1941 – 2022
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Daphne Lawson.
Adored and loving wife of the late Ron Lawson (1998).
Beloved mother of the late Stephen Lawson (1998). Mother of Richard and his wife Elaine, grandmother of Cody.
Cherished and will be forever missed by her sister Barbara and her husband John (England). Loving aunt of Ian and his wife Isabel, James and his wife Sylvie, Susan and her husband Rick, Christopher and his wife Debbie and Mark and his wife Kim.
Devoted, immensely loved aunt and great friend and travelling companion with daily phone calls to her niece Kelly. The adventures shared between these two ladies in the last few years will hold a lifetime of memories. Daphne’s end retirement plan was to live surrounded by the East Coast and Kelly.
Daphne surrounded herself with beautiful friends over the last many years – but especially after Ron passed away 24 years ago. These friends have been her support system. Harlene Middelkamp, Linda McCullough and Marty Sears were her go to girls, always there for Daphne. Every Saturday there was a standing cribbage game amongst the Girls Club; the only way out of the game was a doctor’s note, the club use to say. The last year Daphne loved and was so proud of teaching Jen McCullough how to play cribbage. Daphne spent many birthdays and holidays, especially Christmas, hunkering down in front of the wood stove at John and Harlene’s where the cribbage got a little more competitive; it was all about who skunked who! Daphne and Marty spent hours together enjoying each other’s company at Ainsdale Golf Course. None of us will ever be able to watch an episode of Coronation Street without thinking of Daphne.
Daphne was known and loved as Nana to Crystal, Nemo, Jack and Maria Morais; Shane, Sheona, Cara and William Middelkamp; Matt, Loraine, Danika and Otto Middelkamp; and Jarred and Coral Middelkamp.
Daphne loved living life in Kincardine. She loved and was very proud of what she and Ron had created over the years. Daphne loved golf and spent years bowling. She enjoyed watching her bird feeders, reading under her Tulip Tree had a green thumb when it came to Orchids. If anyone of us had a sick Orchid, we simply brought it to Daphne. She was an exceptional knitter. Many of us have a sweater or outfit that we will love and cherish knowing she spent hours of love making them.
She loved her dogs!! Hannah brought so much joy to her. Daphne was blessed to have many great neighbours over the years, but she took great joy in watching the young families grow up in the neighbourhood and had many fond memories and stories of them. She was comforted greatly in the last week of her life knowing that Hannah was being loved and taken care of by Brad, Julie, Kaitlyn, Claire and Lucas.
Daphne, you will be missed by all who loved you. May your love and memories be with us today and in the months to come.
Portrait and memorial online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com