Lawson, Sylvia Lillian (Gish)
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Our beloved Sylvia passed away on January 27, 2013. She was born March 1, 1927 in Clive, AB, Canada. She and Raymond Burton Lawson were married on August 16, 1947 and enjoyed 65 years of great love, friendship and travel with their family and friends. Sylvia worked for Prairie Bus Lines in Red Deer, AB, Canada for many years, and was active in the Lions Club, IODE, CGIT in and many church and civic activities. She and Raymond formed lasting friendships with their fellow square dancers, and loved entertaining and travel. She will be remembered by all for her great enjoyment of life, as well as her loyalty to family and friends, and genuine concern for others. Sylvia is survived by her loving husband Raymond, sons Keith (Peggy), Brian (Linda) of Mesa, AZ and daughter Nora Reilander (Dennis) of Innisfail, AB, Canada, along with four grandchildren and their spouses, six great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister; Dorothy Hawkes, brother, Norman Gish (Joan), sister-in-law, Peggy Gish and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Gish. A celebration and remembrance of her life will be held Saturday, March 23, 2:00 pm at Legacy Retirement Community, 5625 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, AZ 85215.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Feb. 24, 2013