It is with immense sadness to announce the passing of Lydon Lorne Cross on May 4th, 2006, following a long and courageous struggle with cancer.
Lyndon was born in Moosomin, Saskatchewan, on January 7th, 1970, living in various communities across Western Canada with his family. After finishing high school in Whitehorse, Yukon, he attended university in Victoria, BC. He returned to Whitehorse to finish his degree and start his career as a social worker where his campassion and flair for helping those less fortunate than him shone through.
It was in Whithorse that Lyndon met the love of his life, Maggie in 1993 and romance bloomed. The married in 1995 before moving to Campbell River.
In January 1999, Lyndon became the proud and loving father of Lukas, followed by Harrison in March 2001 and Jacob in July 2002.
Lyndon was passionate about sport as a Vancouver Canucks, Saskatchewan Roughriders and Detroit Tigers fan. He played softball and coached Lukas’ T-ball and soccer teams. He loved cooking for his family and friends with perfect pizzas and sensational sushi. He also enjoyed poker with the guys, computing, science fiction and comic books – a passion that has passed down to his boys.
Lyndon was a much loved husband, father, son and brother and will be sorely missed by all who had the pleasure to have known him and the honour to call him friend. His motto for us all was to worry less and laugh more.
He joins Harrison at rest and in peace. He is predeceased by his father, Lorne Alfred Cross and uncle, Clint Cross.
A Memorial Service will be held at St. Patrick’s Parish Church on Wednesday, May 10th at 11 o’clock followed by a celebration of his life in the church hall and later at the Royal Coachman Pub.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cross Cancer Institute for adult sarcoma research, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, T6G 1Z2,
www.cancerboard.ab.ca or an educational fund for Lukas and Jacob at any Royal Bank.