LYONS, Christina - (1916 - 2017) - Christina passed away peacefully on October 7, 2017 in her 102nd year.
Predeceased by her devoted husband Jim in 2012, she was the much loved mother to the late Desmond (Jill), Ann (the late Ted Cole), John (Mary King), Vincent (Ariel), the late Mary, Sheila (John Williamson), Joan, and Joseph.
She will be deeply missed by her 17 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren, and by her brothers, William (Bernadette) Lyons and Brendan (Carmel) Lyons in Ireland, and her many nieces and nephews.
Christina died in the home built by her husband in 1949, a home which became the meeting place for the wave of Irish immigrants in the 1950’s. This led to the founding of the Irish Canadian Club of Hamilton and Christina was recognized in 2003 as Irish Person of the Year.
A longtime parishioner of St. Joseph’s Church, Christina was a spiritual and contemplative woman. She was also noted as a forward thinking person, ahead of her time in both her thoughts and her actions.
Christina will always be remembered for her deep commitment to her family and to her community.
Visitation will be held at P.X. Dermody Funeral Home, 7 East Ave. South, Hamilton on Wednesday October 11th from 2-4 and 7-9p.m. Vigil prayers will be held at 8:30 p.m.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (260 Herkimer St.) on Thursday October 12th at 10 a.m. Interment to follow. Please join us, for a celebration of Christina’s life, at Marquis Gardens, Ancaster, after the funeral.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Community Living Hamilton would be appreciated.