Tributes paid to Four Mile House at Kingswells owner

Categories: Kingswells | Author: Administrator | Posted: 16/02/2015 | Views: 1852
An “inspirational” woman

A CANCER scare 10 years ago spurred an “inspirational” woman to live life to the fullest in her final years.

Julie Lyon, co-owner of the Ferryhill House Hotel on Bon Accord Street and Four Mile House at Kingswells, passed away peacefully from a soft tissue infection with family by her side.

Her family, of Cults, today paid tribute to the “fearless” mum-of-two. 

Julie’s husband George, 54, said: “She was diagnosed with bowel cancer around 10 years ago.

“She was given the all-clear years later.  She got treatment and she came through – it was fantastic. It was such a relief and she thought there was nothing else that was going to touch her.

“We were working crazy hours but after that we realised the value of life and we took a step back and enjoyed ourselves a lot more.

“We laughed every day together. We told each other we loved each other dozens of times every day.

“I would kiss her when she came home and kiss her when she left. Every day, every minute was a highlight.”

Earlier this month Julie developed flu-like symptoms before being hospitalised, after first receiving medical care at home.

While in hospital, the family was told she had a life-threatening soft tissue infection.

Despite efforts by staff at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary’s Intensive Care Unit there were complications and she passed away on Monday.

“She was such a warm and generous woman. Her smile could light up anyone,” said George. “She was fearless and she was inspirational. A lot of people looked up to her. 

“She touched a lot of people with her joy for life and her enthusiasm.” Julie’s daughters said she was their mum and “best friend”.

The business owner’s funeral is on Thursday at Aberdeen Crematorium's West Chapel at 1.35pm. All are welcome.


BY ED EARL, 31 JAN 2015 12.00PM

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