Alan S. Lawrence
It is with deep sadness that the family of Alan Sanborn
Lawrence announces his passing on May 31, 2021, at the Shannex
Parkland Quispamsis. Alan was born on March 15, 1927, in Sherbrooke,
Quebec. He was the second of four children of the late Henry Sanborn
and Louie Phoebe (Smith) Lawrence.
Alan grew up in Granby, Quebec, where he learned at a very
early age as a Boy Scout, to « Be Prepared » and « Do Your
Best » and this is how he lived his life. After graduating high
school in 1945, he enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces and was in
basic training when WW2 ended. Upon his return to Quebec, he attended
McGill University where he received a degree in Civil Engineering in
1951 as well as he earned his private pilot license.
Alan worked on construction projects that took him to various
locations throughout the Eastern Townships of Quebec as well as New
Brunswick where he met his wife, the late Leah « Bobbie »
Francis Grant, of Canterbury, NB. They were married in 1957. One can
imagine the talk in the town when Alan flew into Canterbury and landed
on a frozen lake to visit with his wife to be at the nearby family
Alan and Leah lived in the Eastern Townships, where their two
children were born, before eventually settling in Fredericton in 1966
where he joined NB Power and retired after 26 years of
Alan had many interests, among them skiing, golf, curling,
windsurfing, riding his bike and woodworking. He is survived
by his son, Rick (Colleen) of Rothesay, NB, and daughter, Joan (Chris
Gilmore) of Saint John, NB, as well as his grandson,
Besides his parents, Alan was predeceased by his brothers,
Brooks and Peter, as well as his sister, Harriet.
A memorial service will be held from Grace Memorial Baptist
Church on Thursday, June 24, 2021, at 1:00 pm with Rev. Dr. Peter
Lohnes officiating. Due to limited seating please contact McAdam’s
Funeral Home at (506) 458-9170 to reserve a space at the service. For
those unable to attend a recording of the service will be available to
view at www.mcadamsfh.com.
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Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Alan S Lawrence 19272021..
Décès pour la Ville: Fredericton, Province: Nouveau-Brunswick