Lionel Derek Medley

Passed 04/20/2023


Obituary For Lionel Derek Medley

Medley, Lionel Derek Sunrise: December 03, 1953 Sunset: April 20, 2023

It is with deeply broken hearts and profound love that we mourn the sudden passing of Lionel Derek Medley on Thursday April 20, 2023 at the age of 69 years old.

Lionel will be remembered as a man with a beautiful smile, contagious laugh and warm heart. He will be lovingly missed by his mother Bessie Medley-Ross, his loving daughters, Chondra Medley, and Shyraleigh Kelsie, his grandchildren Ke-îra Kelsie, Kaiden (Lyndel) Kelsie, and by siblings Ivan (Bridget) Perry, Winston, and Robert. Lionel will also be missed by all of his nieces, nephews and cousins. Lionel was predeceased by his siblings Deborah, Curtis, William, Crystal, Judith, and his fathers Percy Daye and Ronald Ross. Special thoughts of the family of the late Aunt Laura and the late Uncle Delmore (Buddy Daye). The family wishes to send a special thank you to everyone who sent their condolences, care and compassion during this most difficult time. Service will be held on Saturday April 29, 2023 at 11 am at New Horizons Church - 5457 Cornwallis St., Halifax; Rev. Grace Skeir officiating. A celebration of life will be held at Army Navy at 2 pm.

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  • 05/01/2023

    My sincere condolences to Lionel's family. I was so deeply saddened when I got the news of his passing. I knew Lionel for several years before I left Canada. I was able to see him in 2020 and of course he greeted me with that same beautiful smile and contagious laugh. I fondly remember our conversations that day and the day I was leaving to come back to Virginia. He convinced me to spend some time with him that afternoon to talk. I feel so blessed to have known this kind, generous and considerate man, who never had a negative word or showed any animosity toward anyone. Family please know that Lionel is smiling that smile and resting in peace with his loved ones. See ya later, Beloved!

  • 04/30/2023

    Aunt Bessie and family,we are so sorry for the loss of our cousin Lionel. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May you find comfort in the memories you hold in your heart as Lionel is laid to rest in the house of our Heavenly Father. Much peace, love and blessings ❤️ Bette and Joan

  • 04/29/2023

    Our Deepest Condolences To The Ross Family on The Passing Of Lionel. May God Bless All Family Members. We went to school together, and were childhood Friends. Be at Peace Lionel Nancy (Reeves) and Cyril Clayton

  • 04/28/2023

    Our sincere condolences on Lionel's passing to the Mrs Ross and family. June Parris and Fanmily Toronto

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  • 04/28/2023

    My Deepest Condolences to the Ross family. Gone too soon my Friend. From childhood to manhood Lionel was always a faithful friend. I will always remember his smile and his deep laughs. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. See you in Paradise my Friend. Sincerely . Kathy Dunn 🙏🏾❤️🙏🏾❤️

  • 04/27/2023

    Sending my sincere condolences to Ivan and the Ross family. Virginia Hinch

  • 04/27/2023

    Dear Lionel's family Sending our deepest sympathy to the family take comfort in knowing others care sending prayers and strength God Bless May Lionel rest in peace 🙏

  • 04/27/2023

    To the Ross/Medley family: I am saddened to hear of Lionel's passing. He was a friend I knew for many years. Thinking of you all and hope you find some peace in the beautiful memories you cherish of him. Effie Moore

  • 04/27/2023

    To Lionel's family and friends , I offer my heartfelt condolences and sincere sympathies. To hear of his passing was very shocking and great sadness I have such fond memories of Lionel's friendship. I recall meeting Lionel as a young teenager . From the first time since meeting him he was always kind , welcoming and friendly. I will remember his smile and his silly laugh. He had such gorgeous eyes. To the family hold onto the precious memories. I cannot imagine what each of you are going through. Please know that you are all in my prayers and thoughts. May God Bless and Comfort everyone during this difficult time. Rest in Peace and Paradise Lionel . May all of your memories be a blessing

  • 04/27/2023

    Hello Lionel, I am sorry to hear of your passing. I remember you well as a very young boy growing up on Brunswick St. We use to play together at the deaf & mute playgrounds on Gottigen St. Myself you and Ivan use to go there. You were a very great kid growing up, and always very kind to me, so you will be missed by all you touched and I hope your kindness and generosity grows in your children and grandchildren forever, RIP my friend until we meet again🙏 Brian & Judy McCarthy Lunenburg, N.S.

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