September 8, 1942 – September 14, 2017

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Ken in the ICU of the Juravinski Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario on September 14, 2017, in his 76th year. Ken was the beloved husband, best friend and soul mate of Carol-Anne (nee Colling). Ken leaves to mourn his children Chris (Cathy), Kevin (Leah), Jennifer and Andrew (Teresa) and stepsons Kevin and Robert (Julie) Fox. Ken was a proud grandpa to Brendan, Stephanie, Nicholas, Julia, Jared, Wyatt, Madeline and Olivia. Ken was predeceased by his parents, Dolphie and Jennie Lawrence of Durham, ON. He is survived by his “big sister” Eileen (Ken) Hooper also of Durham, ON. Ken will be sadly missed by brothers and sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews. Ken was born and grew up in Durham, and upon graduation, began a career with CIBC which took him around Ontario, including stays in Burlington, Oakville and St. Catharines with various positions in the bank in the Niagara area. After 20 years with the bank, Ken began a new career forming his own bookkeeping business. That business led him to a small company in need of his special talents where he would spend the remaining 25 years of his working life proudly helping it to grow and thrive. He got enormous satisfaction in retiring as vice president of Engineered Plastics Inc. and of the long-time friendship he forged with its owner. In retirement, Ken enjoyed cruising to Alaska followed by a trip through the mountains on the Rocky Mountaineer and a road trip around Newfoundland. He was an avid reader, loved jigsaw puzzles and was the historian for the Lawrence family having over 10,000 names, with details in his Family Tree program. Ken sat on the Board of Directors for our condominium, filling in the role of financial officer. Ken was quiet gentleman with a quirky sense of humour who was always ready to help a neighbour in need. Visitation will take place on Monday September 18th from 3-5p.m. and 7-9p.m. at the Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St, Dundas. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday September 19th at 12:00p.m. at the funeral home with a private interment in the afternoon at Lowville United Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses of the Juravinski Intensive Care Unit for the kindness and compassion in caring for Ken and to his family members during this difficult time.

11 Messages to Lawrence, Kenneth Edwin

  • Katie Harrison

    Our sincere sympathy to the Ken Lawrence family; what a great guy he was and we know he’ll be sorely missed by all of you including his sister Eileen, Ken and family! We shared our family tree with him and he shared his with us!

    Ken & Katie Harrison

  • Lisa

    Our thoughts are with you all and we hope that you will find some peace in remembering him through your stories, your memories and your family.

    Love Lisa, Rob, Tyrell and Emmett Nadon

  • Janice Booker

    So sorry to hear of Ken’s passing Carole-Anne…our thoughts are with you at this time.

  • Wendy Torresin

    Hi Carol-Anne – I am so saddened to hear of Ken’s passing. My sincere condolences to you and the families. You have many happy memories and his wisdom and strength will remain with you always. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Wendy

  • John & Donna Firth

    Ken was a neighbor and a friend. He will be missed. Sincere condolences

  • Paul Loucks

    I am so glad to have met Ken at the annual Lawrence Family Reunions. He always came with lots of pictures, articles and history to share. My condolences to his family.

  • Dolores and Bill Loucks

    It was a pleasure to have met Ken. Enjoyed his sense of humor. I am very sorry this happened to a person who contributed so much to a family. Both in name and history of those who came before us. He made our ancestors names live beyond their living lives and their pictures made them still alive in our minds. Thank you Ken, it was a very dear gift you shared with us and we have the desire to always make the Lawrence name and dear souls like you we will never forget. Thank you to you and your family.

  • Brenda Colling

    My condolences to you, Carol- Anne.

  • Paul Mace

    Opps Susan corrected me…Solitare

  • Dianne Lawrence

    Sincere condolences to Carol-Ann and the Lawrence family on Ken’s passing. I enjoyed working with Ken on the Lawrence Tree and appreciated his dedication to family history. RIP Ken. You will be missed.

  • Paul Mace

    Glad to have known Ken and will remember his wonderful sense of humour and his dedication to the game of Hearts

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