JOLAYNE DORIS LYONS, beloved wife of 52 years to Doug Lyons, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s – Palliative Care Unit on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at the age of 73 years.
Jolayne is the loving mother of Chad (Heather) Lyons and Nikki Lyons. She will be remembered by her sisters Doreen Trapp, Gladys Christensen, Janette (Perry) Porter; brother Plenny (Betty) Anderson, and sisters-in-law Pat Anderson and Barb Anderson. As well as numerous nieces, nephews, and close long time family friends.
Jolayne was predeceased by her brothers Lloyd Anderson, Kenneth Anderson, Glen Anderson; and brothers-in-law Lloyd Trapp and Skeez Christensen. As well as sisters-in-law, Gill Anderson, Donna Loxton, Sandra Omelchuk; parents Lydia and Clarence Anderson; and mother-in-law Doris Bennett.
Jolayne had an extensive career of 43 years with the Government of Alberta AISH office. She built many friendships with her coworkers and was known to many in the community.
Jolayne had a wonderful sense of humor and was always ready to plan the next great prank/joke. She brought her laughter, kindness, witty one-liners, and her “tell it like it is” attitude to everyone she knew. She fought her battle with cancer with strength and an optimistic spirit that was well admired and respected.
Jolayne enjoyed a good cup of coffee, visiting with family and friends, camping, gardening, and browsing the local thrift stores.
Jolayne will be dearly missed by all and her memory will forever live on in our hearts.
We would like to extend our Thank you to Dr. Roth, the Palliative Care home care team, and the staff at the St. Michael’s – Palliative Care Unit for the wonderful care of mom.
Mom’s wish was for no formal funeral service to be held. A private family gathering will held be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers and in memory of Jolayne, donations may be made to either the Canadian Cancer Society at www.cancer.ca or to the St. Michael’s Health Centre – 1400 9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4V5.
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