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LAWRENCE ADOLPH URBAN (published on January 15, 2008)



LAWRENCE ADOLPH URBAN May 25, 1920 - January 12, 2008 It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Lawrence Urban on Saturday, January 12, 2008, at the Deer Lodge Centre at the age of 87 years. Left with the fond memories are his son, Laurie (Teresa Hallas); daughter Candace Fontaine (Paul); daughter-in-law Christine Urban; grandchildren, Michael and Matthew Urban, Nicole Lavoie (Mark), Sonya Fontaine-Wight (Mitchell), Donovan Fontaine, and stepgrandson Stuart Paisley as well as his sister Lillian Gibson. He was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Mary Urbanowski; brothers, Casmir (in infancy) and Michael. Lawrence was also predeceased by his first wife Louise, and second wife Carol. Lawrence was born and raised in Rossburn, Manitoba. He served in the armed forces during the Second World War overseas in England and France where he was injured. After many months hospitalized, he was unable to continue with his service to the armed forces and began a short employment with Motor Coach Industries and then 32 years with the Dominion Bridge Company. Lawrence was an original parishioner of Blessed John XXIII and served as an usher for over 35 years. He was a kind and gentle man who saw only the good in those he knew. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 16 at 11:00 a.m. in the Blessed John XXIII Roman Catholic Church, 3390 Portage Avenue at Rouge Road, with Rev. Msgr. Maurice Comeault, P. H., presiding. Lawrence was a recipient of many blood transfusions in the last several years and appreciated the kindness of every blood donor. In lieu of flowers, please give the gift of life to Canadian Blood Services, or to a charity of one's choice.


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