LAWRENCE, D. Eric
July 2, 1929 – July 23, 2015
Eric passed away peacefully at Peace Arch Hospital, White Rock, BC on July 23, 2015. He joins his beloved wife Marlene who pre-deceased him in 2009. Dad was born July 2, 1929 in Edmonton, Alberta. In 1946, Dad moved with his family to Vancouver. He graduated from Lord Byng High School. He met Marlene, the love of his life at a dance at the Vancouver Lawn and Tennis Club. They married in 1955. Dad enjoyed a very successful career as a business executive for a Vancouver based chemical import/ export company. “A work day is a happy day!” was his motto.
Dad will be remembered forever for his sense of humour, appreciation for sport cars, a love of reading and knowledge of history. When he and mom retired to White Rock, Dad enjoyed many walks on the surrounding beaches and hills. Dad was always a calming influence on the family. He will be dearly missed & remembered always. He is survived by his 4 children, David Lawrence (Annie), Ann Marsh (Steve), Martha McEvoy (Glenn) and Sara Lawrence-Pallmann (Thomas). He is also survived by 5 grandsons, Kyle, Lorne, Daniel, Deric & Lucas as well as step-granddaughters Emelyne & Miriam and step-grandson Shane. In lieu of flowers, donations can bemade to the World Wildlife Fund Canada (www.wwf.ca). No funeral service by request but interment will take place at Valleyview Memorial Gardens, 14644 – 72nd Avenue, Surrey, BC, on Friday July 31st at 3pm.
Rest in peace. Love you, forever.