Patrick LAWTON

LAWTON Patrick Anthony Alexander (Lawton) Born November 16, 1953. Died January 3, 2007. Patrick passed away suddenly January 3, 2007 in a plane crash enroute from Yellowknife, NWT to Blachford Lake Lodge where he was to start up the camp for the winter tourist season. Patrick was the adopted son of Eileen and Bob Alexander and later Step-father Alick Lawton. he was raised in the Gimlet area near Eckville, AB. Patrick spent over 30 years working in the North Country at Plummers' Lodge and more recently at Blachford Lake Lodge. He was reputed as one of the best fishing guides available. Patrick had a natural bush savvy and people personality making him a real asset in the tourist industry. To date a guest fisherman of his still holds the World Title for Lake Trout and he was honored to be the guide for the Late Gerald Ford, past President of the US and the Prince of Denmark. " Patty HipBoots" as he was known had even the lake trout fearing him. Patrick was predeaceased by his Father Bob Alexander, Mother Eileen Alexander Lawton, Step-Father Alick Lawton, sister Laurie Lawton Anderson and sister-in-law Barb Lawton. He leaves to mourn his children Patricia (Brian) Richardson and grandson of Elnora, AB., son Dave Alexander and grandson of Calgary, AB and Christina (Randy) White of Calgary, AB. His brother John (Elynn) Lawton of Costa Rica, sister Nan ( Dave) Nestorvich of Devon, AB and brother Jim (Hope) lawton of Eckville, AB and many more family relatives and special friends from the Great Bear Lake community. A memorial service will be held at the Gilby Community Hall, Friday, January 12th at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers we remember your past donations and support to Patrick as your contribution at this time.

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