May 9, 1953 - December 16, 2019
Ronald Van Lyons passed away on December 16th at the age of 66 from a cancerous brain tumor. Beloved husband of Elizabeth “Gail” Lyons (nee Barlow). Loving and proud father of Ottawa’s first in-vitro baby, Julie Lyons-Wolfe (Dominic) and Canada’s first second in-vitro live birth, precious son Andrew Lyons. Loving Bampy of Cameron and Ramie. Survived by his sister Susan Gutz (nee Lyons) (Yogi) and nephews Ian and Timothy and Brother-in-law David Barlow (Madeleine Quintal).
Ron was a dedicated member of Bilberry Creek Baptist Church. He loved being a part of the Trustees, Treasurer, Usher and many fun projects. In his leisure time he was always out and about doing his photography, flying a Catana airplane, camping, and white water canoeing.
The family wishes to thank the wonderful nurses, doctors and home care workers from the Palliative Care Team and the Champlain LHIN for their compassion and care. We especially want to thank May Court Hospice for making Ron’s last precious days the best he could have. The staff and volunteers were amazing.
Family and friends may pay their respects at the Bilberry Creek Baptist Church, 480 Charlemagne Blvd. Orleans and then Funeral service on January 4th, 2020, Saturday at 9:30 with service at 10:30 followed by a light lunch. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to Bilberry Creek Baptist Church or the above mentioned well deserved care teams.