David Ian Lawson

October 25, 1939 - May 26, 2016

David Ian Lawson

October 25, 1939 - May 26, 2016


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Obituary for David Ian Lawson

David was born Wednesday, October 25, 1939 in Crystal City, Manitoba to Abe and Vi Lawson.
He moved to Gillam at a young age with his family and as a teenager, David attended school in Flin Flon.
Dave later went on to work for the CNR and Sherritt Gordon Mines. He later moved to The Pas where he worked for Swan River Transport, Ed Finnerty, CFI and Norcana Concrete.
In 1970, Dave met his wife Heather and they married on March 18, 1972. Together they had two children, David Jr. and Donna.
In August of 1971, Dave started working at the sawmill for Manfor. He became a millwright in 1976 after attaining his Industrial Mechanic Ticket. During the 33 years, Dave worked for Repap and Tolko, Manitoba. He made numerous friends and colleagues, some of whom referred to him as “Dusty”.
Dave also spent numerous years with the IWA as a Trustee. Dave retired from Tolko in 2004 and continued to work for Norcana Concrete.
In 2007, Dave became the proud grandpa to Logan. They took numerous walks together, trips to the park, vacations and trips to the zoo. Logan was grandpa’s little buddy.
Dave enjoyed the outdoors, reading, camping, travelling, taking two trips to Tennessee and Nova Scotia, visiting with family and friends.
David passed away peacefully with family by his side, Thursday, May 26, 2016 at St. Paul’s Personal Care Home, The Pas, Manitoba, at the age of 76 years.
David is survived by his wife Heather; son David Jr., daughter Donna; grandson Logan; brother Jim (Jean) Lawson; brothers-in-law Mick (Laurel) McLean, Matt Tanasichuk; sister-in-law Linda (Stuart) McFayden; father-in-law John McLean; mother-in-law Mary McLean; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

David was predeceased by his father Abe Lawson; mother Vi Lawson; brothers Albert and Bill; sister Midge; nephew Bob.

In keeping with family wishes, cremation took place and a service of remembrance to celebrate Dave’s life was held, Thursday, June 2, 2016, 1:00 pm, at the Westminster United Church, The Pas, Manitoba, Linda Buchanon presiding. Music Ministry was provided by Val Beckingham. Honorary Pallbearers were all of Dave’s friends and colleagues.
A reception followed for family and friends at the Westminster United Church basement.
If friends and family so desire, donations to the Parkinsons Society of Manitoba, 414 Westmount Drive, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2J 1P2, would be appreciated by Dave’s family.

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