1930 – 2016
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Lawrence Lagroix on March 28, 2016 after a brief battle with illness. Lawrence was surrounded by family and embraced by love when he passed into the arms of his Lord.
Lawrence was raised on the family farm in Chauvin, Alberta. After finishing grade 12 he attended Vermilion Agriculture College where he met his wife, Marg. They were married on May 22, 1954 and moved back to Chauvin where Lawrence worked on the farm for his half-brother Archie Bell. After two years they moved to a farm at Killam, Alberta where Lawrence continued farming. He then went to work for the Killam Co-op. He continued working at various Co-op stores for the next 30 years in several towns throughout Alberta, and finally settling in Ponoka in 1970. After retiring from the Co-op he owned his own decorating store for a couple of years. He then went to work for Victory Farm Equipment selling farm equipment for ten years travelling all over Alberta. Throughout his life he was very involved with sports and community groups including K40, Loyal Order of Moose, and the United Church. He and Marg spent retirement travelling to many countries and places, and for the past 10 years they settled in Yuma, Arizona for the winter months.
Left to mourn his loss is Marg, his loving wife of 62 years; daughter Charmaine (Dave), son Rodney (Susanne), daughter Lynette (Mark), and daughter Therese (Neil). In addition are twelve grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, each of whom loved Grandpa with all their heart. He also leaves behind his brother Harry (Barb) and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Lawrence joins his grandson Kyle Akins in Heaven, where the two of them will tend lawn together.
The family would like to thank the care team at the Red Deer Regional Hospital for their warm and wonderful attention to the needs of Lawrence and our family over the past two weeks.
A Celebration of Lawrence’s life was held at the Ponoka Funeral Home on Saturday, April 2nd. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to a charity of your choice. To express condolences to Lawrence’s family, please visit www.womboldfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements Entrusted To Ponoka Funeral Home
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