It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Neil Howard Laidlaw on November 30, 2005.
Neil lived life to the fullest and astounded all who knew him with his determination and positive attitude to keep going no matter what the challenges.
Many people in White Rock will remember him traveling on a big “red” scooter, wide brim straw hat with lots of badges placed jauntily on his head, and a big smile.
He could be found playing crib at Kent Senior Centre, various card games with his buddies, or telling jokes and drinking coffee with Alice at the mall.
Neil gave 100% to whatever he was doing, including his navy service in the Second World War.
He was excellent at golf, badminton, snooker and crib.
He never gave up and when he could no longer manage an activity due to his physical restrictions, he just found other ways to accomplish his pursuits.
Neil was born in Ioco in 1921, the youngest and last remaining of five siblings, to Port Moody pioneers Ralph and Olive Laidlaw.
Predeceaseed in 1994 by his wife of 53 years Dorothy (Mickie).
Neil is survived by son Ric (Fran) Laidlaw, daughters Gayle (Bob) Saunders and Sandi (Fred) Ward, his loving companion Alice Thew, 6 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren.
A special thanks to the staff of Weatherby Pavilion for the extraordinary care and attention they provided for Neil.
A Celebration of Neil’s life was held at 3:30 pm, Friday December 9, 2005, at the Kent Senior Centre Auditorium, 1475 Kent Street, White Rock.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the charity of your choice.