Lawrence, William James “Bill” of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, January 31, 2014, after ailing health, in his 64th year. Dearly loved husband of Ruth Anne (McAuley) Lawrence and loved father of Christopher Lawrence (Melissa) of St. Thomas, Matthew Lawrence (Julie) of Kincardine and Kelly Lawrence of St. Thomas. Much loved grandfather of Aiden, Dane, Mason, Kennedy, Dustin and Tyler. Loved son of Kathleen (Oatman) Lawrence of St. Thomas and the late Charles Lawrence Dear brother of Joanne Brown (Wynn) of Victoria, B.C., Brenda Graham (Randy) of London, Rose Marshall of Midland, Michigan, James Lawrence (Lynda) of St. Thomas, Ed Lawrence (Judy) of St. Thomas and Gerald Lawrence (Lillian) of St. Thomas. Bill was born in Chatham on May 18th, 1950. He owned and operated Lawrence Electric. Bill was an associate member of Branch 41 of the Royal Canadian Legion. He loved to D.J. and provided many Community Functions with music and entertainment.
Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Monday at 1:00 p.m. Cremation to follow, with his ashes to be placed in the Scattering Gardens of the Old St. Thomas Churchyard Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home on Sunday from 2_5 p.m. Remembrances may be made to Community Care Access or Branch 41 of the Royal Canadian Legion.