Richard Lawson, Obituary

  • Nick Gibbs

It is with great sadness we report the passing of a much loved member of our community, and our Ibizan colleague, Richard Lawson.

In a touching note posted late on Tuesday 6th June, his daughter Jodie said, “My father passed away peacefully this evening & we held hands until the end. I can’t express my pain but also relief my father is no longer suffering. My lost a piece of my heart today but my dad has taken with him”.

Richard lost his fight against cancer just 3 weeks after his 60th Birthday.

Richard will be known to many from his years with the Ibiza Now magazine, for whom his role seems to have encompassed just about everything from writing to advertising to distribution.

For the last 3 years Richard helped the Ibizan, again bringing his man-of-many-talents qualities to the fore.

He had also been working on his family’s villa management business, proudly showing me his work on the company website when last we met just a few weeks ago.

Those of us who did not know his ‘playful’ side so well, will have enjoyed the fond memories shared by close friend Adrian Harris on facebook. Those who did know him well will assuredly have many similar memories themselves.

Richard Lawson, 17th May 1957 to 6th June 2017.

Rest In Peace.


Celebration Service

  • A celebration of Richard’s life will be held at Santa Eulalia crematorium Saturday 10th June at 11a.m.  His wife Suzy said “please wear what you want, Richard liked bright colours, shorts and flip flops are fine too.” 

Directions: CREMATORIO SANTA EULÀRIA – EIVISSA
Cas Llaurador (in the grounds of the new Santa Eulària des Riu cemetery)
PM- 810, Ctra. Santa Eulària Km. 2.400
Illes Balears 07840


Writing

Richard’s friend Adrian Harris has compiled several of Richard’s articles which we felt his friends may enjoy reading.

 

 

 

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Nicholas Gibbs
Editor of The Ibizan - previously, and for many people eternally, known as The Ibiza Sun.