Lawson,John Starpassed away suddenly but peacefully on Saturday, October 12, 2013 in Sault Ste. Marie at 78 years of age. Beloved husband of Eunice (nee Thibert) for  56 years. Loving father of John Lawson, Gay Lawson (Manuel Silva) and Karen Maisonneuve (Paul Thomas). Proud grandpa of Jillian Gomes, Mitch Lawson (Dominique), Carly Maisonneuve (Trevor), Andy Maisonneuve, Madison Gomes, Jake Maisonneuve, Aly Thomas and great grandpa of Ava Sauve-Lawson, Tyler Gomes, Alyse Lawson and Aurora Lawson. Predeceased by his parents James and Annie Lawson. Dearest brother of Marge Campbell and the late Jim Lawson (Hilda) and brother in law of Maurice Thibert (late Jeannette), Jeanne LeBlanc (late Albert), late Omer Thibert (Shirley), the late Gerald and Lily Thibert, late Joseph and Edna Thibert, late Lorenzo and Marie Thibert, late Arsene Thibert, late Romeo Thibert, late Emilda and Russell Ellwood. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. John was a former employee of Dominion Forge and retired from Windsor Pallet after several years of service. In his retirement, he enjoyed time spent at his cottage and especially enjoyed being with his family. He spent many hours at the arena watching his grandsons play hockey, was an avid sports fan and loved his Detroit Red Wings. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519-776-4233) on Friday from 2-5 and 7-9 pm with words of remembrance celebrated at 8 pm. Cremation to follow with interment at a later date. Memorial donations made to Heart & Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share words of remembrance at

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