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Born: Aug 12, 1927

Date of Passing: May 24, 2019

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August 12, 1927 - May 24, 2019

Lawrence King passed away peacefully on May 24, 2019 at the Rosewood Lodge Care Home in Stonewall, MB.
He was predeceased by sisters, Mary, Evelyn, Ruth, Emma, Helen, Dorothy and brothers, Fred, George and Harry. He is survived by his twin sister Audrey, wife Jean, daughter Alison, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Raised in Clarkleigh, MB, Lawrence worked in Winnipeg after the sale of the family farm. He was a city bus driver when he married Jean Vivian and had a daughter, Alison. An avid outdoorsman, Lawrence landed his dream job as manager of the East Meadow Ranch Goose Sanctuary in Clarkleigh in 1964, a job he held for 49 years during which time he received the Manitoba Premier's Award and the Governor General of Canada Medal for his contributions to wildlife conservancy. He was also a skilled carpenter and built the landmark Lundar Goose statue in 1976. He invented humane traps and later became adept at wildlife photography. Failing health forced him to retire in 2013 at the age of 86.
Many thanks to the home care staff in Lundar and nurses at Rosewood Lodge for their personal attention and excellent care.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Lundar Legion Hall with Cindy Thorkelson officiating. Interment will follow in the Clarkleigh Cemetery.
If friends so desire, donations may be made in Lawrence's memory to the Clarkleigh United Church, P.O. Box 214, Lundar, MB R0C 1Y0.

Arrangements by:
Ashern - Lundar

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 29, 2019

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Good memories of years of King Reunions and get togethers with Uncle Lawrence and the whole crowd of us. Proud of the work Uncle Lawrence did with wildlife and the countryside of Manitoba. He will be missed. Kathleen Christensen, daughter of Bruce and Laura, Granddaughter of Ruth. - Posted by: Kathleen Christensen (nee Johnston) (Great-niece) on: Jul 02, 2019

  • My great-uncle Lawrence was an amazing person. Lots of laughs and many good stories...will miss him greatly! - Posted by: Diane Gudmundson (Niece) on: Jun 30, 2019

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