Deb Lawther


Peacefully surrounded by her family, Deb passed on Tuesday April 11, 2017 at Victoria Hospital in London, Ontario, in her 64th year. Beloved wife of Robert Lawther. Loving mother of Dillon and Jessica. Dear daughter-in-law of Ian Lawther. Predeceased by her Mother Olive Scott (2008), Father Garnett Emery (1960), Sisters Ruth Bosman (2012) and Della Mumby (2016). Dearly missed by her sister, Ferne Aide, sister-in-law Reina Lamothe and brother-in-laws Bob Mumby and Derek Lawther. Special Aunt to many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the Oncologists at the London Regional Cancer Care Program and the Staff in the Palliative Care team at Victoria Hospital; we are forever grateful for the compassion and support provided to Deb. Cremation has taken place, a celebration of Deb’s life will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 12-5pm at Klondyke Trailer Park (in the main office), 9921 Lakeshore Road, Grand Bend, Ontario. As an expression of sympathy, the family asks that you please make a donation in Deb’s name to the Children’s Health Foundation, 345 Westminster Avenue, London, ON N6C 4V3 or to the London Regional Cancer Program, 800 Commissioners Road East, London, ON N6A 5W9. Arrangements entrusted to Cremation London & Middlesex 519-858-2467. Condolences may be shared at

  1. So saddened to hear about Deb. She always seemed to be so upbeat even through all of this turmoil she went through. She was a very kind and lovely person. Our sympathies to all of the family.

  2. Rob, Dillon, Jessica, my heart and my soul are with you. It will be very difficult most days. Accept that. Express your feelings. I am always here for all of you.
    Hugs. Kathryn

  3. Dear Luther Families and Debs sister Fern..
    My deepest sympathy.
    I still can’t believe how much Deb stuck to being so positive in her lady days.
    She really tried to hang tough and was an amazing Mom an wife I’m sure..
    I sure hope to make it to the celebration as our family was always good to stick close at this time.
    Take care and keep carrying out each day bring positive like
    Mom and Deb would want you to do that!!!

  4. It’s difficult to think of this world without Deb and her witty sense of humour and her endless strength and courage in it.
    We are thinking about you all and sending you positive energies and prayers for comfort as you carry on with your plans for Debs memorial and celebration of her life.
    Our deepest condolences to you Rob Dillion and Jessica

  5. I am so sorry to hear about Deb. She was such a nice person, always ready for a little chat and loved by so many ! My deepest sympathy to you, her family and great friends !

  6. Rob, you and your family are in my thoughts since Deb passed on. I was honoured and blessed to know Deb and will miss her. We will never forget her witty stories and her laughter – I know she is telling stories in heaven now! My sympathies to you all and please call me if I can be of help to you.

  7. You always made me smile and laugh with your quick wit and great smile. You will truly be missed xo

  8. So sorry for your loss. Deb was such a laugh and always a smile and a funny story to tell. I worked with Deb in ECIA years ago. She was a gem.

  9. My thoughts & prayers are with you all, Deb was such a spark. She will be missed and every time I hear The Great Big Sea sing, she will be remembered.

  10. Dear Rob,Jessica and Dillon

    I was speechless and saddened to hear of your loss. Deb, as I remember was a strong and vivacious woman. What was so admiral to me, was she lived her life with great strength and on her own terms.
    Do take care and I hope to see you in June. If you need anything, please do not hesitate to ask.
    Love your cousin,

  11. Dear Rob, Jess and Dillon

    I was so shocked and saddened to hear of your loss. Deb, was a vivacious person who lived her life on her terms. She will be missed.
    I hope to see you in June. Do take care and if you need anything just let me know.

    Your cousin Cheryl

  12. To the Lawther family – We have many good memories of your family from the hockey days. Always enjoyed talking to Deb. So sorry that she had those health issues, but sounds like she handled them bravely.

    With Sympathy,
    The Jablonski Family

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