Mr. Allan Euclide Lawrence
September 17, 1935 - February 29, 2008
Allan Lawrence peacefully passed away in his sleep on Friday February 29th, 2008 at the Concordia Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
Allan leaves his beloved wife Helen, and their children; Birdena, Rick, Michelle (Dino), grandsons; Nico, Mateo, and Marco to cherish his memory. He also leaves his loving mother Beatrice, sisters; Esther, Lena, Mildred (Gerry) and brother Kelly (Linda) along with numerous nieces and nephews to mourn his passing. He was predeceased by his father Euclid, sisters; Vida and Irene.
Allan had a great zest for life and always enjoyed a good laugh.
Throughout his life Allan had many interests.
He enjoyed keeping busy and took great pride in the many tasks of maintaining his home, including cooking and especially his creative projects. Allan loved country music, taking road trips and he had great appreciation for the beauty of the outdoors and wildlife.
He especially enjoyed the company of his two close nephews Bob Lavallee and Larry Carriere, sharing many of these interests with them.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Concordia Place for Allan’s personal care during his stay there.
In Allan’s memory donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
In compliance with Allan’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held.
“You are home now, my love”
Mr. James (Jim) Kenneth Andrews
September 21, 1928 - March 3, 2008
Passed away March 3, 2008 and was born September 21, 1928 –in Carman MB where he grew up on the family farm in Elm Creek.
He completed his schooling and joined the Reserve Army (Manitoba Mounted Rifles).
In 1946 the family sold the farm and moved to Victoria and operated a small convenience store on Camosun Street.
He joined the Navy as a gunner serving on the HMCS Crescent, high lighted by his trip to Hong Kong in 1949.
After the Navy Service was completed he applied and was accepted with the DND Fire Service.
He purchased and operated with his mother the Crown & Anchor Auto Court.
Jim built his Colwood home in 1966 with the assistance of many firefighter chums.
After 30 years of devoted service with the fire department he retired with the rank of Lieutenant in 1983.
His retirement was filled with hours of caring for his gardens, woodworking classes and producing beautiful wood carvings.
Jim also enjoyed the walking group with the Juan de Fuca Wramblers and held the position of volunteer bus driver. He enjoyed annual pilgrimages to Manitoba.
Survived by his loving wife, Lillian; son, Douglas (Lynn), daughter, Anne (Robert) Vincent, Grandchildren, Maureen (Mark) Garland, Mariah; Great Grandchildren, Nathan and MacKenzie. Lillian’s daughters, Charlene Johnson, Denise (Bruce) Malcolm, Lori (John) Potts, along with numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Special thank you to Dr. Heidi Martins of the Victoria Cancer Society and Dr. Gordon Christie.
Memorial Service will be held at Sands of Colwood 317 Goldstream
Ave on Saturday March 8, 2008 at 1:00 p.m.
Flowers are gratefully declined, if friends so wish a donation may be made in Jim’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society .
Mr. Bradley Leon Lucier
March 2, 1959 - March 2, 2008
On Sunday, March 2, 2008, the date of his birth, with his family by his side, Brad slipped peacefully into eternal sleep.
Brad is survived by: his very dear friend, Janet and her daughters Kaitlin, Natasha and Alicia, his father, Albert, brothers Darryl (Jane), Raymond (Rose), Dwayne, sisters Pam (Rick), Colinda, Crystal (Bill), Grandma Jerome, nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins, and many friends including special friends Eva, Kelvin, Vincent, Owen, Barb, his mentor Andrew, and his “little brother”, Jesse. He was predeceased by: his mother, Yvonne and Grandma Lucier.
Brad’s playful personality and cheerful smile were well known to everyone in his circle of family, friends and co-workers.
He loved to talk and to laugh. He also enjoyed spirited “discussions” where he could express his opinions.
Brad had a generous, kind spirit and a very special place in his heart for children and youth.
He volunteered with the Big Brothers Association in Winnipeg where he was a “big brother” to Jesse for 9 years. They stayed in touch always. When Brad moved to Yorkton, he once again got involved with the Big Brothers Association and worked with young people through the Dreambuilder’s Program and at St. Mary’s School.
In spite of his life-long struggles with his health including a kidney transplant in 1994, Brad stayed actively involved in sports. He spent many hours in the gym at Sanford Collegiate, on the hockey ice, and on the golf course. As an adult, Brad shared his love of hockey as a dedicated coach, often with his long-time friend, Gary.
Brad remained positive and optimistic to the end of his life, protecting his loved ones by dealing with his illness privately.
We love you, Brad. That strong beautiful spirit of yours is now free.
Cremation has taken place. You are invited to a Service of Remembrance on Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Desjardins Funeral Home, 357 Des Meurons Street.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Transplant Manitoba-Gift of Life Program, Rm. GE441, 820 Sherbrook St., R3A 1R9 or CancerCare Manitoba Foundation, 675 McDermot Avenue, Room ON1160, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9 or a charity of your choice.