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Heather Lyons passed away at the young age of 65, in Cobourg, Ontario. She left behind a large family that loved her dearly. Her 6 sisters, Carol, Nancy, Wendy (an angel in Heaven ), Sandra, Jody, Penny and 1 brother, Joey will think of her daily. She had 7 amazing grand-babies that she loved so much; Tristen, Rayanne, Isaiah, Jacob, Elijah, Mallory and Aria. Her daughters Shannon, Carrie and Nikole were by her side. Heather leaves behind many cousins, nieces and nephews and a large extended family.
Heather was strong, she was feisty, she was funny, she was beautiful, but most of all she was loved by so many people. She touched the lives of others in so many ways. Was affectionately called Nana by most because she was that special, that loving. She loved hard, and it showed.
We will miss her more than words could ever describe. We will hold her close in our hearts, forever.
Please join us for her Celebration of Life at MacCoubrey Funeral Home on Sunday June 26, 2022 from 11 am to 2 pm where we will share memories. Formal attire is not required. She loves the colours red and blue, so feel free to honour her with these colours if you’d like.
Heather - one in a Million! On the crowded canvas of KINDNESS Heather's figure rose high above the others! She will NEVER be replaced and she will NEVER be forgotten!! She was always such a sweetie pie - despite a million challenges! I am honoured to have known her and I am a better person for it!! Love to Carrie and the whole family!! We love you! The Szabady family!!♥️🙏
Nikki, Andy, Isaiah, Jacob and Mallory…thinking of you all and sending out deepest condolences for the loss of such an important woman in your lives. Hold each other close and I hope you find comfort in sharing those special moments and memories you have of Heather with each other.
Nana was an absolute one of a kind. Her personality was so bright, it could put a smile on anyone's face. She had such an amazing sense of humour. She never failed to make me laugh and we had a lot of laughs together. Nana has always shown me nothing but kindness and I am forever grateful for that. Anything from getting me a little breakfast or driving me to work in the morning. She will be missed by so many and touched many people in this world. She was such a badass nana and loved her grandkids so much. My thoughts are with her family in this tough time.
Dearest Aunt Heather, how I will miss you. Nothing can ever take away the memories of my youth at your house, endless sleep overs with Nikki and most likely driving you absolutely crazy. For as long as I can remember, you have been ill but, regardless of how you were feeling you were always there for us. Long drives up to Vankleek Hill to visit us, being there for my baby shower, driving up after dialysis. You were so courageous and strong. I wish my girls would have known you better, I wish I could be there right next to your girls when they need us the most. I promise you that, I will always be for them. Oh Aunt Heather, I love you so much. Fly Hugh, free of pain and full of life with your loved ones. Until we meet again xo Stephanie
Heather AKA Mom ❤️ I honestly don’t know where to start, almost 30 years ago I met Nikki we became best friends that day she brought me home and introduced me to you instantly I felt a connection with you, it wasn’t long after with me being at your house everyday I started calling you mom. You always welcomed me with open arms and a warm heart, I have lived with you and Nikki and if I wasn’t living with you guys I was at your house for weeks at a time going home for a weekend and back to your house lol I have so many memories of you that I will cherish for the rest of my life! You have taught me things through out my life that I will teach my children and there children. Thank you for everything you have done for me these past years Thank you for loving me and not getting annoyed I was around all the time lol you raised a great family amazing girls and fantastic grandkids that I love so much I truly gained an amazing extended family and I thank you for that mom. I will forever remember and hold close to my heart all the wonderful memories all the laughs and tears all the conversations and being silly together and those faces you would make at me lol yes those were the best I would burst out laughing….I love you so much this doesn’t seem real…… But I know you are with your daughters watching over them walking beside them and wiping there tears but mostly your not in pain anymore. You will be so missed by so many you truly were the best and I love you so much ❤️ Rest In Peace until we meet again
DONATIONS In lieu of Flowers, donations can be made to Northhumberland Hills Hospital, specifically the Dialysis unit. If you would like to send flowers to the funeral home, please feel free to do this as well. Thank you!
My heartfelt condolences to Nicole and the rest of the family. Rest in eternal peace my dear "Nana" Heather, your pains are over and you went to sleep in comfort. Rest in peace.
My prayers and thoughts are with you at this very sad time.
I’m so sorry to everyone - my deepest condolences to everyone who loved Nana. She was a feisty woman, and I’m happy I knew her growing up. Love to everyone in the family.
Nikki & Family, Deepest condolences for the loss of such a special person- Nana, Mum, Sister, and Friend. Heather gave all of those names titles. She is with you all every day, in her own special way with the conversations, laughs, memories, and small habits we pick up from those we love and adore. Sending lots of love to you all. Brendan & Hailey
To Heather's family. I am so sorry for your unexpected and sudden loss. I remember Heather as a mama bear who had a whole lot of pride in and support for her daughter Nikki. I got to know her better through Nikki over the years, and have often thought that the world needs more Heathers....Huge heart, protective nature, always there for loved ones. Clearly Heaven felt the same. May she rest in peace, and you all find comfort in the memories of a great woman who has shaped the lives of each of you in remarkable ways.
Carrie and family Bert And I are sending heartfelt condolences at the recent loss of your Mom. I feel so sad that her illness came do quickly and that you all were so unprepared. You are lucky to have experienced having the love and kindness all your life of the foundation of of wonderful Mom and Nana. I know you are that kind of Mom too and that very soon the sun will she again on you and your family and the pain will lessen only to bring blue skies and sunshine into your lives. Always honour her in alk the little everyday things she did for you. Big hugs and lots of love. Sharon and Bert and family💕💕💕
I am so sorry for your loss Carrie & family. Im still kinda shocked. Your mom was so full of spunk, so funny and definitely loved her grandkids. I pray you guys continue to have the strength and take each day as it comes! You have an army behind you! Love you guys!
Dear Carrie There’s a special place in all of our hearts for our mothers, just like there’s a special place in every mother’s heart for her children. You must continue to carry her memory in that special place in your heart. We are sincerely sorry for the loss of your mother. Please know we love you and are here if you need anything.
An eternal memory…life is not the same without you. The sun still rises in the east and darkness falls at night but nothing now seems quite the same each day is not as bright. The birds still sing, the flowers grow the breeze still whispers, too but it will never, ever be the same world without you. It’s so sad that you had to go your leaving caused such pain but you were very special and earth’s loss is heaven’s gain. May you rest in peace Aunt Heather xoxo
Oh Mama, how I wish I didn’t have to write you here. How I wish you were beside me so I could remind you just how amazing you truly were. My days do not feel the same, my nights are filled with tears. Today I even thought to myself, you would be home soon. None of this feels real, the thought of never seeing you again breaks my heart. The thought of never having silly conversations, makes me not even want to talk. You truly were and still are my very best friend. When people say they have the best mom, I’m not sure it’s true, because you, you were the very best. So selfless, so giving, so loving. You would have given your last breath for us. I know you are watching over us, even though I don’t feel you yet. I keep telling myself you need time to settle in, kick your feet up and rest. None of that makes it easier on me though. I know if you could have fought this one, you would have. You deserve some rest now. For so long you fought to keep going, you were the strongest person I knew. Just know we love you, we will never forget you, we will always hold you close to our hearts, and never let go of that. I’ll buy a scratch ticket every now and again, just for you. I’ll even force myself to go to bingo, and think of you while I’m there. I’ll watch Dancing with the Wolves, and remember you. I’ll make cabbage rolls just how you did. We will make roast on Sundays because you always offered to do that. When I smell ivory soap, I’ll think of you. Every time my phone goes off, I’ll hope it’s from you, even though I know it’s not possible. I’ll watch the star at night and know one of them is you looking down on me, I’ll rub Mallorys head when she has a headache just like you did for me. I’ll do so many things you used to do, just to keep them going. I love you, I miss you. I will forever cherish our relationship and make sure I carry that on with my own children. We will make you proud Mama. I’ll see you in my dreams. Fly high Mom, fly so freaking high. I’ll meet you at the rainbow. 💕🌈 always, Nikki
Nana was the most important person in my life, from our 3am conversations to our 3pm drives, all the times she picked me up from school without my parents knowing and i had to hide in my room because i didn’t know my dad was home, all the special moments i had with you i will cherish forever nana, may you rest in paradise with all your loved ones as i stay here struggling to figure out life without you, i hope you’re up there enjoying a caesar (or a seizure) as you used to say lol, i loved you endlessly nana the bond we had was unbreakable. i would do anything just to see your pretty face one more time, may you rest in absolute paradise, until we meet again “to the moon and back a thousand times over” 💔
My deepest condolences go out to my friend Rayanne and her whole family. I knew how much nana meant to Ray and now i cherish those little moments and crazy stories i would hear with nana. This is such a huge loss to such an amazing and supportive family. I know she is watching over all of her loved ones every day. Rest in Paradise nana! In another lifetime.
Nana was such a special woman in my life from the first day I had the honour of meeting her and I absolutely love her to bits. She helped me in so many ways and she is part of the reason I am still here today. She will always be in all of our hearts and we will always remember all of her shenanigans. Rest in peace to the most beautifully crazy amazing woman I have ever met.
My deepest condolences to my two beautiful nieces, Nikki and Carrie and to her grandchildren. Your Nana will always be watching over you, to my sister Heather I will always love you forever and always. Miss you a lot, Rest In Peace Heather, until we see each other again ❤️❤️
Our sincere condolences on the passing of the beautiful free-spirited Heather. Please know that our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this time. We know firsthand the pain of losing a Mother having walked that path not even six months ago. It's a deep pain that comes with tears on some days and smiles on others. Take comfort in knowing that Heather is no longer suffering, she is no longer in pain. Take comfort in knowing that even though she is not physically with you, her spirit will always be with you in the memories that you will forever hold dear in your hearts. Karelle, Andrew, Breanna and Branden
Dear Heather, You and I shared so many fun times together.My dancing queen .I can still smell you Oscar perfume.You have and and always will have a special place in my ❤ Rest in peace Beautiful.You will never be forgotten.I Love you
Our Hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of the family - R.I.P. Heather love you
We are so sorry for the loss of Heather. She was such an admirable woman who fought long and hard for so many years. She loved with all her heart and was loved in return by so many; her daughters, her grandchildren, her brother, sisters, many nieces and nephews and cousins. May you Rest In Peace now and join so many family members who went before you who I am sure have greeted you with so much love.
My sister Heather was one of the strongest Women l know. I will always love you and think of you, remembering all the good and beautiful times we had together. You fought hard to stay Rest now, with Mom & Dad and all our family who are waiting to hug you. Love you forever in my heart forever ❤️❤️❤️❤️
It is with deep sadnesss I send my codolences to Carrie and Nikki and all their family . Heather was a woman who was genuine and kind and loving and will be greatly missed.R.I.P. Debbie Russ & Jason
What a delightful woman with a wonderful repertoire of many, many, memories. May you find comfort in them, knowing that all who were blessed to have known her, share your grief, and are grateful and thankful for the times spent with her. My prayers n thoughts are with all who are touched by this loss. You will never be forgotten. May you rest in peace.🙏💗💙
Aunt Heather, you will be forever missed and forever loved. Your humour, love for your family, beauty and kindness will forever be cherished and missed. I know you will continue to watch over us.
My big sister Heather, my words could never tell you how deeply I loved you. When I think about how stunningly beautiful you were as a young woman and how you carried that beauty your whole life it made proud to say, that's my sister. We had so much fun together, especially during the time when I lived with you. It warms my heart when I think of those times and it's going to be very hard for me to carry on without you. I'm just glad that I do have those memories, you'll always be in my heart. I love you forever. Your brother Joey
Heather u will be missed may u rest in peace.
Heather, my sister, my friend I miss you so much already. My life is going to be so different without you in it. I don't want to accept that I will never see you again, or receive a text from you saying, Hey, you busy, can I call you because I'm never saying goodbye. You will always be in my heart and I will carry a part of you with me forever.
U were such a warm wonderful person and funny omg u touch everyone u met I will truly miss u so much biggest hugs to all the family
Aunt Heather you will be deeply missed. I loved answering the phone with silly phrases when you called my mom because you always had the best comebacks. You made us laugh even on days when you didnt feel much like laughing. You put everyone else first. You are so loved, forever ❤️
My sister was one of the strongest women I know ❤️ she raised 2 beautiful Daughters and help to raise many neices and nephews. She will always be in my heart
Nana I love you more then anything in this world more then you know, I would anything you have one more conversation with you, one more hug, one more long car ride… Until we meet again❤️
I will miss u sister