DOWNEY, Lawrence “Lolly” Harvey
June 13, 1922 – October 12, 2015
Lawrence Harvey Downey, of White Rock, BC, passed away October 12, 2015, at the age of 93, with his loving wife, Mary, by his side. Lawrence is also survived by his three daughters: Colleen Hill (Barry), Lori Downey (Roy) and Gail Downey (Lance); three step-daughters Wendy Norcross (Jerry), Patti & Michelle Allen; and seven grandchildren, Nadine Hobbs (Jamie), Amanda Van Esch (Rob), Rachel Graham (Marko), Trevor and Jason Breau, Andrea Tucakov (Vladimir) and Zoe Nu’u, as well as 10 great grandchildren Brandon and Tyler Trautman, Olivia Hobbs, Carter, Emily and Hailey Van Esch, Sacha & Matija Tucakov and Tia and Tentie Nu’u. Lawrence, the youngest of nine children, was born and raised in the farming community of Strathmore, AB, and later joined the Canadian Army (Signal Corps), serving in Canada, the Aleutian Islands and England. Lawrence returned to the Strathmore area in 1946, where he farmed and raised his daughters with his first wife, Myrna. He later moved north to Stettler where he became an accredited appraiser for the Veterans’ Land Act. Lawrence was later divorced and married Mary in 1978 in Calgary, where he worked as an appraiser until his retirement. Lawrence and Mary retired in White Rock, BC, where they spent 28 wonderful years together. He was a kind man with a zest for life and all of its challenges. His gentle spirit lives on in those who knew and loved him. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., October 24, 2015, with arrangements entrusted to Crescent United Church, 2756 – 127th Street, Surrey, B.C. Telephone 604-535-1166.