Family and friends gathered to remember and celebrate the life of William “Willie” Jr. Lawrence, age 87 years, who passed away on October 22nd, 2010 in Vernon’s Hospice House.

Willie is survived by his loving family: three sons: Leslie (Wendy), David (Bonnie), and John (Teresa) all of Vernon, two daughters, Kathi Lawrence of Vernon and Janice (Percy) Antoine of Merritt; fifteen grandchildren: Amanda, Jodi Dobernigg, Troy, Dwayne, Tammy, Ryan, Garett, Nolan, Rae-Ann, Reid, Ashley, Shayla, D.J., Stefany, and Sara; twelve great grandchildren; one brother, Geoffrey (Bonnie) of Vernon; extended family and many friends. He was predeceased, in 2004, by his wife, Eva (nee: Oppenheimer), of 57 years.

The Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 at St. Benedict’s Roman Catholic Church with interment following in the Head of the Lake Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, those friends wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Willie may do so to North Okanagan Hospice Society, 3506-27th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1S4.

Arrangements have been entrusted to:


(250) 542-4333

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