Dale Trevor Lawson
1934 - 2022
Dale Trevor Lawson
Service Information
Service Date
Saturday, September 17, 2022
Service Time
4:00 PM
Service Location
Riverside United Church, 5577 Highway 2, Bass River
Burial Information
Burial Date
September 17, 2022
Burial Location
Riverside United Church Cemetery, 5577 Highway 2, Bass River
Requested Charity
VON (Colchester East Hants), Canadian Red Cross (Truro Branch) or Charity of Choice
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Dale Trevor Lawson - 88, Little Bass River, formerly of Antigonish, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, surrounded by family. Born in Little Bass River, he was the son of the late Ervin and Aletha (Dutcher) Lawson.

He graduated from Maritime Forest Ranger School in Fredericton, New Brunswick, and went to work with NS Lands and Forests on Chignecto Game Sanctuary in the late 1950s. In 1956 he married his sweetheart, June MacLaughlin. Dad and Mom later moved the family to Antigonish where he had a long career with Stora Forest Industries. While in Antigonish, Dad was active in his church and volunteered with RCMP Auxiliary.

Upon retirement, Dad and Mom moved back into his childhood home in Little Bass River. Again, he became actively involved in the church and the community, especially in helping establish the West Colchester Medical Centre. Dad was a family man and was very proud of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He delighted in learning how to play games with Ezinne and teaching Hunter to whistle. He became caregiver to Mom for many years until her death in 2013. He loved vegetable gardening, walking for exercise, birds and all things nature. He also loved to tell stories, especially of his adventures catching deer jackers.

He will be dearly missed by his children, Paul (Rigoberto Dela Cruz), Toronto; Karen, Little Bass River; Susan Stewart (Ken), Antigonish; grandchildren, Caitlyn Henley (Lloyd) and their son, Hunter, Antigonish; Trevor (Molly) Stewart, Fredericton, New Brunswick; Aletha Stewart and her daughter, Ezinne, Antigonish; foster brothers, Harold Seeton, Edmonton, Alberta; George Seeton, WaWa, Ontario; sisters-in-law, Peggy Lawson, Huntsville Ontario; brother-in-law, Arnold Williams, Green Hill, Nova Scotia; many nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, June; daughter, heather; sister, Dorothy (Williams); brothers, Douglas, Donald, Darrell; nephews, Bradley and Darwin. We would like to thank the VON Home Care Workers, whose caring support enabled Dad to stay in his own home. We would also like to thank Leona Allen, whose guidance and compassion were invaluable to us. Thank you also to Myrna Fisher for her friendship and support over all these years and Dianne Wenham, neighbour extraordinaire.

Funeral service will be held 4 p.m., Saturday, September 17, 2022, at Riverside United Church, 5577 Highway 2, Bass River, Reverend April Hart officiating. Interment in Riverside United Church Cemetery. Reception will follow at Bass River Fire Hall. If so desired, donations in Dale’s memory to VON (Colchester East Hants), Canadian Red Cross (Truro Branch) or charity of your choice are welcomed.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Dale’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

Dale Trevor Lawson