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Grant Wesley Lawson

Grant Wesley Lawson

October 28, 2023

Grant Wesley Lawson

LAWSON, Grant Wesley - Passed away peacefully and surrounded by love, on Saturday, October 28, 2023 in his 87th year. 

Beloved husband of Susan Lawson for 54 years. Loving father of Michael Lawson of Mount Forest, and Sean Lawson (Rashma) of Brampton. Cherished grandfather of Paige, Max and Aliza. Survived by his brothers Larry (Wanda) and Douglas, as well as many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Lynden and Dorothy. 

Grant was an employee of Sun Life for 25 years. He was a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society for over 60 years and sang in, and directed, many barbershop choruses and quartets. Grant also sang and directed many United Church and community choirs over the years. He was a dedicated teacher and instructor with Young Drivers of Canada for 15 years.

The memorial service will be held at Mount Forest United Church, 175 Queen Street East, Mount Forest, on Saturday, November 4th at 11:00 a.m., with visitation at the church from 10:00-10:45 a.m. Following the service, all are invited to the church hall for refreshments and fellowship. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Grant are asked to consider Cancer Patient Services. Arrangements entrusted to the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest. 


Dear Sue & family;
I just heard of the passing of Grant. I am so sorry for your loss and know you will always carry Grant with you in your heart and your memories. I always enjoyed sitting near Grant at GBS so I could hear his lovely voice. May he Rest in Peace.

— Kathy Moran, November 24, 2023

My deepest sympathies Sue to you and your family. Angela McGill and family

— Angela Graves-McGill, November 7, 2023

We are so sorry to hear of Grant’s passing. Dad wanted us to make sure you all knew that he and the rest of our family are thinking of you. So very hard to lose those closest to us. Our condolences to Susan and the whole family.

— jeff otto, November 5, 2023

Dear Sue & Family.
We offer our sincere condolences to you & wish you peace. Many tributes herein have rightly recognized Grant as the gentle ,kind, man he was known to be.May his spirit live on.
Larry & Jackie Holtom

— Larry & Jackie Holtom, November 4, 2023

Grant will be greatly missed in our small community that we share on Cork Street. So happy to know you shared so many years and have great memories to sustain you. Thankfully you have family and friends to support you in the future and Grant's name will not be forgotten by all who knew and loved him.

— Bill and Janet Johnson, November 4, 2023

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Grant will be missed.

— Marlene kuehl, November 4, 2023

Sue and family: I wish to extend my sincere condolence to you in your time of great loss . Grant was such a gentle man. I had the privilege of singing with him for many years with the Grey Bruce Singers, he was such an asset to our choir. Grant will be missed by many.

— Jacky Schmitt, November 4, 2023

Grey Bruce Singers remember Grant as a quiet gentleman. He was a great asset to all choirs where he was a member. Our thoughts are with you Sue & your family.

— Linda Klages, November 3, 2023

Dear Sue and Family. My sincere condolences on the loss of your husband and father, Grant. Kathy Watt

— Kathy Watt, November 3, 2023

Sue and family,
We would like to like to extend our sincere sympathy on the passing of your husband, father and grandfather. Grant was such a kind, gentle man who made this world a better place by his mere presence in it. We will miss seeing and hearing him in the music ministry of our church as well as participating in other ways around the church. He will be dearly missed as a valued member of our church family.

— Donna and Bob McFarlane, November 3, 2023

Dear Sue and Family! I was most fortunate to sing for and with Grant in the Barbershop Chorus. I always valued his friendship and his talent. Thank you Sue for sharing Grant with us! Canada is a better place because of Grant. May God grant you peace and RIP Grant!! Well done oh good and faithful servant!❤️

— Ronald Faulkner, November 3, 2023

We just learned of Grant’s passing and extend our condolences to you and your family. He was a kind and gentle man of faith. Heaven’s choir has a new member.
Michael and Jayne

— Michael and Jayne Sugden, November 3, 2023

Sincere sympathy on the passing of a outstanding gentleman.

— Grace Copeland, November 3, 2023

My sincere condolences to you and your family.
Mary Lou Noone

— MARYLOU NOONE, November 3, 2023

My deepest sympathies to you Sue and family. Grant was a wonderful bass singer and true gentleman. I always enjoyed when you two sang together. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

— Terry Ferguson, November 2, 2023

Dear Sue & Family,
So very sorry to hear about your loss of Grant. He was a good friend and neighbour and will be sadly missed by all of us who had the good fortune of knowing him. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy at this difficult time.
Shirley Prendergast & Family 🌹

— Susan Prendergast, November 2, 2023

Sue, our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Carole and Frank Formica

— Carole Formica and Frank Formica, November 2, 2023

Sue and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Marjorie Young, Lily and Jo-Anne Plante

— Marjorie Young, Lily and family, November 2, 2023

Dear Sue, Mike & Sean. Our heartfelt condolences go out to you upon hearing of your loss. Grant was the best neighbor ever. Always had something comical to say & always willing to help if he was needed. Thinking of you.

— Drew & Nancy, November 1, 2023

So sorry to hear about Grant, our sympathy to you and your family.

— John and Peggy Barnard, November 1, 2023

Dear Sue and Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Keep your memories close as they will always bring a smile to your heart. We will remember Grant as a true gentleman.

Pat and Ken

— Ken Cameron, November 1, 2023

Good Morning Sue, we are so sorry to learn the passing of Grant. Our hearts go out to you and your family. Rest in Peace Grant. Hugs

— Tom and Sharon Mackay, November 1, 2023

Dear Sue, Mike and Sean,
It’s hard to find words to express how we feel after losing our good friend Grant. He was a kind and gentle man with a mischievous sense of humour. Grant was our good neighbour for over 20 years. We will miss him. Sending love and healing thoughts to you and all the family.
Hugs from Barb & Bob.

— Barb & Bob Bertrand, October 31, 2023

I had the pleasure of singing beside Grant in a few different choirs. Such a talented man. Great sense of humour. Grant will be missed on so many levels.

Condolences to Sue and family.
Rod Wright

— Rod Wright, October 31, 2023

Dear Sue
Our warmest thoughts are with you and your family at this time. We both understand how difficult it is to lose your life partner, Grant. How fortunate that you had all those wonderful years together.
Your friendship, when our neighbours at HR, is fondly remembered.
Dale Locke and Carol Mummenhoff

— Carol Mummenhoff, October 31, 2023

Dear Sue,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

— Joanne and Glen Alexander, October 31, 2023

Just wanted to extend my condolences to you Sue and families. I am sure you have many great memories.

— Joanne Aitken, October 31, 2023

We are so sorry for your loss. Grant was an amazing person who was always so great to everyone he knew.

— Greg & the Pro Shop Staff at Pike Lake, October 31, 2023

So sorry for your loss.
Thinking of you Sue and your family at this time.
Covering you with thoughts and prayers as you walk through and grieve together

Christina Ward

— Christina Ward, October 31, 2023

Dear Sue, I am so sorry. Grant was a lovely man. Always so pleasant to speak with. He will be greatly missed.
Thinking of you, Daphne

— Daphne Taylor, October 31, 2023

Our condolences Sue to you and your family. We remember curling with you guys and your patience with us as we tried to learn the game. He will certainly be missed.

— Chere and Jim Ramore, October 31, 2023

Dear Sue & family, My sincere condolences on the death of Grant, he was a great help to our music community.

— Bob McIntee, October 31, 2023

Sue and family, my sincere sympathy in Grant's passing. He was an inspiration and amazing fellow choir member. I learned a lot from him over the years.

— Kathy Calder, October 31, 2023

Our heartfelt condolences to Sue and family ❤

— Shaun and Debbie, October 31, 2023

So sorry to hear about Grant passing.He was a nice, gentle,man.Our thoughts, prayers with you.

Ron, Mary Anne Brown

— Ron and Mary Anne Brown, October 31, 2023

Condolences Sue and families

— Ken & Karen Thompson, October 31, 2023

Sue, we don't have the words to express how sorry we are for your loss. Your family and all who knew Grant will miss his gentle manner, great sense of humour, and sincerity. He was a lovely man.

— Gail and George Shields, October 30, 2023

My condolences go out to you and your family

— Cherie, October 30, 2023

Dear Sue,
My thoughts and prayers have been, and will continue, to be with you, during this very sad time.
I have always enjoyed both your and Grant's participation in the many musical programmes and choirs over the years. I was so happy to see him welcoming the other Grant, my brother-in-law, in to the choir-partly because they were both PK's- that is, Preacher's Kids.
May Grant rest in peace.
Pauline Brown

— Pauline Brown, October 30, 2023

Dear Sue and family.
I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Grant for when he drove me for my radiation. It was never a boring ride as I never knew which way he was going to go. Also it was very educational.

— Donna Olson, October 30, 2023

My goodnees the world won't be the same without Grant. He was such a lovely man. He was a gentleman. His laugh was contagious. I loved sitting in front of him in choir and hearing him sing. PEI with the Lawson's is a top memory for me. Thank you Grant for being a light.

Sean, Mike & Sue please know you are in my thoughts, I send love and healing thoughts.


— Lea Harper, October 30, 2023

Dear Sue,
We feel so blessed to have you and Grant as our next door neighbors and friends. We have really enjoyed getting to know you better. We will truly miss Grant and find it hard to believe that we're not going to see that mischievous smirk of his, just prior to one of his comical remarks.
Our hearts go out to you, Mike, Sean and entire Lawson family.
Thinking of you all.
Chuck and Carol Armstrong

— Chuck and Carol Armstrong, October 30, 2023

Dear Sue & family:
We are so sorry to hear of Grant's passing. He was a great man, a great driver for Cancer Patient Services, and a wonderful neighbour. Rosemary & Raymond

— Rosemary Tanner and Raymond Langston, October 30, 2023

Sue and Family Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Grant has left many wonderful memories for all of us and always had a smile and kind words when in conversation. He will truly be missed by many.

— Les and Virginia Byers, October 30, 2023

Dear Sue, my sincere sympathy to you and your family. Grant was a very nice man. So sorry for your loss.

— Barbara Reeves, October 30, 2023

Dear Sue & family: Our sincere sympathy to you and your family. A pleasure to have known Grant. He will be missed. Rev. Russell & Marilyn Rogers

— Russell and Marilyn, October 30, 2023

Dear Sue and family - so sorry to hear of Grant's passing. My condolences. He will be missed by all that knew him.

— Gaye Ennett, October 30, 2023

Contact Info

294 Main Street South
P.O. Box 38, Mount Forest
Ontario, Canada N0G 2L0
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