On January 13, 2012, Lawrence Donnelly of St. Albert passed away at the age of 77 years.
Lawrence is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Mavis (nee Moger); son Tim (Kari); daughter Maureen (Bill); son Chris (Maria); daughter Lauren (Brian); and son Greg (Joy). He was a loving grandfather of 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents Francis Edward and Leonie Donnelly and his only brother Ron (Joan).
Lawrence was born in Edmonton, April 2, 1934. He graduated with a Bachelors of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta in 1955. He achieved his Chartered Accountant designation and started his own firm, Donnelly & Co., which has celebrated over 50 successful years. Lawrence had a long history of volunteering in the community which included Past President of the Edmonton Progress Club, Parish Manager of St. Angela\'s Knights of Columbus hockey as well as with the Alberta Minor Hockey Association and lately with the St. Albert Seniors Curling Club.
A Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, 75 Poirier Ave, St Albert, on Thursday, January 19, at 11:00 am. The Prayers will take place at St Albert Funeral Home, 9 Muir Dr. on Wednesday, January 18, at 7 pm.
Lawrence was a kind and gentle husband, father, and grandfather, who will be sadly missed. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cross Cancer Institute, 11560 University Avenue Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 1Z2