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LAWRENCE ROBERT MCINNES

Date of Passing: Dec 05, 2012

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LAWRENCE ROBERT MCINNES Lawrence Robert McInnes of Brandon, beloved Honey of Kim Lewarne, dear Daddio of Sean Boy and Shannon (Scott) Burgess, devoted Grandpa to Jackson, brother of Evelyn Wallcraft and Norm Stewart, and long-time grumpy landlord to Uncle T, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at the age of 62 years. A Celebration of Lawrence's Life will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, Brandon on Monday, December 10, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Lawrence may be made to a charity close to your heart. Complete obituary information to follow. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com Arrangements are in care of Brockie Donovan Funeral Cremation Services Brandon, (204) 727-0694.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 08, 2012

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • I also met Lawrence as a teenager through DeMolay and Job's Daughters. He was a leader then and, as Mr. Garbutt pointed out, destined to touch many lives and accomplish great things. Donna and I were good friends (as were our parents)and I have many fond memories of Lawrence, Donna, Jim and many others from that time. Their wedding is one I will never forget. I visited Lawrence and Donna in Brandon and met Sean and Shannon as very young children. They were so loved and Lawrence was in his element with his children climbing all over the teddy bear of a father he was. My heart goes out to all of you in this time of tremendous loss. May your memories bring you strength and may we all strive to follow his lead and be the people others are proud to call Friend. - Posted by: Gail Brazer (Payne) (Friend (formerly of Winnipeg, now residing in Edmonton)) on: Dec 12, 2012

  • I first became acquainted with the late Lawrence McInnes when, as a young fresh faced teenager, he became a member of Winnipeg Chapter, Order of Demolay. Even as a teenager, Lawrence gave the impression that some day he was going to play an important part in many lives. It came as no surprise then that he was called to the Manitoba Bar and that he became a Crown Prosecutor. He served in many capacities in the Masonic Fraternity in Manitoba and will be missed. Rest in Peace, Brother Lawrence - Posted by: George A. Garbutt (Friend, Lodge Brother and Legion of Honor, Order of DeMolay) on: Dec 09, 2012

  • I have known Lawrence for the past 30 years. I was a fresh faced teenager with very little experience looking for a government job in a competative job market. Low and behold, a job became available working at the Crown Attorneys' office as Lawrence's legal assistant (we were called secretaries back then). When I sat down to interview, Lawrence and I clicked instantly and and at the age of 19, he took a chance and hired me. I was lucky enough to work with this incredible man until his retirement. Over the years, he became so much more than my "boss". He was, in fact, my friend and someone I could count on during difficult times. Lawrence was a person I could really trust and who I greatly respected. The countless times I would sit in his office and vent my frustrations to him over various matters both professionally and peresonally, were only made better by a man who really listened and offered real solutions without ever once being judgmental. Lawrence was a kind and gentle soul and wise beyond belief. The conversations we had will be forever cherished. I will remember Lawrence as one of those rare individuals who comes around once in a life time if your're lucky. He actually made a difference in the lives of those people he came in contact with. I feel privileged to havr been one of them. Lawrence was authentic and the real deal and is simply irreplaceable. It has been said that God sends many people past your door and it is up to you to decided who you let in. Well I for one am so glad that I made the decision to let this wonderful man pass through my door and into my life. I will remember him fondly and miss him terribly. - Posted by: Ruth McLean (Legal Assistant to Lawrence and long time friend of 30 years) on: Dec 08, 2012

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