Passed away while surrounded by his family on February 7th, 2019 at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie, ON at the age of 84. Lionel is survived by Beverly, his wife of 61 years, son Todd (Lorna), daughter Tara (Gary), and son Michael (Laurie). Predeceased by his daughter Tracey. Sadly missed by grandchildren Kate, Matthew, and Mitchel.
Lionel was a born coach, in baseball, hockey and in business; starting as a sales Associate for Arrow Shirts, then becoming Vice President of Sales for The Arrow Company, and eventually taking over as President of Ferguson Atlantic, a division of The Arrow Company, and finally becoming President of Fruit of the Loom, Canada.
His love of the outdoors included bird hunting, boating at the cottage, and playing golf. He was known to do a sing-a-long to county music on some weekend nights, and was never in one place for very long, always finding something to tinker with or fix, usually outside
A celebration of life will take place on Wednesday, February 13th, 2019, at the Steckley-Gooderham funeral home, 30 Worsley St., Barrie from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, with a short memorial starting at 1:30.