Velma Lawson


LAWSON, Velma…

Peacefully at University Hospital, London with her family by her side on Saturday, January 7, 2023, Velma A. Lawson in her 100th year. Predeceased by her husband W.R. "Bill" Lawson (1983), infant son Douglas (1950), and her brother Lloyd Baty (2006). Dear mother of Don (Karen) Lawson, Bob (Lori) Lawson, and Lynn (Gary) Kelly. Beloved grandma of Lindsey (Rob) Cook, Allyscia (Charlie) Leibold, Shannon (Brian) Partridge, Holly Kelly, and Sarah Lawson. Affectionate great-grandma of Addison, Piper, Archer, and Charlotte.

Velma was born to Robert Baty and Carrie Lumsden, and grew up on the Baty family farm, went to Pond Mills one-room schoolhouse, and after, to London Central Collegiate. After retiring from London Life, she enjoyed travelling the world with her husband Bill, her brother Lloyd, and her close friends Eileen Beattie, Peggy Murray and Jean Ollson. Velma enjoyed a long life - she was independent, never having to go into a nursing home, and her mind remained as sharp as ever, even until the end.

Family and friends are welcome for visitation on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 from 10-11 am at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. The funeral service will be held at 11 am in the funeral home chapel. Interment in Pond Mills Cemetery, London. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Humane Society London & Middlesex, 624 Clarke Road, London, ON N5V 3K5 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 500-55 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, ON M4V 2Y7. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at