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E. Lavern Wray

WRAY, E. Lavern - Peacefully, surrounded by loving family, on Monday, February 12, 2018, at Trillium Villa Nursing Home, Lavern Wray passed away at the age of 93. Beloved husband of Virginia. Loving father of Bob (Lee) Wray, Bill (Heather) Wray, Susan (Len) Lampert, Beth (Brad) Gray, and Tim (Susan) Wray. Cherished grandfather of Melissa (Carlisle), Julie, Tyler (Katherine), Kurtis (Teraze), Kate (Scott), Mark (Ashley), Peter (Melanie), Amanda (Bob), Christine (Matt), Michael (Natasha), Allison (Brian), and 16 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his sister Mabel Hayes. Lavern was a longtime volunteer at the Lambton United Church Centre. He was an active member at St. Lukes United Church, the OFA, Lambton Farm Safety Association, and the Steam Thresher Association. Lavern was a lifelong farmer in Moore Township and served on the Moore Township Council. He will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME , 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Monday, February 19, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A celebration of Lavern's life will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation has taken place. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Lambton United Church Centre (cheques payable to Lambton Centre) (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca13252878
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Our Condolences
Posted by Brian Hayes (Nephew) On Monday, March 19, 2018
Onnolee and I would like to extend our condolences to my aunt Virginia and all my cousins. We are thinking of you both this evening and what will be a difficult day tomorrow. Notwithstanding the distance and the passage of time from the 10th line, I will always remember uncle Laverne as having lived a full, useful and productive life.

Brian & Onnolee Hayes

Oceanside, British Columbia

Sincere sympathy
Posted by Elsbeth McCormick and Family (Friend) On Tuesday, February 20, 2018
To the Family of Laverne,

Such a fine gentleman, certainly was a pleasure knowing him over the past years. Wayne knew him the best of all of us, and they are probably chatting it up together, Laverne bragging about his family and Wayne about his horses. Our condolences, the age, the circumstances of his passing do sadden the ones left behind. Thinking of you all at this time.

Elsbeth, Heath, Blyth McCormick. Tracey Sitzes and Beth McGill

Sympathy
Posted by Nick & Jessie Jonkman (Friends) On Monday, February 19, 2018
Virginia our condolences to you and family, he will be missed. We remember him from the Egremont Heritage days when he brought his tractor and ran the Corn Husker at our place, he loved getting dressed for the heritage days, He also played the traveling preacher one year. Our prayers are with you. Nick and Jessie Jonkman
Our Condolences
Posted by Ian LeConte (friend) On Saturday, February 17, 2018
Beth,Brad,Virginia and Families:

We are thinking of all of you at this difficult time. May memories of Laverne bring you comfort in the days ahead. Sincerely,

Howard, Ian and Wendy LeConte

With sympathy
Posted by Allen R. Wells (Friend) On Friday, February 16, 2018
Our sympathy goes to

Lavern's family and friends.


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