Lawrence Charles Walker was born in Rosetown on August 25, 1928, the third oldest child of Hilda and Wallace Walker. He passed away at the Rosetown & District Health Centre on February 15, 2018 at the age of 89.
He is lovingly remembered by Carol his wife of 65 years; daughter Wendy (Jim) Kingwell and family Chad and Jeff (Hayley); daughter Brenda (Darrell) McOuat and family Michael (Sarah) and children Mariah and Evan, Jon (Kirsten) and children Wyatt and Brynlee, Lisa (Nick) and girls Nora and Ella; son Larry (Tracy) and family Janine, Julie (Rob) and girls Kaylee and Quinn, Lindy (Ryan) and boys Waylon, Declan and Jake, Cody (Emma) and daughter Isley; son Ken (Myrna) and family Laurel (Ian) and children Violet and Jett, Dana (Bobby) and boys Leo and Beau and Tyson (Jordy); twin sisters Lorraine (Gord) Kidd and Lovonne (Burns) Anderson; brother Glen (Carol); sister-in-laws Audrey Walker, Kay McKillop and Marilyn (Ron) Bartusek and several nephews, nieces and cousins.
He was predeceased by his brothers Cliff and Jim, sister-in-laws Pearl Walker and Lois Orr, brother-in-law Don Orr, niece Donna Orr and nephew Steven Walker.
Lawrence was raised in the Glamis district. He attended Glamis School, then continued his education in a welding program in Saskatoon. He worked as a welder in Toronto for two years while he was in the Naval Reserves. In 1950, he returned to farm with his dad. Lawrence married Carol Turner on December 27, 1952. They took over the family farm where they raised their four children.
Lawrence was a happy, smiling man with a cheery outlook. His life was full of family, friends and community, with family being of the utmost importance. He was involved in many sports, both as a player and a coach and enjoyed his time serving with several community organizations including the Boy Scouts, agriculture boards, the Masonic Lodge and the Glamis and Rosetown United Churches. Dancing, golfing, bowling, curling, camping and travelling were also a large part of Lawrence’s life.
Lawrence and Carol moved to Rosetown in the spring of 1979 into their new house on Jubilee Crescent. They lived there until downsizing to the Oasis condominium in March 2014. Since the beginning of January, they have lived in Orange Memories Care Home where Carol continues to live. Carol and her family are thankful for all the love and support they’ve received.
The Celebration of Lawrence’s life was held on Monday, February 19, 2018 at the Rosetown United Church at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Jo-Ann Hills officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Lawrence may be made to the Alex Ositis Foundation, P.O. Box 1251, Rosetown, SK, S0L 2V0 or to the Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation, #1 - 345 3rd Avenue South, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 1M6.