Guy R. Dion, 85, of Goffstown, died unexpectedly at his residence October 20, 2023 after a period of declining health.
Born in St-Isidore-de-Clifton, Quebec, on September 18, 1938, he was the son of Wellie and Yvonne (Hamel) Dion. He was the eldest of eight, working as a young man to support his family.
Prior to retirement, he had worked as a drywaller for the Carpenters Union Local 111 for many years. Previously, he had worked as a lumberjack.
Guy enjoyed snowmobiling and riding ATVs in the woods of Northern NH and his hometown. He loved his Montreal Canadiens, loved shopping multiple stores for the best deal and loved chatting (at length) with the inevitable friends he would run into. Blessed with a sly sense of humor, he liked to christen his friends and family with silly nicknames. Those same friends and family could always count on him for help, no matter how small or large the task. Above all, he loved his family, and caring for them was his passion. He was the definition of “un bonhomme.” A good man. The best man.
Devoted to his Catholic faith, he was a member of the League of 1000 Men at the Monastery of the Precious Blood.
Family members include his wife of 51 years, Jeannette M. (Blais) Dion of Goffstown; two daughters, Nancy Dion and partner Paul Hartwig of Chelmsford, MA, Jennifer Salyards and husband Brian of Goffstown; two granddaughters, Emily Salyards and Olivia Hartwig; one brother, Michel Dion and wife Diane; two sisters, Lise Dion and Johanne Dion; brother-in-law, Jacques Labranche; sister-in-law, Pierrette Dion; many nephews, nieces and cousins.
Calling hours at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St, corner of North St, will be Thursday from 5 to 8 pm. A memorial Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in Parish of the Transfiguration on Friday at 10 am. Committal prayers will follow in the mausoleum at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Donations may be made in his memory to support the Crohns & Colitis Foundation at Tributes: Honors and Memorials | Crohn's & Colitis Foundation (crohnscolitisfoundation.org)