Peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, Lionel George Wickson passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer at the Brantford General Hospital on Tuesday July 12th, 2011 in his 80th year. Beloved husband of the late Loretta Haffey. Beloved son of the late Helena and Charles Wickson. Also survived by his sister Lexi Raddick. Predeceased by his brother Jerry (Rose) and sister Shirley Brown (Jack). Dear father of Jeff (Laura), Mary (Tim), Monica (Rob) and Joseph. Beloved grandfather of Angela (Ted), Andrew, Jonathan, Sarah, Jacob and Zoe. Cherished great grandfather of Christopher, Michael and Mackenzie. Lionel’s gentle, caring nature will always be remembered. Lionel was a retired employee of the City of Brantford and Veteran of the Korean war. Cremation has taken place. At his request there will be no visitation or funeral service. A sincere thank you to the wonderful nurses at the Brantford General Hospital, Comcare and especially Michelle from CBI Nursing. If wished memorial donations to the BGH, Canadian Cancer Society and Red Cross would be gratefully appreciated.

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  1. Karen (Kavanaugh) Smith
    Karen (Kavanaugh) Smith says:

    Dear Monica: I am sorry to read about the loss of your dad. I know this will be a difficult time for you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Your old friend from BCI- Karen.

  2. Sharon Depner
    Sharon Depner says:

    Jeff — my thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family. Remember to be kind to yourself over the next several months and lean on your friends and co-workers.

  3. Terri Calbeck
    Terri Calbeck says:

    To Jeff, Mary, Monica and Joey and families:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Uncle Lionel was a shy, quiet and gentle man who deeply loved his family. You are his legacy and a shining example to the rest of us of just what love and kindness can produce.
    May your memories of happier times with him and your Mom sustain you at this time.

    Love and hugs,
    Cousin Terri, Lindsay and Spencer

  4. Mary Anne Wilson
    Mary Anne Wilson says:

    Bless you all at this time. You are remembered and so is your father. He will look upon you from heaven and send blessings your way. He misses you as much as you miss him. May knowing he is free from pain and illness be a comfort to you.

    It was so nice to see him and all of you at Aunt Pat’s birthday a few weeks ago. Lots of love and hugs,

    Your cousin Mary Anne

  5. Cathy and Wayne Bristowe
    Cathy and Wayne Bristowe says:

    Dear Jeff, Laura, Jake and Zoe

    May the cherished memories of your Father, father-in-law and
    grandfather that you carry in your heart, help you at this difficult time.

    In our thoughts and prayers,

    Cathy and Wayne Bristowe

  6. Barry Smith
    Barry Smith says:

    My Deepest Sympathy on your loss. Your Father was one of the nicest person’s that I have met and would have helped anyone in need. He will be really missed.


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