Vera Alice Lyon

July 13, 1922November 1, 2012

Lyon, Vera Alice (nee Petersen)

Peacefully passed away on Thursday, November 1, 2012 in her 90th year. Vera beloved wife of the late Ernest Norman Lyon. Loving mother of Deborah and the late Garry Ernest. Dear nanny of Casey, Samantha, Victoria and Danielle. Great nanny of William and Oliver. Dear sister of June. Relatives and friends will be received at the Giffen-Mack Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main St. subway) 416-698-3121, on Monday, November 5 from 2-4 and 6-9 P.M. Service on Tuesday, November 6 at 11:00 A.M. Interment to follow at St. John’s Norway Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by her family. Vera will be dearly missed by her many nieces and nephews. Condolences may be sent to


  • Visitation Monday, November 5, 2012
  • Visitation Monday, November 5, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 6, 2012

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Cheryl Yigitoz

November 5, 2012

I will always remember our conversations. They always started with me saying "Hi Beautiful" and you answering "So true, so true". I hope my mom and dad and you and Ernie are all having a good gab...and a beer! Love you, Cheryl

Lauren MacKenzie

November 5, 2012

Vera, your presence is already greatly missed. A wonderful neighbour full of energy, warmth and a motherly presence looking out for us all. How ever will we enjoy our weekend coffee without the sound of music wafting from your home next door? Our condolences to all of the family and friends.

Samantha Cowgill

November 5, 2012

My Nanny was the most amazing lady. She was kind, strong, and as stubborn as a mule,... Guess I get it from her. She was everything I could have ever asked for in a Nanny. I will never forget all the amazing times I shared with her at her house growing up. I look back at the pictures and reminisce on everything as far back as I can remember. My Nanny has taught me so much about life, love, and about the kindness to others, and the respect one should always have to anyone that crosses my path. I hold the lessons she has taught me and use them everyday as a part of her she has instilled in me.
I hold my Nanny's love and every memory close to my heart.
I Love My Nanny;
Always Have,
Always Will.
Forever more, Forever Missed, Forever In My Heart, Sole, And Mind.
Never, Ever Lost.
~ I Love You Nanny ~

Ronald Cameron

November 3, 2012

To my very special Auntie who was a great fighter and lived a really exceptional life.She will be greatly missed by everyone and has made a very special memory in everyone's life she touched.


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