LAWSON – Ronald “Pye” Douglas Lawson of St. Thomas passed away peacefully on Monday, May 6, 2013 at the age of 92. Beloved husband of the late Winifred Lawson (nee Jones). Ron is survived by children Veronica (Glen) Walters of St. Thomas, Derek (Suzanne) Lawson of Hamilton, Jenefer LaForet of London; son-in-law Bill Prevost (the late Lesley) of London; grandchildren Wade (Carla) Walters of Toronto, Kyle (Rena) Walters of Winnipeg, Dana (Pete) Lawson of Hamilton, Geoff (Lynn) Lawson of Hamilton, Trevor LaForet of London, Heather (Alex) Prevost of London, Rachel Prevost of London; five great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews, and extended family in the USA. Predeceased by Dorothy Lawson (nee Cousins), Joan Cullen, and three brothers. Ron was wounded while serving in the Imperial Army in North Africa, and taken prisoner of war in Italy, then eventually repatriated. He immigrated to Canada in 1947 and retired from General Motors in 1980. He was Past President and Branch Executive for the Western Ontario Branch of the War Amps; National Director and Member of the National Council of the War Amps. Ron was an honoured recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Medal. Friends and family will be received at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 11:00am to 12:00 noon. The funeral service will take place in the chapel at 12:00. Cremation to follow. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens at a later date. If desired, donations to the War Amps CHAMPS program would be appreciated. Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com
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