LYON, Elizabeth Joan (nee Southam) - June 1927 - May 2013 Cherished mother of Mary Virginia (Ginny) Lyon, and David Mortimer Lyon (Patrice Lyon, nee Drew); loving wife of Mortimer Lyon; beloved Nana of Christopher (Arran Tyre), Lyndsay (Darren Fung); great-grandmother of Atticus, Shannon, Sarah, and Peter Lyon, Samantha Nye; step-grandmother of Matthew and Alex Nye; and half-sister of Paul Strickland of Calgary and Susan Grainger, nee Strickland of Aurora. Predeceased by grandparents C.J. Burchell and Edith Gertrude Burchell of Halifax; and by parents Edith (Edo) Mary Southam Strickland, nee Burchell of Halifax, and Richard Southam of Montreal. Joan greatly enjoyed her time spent in Nova Scotia with cousin, Tommy J. Burchell (deceased) and his wife Sonja, and Tom's parents, Brenda and Charles W. Burchell. Joan is also survived by numerous members of the Southam, Burchell and Lyon clans. A huge heartfelt thank you to the loving staff of 2W and 3W floors of Belmont House for all the love and care given to Joan. Funeral service will be held in GRACE CHURCH ON-THE-HILL, 300 Lonsdale Road on Saturday, May 25 at 11:00 a.m., with a reception to follow. If desired, donations made to the Belmont House Foundation, 55 Belmont Street, Toronto M5R 1R1, 416-964-9231, would be most appreciated. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com
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Published in the Toronto Star from May 23 to May 25, 2013