LAWRENCE, William C. “Bill”, of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in his 84th year. Beloved husband for over 60 years to Lorraine (née Lacroix) Lawrence. Dearly loved father of Chris Lawrence (Sharon), and John Lawrence, and cherished grandfather of Will Lawrence (Tami Ansems), and Catherine Lawrence (Jeff Laidlaw), all of St. Thomas. He was the proud great grandfather of Cora and Alexis Lawrence. Dear brother of Claribel “Sue” Rowe of St. Thomas, Myrtle Zylstra of Delta, BC, Gus C. Lawrence of Cambridge, late Jean Parkins, late Shirley Bradley, and the late Helen Mathewson. Also fondly remembered by many in-laws, nieces and nephews. Born in St. Thomas, January 20, 1935, he was the son of the late William H. and Pearl (née Dennis) Lawrence. Bill was a retired CNR trainman. He was the last surviving founding member (1966), a Past President, and a life member of the Centennial Sports Club, St. Thomas. Bill was a charter member of the Elgin County Railway Museum. In his younger years, he was active in baseball and fastball. In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place, and there will be no public visitation or funeral service. Private interment of Bill’s cremated remains will be made in Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Centennial Sports Club (to be used to support local sports), the Elgin County Railway Museum, or the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged. Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas, ON (519-631-1160).