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John Peter LAWSON
Père : Arthur Gorham LAWSON
Mère : Emily Jean Rogers
Décès le : 2007-07-17
Parution : 2007-07-18
Conjoint(e) : Georgina Yuill
Paru dans : The Intelligencer, Belleville, ON

LAWSON, John Peter (R.C.N. Ret'd) - Of Belleville Ontario, in his 82nd year. Peacefully July 17th 2007 with family by his side. After illness and several weeks of pneumonia, Peter showed great courage and resolve. Son of the late Arthur Gorham Lawson and Emily Jean (nee Rogers). Survived by his loving wife Georgina (nee Yuill), son Christopher and daughter in-law Susan. “Grandpa-Pete“ to Nicole, Charlotte and Alexandria. Dear brother to James and his wife Patricia of Ottawa. Will be greatly missed by his many nieces and nephews. Peter was born in Montreal. It was there and Toronto where he spent his childhood.As a young man he attended Trinity College school in Port Hope Ontario. In 1943 Peter received a scholarship to Royal Roads Naval College. He served as an officer in both the Royal Canadian Navy and Naval Reserve. Post WWII and his completion of active duty, Peter continued his studies at St. George Williams College in Montreal (Concordia University) where he earned his degree. Later he accepted a position with Shell Canada as a sales and marketing executive and returned once again to Toronto. He and Georgina were married in 1965 and welcomed the birth of their only child Christopher in 1966. An opportunity to relocate to Belleville Ontario in 1976 was enthusiastically taken, where Peter was the Shell Canada eastern Ontario industrial sales rep. In 1982 he retired and continued to pursue his keen interest in horse racing, model trains, photography, sailing, his impressive stamp collection and his love and devotion to his family. A heartfelt thank you to the amazing nurses and staff at Hallowell House in Picton who's care, compassion and dedication has been of great comfort. Friends are invited to the BURKE FUNERAL HOME, 150 Church Street Belleville (613) 968-6968 on Friday July 20th from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Funeral service to be held in the chapel at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the memory of J. Peter Lawson to Hallowell House for the palliative care program P.O. Box 800, R.R.1 Picton, Ontario. 10746608

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