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Lawrence Church

Posted By Sobering Funeral Chapel On April 7, 2020 @ 3:25 pm In Obituaries | 20 Comments

1942 – 2020

With heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of our dear Lawrence after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was born and raised in the Bradford, Ontario area. From there he moved to Winnipeg with his young family, to begin his long and successful business career. Eventually he was fortunate enough to have his own business. 

If he was asked, he would say his greatest treasure was his family. He is survived by his loving wife Carol, his daughter Lorie McGregor (John), his son Greg (Maria) and his extra daughters Lori Black (Dave Jopling), Janet Black (Doug Orr) and Karen Black (Brian Cork), as well as his brother Bill (Donna), his sister Muriel and their children.

He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Trevor (Katrina), Michael, Matthew, Jared, Madison, Ally, Jessica (Jason) and 3 great grandchildren. He treasured each of them dearly and never missed an opportunity to spend time with them.

Lawrence was always up for an adventure, whether it was a game of euchre, a hike in the desert or a winery tour through Australia. He had a perpetual smile and a twinkle in his eyes to go along with his own unique sense of humour. He was a strong willed man which aided him in his battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Lawrence had a special way with people. He was a sensitive, kind and patient man. His circle of friends extended far and wide. We will miss him immensely, but we carry him in our hearts and memories.

There will be no formal service. We will gather at a later date for a celebration of his life.  Thank you to all the healthcare providers who took such good care of him, especially during this difficult time for everyone.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in his memory to Parkinson’s Canada (see website) or the Beausejour Hospital TV Fund care of the Beausejour Health Centre.


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Condolence from Brenda Curtis on April 8th, 2020 11:43 am

We were so sorry to hear of this sad news.
Wayne has many good memories of his youth and friendship with Lawrence.
Our most sincere sympathy to all the family.
Cousin Wayne Curtis and Brenda

Condolence from Linda Baker on April 8th, 2020 5:11 pm

My heartfelt sympathy to you, Carol, and family.
May peace replace heartache and precious, loving
memories remain always.
With Love, Linda Baker

Condolence from Fred and Gladys Peters on April 8th, 2020 5:49 pm

We are so saddened to hear of Lawrence’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Carol…cherish all those wonderful memories. Stay safe…

Condolence from Norm & Mary Lipsett on April 8th, 2020 6:39 pm

Sending our condolences to Carol and all the family on the passing of Lawrence, he was best man at our wedding and he and Norm have been friends since teenagers and have kept in touch over the years even though we have lived in different provinces, will miss you forever but cherish the memories.

Condolence from Barbara Charlton-Glaser on April 8th, 2020 8:00 pm

Dear Carol, Thinking of you and your family and wishing you peace and comfort. Love Barb

Condolence from Terry & Ash Gysel on April 8th, 2020 8:14 pm

We are so saddened by your loss. We always thought of Lawrence as a kind, soft spoken man, whom we loved to be around. We will certainly miss his company when family gathers around the Xmas table. Hugs sent to all of you, take care..❤️

Condolence from Pam and Colin on April 8th, 2020 8:32 pm

A beautiful man. We have happy memories.

Condolence from Susan Chamberlain Taylor on April 8th, 2020 9:51 pm

Our deepest and most heart felt condolences to your family at this time. Lawrence was such a special man, so kind and happy – that’s how I will always remember him!

Condolence from Barry & Bonnie Schmidtke on April 9th, 2020 7:29 am

We are saddened to hear that Lawrence has passed away. Carol, our deepest sympathies to you and your family.
From your neighbours, Barry & Bonnie Schmidtke.

Condolence from Mary Veldman on April 9th, 2020 9:17 am

Sending you my deepest sympathies and prayers to you Carol and to your family.

Condolence from Ann & Gerald Graves on April 9th, 2020 9:23 am

Carol and family; You have our deepest condolence on the passing of Lawrence. Our thoughts are with you Carol. Ann & Gerald

Condolence from William Church on April 9th, 2020 11:43 am

Our thoughts are with you Carol. Donna and I always enjoyed our trips and visits with you and Lawrence
especially the one to Churchill.
We will always love and miss him Love from Bill and Donna

Condolence from Steve & Lois Schmidt on April 10th, 2020 11:29 am

Lawrence was a Great Guy. Sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of all of you.
Cousin Lois and Steve

Condolence from ELAINE DUFILY on April 11th, 2020 1:47 pm

Carol and family. Our sincere condolence on the loss of Lawrence We enjoyed his friendship and humor for the short time we have known him. He will be missed.
Elaine and Ron

Condolence from Janet McDougall on April 12th, 2020 2:14 pm

Carol and family, so sorry for the loss of your loved one, Lawrence. My prayers are with you all at this time of sorrow.

Condolence from Sharon Dyce-Geyson on April 12th, 2020 3:57 pm

Dear Carol
I was so sorry to hear of Laurence’s passing. I know words can’t alleviate the sadness and pain you and your family are feeling right now. Just know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of many! … and try to remember, no one is truly gone if we hold them close in our memories! Love Sharon

Condolence from Marguerite and Claude Fouillard on April 13th, 2020 7:27 am

We were so sorry to hear about your loss. Our deepest sympathy to your family. Hugs to all

Condolence from Otto and Lorraine Best on April 15th, 2020 2:57 pm

Dear Carol,

You have been in our thoughts and prayers since we learned of the passing of your dear Lawrence. May the happy memories you have remain with you always.

Otto & Lorraine

Condolence from Art & Karen Berry on April 15th, 2020 3:12 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Carol and family

Condolence from Jim & Sue Curtis on April 21st, 2020 8:22 am

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Carol and your family. Many great times with Lawrence over the years as we go a long ways back. Carol we got to know you in somewhat recent years as well.
Our most recent visit to the west in 2016 and a visit to the cottage brings back memories. Lawrence never forgot to send birthday wishes.

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