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Ronald James Lawrence

January 30, 1945 — October 9, 2021

Lawrence, Ronald James

January 30, 1945 – October 9, 2021

Peacefully at his home in Sutton, on Saturday October 9, 2021, Ron Lawrence, dear husband of Elizabeth (nee Plitz), Loving father of Ronald Jr. & Victoria Dodgson (Jamie). Cherished 'Grumpa' of Jonathan (Catherine), Andrew, & Jasmine Dodgson. He will be missed by his brother Jack & his family. Brothers-in-Law Michael (Diane), Paul (Joan) & John (JoAnne), Plitz, and by his Sister-in-Law Marie (Alex) Picard and their families. Born in Owen Sound, ON to Isabelle Jean (nee Shouldice) & John Edward Lawrence. Ron was raised in Walkerton & Hanover, ON. At 16 he attended the Royal Canadian Engineer Army Cadet Corp in Chilliwack, BC. After his army service he returned to Ontario, joining Northern Telecom (Nortel) where he worked as an Installation Technician until his retirement in 1993. Ron and his family moved to Georgina in 1970 and were proud to call it home. Ron along with his wife Beth bred and showed their Standard Schnauzers for over 30 years under the Schattentier prefix. Founding members of both SSCC and Georgina Kennel Clubs, Ron and Beth held many positions in both clubs. Over the years Ron's many interests also included photography, wind surfing and sailing. Always eager to learn new things his true passions remained his family and his dogs. Ron retained his sense of humor to the very end. The family would like to say a special thank you to the many doctors, nurses and medical staff for their care and compassion at Southlake, the Stronach Centre, and here at home. Cremation has taken place. A private family service was held. Arrangements in care of the Forrest & Taylor Funeral Home, Sutton. Memorial donations may be made to the Stronach Cancer Centre, Newmarket.

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