LAWLOR, DEAN DOW May 12, 2018
DEAN DOW LAWLOR, beloved husband of Margaret Ann Clifton (previously deceased) passed away in Cardston on Saturday May 5, 2018. Dean and Margaret were married July 2, 1960 and together they have five children, Kathryn (David) Gibson, Vince (Tomomi) Lawlor, Sharon (Brad) Ackroyd, Kaylana (Rory) Woolf, Candice Bulycz. They have 18 grandchildren (3 deceased) and 5 great grandchildren.
Dean was born in Lethbridge on May 8, 1935 to Larry and Wilma Lawlor as the 2nd of 9 children. He worked with his dad on the farm and developed a love of the land. Dean served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Melbourne Australia. He was the student body president of SAIT when he met Margaret. A few years after they were married, he attended Brigham Young University and received a Bachelor of Science. He taught Industrial Arts at Winston Churchill High School, Hamilton Jr. High, at an Ogden High School in Calgary and at Kate Andrews High School. He also farmed North of Picture Butte then when he retired he built a home in Lethbridge.
Dean was heavily involved in the Scouting program, loved to mentor his scouts and remained good friends with them for years after. He dedicated many years of service including Bishop of the Picture Butte Ward.
Margaret was a talented and dedicated wife. After an Alzheimers diagnosis, he cared for her for several years at home until she went into a nursing home. During this time his health also began to deteriorate. He has fought a brave and lengthy battle with cancer; they are together again.
The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, LETHBRIDGE STAKE CENTRE, 2410 28 Street South, Lethbridge.
Friends are welcome to meet with the family at SALMON AND SONS FUNERAL HOME, 433 Stubb Ross Road South, Lethbridge (entrance to the airport) on Friday, May 11, 2018 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. or prior to the Funeral Service on Saturday from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. at the Church.