Linda Lawton

April 19th, 2024

Linda Lawton passed away peacefully at home in Surrey B.C, on April 19th, 2024. She is survived by husband Bill; daughters Julia James (husband Stephen) and Miranda Lawton; and granddaughter Gwendolyn. Predeceased by parents Ann and Ralph and brother Tony. 

Linda worked at the BC Teachers Federation for nearly 33 years and was an advocate for unions and women’s rights.

She was a patron of the arts and often enjoyed theatre productions and films on her own or with loved ones.

Linda and Bill loved travelling to Hawaii and visited at least once a year for many years. In retirement, Linda also enjoyed travelling to London, Scotland, Europe and New York.

Linda remains forever in our hearts and is dearly missed by us all, and her faithful Havanese Molly.

A Celebration of Life will be held June 4th please contact William Lawton (spouse) 604-323-6567.

The family requests written condolences be sent to Linda’s surviving spouse below:

William Lawton, 14909 32 Ave. # 80, Surrey, B.C V4P1A4

The family thanks the ALS Society of B.C for all their help and support and suggests a donation in lieu of flowers.


So sorry to hear of Linda’s passing, hadn’t seen her for 40 years but thought of her often. Met her in Calgary and met up with her again in Vancouver, she’s the reason I moved out here and I fondly remember thé those days and will be forever grateful for having known her.

Dear Mr. Lawton, Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during these challenging times. Sincerely, Elena Tanzola

My heart is with each of you -- Bill, Julia and Miranda. When I think of Linda, I think of "goodness". She was a beautiful, thoughtful and generous woman. It was a privilege to be her sister-in-law. May her goodness, which lives on in each of you, give you the peace and strength you need these days.

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