Friday, October 05, 2007

Peter Laurence's Passing

It was with great sadness I learned of my friend Peter Laurence's passing. We were both lung transplant recipients who worked closely together raising funds for lung transplant research at Toronto General Hospital and promoting organ and tissue donation awareness. Peter put his heart and soul into "giving back" and I will miss him dearly. Merv.


PETER JAMES LAURENCE
December 16, 1957 - September 30, 2007


This notice appears in the Toronto Star

After a long and courageous battle, it is with great sorrow, that the family announces Peter's passing into eternal rest, in the autumn of his 50th year. Peter will be forever loved, missed and remembered by his beloved wife Lynne Marie (nee Haas) Laurence. Pre-deceased by his dear mother Dorothy (nee Beattie) Laurence and his brother Blake. Peter also leaves behind his father H.A. (Pete) Laurence and partner Pierrette Stinson; brother Craig W. Laurence; sister Sherri (nee Laurence) Cipparone; brother-in-law Paul Cipparone; nephew and niece, Paul and Sara Cipparone; sister-in-law Kathryn (nee Haas) McClure; sister-in-law Liz (nee Haas) Gardiner; brother-in-law Kim Gardiner; nephew and niece, Michael and Danielle Gardiner; brother-in-law Stephen Haas.

Please note the new time of 1 p.m. for the chapel service on Saturday (previously posted as 11 a.m.)
The family will receive visitors at BENISASIA FUNERAL HOME (3263 Derry Road East, Mississauga, 905-678-0467) on Friday, October 5th, between the hours of 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Family and friends will gather in celebration of Peter's life at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 6th in the Benisasia Chapel. Burial will follow the chapel service at Park Lawn Cemetery in Etobicoke. (with reception to follow).

Special thanks to Toronto General Hospital Doctors, Nurses and the many other Coordinators and Caregivers from Emergency to the Lung Transplant Team, for the care and dignity provided to him over the past 6 gifted years of life. Donations of your choice may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or the Toronto General Hospital Lung Transplant Research Program, as expressions of sympathy.


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