BURGESS – Lawrence Edward, 80, of Brooklyn, Queens County, passed away peacefully in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool on Thursday, July 21, 2016.
Born in Port Medway, Queens County, he was a son of the late Austin and Gertrude (Baker) Burgess.
Lawrence was co-owner and operator of Medway Fisheries Ltd., Port Medway. He loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting, camping and 4-wheeling. Lawrence’s favorite time of year was dipping kayaks on the Medway River. In the fall, he enjoyed moose hunting. He loved his family and his cats.
Lawrence is survived by his wife of 28 years, Shirley (Harding); his daughters Heather (Stephen) Whynot of Brooklyn; Lynn (Peter) Foster of Brooklyn; Jacquie of Pleasantville; Stephanie (Michael) Robar of Cambridge, NS; his son Chris (Kathy) of Mill Village; his step-daughters Judy Hanf of Yarmouth; Mary Lou (Vincent) Goreham of Woods Harbour; Lisa (Wayne) Thibeault of Rockville; his step-son Scott (Holly) Hanf of Brazil Lake. Nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, 11 step- grandchildren and 4 step great-grandchildren. His sister Shirley Haughn of Bridgewater and his brother Howard (Madeline) of Mill Village.
He was predeceased by his first wife Louise (Lloyd) and his half-brother Brad.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. At Lawrence’s request, a private family graveside memorial will be held at a later date. No flowers. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Bessie Harnish &Brothers
The Burgess Family;
With great sadness we send our condolences for Lawrence.Some of the family worked for
him for years.He will be missed.May God Bless you.
Dale and Eugene Hynick
One of the nicest men you would ever want to meet. His smile and giggles made me laugh. Eugene and I send
our condolences to all of the family. I worked for Lawrence in the office with Heather and Jacquie and we had
lots of fun and laughs. Rest in Peace Lawrence and we are thankful that you have no more pain. Going to miss
you for sure.
Vivian and Bruce Croft
So sorry to hear of your loss
John B Henley
To The Family:
Sorry to hear of Lawrence’s passing. We had a very good working relationship along with considering him a friend during our many years of me being his accountant.
God bless Lawrence and my sincere condolences to all the family.
John B Henley
To All of Lawrence’s family,
Lawrence was a great man and we loved him dearly. Have comfort in knowing that he no longer suffers . Our hearts go out to you all at this time.
Love Mike , April , Zack and Zoey Whynot
Pam and Wayne Mansfield
To Jacquie and your siblings…My deepest sympathies to you all during this difficult time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Some of my fondest memories where spent at your house in Long Cove while in High School. Keep the happy times close to your heart.
So Sorry To Hear of Your Loss Chris & Family Our thought are with you At This Time
Brian (Batman ) & Deb
R.I.P. Lawrence ( L.B. )
To the family of Lawrence I send my heartfelt condolences he was a great guy and a great boss to work for and a friend to me and he will be missed for sure .Port Medway was never the same after he left .RIP Lolly and thank you for always being a great guy.
Heather and family
So sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. Thinking of you at this time.
Brenda and Jeff Foley
Larry & Grace Stevens
We were saddened to hear of Lawrence’s passing. Sympathy and Prayers to all the family.
Rodney and Christine Knox
Sincere condolences to the family of Lawrence Burgess. I will always remember L.B. as a man who liked to have a good laugh over a funny joke. R.I.P. Lawrence.
Charles and Barbara Corkum
Chris, Kathy and Family: Please accept our most sincere condolences at this very difficult time. Draw on the comfort of your memories of all the happy and fun times you shared with your father. Take care.
Brian G Godfrey
Sorry to hear Lawrence passed away, may he rest in peace, our thoughts out to his family.
Brian , Dianne and family
Amy and Alex Croft
So sorry to hear about your Dad. He is at rest now. Think of the good times and find peace.
Billy and Julie Haughn
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of loss. Thinking of you all with love. Billy and Julie ❤
Barbara and Ronnie
To all the Family,
So very sorry to hear about Lawrence. Sending our deepest sympathy to his family. May your memories of happier times help you through the hard days ahead. He was loved and he will be missed and remembered.
David and Helen Whynacht
Chris and Cathy and Chris’ family, sending our thoughts and prayers, on the passing of your father. He is now at peace…….
Jack and nettie wilson
Sorry to hear of Lawrence passing .
Sympathy and prayers to all the family
So sorry to hear.
So sorry for your loss
Vic and Judy Westhaver
Shirley and Family , We are so sorry for your loss, we wish you all the best . From Vic and Judy Westhaver
My sincere condolences.I was very saddened to hear of passing of my former boss and very good friend . It is hard to know what to say at time like this when it is someone you have known for 45 years or more. . Lawrence was a good husband ,father .and a very hard worker and he always had a smile .My favorite name for him was Poppy-Top .I know this is a most difficult and sad time for you, remember the life you had together,things you done and places you have been with these memories and the help of family and friends you will make it through the days ,weeks and months a head. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.Shirley, you and I each have our own special angel watching over us.R.I.P.my friend (Poppy-Top)
Karen and Bob Barnes
Sending our sincere sympathy to all of the family during your time of sorrow. May God give you comfort and strength for the coming days.
Irving &Jeanette Whynot
Heather and Stevie ,So sorry for the loss of your dad.Our thoughts are with you at this sad time . Take care.
Allen and Kim Whynot
Sorry for your loss. I have lots of good memories of working for Lawrence. Life if fragile, but memories last forever. Our thoughts are with you. Peace be with you.
Bonnie and David flemming
So sorry for your loss..you are in our thoughts
sorry for your loss
Bob and Brenda Lohnes
To Lawrence’s Family: We were saddened to hear of Lawrence’s passing. Bob always enjoyed it when we camped together, playing washers with him and their chats. Hopefully to know that he is no longer suffering makes this time a little more bearable. Enjoy your memories and laugh often when you think of the adventures he shared with you all.
Gary and Dottie Hatt
Shirley, Chris, Heather, Lynn, Jacquie and Stephanie
So sorry to hear of Lawrence’s passing. He was a good friend. Gary often talked about working for Lawrence and how good he treated him. We always looked forward to an annual gathering at Black Duck Lake when Gary and Lawrence would partner up for a good game of washers. We have many fond memories and him. Thinking of you all.
Hollis BOWERS &Ralph Baker
To Lawrences Family .. sorry to hear of your loss may god be with in your time of sorrow I’m sure he will be miss by many R.I.P. Lawence
To the families of Lawrence: We are saddened by the news of Lawrence`s passing. He had been a big help to us in the fishing business, he knew things that we have yet to learn. The only thing that we can hope for is that he was relieved from his physical pain and suffering. He will be sadly missed.
Lawrence and Catherine Hatt
We’re so sorry to hear of Lawrence’s passing. Brian worked for him one summer, then became his mechanic in recent years. He was a good man, always a pleasure to be around. He will be missed.
Norman and Bonnie
Sending sincere condolences to all the family. sorry for your loss.
Jane and Roy Payzant
Clif and family,
Please except our condolences.
Roy and Jane Payzant
To the family of Lawrence Burgess, please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
With sincerest sympathy
Sterling Belliveau, MLA
Chris, Kathy and all the Family our sincerest condolences on the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Jim and Charlene
Eloise & Murray
To Lawrence’s family: Sending your all our sincere sympathy, at this time. We hope the love and wonderful memories of your father will help you during this period of sorrow and loss. With the support of each other and friends, may your grief be a little less to bear.
Your dad and your mother were great neighbours and good friends to us in Port Medway, as were you children.
Ruth Anne Zwicker
Heather and Family,
Sorry to hear of your loss. Sincere condolences.
Willis and Valerie Baker
Thinking of all of you at this time, sorry for your loss. Willis, Val and Monica
Linwood & Julie
Lynn, Peter and all of Lawrence’s family our sincere condolences at this difficult time.
Orris and Carol Anne Whynot
So sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you all
Michelin North America (Canada) Inc., Bridgewater Plant
Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss.
A memorial donation was made to the Queens General Hospital in Lawrence’s name.
I am so sorry for your loss. I worked for Lawrence for years and have to say he was a good boss. God Bless Lawrence you are safe in the Arms of Jesus now. RIP
Fred & Samantha Murphy
Heather and Family,
Sorry for the loss of your Dad. Take comfort in knowing there is no more pain for him and he is with your Mom. Hold your memories close to your heart.
Please except our deepest sympathy.
Cliff & Francine Burgess
Dad, Shirley, Shirley, Chris, Heather, Lynn, Jacquie and Stephanie sorry for Uncle Lawrence’s passing. I certainly in my younger years admired uncle Lawrence for his entrepreneurial spirit in the fishery business. He set a good example for us and provided a great introduction to the world of work. Although my memories are all from that distant time ago, I know he left you all with great experiences and good times to remember him by. Love Cliff and Francine Burgess
Dear Melissa and family:
So sorry to hear about the loss of your grandfather. The loss of a loved one hurts deeply, but over time you will be able to think of him with a little smile instead of the tears.
Eleanor and Sherman Roberts
Merle and Debi Smiley
Sorry to hear of Lawrence’s passing. We have great memories of him and will cherish them.
Lynn, Jacqui, Heather, Stephanie, Chris & families,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Love Florence, Sybil, Bonnie, Susan & Billie
tony and annette
steve heather and famly there are no words to say how sorry we are to here of your loss our prayers are with you love tony and annette and jojo
So sorry to hear of this so late. I must have been away. I am retired from DFO, licensing centre in Halifax. Every year when the gaspereau would start to run I could always rely on hearing from Lawrence to get his fishers registered and licensed for the season. Just a lovely gentleman is all I can say, it was clients like himself that I missed dealing with after my retirement in 2013. I am very sorry for your loss and I hope that this message is passed on to you. Christine Gargan, Bedford, NS