It is with a broken heart that we announce the sudden passing of Lionel Gordon Thomas, at the young age of 53, on March 20, 2021. Lionel was born in Port Aux Basques, NL on April 30th. 1967 to Edwin and Margaret Thomas of Cape Ray, NL and later moved to Moncton, NB where he resided.
Lionel was always a man of many trades and could be found tinkering on any vehicle given the opportunity. Next to his children, his most prized posession was his BMW convertible. Later in life Lionel developed an interest in home renovations. After owning his own renovation business for many years, he began working with the Department of Social Development with the city of Moncton while still doing odd jobs for whomever called upon him.
Lionel lived his life for his children, Kristen, Dylan and Ian, whom he adored. He beamed with pride as he spoke of their accomplishments, always referring to each of them as his babies. He was great at many things in life, however being a dad was his greatest quality and most proudest accomplishment.
Besides Lionel’s parents and children, he leaves behind a lifetime of funny and cherished memories with all that knew him, especially with those that were lucky enough to call him brother; Danny (Sylvia) Thomas of Fort McMurray, AB. Denise (Alfred) Seaward of Mount Uniacke, NS, Leroy (Trixie) Thomas of Anchor Point, NL, Evelyn (Derek) Clarke of Port Aux Basques, NL, Harrison (Tina) Thomas of Saint Catherine’s, ON, Laverne (Tom) Anderson of Cape Ray, NL. Edwina Thomas (Jason Osmond) of Eastern Passage, NS, Lillian (Wally) Lawrence of Port Aux Basques, NL, Gina Thomas (Chris Rudderham) of Cherhill, AB, Lucas Thomas (Amber Kettle) of Port-Aux-Basques, NL.
Lionel also leaves behind his children’s mother and amazing co-parent, Sherry Taverner of Salisbury, NB as well as many nieces, nephews, great -nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and life-long friends.
Lionel was loved by all that knew him, he was known for lending a hand to anyone that needed it and if you were lucky enough to be his friend, you had a good friend. He will always be remembered for his sense of humour, his stubbornness, his big laugh that left him speechless, his kindness and his love for his family.
In keeping with Lionel’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Memorial Gathering will be held at a later date. Arrangements in care of the Salisbury Funeral Home (506-372-4800).
Tood-li-do to an amazing dad, son, brother, uncle, nephew and friend, until we meet again.