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  • "Aunt Marian was my Dad's baby sister whom he loved dearly...."
    - Helen Slechta
  • "Marian always lived her life with a smile, faith, optimism..."
    - Robert & Sandra Collin
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LAWSON, Marian Elizabeth
December 18, 1921 - November 28, 2012
Our beautiful Marian passed on November 28, 2012 at Crossroads Hospice in Port Moody. Marian was born in Killam, Alberta to Fred and Ada Bedford. Marian lived in Vegreville, Alberta and moved with her family to Vancouver when she was seventeen. She worked for Mutual Life until her marriage to Clarke Baker in 1942. Daughter Marilyn was born in February 1944. Marian and Clarke moved to Summerland in 1945. In 1950 they moved back to Vancouver. In 1957 the family moved to Edmonton returning back to Vancouver in 1969. Clarke passed away in 1977. Marian met Bill Lawson in 1978 and they were married in 1979. They lived on their hobby farm in the Hazelmere Valley for 11 years. Marian and Bill had a wonderful marriage of 19 years. They enjoyed travelling and being with their many friends. Marian and Bill moved closer to White Rock in 1990 where they attended Friday Friendship at the White Rock Baptist Church. Bill passed away in 1998 and Marian's daughter passed away in 2000. In 2005 Marian moved to the Baptist Village where she enjoyed living residence and attending church. Marian is survived by Larry Pierce (Bernice), Gail Mallett (Gerry), Gordon Lawson (Marion), Gwen Holden (Vince), Gloria Garrioch (Ian), one granddaughter, six grandsons and five great- grandchildren. A special think you to Hilltop Medical Dr. R. Vanukuru, Dr. Lowe and the Palliative Care team at Peace Arch Hospital, as well as the staff and volunteers at Crossroads Hospice. Thank you for your love and compassion. Dearest Marian, we will miss your laughing eyes and sunny beam. You were so dear to us all. May God softly fold His arms around you and give you everlasting peace and love. A Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at the White Rock Baptist Church, 1657 140th Street, Surrey. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Crossroads Hospice Society, P.O. Box 1072 Ridgeway Avenue, Coquitlam, B.C. V3J 6Z4.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Dec. 5, 2012
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