Earl Lawson, a beloved husband, father, and friend, passed away on January 17, 2024, at the Drayton Valley Hospital and Care Centre. His loss is deeply felt by all who had the privilege to know him. Earl's life was filled with remarkable achievements, cherished relationships, and an unwavering commitment to his passions.
Born on January 9, 1949, Earl grew up under the loving guidance of his parents, Roy and Phyllis Lawson. Throughout his life, he maintained a strong bond with his family. His wife Esther Jovorsky was not only his partner in life but also the cornerstone of his happiness. Their journey together began on August 8, 1970, when they exchanged vows and embarked on a lifelong adventure of love and togetherness.
In pursuit of better prospects for their future family, Earl and Esther made a pivotal decision. They moved to Buck Creek after purchasing a farm in 1974. This endeavor reflected Earl's steadfast determination and willingness to take risks for the sake of those he cared about most. His farming skills thrived as he found solace in working the fields and deriving joy from the land.
Earl's dedication extended beyond farming; he joined Mobil Oil in 1969 as a seismic worker. This marked the beginning of his extensive career in the oilfield industry that spanned over four decades until his retirement in 2012. Earl's hard work paved new paths for success and provided vital support for his family.
An adventurer at heart, Earl dabbled in stock trading. While some ventures yielded fruitful results, others taught him valuable lessons along the way. Regardless of outcomes, Earl possessed an unwavering enthusiasm that ignited sparks of curiosity within him.
In addition to his professional pursuits, Earl cherished numerous hobbies and interests that added vibrancy to his life. Whether he was tending to his farm's needs, enjoying the simplicity of nature, or engrossed in stock market trends, Earl approached every endeavor with passion and determination.
Earl's warmhearted nature earned him countless friends throughout his journey. In times of joy and sorrow, his circle of loved ones surrounded him, offering unwavering support and companionship. Earl leaves behind treasured memories for his surviving family and friends, including his devoted wife, Esther; his sons, Trevor and Robert; sister, Colleen (Dennis) Schwartz; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Robert and Phyllis Smith; sister's-in-law, Joy Javorsky, Irene Lacoursiere; brother-in-law, David Fontaine; numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. They will forever cherish his guidance, love, and the lessons he imparted on them.
Earl was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Phyllis Lawson; mother-in-law, Marguerite Javorsky, as well as Herb, Ken, George, Ethel, Roger, Hazel, and Edna.
Earl Lawson's life was one of resilience and determination. He faced challenges head-on while spreading generosity and kindness to all who crossed his path. He will forever remain etched in our hearts as a loving husband, caring father, dedicated farmer, astute stock trader, and compassionate friend. Though he may be physically gone from our lives, his spirit will forever guide us through life's uncertain journey.
Earl's family would like to thank all of the staff in acute care for the care shown to Earl and the support shown to the family.
Earl's family will be hosting a Celebration of Life for Earl at the Lindale Community Hall on April 20, 2024 at 11:00 AM.
If so desired, memorial, donations in Earl's name can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta - #306, 10430 61 Ave. Edmonton, AB T6H 2J3
Arrangements in care of Colleen Sekura and Melanie Dyment.