LYONS, Donald William

LYONS, Donald William, June 6, 1946- March 8, 2021It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Donnie Lyons, of St. Stephen, NB, husband, father, brother, grampy and friend. Born in Blackville, New Brunswick, and raised in Doaktown, he was the sixth of twelve children born to Robin and Bridgette (Keenan} Lyons.

  Donnie is survived by his wife Jane (Matheson) Lyons, his children Thomas (Naomi) of Japan, Robin Lyons Marlatt (Darren), Collingwood, NS, Dawn Lyons (Martin Lavigne), Montreal, QC, and Matthew Lyons (Nadine), Vancouver, BC, and his  grandchildren Erika, Kai, Alexandra, Bruce, Sydney, Felix, Eva, Liam and Audrey. Also survived by Michelle (Billy) Coldwell, Wolfville, NS, and their children Jazmine and Jesse. Survived by brothers and sisters Ethel McNeil, Faye Golding, Jackie Lyons, Marianne Dube, Meggy Griffin (Mike), Judy Chiasson, Bunny Parnell, Jerry Lyons, Danny Lyons, as well as many in-laws and outlaws, nieces and nephews.

  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by brothers Bobby and David.

  Donnie was a friend to many; his favorite times were spent at Basswood Ridge with friends, golfing, curling and making the ice at the rink, playing cards with family, and time at the camp. He loved to jam with friends, playing his guitar and singing his signature song, “Sonny’s Dream.” His and Jane’s hospitality. He was greatly loved and will be greatly missed.

  Due to COVID, there will be no visitation. A private Mass for family and close friends was held at St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church, Rev. Fr. Suresh Savariraj as celebrant. Organist was Mary Lou Graham, soloist was Debbie Macdonald. Readings by Jackie Lyons, John Matheson, and Betty Matheson. Active pallbearers were Darren Marlatt, Martin Lavigne, Kenny Macleod and Kenny Macdonald.

  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lonicera Hall or Lincourt Manor.

  The link to view this celebration of life will be made available on the funeral home website Wednesday, March 17th, 2021 www.humphreysfh.com

  Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of Humphreys Funeral Home, 20 Marks Street, St. Stephen, NB E3L 2B2 (506-466-3110).