked forward to Art’s interesting visits and that included his perogy deliveries! He was such a gentleman and always spoke so lovingly of his family. He will be missed.

  • Lorna says:

    On behalf of 26 Fd Regt RCA – XII MB Dragoons Museum, our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Art, or as we knew him “Rookie”, will be deeply missed by the Museum for his enthusiasm and sharing of his knowledge as a XII MB Dragoon.

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  • Roz Monita says:

    Wendy, Rob please accept my personal condolences in the recent passing of your Dad, Art. I became acquainted with him during our volunteer times for the Alzheimer Society and Walk for Memories. He was such a joy to talk to, always happy and willing to share a story. May he rest in Peace.

  • Sylvia & Phil Smith says:

    We were surprised to hear about
    Art our friend always take care.
    Sylvia and phil

  • Toni Schuffels says:

    It’s hard not having said goodbye, but you were a man full of strength and strong spirit. You will be missed by so many. We love you, so glad that you lived such a full life full of adventures. I will miss our coffee dates at Timmy’s.

  • Joan Tobler says:

    Your father was a great friend and neighbor to my mother Maud
    He always listened to my concerns and never failed to
    Give me a huge hug. We will
    Miss his smile and helping hands. God bless. Joan and Pam

  • Steve Tobler says:

    I’ve only meet Art a few times in my lifetime, but he was true gentleman. My name is Steve, the grandson to Maud Stevenson who was Art’s neighbour. Last few years Art’s has been an amazing person to my Nana by helping with groceries, friendship, kindness and different types errands. He will be missed by so many.

  • Afra Lindquist says:

    I was Art’s foot care nurse for the last seven years and always looked forward to and enjoyed my monthly visits to see him in his home. Art was always happy and clearly loved life. I’m sure he will be sadly missed by many. My condolences to the family.

  • Teresa Steeves says:

    Art was a favourite visitor when I worked at the ASBC. He was a sincere man always ready with a smile, a joke, a helpful hand. My condolences to his family. God bless.

  • David & Cecilia Buck says:

    Wendy & Rob we were deeply saddened to hear of Art’s passing, we are going to miss him a lot, he was a great friend. We will miss those weekly visits at out house or at Tim’s. Wish we could have been there to see him one last time and say goodbye.

  • Lois Reid says:

    My deepest sympathy on the passing of your Dad!! I’m a friend of JR (Judith) Reibin’s and only met your Dad once, last year. He was such a sweet man & so full of life! It was a pleasure meeting him & so glad I never miss that chance as it would not be possible now. Cherish your memories and know he wouldn’t want you to grieve for too long, if at all! My thoughts & prayers are with as I know how difficult it is to lose a parent at any age!! Hugs!!

  • Brad and Dan says:

    Art was a special friend to us. We’ll miss his fiesty and caring personality. We always enjoyed our pool and crib games with him.

  • Hetty Londo&Cherno Jallo says:

    Dear Wendy and Rob,

    We met Art for the first time in 2005 when he visited Holland, accompanied by Ben Veldhoen, our uncle. We did some sightseeing and had arrenged for him to join Marco on his Staghound during the parade in Nijverdal. He cried his eyes out! 5 Years later he stayed in Holland once more and we took him to another parade in Enschede telling him we were going to a museum. The last mile we had a police-escort and Art asked: what’s going on, where are you taking me…
    After seeing Marco he cried out: you did it again, you morons.
    During all my visits to Theresa and Ben I met Art and we played some games of dominoes and had supper in Naramata.
    We loved him a lot and are very sorry he passed away.
    We’re going to miss him!
    Bye Art, love you!

    Hetty Londo and Cherno Jallo.

  • Judith Reibin says:

    Wendy and Robert,
    Your loss is shared by all who knew and loved your Dad. That man left footprints on all our hearts.Took him to my friends cabin up by Riverton for “the Banjo Bowl” game this fall when he was out for his visit and I wish I had that visit on tape because I laughed till the tears were flowing at all those guys carrying on the way they did.They had all just met but you would think they had all grown up together! And all being in the trucking industry there were a lot of old comrades past and present that were being discussed and what a small world it really is when you find we had all these mutual acquaintances over the years.All my friends that met him just thought he was the best and of course, no-one EVER believed how old he was!
    Miss that crazy ol man of yours like no tomorrow.He always made me laugh so hard whether it was on the phone or while he was here visiting So glad he was a part of my life.Will always have cherished memories of your wonderful father/father-in-law.
    Good-Bye Art my old Friend-Love you Forever.J.R.

  • Delores Green says:

    We’ll miss all those telephone conversations that always had a great way of cheering me up. I will always cherish these memories! Love to your family

  • Darlene Knight says:

    I maybe long distance relative to you.My mother was Margaret Nicoll(Lyon)and I am sure they were half brother and sister and lived in Winnipeg don,t know you are interested contacting me but I am I live inCalgary and looking for my cousins

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