Howard, Lawrence

June 12, 1943 – May 7, 2022
at the age of 78 years:     

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Lawrence Howard on May 7, 2022 at Shuswap Lake General Hospital in Salmon Arm, BC at the age of 78.

He was predeceased by his parents Lawrence and Sheila Howard, sister Celia and brother in law Don.

Lawrence is survived by his beloved wife Darlene of 55 years, his children: Catherine, Philip, and Patrick, grandchildren: Cody, Morgan, Dakota and Cherise, great grandchildren: Jaxon and Cain, brothers Leslie, Ian(Patti), Philip(Maria), Kevin(Nancy), brother in laws: Bob and Monty Balsdon(Jan), as well as many nieces and nephews.  Lawrence will also be missed by his Old Government Road friends, his train and woodworking groups and of course his dancing crew.

Hugs to the wonderful staff on the 4th floor who walked this journey with us.  There will be no formal service. Memorial donations in Lawrence’s name may be made to the Red Cross of your choice.


  1. Dear Darlene and family,
    I’m sorry I didn’t get to know Lawrence, but I’ve appreciated the tributes, describing this wonderful, talented man. I do have a fond memory of the two of you dancing at the Legion.
    Thank you, Darlene, for your warm friendship over the years.
    With my deepest sympathy and prayers,
    love, Judy Howarth

  2. To Darlene, Catherine, Phil and Patrick:

    Memories do not fade as I worked with Lawrence some time ago and have great memories . He was a talented man and will be dearly missed ….May he rest in peace….sincere sympathy to all….sincerely ” Mort” and Ben

  3. Darlene and Family, So sorry for your loss. I always remember his kind smile and heart he had for my children and I every time I would see him in my dad’s shop or at their meets. Now he and my dad can build together from above. Cindy-Lou (Cadotte) Nolan and Katja

  4. Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of Larry
    Schoch family❤️

  5. So sorry of hearing of Lawrence passing Darlene. We spent many hours discussing model steam engines and miniature trains. The exemption of our trains from the Amusement Ride Act was quite an accomplishment and enjoyed by many model engineering groups. We will miss him. God Bless.

    Evert Lamberts
    Algoma Model Engineering Society.

  6. So sorry to read of Larry’s passing. I worked with him at Alexander Henry High School for several years. Larry was good with students. He was soft spoken but firm when needed.
    He was always ready to pitch in and help with any planned student activity. My sincere condolences to his family.
    Archie Orazietti

  7. So sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. I recall the days teaching at Alexander Henry High School with Larry. He always had a special way with the students. His calming yet firm method kept those students engaged. He was a man of many talents. Condolences to the family. Rest in Peace dear Larry. Sharon Indrevold

  8. Darlene, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband Lawrence. I miss seeing you folks every now & then at the art shows that we were at. He was a wonderful wood turner. May God comfort you in your loss & may all of his memories be a blessing for you. My heart & thoughts are with you as you go through this loss. Hugs,
    Doris Anne Ray & Randy Ray

  9. Darlene and family, my deepest condolences on the passing of Lawrence. He was always a great man to my Mom and Dad and to us as kids growing up. I always remember the trains and how much he enjoyed talking about them with me. Funny, I had to drive by your Queen Street house the other day and hoped things were well and now I read this. I’m sure he’s having some much needed laughs with Mairead and Philip as well now

    Much love as always
    Damian Nicholls and family

  10. I have wonderful memories of our friends Lawrence and Darlene as we raised our children together on Government Road.

    He was a man of many talents and he enjoyed sharing his skills and knowledge with others. He will be missed.

    My condolences to Darlene and the children.

    Ray DeRosario

  11. So sorry to hear of Larry’s passing.He used to come and get parts from me and was always a friendly fella.He knew my brother Eldon,better than I ,because of their model trains. May be rest in peace.To the Family……Stan Armstrong ,,,,Sault Ste. Marie.

  12. Darlene: So sorry to see of Lawrence’s passing. Perhaps there will be a lot of hosts plants where he is. I know his will be in our yard. May he R.I.P.

    Linda & Peter Banse

  13. Darlene I am soooooorrrry to hear of Lawrence passing, no words can express how you feel right now I know how you are doing I can relate. Big hugs sent your way. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family.
    Love Helen andRonnie

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