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Beatrice Linda (Peggy) Lyons, 73, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 at her home in Fort Frances.

She was born on Jan. 11, 1944 in Fort Frances to John and Martha Lyons. She lived in Fort Frances most of her life.

She was a member of the C.W.L. and the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29 Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, Bingo, crafting, going to the movies and out for dinner, and spending time with friends and family.

For many years, she worked with Family and Children Services and loved the time she spent as a respite worker. She was particularly close with Ashley and loved their outings.

Beatrice leaves behind her sons, Jody and daughter-in law, Carrie, and Cory Shypit; grandchildren, Halle and Jeremy Shypit and Bretton Nowrang; siblings, Kim (Bruce) Matheson, Harold “Fudd” (Gert) Lyons, Edith Lyons, and Elaine Dokuchie; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.

She was predeceased by her daughter, Chantell; parents, John and Martha; husband, George Calder; and siblings, William (Billy) Lyons, Yvonne (Eva) McCormick, and John Lyons Jr.

A memorial service will be held Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church at Couchiching First Nation, with Fr. Alan Albao officiating.

The honourary pallbearers will be Kathleen Matheson, Jane Councillor, Susan Chiasson, Norma Nastiuk, Ashley Mudge, and Connie McCormick.

The family gratefully requests that in lieu of flowers or donations, friends adopt an “Angel/Child” for Christmas.

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If Roses grow in Heaven

If Roses grow in Heaven

Lord, please pick a bunch for me.

Place them in my Mother's arms

and tell her they're from me.

Tell her that I love her and miss her,

and when she turns to smile,

place a kiss upon her cheek

and hold her for awhile.

Because remembering her is easy,

I do it every day,

but there's an ache within my heart

that will never go away.

Author: Kirsten Preus