William David Lawrence


Passed away peacefully February 26, 2013 with his family by his side. Born January 21, 1921 in North Vancouver. Dad served in the Royal Canadian Navy as a wireless operator. He returned to marry his high school sweetheart Maxine and joined the BC Telephone Co., moving to Campbell River to pioneer the North Island telecommunications. Dad built his family of 5 children a beautiful home at 21 South Mruphy St. and later retired to Victoria where he spent his time pursuing his love of golf as a member of the Royal Colwood Golf Club. When he wasn’t golfing he was listening to music…another passion. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Maxine and their children Gail, Gloria, Gordon, Karen and Stephen, his son-in-laws Fred, Ron, Mark and daughter- in- laws Leonie and Jill along with 14 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

We will celebrate our Dad at a later date with a family dinner…..we will swing some golf clubs, listen to Frank Sinatra and eat Mincemeat pie, all his favorite things!

The family is grateful to Dr.Hinds and all the staff of Evergreen Seniors Home for all the loving care provided Dad in his last days.

Those wishing donations may be made in Dad’s memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

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