It is with deep sadness that the Lawless Family announces the passing of Dominic James Lawless.
Son of Elizabeth Lawless, Nanaimo BC, and the late James Lawless, London ON; brother of Dr. Rachel E. Lawless, Shawnigan Lake, BC; twin brother of Sarah Lawless, London, ON; older brother of Nick Lawless, Winnipeg MB; and Kelly Lawless, Toronto, ON; father to Samantha, Sasha and Jonathan; uncle to Tiana and Jacob.
Our family immigrated to Canada in 1977 from the UK. Dom’s formative years were spent attending both St. Michaels University School and Mount Douglas in Victoria, BC. He was a maverick in the early 80s when computers became popular. He would walk around setting upprograms with a small gadget we had no idea about at the time. He never ceased telling us computers were going to be the next big thing. We just shook our heads and let him do his little genius thing. How little did we know!
Over the next 25 years, Dom went on to become a senior network administrator/ IM Architeck. He was instrumental in setting up the infrastructure for both the Museum of Civilization in Gatineau, QC, the War Museum in Ottawa, ON, and worked for Elections Canada part of this year. He also consulted in IT extensively.
Dom read avidly, particularly sci-fi. He loved Star Trek and Dr. Who and that’s what we will all remember the most about him. A brilliant mind taken too soon from us, Dom. You will be dearly missed by all of us and memories of our childhood years will be cherished forever.