Cook, Lawson Russell

Born in Meaford on January 3, 1942, a son of the late Emerson and Pearl (nee White) Cook, Lawson passed away in Owen Sound on Saturday September 28, 2019 at the age of 77.

Upon leaving high school Lawson went to work for Stuart McKibbon, a local contractor. While working there Lawson acquired many lifelong skills including carpentry, electrical, plumbing and running heavy equipment.  He carried these skills throughout his life as he tackled many projects.  Lawson will be remembered as a well known technician with Bell Canada who continued to assist many in the area with his expertise following his retirement.

Lawson is survived by his much loved partner and best friend Linda Clarke (nee Brownlee) of Meaford and is fondly remembered by her children: son Ryan (Cheryl) Clarke of Kitchener and their daughter Marley, daughter Amy (Brock) Yaskovitch of Meaford and their children Cooper, Parker and Bryer, and son Shawn (Stephanie) Clarke of Ottawa and their son Gavin.

Cremation has taken place and family will receive friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford on Thursday October 3, 2019 from 5 until 8 o’clock.

A memorial funeral service will be conducted at Meaford United Church on Friday October 4, 2019 at 11 o’clock.

A service of committal and interment of Lawson’s cremated remains will take place at Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford.

If so desired and as your expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or a Hospice of your choice would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home to whom arrangements have been entrusted.


Thursday, October 3, 2019
Visitation: Ferguson Funeral Home from 5 until 8 p.m.

Friday, October 4, 2019 11:00 AM
Service: Meaford United Church

Donations: Canadian Cancer Society or a Hospice of your choice would be appreciated
Make a donation in memory of Lawson Russell Cook

Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Sandra Pyatt
    Sunday, September 29, 2019

    Dear Linda & family

    Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of your loved one. I hope that wonderful memories will carry you through the difficult times.

    Sandra Pyatt

  2. Bill & Isabelle Ridd
    Sunday, September 29, 2019

    Linda and family
    So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts
    and prayers at this difficult time.
    Bill and Isabelle

  3. O.Boyd
    Monday, September 30, 2019

    Sue & Orville Boyd
    Dear Linda. We are very saddened to hear of your recent loss. At this most difficult time, we will keep you in our prayers. Please accept our condolences.

  4. Hank & Joan Vanderschans
    Tuesday, October 1, 2019

    Dear Linda and family

    So sorry to hear of Lawson’s passing. We were one of the people he assisted with his expertise after retirement, always friendly and helpful. He will be truly missed by many.

  5. dianne rowles
    Tuesday, October 1, 2019

    So sorry to hear of Lawson’s passing he was a great guy my sympathy goes out to you and your family

  6. Marian McMicking
    Tuesday, October 1, 2019

    Dear Linda and Family,
    We are so sorry for the loss of Lawson.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.You will hold many fond memories of special times spent together over the years.Please accept our deepest condolences.
    Jim and Marian McMicking

  7. Elizabeth Sullivan(May)
    Wednesday, October 2, 2019

    Dear Linda and family:
    Sending love and condolences at this difficult time!! Lawsons mom and my mother(luella Lush) were related.He was always such a hard working , kind man. I am keeping you all in my thoughts at this time!!

  8. Brian and Pearl Bumstead
    Wednesday, October 2, 2019

    Dear Linda and Family:

    It is with deep sadness to hear of Lawson’s passing. Seems not long ago that we saw you at Kettles having lunch!

    Lawson will be missed for his comical wit, always a smile and a story to tell. Brian remembers him well from Bell days, he could fix just about anything!

    Our thoughts and prayers are directed to you at this very difficult time. Our sincere condolences.

    Peace and Blessings,

    Brian and Pearl

  9. Mark Wunderlich
    Thursday, October 3, 2019

    Peace be with you Linda and Family we will always remember his smile

  10. John & Annely May
    Thursday, October 3, 2019

    Dear Linda & Family .
    So sorry to hear about your loss .
    Our thoughts & Prayers are with you & your family .
    John said its has been a long time since he has seen Lawson .
    Our Deepest Condolences

  11. Joyce & Gord Davis
    Thursday, October 3, 2019

    Linda, we were really sorry to hear about Lawson’s passing. Please accept our sincere sympathy.

  12. Janice Cameron
    Friday, October 4, 2019

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Lawson. Our thoughts and condolences are with you at this time. Leaving this message with you from my Dad & Mom, Lorne & Mary Weir of Wiarton. Dad and Lawson would have been cousins.

  13. Bev Ardiel
    Monday, October 7, 2019

    We are so sorry to hear of Lawson’s passing. We were away, so unable to attend the visitation and service. You and your family are in our thoughts at this sad time.
    Please accept our sincere condolences.
    Bev and Harold


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