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Born: Aug 18, 1945

Date of Passing: Jan 04, 2022

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August 18, 1945 – January 4, 2022

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband and father, Lawrence Paton, at the Riverview Health Centre on January 4, 2022.
In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place and no formal service will be held.
Condolences for Lawrence's family may be left on his tribute page at

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 08, 2022

Condolences & Memories (15 entries)

  • Sending sympathy to you all- “Dad, You taught me a bird must leave the nest and fly That it time I would leave and soar towards the sky. It was your love and guidance that reinforced my wings You lifted me before I soared towards life’s greatest things” - Posted by: Manu Varma (Friend of Jeff) on: Jan 11, 2022

  • We first met Lawrence and his dog, Sandy, in the mid '70s when he drove up in his blue GMC pickup. He introduced himself as our neighbor. Lawrence was a very personable guy from the get go. We soon shared many social events and farming activities together. It didn't take long to find out we had relatives and friends in common. When Lawrence shed his single days and married Terry, his focus became his family. He was an extremely proud and devoted dad to Jeffrey, Stacey and Lindsey. Lawrence supported his children in all their school and community endeavors. Lawrence seemed to know "everyone" near and far. He was a great conversationalist. Lawrence was the "go to guy" for the local history of the Baie area. His parents, Victor and Lillian, were descendants of the founding Paton and Scaife families of the Baie. He never forgot his roots. Our parents, Ella and Floyd (deceased) enjoyed sharing stories of the past and the latest "breaking news" with Lawrence. He was a great asset in the berry patch. Lawrence was the "complete package" (greeter, supervisor and berry picker). In recent years one of Lawrence's happy spaces was riding his bike along 26 highway on a warm summer/fall day. He would stop by to visit neighbors along the way. Lawrence enjoyed a good "chin wag" and a beverage. We were fortunate to have Lawrence and his family as neighbors/friends over the years. Lawrence made many contributions to his community. After 44 years as neighbors it is difficult to adjust to change. As we look over the snow covered field it is not the same not seeing the long snow fence and the Paton Farms driveway sign. Our heartfelt condolences to Terry, Jeffrey, Stacey and Lindsey. Gary, Elaine, Lee and Ella Tully - Posted by: Gary, Elaine, Lee and Ella Tully (neighbors/ friends) on: Jan 09, 2022

  • Our sincere sympathy Terry to you and your family. Cherish the memories and may they help you through these difficult times. Ted & Gail - Posted by: Ted & Gail Sorenson (Friends) on: Jan 08, 2022

  • Our deepest sympathies to Terry and the family. May his memory be a blessing. - Posted by: Angus and Fay Scott (Friends ) on: Jan 08, 2022

  • We are sorry to hear of Lawrence’s passing. Our sincere sympathy to Terri and family at this sad time. - Posted by: Rick and Lynne Desilets (Friend) on: Jan 08, 2022

  • Well Lawrence a very long friendship we had starting before grade one being next door neighbours on the farm through high school and then add on another fifty years or so. Thank-you for being a part of my travel through life. Hope your family enjoys your memories as I will Never know we may well take up our friendship again. - Posted by: John Riese (Friend) on: Jan 08, 2022

  • My sincere sympathy to the family. Knew Lawrence for a long time as long-ago neighbour and friend. Rest in peace, Lawrence.🙏 - Posted by: Julie Riese Baird (Years-ago neighbour, friend) on: Jan 08, 2022

  • My deepest condolences Terry and kids. He was indeed loved by many. Rest in peace dear friend. from Joe and Maria Wallack, - Posted by: Maria Wallack (friend) on: Jan 08, 2022

  • Sorry to hear that Laurence has left us. He was a neighbour on the farm adjacent to us. He was always welcome to visit, as were we. Rest in peace. - Posted by: Henry Riese (Neighbour, class mate in Allerie School , friend) on: Jan 08, 2022

  • To Terry and family we send our sincere condolences. So sorry for your loss. Doug and Donna Tully - Posted by: Donna Tully (Frii) on: Jan 08, 2022

  • Please accept our warmest condolences. We are deeply sorry for your loss! Gerry and Val - Posted by: Gerry and Val Carignan (Friends) on: Jan 08, 2022

  • Our sympathies goes out to Terry and family, so sorry to hear of Lawrence’s passing. - Posted by: Len & Mona Desilets (Friend) on: Jan 08, 2022

  • My deepest sympathies to the family. I am so sorry for your loss, I am going to miss him. Guibert - Posted by: Guibert Jacquemain (friend) on: Jan 08, 2022

  • Sorry for your loss. We curled for a few years, always good times. - Posted by: fred slocombe (friend) on: Jan 08, 2022

  • Our condolences to the family. Laurence has been a friend since high school. He was a good community oriented person. Just a real nice person. - Posted by: Orval & Delores Beaudin (Friend) on: Jan 08, 2022

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