Born on Sept. 16, 1922, Lawrence peacefully went home to be with his Lord and Savior on June 25, 2003 at the age of 80. He battled and fought against heart disease for 25 years but ultimately his body grew tired.
He is survived by his loving wife, Rose, of 49 years, three daughters, Sharon (Mike) Hadzariga of Stanwood, WA,; Debra (Godin) of Sardis, and Glenna (Thomas) Astle of Victoria; two sons, Daryl (Mary) of Albany, Australia, and Blair (Stacey) of Calgary; and eight grandchildren, Nathan, Wade, Alisha, Damara, Danielle, Caera, Campbell and Logan.
Lawrence is also survived by a brother Alvin (Lucy) Harter of Edmonton, and sisters Taby (Brennan) of Chilliwack, Lillian (Met) Gereluk of Kelowna and Doreen Woynarowich of Vegreville.
He was predeceased by son-in-law, Raymond Godin, brother Irvin, and sister Della.
Lawrence was a strong man with a clear and sharp mind, He survived two by-pass surgeries and numerous heart attacks. He will be remembered as a caring, strong, loving husband, father, and Grandpa. His favorite pastime was bird watching, camping, serving on the charis Camp board, a past trustee for the Evangelical Missionary Church, but most of all, spending time making his grandchildren laugh.
Services will be held on Wednesday, July 2, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. from the Evangelical Missionary Church with Pastor Herb Reinhardt officiating.
Special thanks to Dr. Drew Young, Chilliwack Emergency staff, and care and support at McIntosh Lodge.
If family and friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Charis Camp c/o Evangelical Missionary Church would be appreciated.
You will always be in our thoughts and we miss you dearly.