Age, 74, died on Sunday, December 18, 2016 in Chemainus with his children by his side after a short illness. He is predeceased by his father Leonard William White. He is survived by his mother, Mary Lavinia White of Duncan and siblings; Clifford (Halina) of Calgary; Diana Johnstone (Jack) of Nanaimo; Joe (Penny) of Chemainus; Mary Lou of Duncan; son Matthew (Trina) and grandchildren Katie and Josh of Chemainus; daughter Amy Alexandra of Chemainus; son Jason Knowland of Victoria and granddaughter Myla of Victoria.
Lawrence began his life in Southern Alberta, the third child of Leonard and Mary White. He studied business at UCLA and San Jose State University in California, where he met his wife Gail. He worked the oil patch in Louisiana, Alberta, and Alaska. On Vancouver Island he worked in administration at School District 69 (Lake Cowichan) for more than 20 years, serving as secretary-treasurer. In the year 1995 he established Lake Construction Ltd., a general contracting firm, which he operated with his son Matthew.
He was passionate about gardening, music and family. He appreciated lively conversation with strangers or friends. A celebration of Lawrence’s life is set for Saturday, January 7th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., at the Chemainus Royal Canadian Legion.
Online condolences may be made at www.hwwallacecbc.com