January 29, 1934 - December 11, 2021
Tim passed away peacefully on December 11th, 2021 at Bader House in Plano, Texas. He was born in Hayes, Middlesex, UK on January 29, 1934, a son of the late Patrick and Catherine (Scanlan) Lyons. He was enveloped by the love of his family and friends near and far in his final days and throughout his life.
Tim was an optimist, a dreamer and an adventurer. He believed anything was possible. Tim was always ready with an encouraging word. His smile was contagious. Tim lived an extraordinary life. We will continue to hear his voice – “Go – live your life and be the best you can be.”
Tim attended Botwell House Catholic Primary School and went on to graduate from Southall Technical College. He served in the British Army with the Royal Mechanical Engineers in Gibraltar 1956-1957. After his National Service, he made his career as an engineer. Tim worked for The Perkin Elmer Corporation in the USA and in the UK for over 30 years. He was always learning and enjoyed being a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) where work of his fellow engineers was featured for bringing countless meaningful ideas to life. At his retirement his title was Director of Worldwide Gas Chromatography Research and Development. Gas chromatography is used extensively in medicine and forensic science among many other applications. He loved his job and was inspired by the creativity and energy of the young engineers he mentored.
After retirement he and his wife, Maureen, moved from their longtime home on Ball Pond in New Fairfield, Connecticut to Bradenton Beach, Florida. They enjoyed many years together on the beach soaking up the sun. Tim volunteered his leadership as President of the Parks and Beautification Committee which brought him joy and a sense of purpose and where he was able to ensure Anna Maria Island would be left better than he found it for years to come. Tim and Maureen also traveled extensively to many places they had dreamt about for years.
Tim’s family here in the US, and in the UK, was a source of deep joy and pride for him throughout his life. He loved his wife, daughters, grandchildren, siblings, nieces, nephews and his extended family, wholeheartedly. He will be remembered with a smile always by so many, including his daughters – Katrina, Alison and Melanie their husbands and wife – Tom, Christopher and Tina; his grandchildren and their families – Sarah (and husband Mike), Michael, Cate, Raven and Mason; and his sister, sister and brother-in-law, and nieces and nephews – Anne, Alan, Una, Pauline, Sharon, Carrie, Timothy, Danny, Jayne, Oonagh, Debby, Niall and their families.
In addition to his parents, Tim was preceded in death by his beloved older brother Patrick Lyons of Hayes, Middlesex, UK and the love of his life Maureen Watkinson Lyons to whom he married for 52 years.
Tim’s family would like to acknowledge the entire staff at Bader House Memory Care in Plano, Texas for the loving, intentional, and uncommon care he received over the last 2 years.
Memorial Mass Livestreamed from the Sanctuary at All Saints Catholic Church, Dallas, TX December 29th, 2021, 10AM Central Standard Time
On the day of the Mass, the livestream can be viewed here:
If you click on that link before the 29th, other events may be listed, however on the 29th the livestream will start for the Memorial Mass for Timothy Lyons at 9:50AM Central Standard Time.
Also on the day of the Mass, the livestream will be simulcast in two places:
Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/AllSaintsCatholicChurchDallasTX
YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgVjHH05zrLoLDxnl3ySBbQ
If you already have a Facebook and/or YouTube account, the live version of the Mass should pop up at these links at 10AM on the 29th.
After the 29th, the archived Mass will be available in roughly 1 week on the “Replays on Demand Page”:
https://www.allsaintsdallas.org/replays-on-demand/ – Click “Funeral Archives”
If for any reason you have any technical issues or the Church experiences any challenges in livestreaming the Mass we apologize and invite you to pray with us in spirit. We will not be able to provide tech support on the day of the Mass.
Condolences may be sent to: The Lyons Family, c/o Katrina Bailey, 6926 Middle Cove Drive, Dallas, Texas 75248, please share your favorite memory of our Dad. In lieu of flowers we welcome memorial gifts in honor of Tim Lyons through the Alzheimer’s Association, https://www.alz.org/.