The evening visitation for Dr. Maureen Lawton will be livestreamed from the Carnell Memorial Chapel. The Thursday, June 23rd, 7:00-9:00PM visitation link is HERE
To view the funeral service for Dr. Maureen Lawton at 10:00AM, Saturday, June 25, please click HERE
It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Maureen at home in St. John’s after a long illness on Thursday, June 16, 2022. She is forever loved by her husband Marc and son Nickolas Thoms of St. John’s.
Also left to mourn are her heartbroken parents Robert and Josephine (Greencorn) Lawton of St. John’s, sisters Catherine Lawton of St. John’s and Allison (Doug) Engbrecht of Kelowna, BC, brother William (Neena) Lawton of Twickenham, England, mother-in-law Andrée Thoms, brothers-in-law Eric (Adrienne) and Stefan (Kathie) Thoms, sister-in-law Michele Thoms and many nieces and nephews in Kelowna, Twickenham and St. John’s. In addition, she had many cousins and an extended circle of lifelong friends and dentistry colleagues in Newfoundland and Labrador and abroad, including dearest friends Brenda Galway (Pete Noel), Doreen Neville and Peggy Daly.
Maureen was predeceased by her father-in-law, Leslie Russell Thoms.
Maureen was born in Toronto on January 7th,1958, the first of four children to Robert and Josephine Lawton. She excelled academically in school and was into everything: cheerleading, choir, and piano. She represented her high school, Holy Heart of Mary, on Reach for the Top, a long-running Canadian academic quiz competition for high school students.
Maureen devoted her working life to dentistry in Newfoundland. She was one of the first female dentists in the St John’s area and became the first woman President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Dental Association (NLDA) in 1990. She served as NLDA representative to the Canadian Dental Association’s Board of Governors from 1996-2001 and received the NLDA Award of Merit in 2002. For her services, Maureen was recognized with fellowships in the International College of Dentists, American College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy for her leadership in her profession.
Maureen’s contributions to the dental profession were exemplary, and she was admired and respected by all who knew her. She was mentor and inspiration especially to her female colleagues. Her clinical skills and lively and cheerful personality endeared her to the countless patients she treated with care. She retired in December, 2020 after 37 years in practice.
Maureen was a strong, brilliant, hardworking and accomplished woman and a devoted wife and mother. She was also modest and selfless and required no recognition for doing good things for other people. She also bettered her brother and sisters in Wordle on a daily basis.
Maureen was an avid reader who loved to travel and experience as much of the world as she could. She loved gardening, animals (particularly her cats, most recently Sparky), and never missed her daily cup of tea to be consumed along with British crime dramas.
Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, with visitations on Thursday, June 23 from 7 – 9 pm and Friday, June 24 from 2 – 4 pm and 7 – 9 pm. Funeral Mass to be held at St. Pius X Church on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at 10 am with interment to follow.
Flowers graciously accepted or donations may be made to the Dr. Maureen Lawton Scholarship at Dalhousie University, School of Dentistry.
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I just found out of Maureen’s passing and was so shocked. Maureen was my dentist, my 2 daughters and my 2 grandsons. She was an amazing woman and friend. She always asked how my family was and remembered everything that was going on in our lives. When she retired we certainly missed seeing her. RIP Maureen I still have our Holy Heart Yearbook which I flip through and see all those smiling faces. We will miss her dearly. Our condolences to all the family.
I was shocked and so very saddened to hear of Dr Lawtons passing. My Mom was palliative at the same time so I definitely would have paid my respects if ai had been able to leave her bedside. Maureen was my dentist since she first started her practice until she retired and I followed her to every location …….because she was simply the best. And the sweetest. And always a model of professionalism and kindness and she was such an artist. She had the
most delicate touch. I think every patient she had fell in love with her a little. How could you not? I know my 3 children and I sure did. I am so terribly sorry for your great loss. The world is less without her bright light. My sincere condolences to all of her family. Rest easy Dr Lawton. Thank you for all your service to the people of this province. Sincerely, Anne Marie, Cara, Connie and Maria Lewis of Outer Cove
Prayers to all of Maureen’s family. Was able to view the Memorial Service from Cleveland. It’s heartwarming to see how she has touched so many lives. Has been a trailblazer for women and dentistry in Newfoundland as well!. Having simultaneously gone to St. Pius X Boy’s school and Gonzaga, became friends in high school and through her years at Delhi, Ontario. Sadly, I last saw her at the passing of our father. We will always remember her as a bright, beautiful, adventurous spirit.
We just heard about Maureen. We are all so sad and devastated for you and Nickolas.
From the few times we met her, we just truly enjoyed her wonderful sense of humour and fun.
Díana, Danny, Katie and Matthew
Dear Marc, We send our condolences. We are sorry for your loss. We fondly remember meeting you and Maureen in Montreal several years ago., pre-covid. You both left lasting memories and we had looked forward to seeing you again here in St. John”s, post-Covid.
Take care of yourself…. she’ll always be a part of you.
Know that you both touched our lives, however briefly,
and we are grateful that our paths crossed.. Peace be with you and your son, Nickolas.
Mark, Nickolas & family,
I am so very sorry for this tremendous loss in your lives. There are no words to ease the pain, but I hope that the love & support of family & friends, along with your beautiful memories are helping to sustain you both during this time.
When I heard the news of Dr. Lawton’s passing, I felt as though I was hearing about a dear friend. In reality, she was my Dentist for over 20 years, but II honestly felt like I lost a friend. Because she was that kind of person….the kind of person who makes time to talk to you, ask about what’s happening in your life and share a little bit about her life. She was a dedicated, fantastic Dentist and so wonderful with children. My son just loved her and felt an instant connection with her at his first visit as a little boy.
She was special and will be missed so much by so many. Love never dies…her love will always be around you both and her legacy will live on.
Thinking of you.
Mark and Nikolas and family. I just watched Maureen’s funeral service and it portrays a beautiful life and a beautiful person. She’s in a painless place now but will always be watching over you. God bless you both and R.I.P Maureen.
We are so very sorry to hear of Maureen’s passing. We can’t imagine the heartache you and your family are feeling. Please know that our love and thoughts are with you at this profoundly sad and difficult time.
Mark and family:
I offer you my prayers during this time of great sadness. May Maureen’s soul rest in the peace of Jesus the Good Shepherd. I will pray for her in Mass this week at the Basilica. God bless you all as you journey through this Cross in your life.
Marc, Nickolas and families,
We are saddened to hear of Maureen’s passing and sorry that we have been out of town this week during the visitation and service. We hope you can find strength in this difficult time with the many wonderful memories you carry. Our sincere condolences.
To Marc, Nickolas and Family.,
Sincere condolences for your loss.
My thoughts and prayers are with you .
To Maureen’s family,
My grandparent the Kelly’s, lived on Beech Place and I spent lots of time with Maureen during Pius x th days and high school. She was always so lovely…Condolences. Janet Vincer
I am so very sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you and your family during this most difficult time.
With deepest sympathy,
Our sincere condolences to the family on Maureen’s passing. We were saddened to hear the news. Our thoughts are with you all at this sad and difficult time.
Barry & Glenda Wilkins
My heartfelt condolences to Maureen’s family and friends, especially Marc and Nickolas. We were classmates at St PuisX and travelled on the same school group cruise to Europe. She was the life of that fantastic trip. We lost touch many years ago but ran into each other at Christmas Eve mass at St PuisX with our families about 3 years ago. It was as if time stood still. Maureen looked the same and was her same bubbly self she was as a teenager. It was so wonderful to see her and for our families to meet. Her life was cut short way too soon. RIP Maureen🙏
Marc, Allison and Doug, the Lawton and Thoms families, my heartfelt condolences on your loss.
Dearest Marc, Nickolas, Thoms family, Bill, Catherine, Allison, Dr. Lawton & Mrs Lawton, please accept my very heartfelt condolances and sympathies. Maureen was a beautiful and dynamic woman who brought nothing but bright light into our lives. From afar my arms are around you all today. Blessings and may she rest well in peace. Love always Paul Thornhill
With our heartfelt sympathies to you all. Maureen was a good friend of our dear departed Monica. We remember her fondly.
Jean Ann for the Ledwells
Dearest Lawton Family,
My heart goes out to you all and personally to Catherine, a dear friend and colleague for almost thirty years. I cannot imagine the pain of such a loss, but please be assured that you are in my thoughts and especially, in my prayers. May comfort come in the beautiful memories you have – a solid family, indeed!
Marc and Nick … so sorry to hear of Maureen’s passing. She was a lovely person. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Chris Finch and Jeannie Martin
Deepest condolences to Marc and Nicki and all the family.Thinking of everyone at this sad time and wishing you comfort in the days to come ..Memories of those we love live in our hearts forever.
To Maureen’s family and her dear friends:
I am so very sorry for your great loss. I was in the same class with Maureen from kindergarten at St. Pius, to grade eleven at Holy Heart. While we were not connected in our adult years, I see from the messages that Maureen continued to be a bright, intelligent and kind woman, and was much loved.
My family had being blessed to have Dr. Lawton as our dentist. She had being looking after us for over 40 years. We want to pass on our condolences to her husband, son & the rest of her family. You are in our thoughts & prayers. God Bless.
My sincere condolences Marc and family. May you find comfort, in time, surrounded with cherished happy memories.
I was blessed to meet Maureen in the fall of 1975 about a week after arriving in St. John’s to attend MUN. She had a presence that lit up any room. Maureen and her circle of friends (Peggy, Brenda, Doreen et al) welcomed me, and over the years we became close. During the weeks, we dissected things, created mutant fruit flies, cooked chemicals, studied and learned. On the weekends, we partied and danced. We danced a lot, through the life-cycles of the Outer Limits, Stanley’s Steamer and Club Max. I felt honoured that Maureen invited me to meet her parents and siblings. So much kindness and talent in the Lawton household. We also made a road trip to Ottawa to meet my family and spent a weekend at our cottage. In a tippy canoe, I learned that she didn’t like spiders. Wish I could have captured all the energy expended in hand-flapping and arm waving :0). I was working in St. John’s while she attended Dal, but we saw each other whenever she came home. After one night out, she confidently decided to pierce my ear and plugged the hole with a diamond stud. The hole has filled in but I still have her stud. Though our career paths diverged, our friendship survived over distance and some poorly-matched relationships. Not long after she set up her practice, I was transferred to Halifax. She visited and me a few times. On one such visit, while shopping with Maureen, a mutual friend introduced me to the woman who became, and remains, my wife (Marc, who could have imagined that Pine Bud Ave would give rise to two unicorns?).
I had no idea Maureen was ill. I was devastated to learn of her passing and have been overcome with sadness these past days. Maureen was taken much too early. Her grace, kindness and radiance will be missed. “The flame that burns twice as bright burns half as long.” Celebrate her light. Our deepest sympathies and love to your families. Bruce Batstone & Daphne Butt
My deepest condolences. Been thinking about your beautiful family all week. Look forward to seeing you very soon. Much love.
I am so sorry to hear about Maureen’s passing. Thinking of you and sending condolences to your family.
To Marc & Lawton family
So sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences.
Marc and Nicky
We were so saddened to learn of Maureen’s passing. She was a cherished Mom during our days at St. Bon’s. We are thinking of you at this time of profound loss.
Gail Ted Michael and Laura
I am so sorry to hear of Maureen’s passing. I always enjoyed my conversations with Maureen and Marc. Condolences to her son, parents and all family and friends.
Marc and Family,
We are so very sorry to hear about Maureen’s passing. She was such a vibrant person and we enjoyed her company at dental conventions. Her loss will leave a void in the dental community.
Our thoughts are with you.
I am deeply saddened to learn of Dr. Maureen’s passing. For more than 25 years, I had the privilege of having her has my dentist and she was simply the best. She had personality plus., kind, gentle and a great sense of humor. Our chats on travel was an adventure in itself. She will be greatly missed. My sincere condolences to her family and friends. May she rest in peace.
What to say about a woman who was funny , caring , gracious, talented., wore great shoes . I had the privilege of getting to know Dr.Lawton on my many trips to her office over the last 15 years ,, she knew my name and always had cake when I visited and often said “Miranda I’m living my life through you vicariously “ ,, she always smiled when she saw me . My sincere condolences and my heart is very heavy for her entire family and Dr. Lawton I will watch “Outlander “
Marc and Nickolas and Family,
We are shocked and saddened to hear of Maureen’s passing. We have many fond memories of our times spent together at various dental functions, especially Montreal and San Antonio. Her beautiful smile and personality will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Marc and Family,
Sheila and I were devastated by the news of Maureen`s passing. She was such a wonderful person and one who we considered a true friend. We have wonderful memories of the times we spent together at our many Dental Association meetings. We will miss her, and offer our condolences to you and your family in this difficult time.
Our sincere condolences Marc to you and Nickolas and families. We were so sorry to hear of Maureen’s passing.
Our sincere condolences to all who were close to Maureen . We knew her as a well respected and much liked member of the dental profession. We were sorry to hear of her passing.
Robin and Hazel Gamble .
Our deepest condolences to Marc, Nicholas, the Lawton’s and Thoms Families on Maureen’s passing.
Treasure all your memories with her.
Christine & Andrew Daley (friends of Andre)
St Mary’s Bay
Our deepest condolences to all the family. We were so saddened and shocked to hear of Dr. Lawton’s passing. She was our family dentist for many years of her dental career starting in Torbay and moving with her. She was very caring and it was a joy to attend appointments with her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and may your fond memories be a comfort to you.
We were saddened to hear of Maureen’s passing. I have many fond memories of our years together at Memorial and, subsequently, Dalhousie School of Dentistry. Maureen was always joyful and friendly, and I know she shared these attributes generously throughout her life. She will be greatly missed.
Our sincere condolences to Maureen’s family.. She was a highly respected colleague who gave much to the dental profession. She will be missed.
To Dr. Lawton’s family,
I send my sincere condolences.
My children and I were her patients when she
was in Torbay and followed her for 25 years.
She was an amazing dentist and always put you at ease..
It was a pleasure every time we went there, so good with
the children. May she Rest In Peace.
Marc, Nickolas and family,
Sincere condolences. Thinking of you.
Just hearing about this sad news! She was our dentist for many years and even though going to any dentist was not my favourite thioridazine do, I never once minded going to her! What wonderful chats we had about our kids, travel, life! She looked forward to the years ahead. She will be missed by many!
Deepest sympathies to the family. She was my dentist since my youth and it was a privilege to have her for my own daughter’s first checkups before she retired. I always looked forward to seeing her and will always remember her gentleness and professionalism.
Maureen was a friend for many years and a shining example to our Association of how to be a leader and an example of someone who gave back. She will be missed.
I was so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Marc, Nickolas and family,
Our sincere condolences during this difficult time. Take comfort in knowing that so many have you in their thoughts and prayers. Sending strength and much love.
Stephanie, Kent, Ethan and Lauren
Sincere condolences from us all at the Harlow campus. We are thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Marc: Deepest sympathies to you and your family. So sorry to hear of your loss. May you find some comfort during this difficult time. Best wishes.
I was incredibly shocked and saddened to hear of Maureen’s passing. She was such an accomplished person – so very gifted and kind-hearted. I’m so sorry for your enormous loss 🙁
My deepest sympathies to Maureen’s family and vast community of friends.
May she rest in peace.
So sad to hear of Maureen’s passing. Many memories at H.H.M class 403, especially practices for R.F.T.T where I often kept score for the team. So bright and always a big beautiful smile. My deepest condolences. Brenda Bennett (Nee) Doyle
Deepest sympathies to the Thoms and Lawton Families. Maureen was always so very thoughtful, selfless and kind and greeted every encounter with that beautiful smile. I greatly admired her accomplishments, motherly devotion and effortless elegance. With fond memories of ladies’ racing night at the RNYC sailing on Chaos in the early 1990s. Blessed to have known her and wish she were still with us.
Marc I’m so sorry for you loss. Cheryl Ctane
Dear Mark and Family,
So sorry to hear of Maureen’s passing. We can only imagine your loss.
Paul and Peggy O’Brien
So sorry to hear of Maureen’s passing and send her family my sincere condolences.
I was one of Maur
Mark and Family
Sending my condolences on the passing of your wife and you son’s mother. Thinking of you.
Marc, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences. Sending you support during this difficult time.
We hope that all your memories of your beautiful wife will give you strength and comfort in the days ahead.
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family
Donna and Bob Dawe
Marc and Family, thinking about you all at this very difficult time. May all your wonderful memories bring you some comfort in the days ahead. God Bless you all.
Dr. Lawton was second to none. I adored her. .Kindness itself in one beautiful woman. My heart goes out to all who knew and loved her. With my very sincere sympathy from a longtime c;lent
Dear Aunt Jo and Uncle Bob, Bill, Catherine and Allison,
We are so shocked and saddened to hear of Maureen’s passing. There are no words to say other than we are keeping you all close in our thoughts and prayers and sending you love and strength.
Marc and family. We are so sorry for your loss and please accept condolences from the Burt family..
Mark, Sending deepest condolences to you and your family . Please know we are thinking of you during this very difficult time. Jane and Brad Davis
I’m very sorry to hear of Dr. Lawton’s passing. She was our family dentist for over 30 years and was always so kind to us all. A friendly face and a true passion for her work. She often spoke of her husband and son, and her love for her family was immeasurable. Condolences to her family and friends.
To the Lawton family,
Sincere condolences on the passing of such a beautiful person, inside and out. You are in our thoughts at this sad time.
I am so sorry to hear this sad news of Dr. Lawton passing away!! I was her patient for about 35 years and yes she was an angel! I’m sure her team at Elizabeth ave are deeply saddened by this news as well!! Condolences to her family and friends! RIP Dr. Lawton! God Bless!!💔💔💔
I was so sorry to hear this news Marc.
Maureen was a wonderful person with a beautiful heart.
My thoughts are with you and your family at this very difficult time.
Our very sincere condolences on the passing of your dear wife. May she Rest In Peace.
I am deeply saddened to hear of Dr. Lawton’s passing. I was one of her first patients when she started in Torbay, at Dr. McGrath’s office. She would proudly remind me of how I followed her from the beginning of her career to retirement. She was a wonderful person who excelled at her profession and took great pride in her work. She and Denise were a staple in my life. She will be greatly missed and my thoughts and prayers are with her beautiful family.
RIP Maureen .,fly with the Angel’s, Condolences to her family .Maureen was our family dentist for over 30. years,Her and Denise was a great team.. we are sadden to hear of Maureens passing.we loved her dearly.
Marc, Nicki and families,
We are so deeply saddened by Maureen’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Linda, Lloyd Max and Kaitlyn Little
So sad to hear of Dr. Lawton’s passing. My thoughts are with all family and friends. Dr. Lawton was our family dentist for 35 years and during that time we had many laughs, even when she was giving me a needle. She and Denise never failed to ask about our kids. She was one of a kind. Although she was retired and we no longer saw each other, she will be missed by her many patients I’m sure. Rest in peace.
Marc and Nicky,
Our sincere condolences to you and your family.. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless.
Ingrid, Vincent Hannah, and Brenna
Dr. And Mrs Lawton,
My sincere condolences during this very sad time. I grew up on Pine Bud and Catherine was one of my play mates.. I am thinking of all of you during this very difficult time.
My sincere condolences to Mark, Nickolas and the Lawton family. Maureen was my dentist for 36 years and during that time we shared many travel stories and other conversations of mutual interest. My visits became ones I looked forward to as she really took care of my dental health. I am saddened beyond words to hear she was unwell. RIP Maureen, you are one beautiful angel.
Marc, I am so sorry to learn of your wife’s passing. Thinking of you, my friend.
Marc and Nicky,
So very sorry to hear of Maureen’s passing. Thinking of you, and wishing you strength and comfort in your memories and in the support of family and friends.
Dr. and Mrs Lawton and your wonderful family. So saddened to hear of the loss of kind and beautiful Maureen. I have very fond memories of Maureen who was always so kind to the us a little bit younger Pius girls.
Especially to you Billy and your family. Billy was my life saver and rescuer in Edinburgh My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.
Allison…our condolences on the loss of your sister.
To the Thoms and Lawton families
My deepest condolences. I was shocked to learn of Maureen’s passing as I had not known she was ill. I met Maureen in Gr. 11 at HHM and we were on the Reach for the Top Team together. I have many fond memories of after school practices, lots of laughter, and that million dollar smile. We made it to the quarter finals that year and were asked to play “hostesses” when NL hosted the Canadian championships. What fun we had. Maureen had such a zest for life. Gone far too soon. May your memories be of comfort at this difficult time. May God bless you all and may she Rest In Peace.
Maureen was my dentist back when she practiced in Torbay, and years later I worked with her for a time. I can’t seem to find adequate words to express how sad I feel for your loss. I will be thinking of Maureen and all of you as you celebrate her life. Please accept my most sincere condolences to Marc, Nick, the Lawton family and the Thoms family.
Deepest condolences Mark to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.
Kevin, Marg and Joseph Fitzpatrick
To Marc, Nickolas, all the Lawtons and Thoms.
With most sincere sympathy, my thoughts are with you all. I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
Marc, I was so sorry to read of your wife’s passing.
My sincerest condolences to you, your son, Niickolas and to all the family at this most difficult time.
Dear Dr Lawtons family. I am so very sorry for your loss. I knew Maureen from childhood days, growing up on Pine Bud Ave. She was always such a beautiful ,dazzling older sister . She has touched the lives of many . She will be greatly missed. My sincere condolences to you all.
Maureen was a lovely, vibrant and caring professional. She was my daughter’s first dentist and made her experience such a positive one that she has never had a day of anxiety about going to the dentist. She will be missed. My sincerest condolences to her family.
Marc and Thoms family,
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your wife, know we are thinking of you all at this very sad time!Your cousin Carol-daughter of Jack.
To Marc, your son Nickolas and family,
Marc I was so saddened to hear of your wife’s passing. and hold you in my thoughts as you go through these coming days.
“To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.” — J.K. Rowling
To the Lawton family, I am so sorry for your loss of a wonderful daughter, sister, mother and spouse. I had the pleasure of having Maureen as my dentist for 17 years. While going to the dentist is generally not something people look forward to, Maureen made it so. Her friendly demeanour, sense of humour and professionalism made having dental work done more like a social occasion.. Her work was exceptional and she was a perfectionist. She was truly one of a kind. Let her spirit live on in each and every one of you. God speed Maureen! Our loss is heaven’s gain.
Auntie Jo Uncle Bob Allison Catherine and Billy
Mom (Tuffee) called Sunday night to tell us the devasting news of Maureens passing.. Never in a million years would I have thought loosing two cousins a few months apart. Know that we are thinking of you all at this difficult time. She will be a bright star in the night sky when you look up. Twinkling her love back to you all.💗💗
Marc, Nickolas & Family So sadden to hear of Maureen’s passing. Sincere condolences to you & your family at this difficult time. Ed & Pat Noseworthy
Dr. Lawton’s Family,
We were deeply saddened and shocked to hear of Dr. Lawton’s passing. She was our family dentist until she retired. She was so gentle and caring and always asked about how everyone was doing. Our sincere condolences to her family.
Joan Fowlow & Family
Marc, Nicky and family,
We are saddened to hear of Maureen’s passing. May all of your beautiful memories help comfort you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Suzette Furey, Bobby, Bobbi Glenn and Mary Ann Butler
Marc and family,
So sorry to hear of Maureen’s passing. Sincere condolences and thoughts go out to you and your family during this difficult time.
Dr. Lawtons Family
Please accept my condolences on the passing of Maureen. I recall years ago I was so happy to receive services from a female Dentist for the very first time. I will never forget her gentle and professional service.
Marc, Nickolas & the Lawton family
So sorry to hear of Maureen’s passing. Indeed a great loss for all.
Sincere condolences from Karen, the kids and I.
My deepest condolences to you and your family at this time. My thoughts are with you. I hope you can find solace in your memories, family and friends.
I met Maureen when we started Dental school at Dalhousie University in September 1978. We were grouped alphabetically for labs and other activities and I became good friends with her as we went through the program. She was an intelligent, caring and gifted colleague. It is truly heartbreaking to hear of her passing. Sincere condolences to her family and friends. RIP Maureen🙏 Hans Laltoo (DDS ’82)
Allison and family, Thinking of you at this difficult time and sending condolences. Take care, Susan and John.
Marc and family, so sorry to hear of Maureen’s passing. Take care and please know we’re thinking of you.
I was so sorry to learn of Maureen’s passing…her patients thought she was fabulous, and so did I.
I was lucky to have had the same shoe size as Maureen and her very generous nature resulted in me getting her shoes when she was tired of them. She was beautiful, smart and had a wicked sense of humour….
Thinking of you all….
I’m so sorry to learn of the passing of Maureen, Marc. May she rest in peace. You, your son, the rest of your family, her friends, and her colleagues are all in my thoughts at this sad time.
Marc and Nicky and Family ,
So saddened to hear the news of Maureen’s passing . I met Maureen when the boys started Kindergarten and was so happy we remained in contact .
Maureen’s infectious smile would light up any room. It was always a pleasure to be in her company . She was one beautiful caring soul both professionally and personally .
Wishing you strength during this difficult time and hoping all your cherished family memories will provide comfort in the days ahead.
Lynn Croft & Keith , Eric and Jane Hutchings
My heartfelt condolences to Marc, Nick and to all the Lawton family and friends. I know your hearts are aching. Sending peace and love to you all at this very sad time.
Sheilagh and family
Marc and family., keeping you in my warmest thoughts as you navigate this difficult time. My deepest condolences..
Marc, Nicky & all of Maureen’s family
My deepest condolences to your all on the passing of your beloved Maureen. I met Maureen as a young dental assistant she was the first dentist I worked with and I had the pleasure of working with her for many years. She was a dedicated dentist a beautiful friend & an amazing colleague, we shared many laughs & funny stories over the years. I will forever remember her kindness & her big smile. Wrapping your all in my heart during this very sad time.
Marc and family
I am so sorry for your tremendous loss. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time.
So sorry to hear of Maureen’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Marc, Nickolas, Andree and families:
Heartfelt condolences for your loss at this time.
I’ve known Maureen my entire 34 year career in the dental community, and just before she retired, had the good fortune to work with her and see first hand how endeared she was by her clients.
Maureen’s passing is a significant loss to our community, with a warm and engaging smile not to be forgotten.
Marc, Nicki and family,
I am saddened to hear this news and am so sorry for your loss. I never knew Maureen but often heard Nicki talking of his Mom in the backseat of my car while driving the boys around. Sending my deepest condolences to the family.
Marc and Nicholas
Dr. & Mrs. Lawton
Billy, Catherine and Alison
I have such wonderful memories of Maureen all through school and university. She was funny, smart, beautiful and kind. Maureen treated everyone the same. I will always picture her with a smile on her face. My deepest condolences to her family and dear friends. May she rest in peace.
Cathy (Tobin) Dindo
Marc, Nicky and family
So very sorry to hear this news. May you strengthen each other in the coming days through this difficult time. Thinking of you all.
I am so so sorry for the loss of beautiful Maureen. She was my sister Brenda’s dear friend since kindergarten. They were like twins- Brenda with brown hair to the waist and Maureen the same but blonde. They were so adorable together. Her loss is devastating to all who knew and loved her. My sincerest condolences to Marc, Nickolas, Catherine, Allison, Billy and Dr. and Mrs. Lawton.
Marc and Nicky, so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you at this difficult time.
To Marc, Nicky and family, I was saddened to hear the news of Maureen’s passing. She always had a big friendly warm smile when I saw her! I hope the good memories that you have shared are a source of comfort to you at this time. I will remember you all in my prayers and thoughts these days.
My Most Sincere Condolences too the families for the Loss of your Loved one!
God Bless you and yours at this most difficult time 🙏 Maureen was my Dentist for years, a Beautiful Soul,and Beautiful Lady..She will be sadly missed by All who had the pleasure to know her! RIP Maureen😇
Marc and all family
So very sad to see this news. Maureen was a dear friend during our high school and university days. Although our path crossed infrequently after university it was always a special joy to see her and catch up on the news, on those occasion when did connect. A big hearted and kind soul who touched so many and made the world a better place. Sending condolences to the family.
To Maureen’s Family.
We are so sadden to hear do Dr Lawton’s passing. Dr Lawton was our Family Dr for years. We sure missed her when she retired. Our thoughts and
Prayers go out to the Dr. Lawton’s Family and friends. May God Bless you all.
Gerald Guy and Pamela Taylor
Dr and Mrs Lawton
Marc and Nickolas
Catherine, Allison and Billy
I ‘m so very saddened to hear of Maureen’s passing and so very sorry for your loss
I remember Maureen as a beautiful , friendly , smart person who I admired greatly
She will surely be missed …
Janet Angel (Galway)
Marc, Dr. and Mrs. Lawton and family,
My most sincere on condolences on the loss of beloved Maureen. I have many fond memories of her growing up on Falkland Street. May she rest peacefully.
Words cannot express our shock at the passing of a wonderful Dentist but most of all a beautiful, caring person. She was our Dentist since she practiced in Torbay until her retirement. Our family sends our condolences and prayers for all of you. God Bless 🙏🏽
So saddened to hear of Dr. Lawton’s sudden passing, she was my Dentist for well over 20 years. Her constant smile and gracious manner made you feel like you were in good hands. Sending out sincerest condolences to her family. Heaven has gained another angel.
Dr. and Mrs. Lawton,
Marc and Nicholas,
Billy, Catherine and Alison,
Words can not express how wonderful Maureen was to me. And how sorry I feel for your loss.
She was a beautiful Angel. And now is even more..
My deepest, heartfelt condolences.
We were so lucky to know her.
Marc and Nickolas, our deepest condolences on the passing of Maureen. Our thoughts are with you during this most difficult time.
Marc, Nicky and the Thoms and Lawton Families,
We were saddened to hear of the loss of Maureen. Our connection with this outstanding lady goes back many years, nurtured through our mutual friendship with Brenda Galway, making us caring “ second friends” for more than 5 decades. Bob and our children also benefited from her expert dental care for many years, enjoying her cheerful chatter and positive interest in them during their dental visits.
Maureen was brilliant and accomplished, beautiful and kind. We will always remember her fondly.
We are thinking of you all, as you find your way forward at this sad and difficult time.
Bob and Judy ( Gard) Puddester.
Very sorry to the family & friends for your loss.
We are so sorry to hear of Dr. Lawton’s passing. She was an amazing dentist and person who took such good care of us. We always felt we were in the best of hands with her as she was always so personable and professional. She got along so well with our dad who passed away this March. Our sincere condolences to her family and co-workers. Our thoughts are with you all. ❤️
Dear Mr. Thoms and family,
So very sad to hear of your wife’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your son and family at this most difficult time.
Marc & Family,
I am loss for words. My heart goes out to you, your son Nickolas and your family.
She was a beautiful person and my dentist for over twenty five years. May she rest in peace.
Marc, Nickolas and families:
We were so saddened to hear this news. Knowing Maureen as a colleague for so many years, we knew how wonderful she was at her profession and how much her patients appreciated and respected her. Her smile lit up a room. We only hope that the wonderful memories you all must have will help you through this difficult time.
I was shocked to learn of Dr. Lawton’s untimely passing. She was my dentist for over 25 years. She had the knack to handle me with kid gloves as I had a fear of sitting in her chair. I had so much faith in her that whenever she moved office, I followed her. My sincere and deepest sympathy to her family, friends and colleagues. It seems so unfair that she only retired in December 2020 and had a short retirement. May she Rest In Peace.
There are no words. We are so very sorry for your loss. Maureen was our dentist for over 20 years. Her wonderful smile always greeted us ( she knew how horrified I was to go to the dentist). Her attention to detail on each and every visit made us feel we were always in the greatest hands. When she told us she was retiring she reassured us we would be in good hands. Our hearts hurt for you all. Rest In Peace beautiful lady.
Geralyn & Howie Hansford
Going through school at Pius X and having Maureen as my dentist, I’m very sad to hear of her death. She has always been a kind and unassuming person. My heartfelt condolences to her family.
Marc, Catherine, Allison, the Lawton and Thoms families.
I am saddened to hear of the passing of your beloved Maureen. She was a dear friend to my sister, Brenda and our family. I will forever remember Maureen’s beautiful smile and kind heart. I will keep everyone in my thoughts and prayers
To all of Dr Lawtons family we send our deepest condolences, Dr Lawton was our dentist for years until her retirement , she was such a nice and friendly person , RIP Dr Lawton