LAWSON WilliamPosted: November 21st, 2012
MR. WILLIAM “BILL” LAWSON, beloved husband of 60 years to Mrs. Eileen Lawson of Lethbridge passed into eternity at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, November 19, 2012 at the age of 93 years.
“Absent from the body, but present with the Lord” (2Cor. 5:8) Besides his loving wife, Bill is survived by four sons; Ian (Connie) Lawson of Lethbridge, Andrew Lawson of Edmonton, Paul Lawson of Cranbrook, BC and Stephen (Lesley) Lawson of Abbotsford, BC; 14 grandchildren, Adam (Krista), Rebekah (Dwaine) Giesbrecht, Benjamin (Kristen), Rachel (Ryan) Buhr, Ruth Ann, Josiah, Aaron, Zachary, Hannah, Chelsea, Michelle, Kristy (Arin) Kuik, Julie and Carey Lawson as well as 10 great grandchildren. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews in Scotland, Ireland and Australia. He was predeceased by his parents, James & Elizabeth, one sister Isa, two brothers Alex and James Lawson and one great grandson Liam. Bill was born in Abernyte, Scotland on August 22, 1919. He attended school till grade 10 and then began farming with his family. Bill met Eileen and they were married May 29, 1952. They immigrated to Canada (Ontario), May 1956 and Bill began training as a nursing orderly. They then moved to Calgary in 1977 and finished his career in the Burn Unit of the Foothills Hospital. They finally moved to Lethbridge where Bill resided till his passing. Bill’s life was changed in 1938 when he placed his trust in Jesus Christ. His faith was simple and rich. He was a man marked by his prayer life, praying for each family member, his church families and a host of missionaries around the world. He was a loving, caring and gentle man who will be sadly missed. A Memorial Service will be held at the EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH, Highway #4, just East of the 43rd Street Intersection, on Friday, November 23, 2012 at 2:00 P.M.. A Private viewing and graveside service will be held prior to the service. If friends so desire, flowers are gratefully declined and memorial donations may be made to the The Gideons, Box 3619, Stn Main, Guelph, ON, N1H 9Z9 or to the Southern Alberta Bible Camp, Box 99, Lomond, AB T0L 1G0.