December 7, 1927 – July 17, 2017
at the age of 89 years
A celebration of Lawrence’s life will be held on Friday, August 11, 2017 at 1:00 at the Canoe Senior Centre.
Lawrence passed away at Piccadilly Care Centre, Salmon Arm on Monday, July 17, 2017 at the age of 89 years. He was born in Kerrobert, SK on Dec. 7, 1927.
He was predeceased by his mother and father, two sisters Irene Welder and Lavina Pillot as well as his brother Henry “Hank” Knorr. He leaves his loving wife of 52 years Lillian, daughter Dixie (Lars) Carlson of Quesnel, three step children Jeannie Hill of Lethbridge, AB, Jim Hill of Canoe, Sharon (Dwayne) Gaberel of Salmon Arm, two brothers Eugene (Stella) Knorr of Kelowna, Anton (Frances) Knorr of Kelowna, seven step grandchildren, thirteen step great grandchildren as well as numerous nephews and nieces.
Lawrence grew up on the family farm in Saskatchewan, leaving school to work the farm at thirteen years old. He began working at Federated Co-op in the early 60’s and remained with them until his retirement at 65 years.
He enjoyed playing the guitar and singing old western songs. He loved to dance and could kick up a mean polka and old time waltz. He also liked camping and singing around a campfire.
Many thanks to Dr. Bonthyus and Dr. Britlo as well as the staff on the 2nd floor of Shuswap Lake General Hospital, also to Cy and the girls at Harmony Haven.