Marjorie Maude Keates

LYONS/KEATES, Marjorie Maude (Mothersill)- died peacefully in her sleep on August 14, 2019 at Fairmount Home in Glenburnie, Ontario.  Marjorie was born in Toronto on June 11, 1921 to Howard and Charlotte Mothersill (Wilson)


In 1939 she moved to Kingston with her Mother, Father and Sister.  During her time in Kingston she worked at Alcan and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.  In December of 1942 she married Keith Lyons and eventually moved to Fernleigh, Ontario.  She and Keith bought and operated a General Store, Post Office and Community Phone Line.  During this period of her life she was a Store Clerk, Switchboard Operator, Post Mistress, Church Organist and School Bus Driver.  Marjorie married Edward Keates and lived in Kingston until his passing and then moved to Inverary and remained there until she suffered a stroke and moved to an Assisted Care Facility and then on to Fairmount.  Marjorie was predeceased by her husbands Keith Lyons and Edward Keates, her son Douglas Howard Lyons, her brother George Mothersill and her sister Norma Mouldey (Mothersill).


Fondly remembered and loved by all who knew her.  Greatly missed by her son Darrell Lyons and his children Murray (Steacy) and Jeffrey Lyons, children of the late Douglas Lyons, Jodi Lyons (Angel), Lori Newman (Keith) Jamie Lyons, Michael Lyons (Crista) and her niece Kathie Fearn (Lyons) and her children Jim (Lisa) and Rob Fearn.


Cremation has taken place.


Marjorie has moved on to her next adventure!  A celebration of life will be held at Twin Oak Lodge in Fernleigh on September 21, 2019, from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm.  Donations may be made to Township of North Frontenac Fire Department, 6648 Road 506, Plevna, Ontario K0H 2M0 – 613-479-2231 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.