Winston Guy Lawson passed away at the Crowsnest Pass Health Centre, Blairmore, AB, on October 17, 2019 after a brief battle with cancer. He was born October 26, 1941 at Grafton, New Brunswick, the son of the late Guy Marshall Lawson and Gertrude Lois (Watson) Lawson.
In addition to his parents, Winston was predeceased by his wife Mary; sons, Rodney and Russell; brothers, Murray and Phillip; and infant sister, Lois.
Winston attended schools in Grafton and Woodstock, New Brunswick. As a young man he served in the Royal Canadian Navy aboard HMCS Columbia, participating in the blockade of Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. He then joined the Canadian Pacific Railway for a career that lasted more than 30-years, all of it in western Canada.
Winston was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion for more than 50-years. He enjoyed many afternoons at the Legion entertaining members with stories, some of which may have been true.
Winston is survived by his son, Raymond (Brenda) of Golden, BC; three brothers, Willard of Grafton, NB, Frank of Fredericton, NB, and Lloyd (Wilma) of Woodstock, NB; two sisters, Joyce (Ralph) Sewell of Pembroke, NB and Carole Likely of Fredericton, NB; sister-in-law Margaret Lawson of Canterbury, NB; granddaughters, Natalie, Vikki and Laura and their families; and special friends, Patsy and Jim Malin of Bellevue, AB and their children, Josh (Bria), Robin (Mike), Jason and Katie; several nieces and nephews; as well as his extended family and many friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 19, Bellevue (2401 – 213 St., Bellevue, AB) on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 1:00pm with Legion Chaplain, Rev. Renso Castellarin officiating. Inurnment will take place at the Lawson-Ballentine Cemetery in Bull Lake, New Brunswick at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 19, Bellevue (PO Box 58, Bellevue, AB T0K 0C0). Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.(403) 562-8555
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