Lawrence READ

Lawrence “Lol” Read passed away on Thursday, November 19th, 2009 at the Fraser Canyon Hospital in Hope, B.C. at age 85 years. He was born on November 26th, 1923 in Vancouver, B.C.

Lawrence was predeceased by his parents, sister Viola Marlatt and wife Irene Read. He is survived by Michelle, numerous nieces and nephews including Glen (Susan) Yates, John, and Lawrence Smith.

Lol proudly served Canada during WWII with the Royal Canadian Navy from 1940 to 1946. His theatres of service were the North Atlantic. For many years he worked for McLaren Electric, Canada Post, and as a Bartender. He also served his community of Yale as a volunteer fire fighter. Lawrence and his wife, Irene operated a private care home facility in the Dogwood Valley. Lol and Irene enjoyed camping, and traveled extensively through the province of British Columbia. Irene and Lol loved dogs including the beloved Sheba.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 30th 2009 from Henderson’s Funeral Home, 45901 Victoria Avenue, Chilliwack. Graveside Services will be held at 12:00 p.m. from Sunnyside Lawn Cemetery, 14850 28th Avenue, Surrey, B.C.

Lol will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Online condolences can be left at

Your condolences will be approved within one business day. You will need a valid Facebook account. Please email us if you have any questions.