LYONS, GORDON GEORGE
Gordon passed away peacefully December 2nd 2015 in Kelowna B.C.Born in Cranbrook B.C., June 25th 1931. He spent his childhood in Duchess, AB., then returned to Cranbrook where he graduated high school and went on to attended the Royal Conservatory of Music where he obtained his degree in Classical Piano. He then chose to follow in his father’s footsteps and attended Barber College. After graduation he then returned to work with his father for a few years before he took over operations of Lyons Barber shop. During this time he met our mother and they eventually settled in Cranbrook and raised their family. Gordon was larger than life and was an avid outdoors man who loved to fish, snowmobile and spend time with his family at their cabin at North Star Lake. Music continued to play a role throughout his life as he loved to entertain showing off his Honky Tonk style. He was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Terry and his daughter Charlotte. Left to honour his memory are brother Robin (Lottie), daughter Yvonne (Ken), son Kim (Marlene), grandchildren Warren (Pauline), Darren (Jennifer), Jennifer (Matt), and six great grandchildren. At Gordon’s request there will be no funeral service. A private memorial will be held at a later date. The family would like to express our gratitude to his many caregivers, some of whom went above and beyond to enhance his quality of life. Also to the staff at Kelowna General Hospital for their kind and compassionate care. Arrangements entrusted to Everden Rust Funeral Services at 250-860-6440.
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