Lawrence Wilson passed away at the age of 96 on Sunday January 16th at the Grey Nuns Hospital in Edmonton. He is survived by his wife, Ann; daughter, Barb Toma (Darrell) and son, Jay Lind; grandchildren: Jordan, Justin (Tiffany), Jason (Brooke) and Jonathan (Karina) Toma and, Emolin Lind (Tyler Sambo); his great grandchildren are: Prize, Jasper, Dane, Aven and Braelyn. Lawrence is predeceased by his first wife, Monica and children, Iain and Kate.
He was a powerfully independent man who dedicated a significant portion of his lifetime to serving, protecting, and bettering the lives of many. He served in the Canadian military and seconded to the Royal British army during World War II. Upon his return to Canada, he pursued a career in Public Health Administration. He was a pioneer in the field of hospital administration and was a pivotal member in developing the healthcare system in Alberta as well as many locations internationally. He always believed in building healing communities and sought personal understanding and compassion in his practice. People were his concern ahead of the necessities of administrative duty. Lawrence was a role model of humanism where beliefs stress the potential value and goodness of human beings, emphasize common human needs, and seek rational ways of solving human problems.
He was a man of the land who owned farms in Ontario and Alberta. He reveled in the beauty and wonder of the natural world. He loved flowers and cultivated nourishing produce to share with family and friends. Lawrence worked toward building and fostering community wherever he went.
He was a wise and caring mentor to many whose lives he blessed with his compassion. He was a man of love. He wished only for the betterment of those he met in his travels and was heavily invested in the wisdom we share as humans. He lives on in the very wisdom he shared with and passed along to so many.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations are sent to a charity of your choice or in gratitude to the Grey Nuns Community Hospital Palliative Care Unit.
Serenity Funeral Service – South
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