February 5, 1937 – June 12, 2022
In loving memory ~
It is with very heavy hearts we announce the passing of Lawrence Pete Demosky on Sunday June 12, 2022, at the age of 85. He lived the best life. Lawrence is survived by his loving wife of 64 years Maria (Mary). His son Jeff Demosky (Susan), granddaughter Jessica Weatherhead (Darren), great granddaughter twins Ava and Nyrie, and granddaughter Karalyn Demosky (Geoff), great grandsons Maynard and Sterling. As well as his daughter Lana Polman-Tuin (Rob), grandchildren Kala Polman-Tuin (Jason), Tessa Polman-Tuin (Owen), and Jayce Polman-Tuin.
Lawrence was born in Pelly, SK and moved as a young boy to Grand Forks, BC where he grew up and met the love of his life and forever dance partner, Mary Seminoff. Lawrence launched his career as a meat cutter with Overwaitea in the early 1960s and very quickly was promoted to department management with his incredible work ethic and charisma. In 1974 he was offered the opportunity to open a new store in Merritt, BC as the Meat Division Manager. Lawrence and Mary decided to move their young family to Merritt where they lived for 43 years with many incredible friends. He retired from Overwaitea and was able to enjoy freedom 55!
Lawrence’s happy place was the great outdoors where he enjoyed camping, fishing, and hunting. He especially loved the annual hunting trips with his son Jeff, nephews, and friends. A lake a day as long as you stay… was Merritt motto which Lawrence and Mary enjoyed to the fullest. He loved downhill skiing and was an accomplished ski patroller, which his grandson Jayce also now shares a passion for. He built a cabin on Christina Lake and shared it with three of his buddies where their young families gathered on weekends. His favorite thing was to get up early for a morning waterski when the lake looked like glass. Lawrence and Mary traveled to many places Mexico, Cuba, the US, many parts of Europe as well as their favorite spot, Maui. Lawrence was also a drummer in a country rock and roll band (The Del Rays).
Lawrence is going to be missed but his legacy will live on. There are so many amazing memories to treasure. He will be remembered as a friendly, kind, charismatic, funny, compassionate, humble, and loving person. We will never ever forget his beautiful smile and big hugs. So now we say hang loose, we love you and until we meet again.
A celebration for Lawrence was held Sunday June 19th in Vernon. Where memories were shared, and glasses were raised to honor Lawrence. He was a wonderful husband, uncle, father, Deda, and Great Deda (grandfather in Russian) He will be missed, and we love him with all our heart’s.
Thank you to Vernon Jubilees Cancer clinic, Kelowna Cancer clinic, doctors, and the amazing nurses at VJH. We Thank You!
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online obituary @ www.MyAlternatives.ca
Arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES ® Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237.
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