LYONS, Daniel Wil­liam “Dan Wil­lie”

Cape Breton Post - - In Memoriam -

Glace Bay

It is with heart­felt sad­ness, that we an­nounce the pass­ing of our beloved fa­ther, grand­fa­ther, great­grand­fa­ther and brother, Daniel Wil­liam Lyons “Dan Wil­lie”, age 90 on Monday, May 15, 2017 at Har­bour­stone En­hanced Care, Syd­ney.

Born in Donkin, April 13, 1927, Dan was the son of the late Thomas and Sarah (Camp­bell) Lyons.

Dan mar­ried the love of his life, Alice Maude (De­vi­son). They built their home in Glace Bay and to­gether raised four chil­dren; daugh­ter, Deb­o­rah Reid (Michael), Glace Bay and sons, Tommy, Glace Bay, Leroy “Jr” (Patsy), New Water­ford and David, Grand Mira, with whom he resided.

In 1944, at the age of 17, Dan be­gan work­ing at the Syd­ney Steel Plant, re­tir­ing in 1984. Dan and Alice en­joyed camp­ing and go­ing on reg­u­lar trips to New Glas­gow to visit family, but Dan’s true “Happy Place” was out on the Mira tak­ing boat rides on the PT Cruiser with his family.

Be­sides his chil­dren, Dan is sur­vived by his grand­chil­dren, Alice Ross (Phillip), Michael Reid, DJ Lyons, and Leigh Ann Arse­nault; great-grand­chil­dren, Tyler, Parker, Michael, Stacey, Gra­cie and Jesse; sis­ters, Mary, Ethel Near­ing and his brother, Char­lie (Mary); nieces and neph­ews.

Be­sides his par­ents and wife, Dan was pre­de­ceased by broth­ers, Henry and Thomas and daugh­ter-in-law, Sylvia Lyons.

The vis­i­ta­tion will be held on Fri­day, May 19 from 12 (noon) un­til the time of the funeral ser­vice at 2 p.m., all in V.J. McGil­livray Funeral Home, 16 Re­serve St., Glace Bay. Rev. Carol Gil­lard of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment in St. An­thony’s Ceme­tery.

Spe­cial thanks to the staff of Cape Bre­ton County Home Care, VON and to the Har­bour­stone En­hanced Care Fa­cil­ity for the care and kind­ness shown to Dan over the past two months.

On line con­do­lences at: www. vjm­cgillivray.ca.

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