Obituaries

E. Lavern Wray

Saturday, 27 September 1924 - Monday, 12 February 2018

Death Notice

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).

Visitation

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.

Service

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.

Donations

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Lambton United Church Centre (cheques payable to Lambton Centre) (cheques only at the funeral home please).

24 Condolences

  • Shirley Eyre February 19, 2018 02:16pm

    Virginia and Family
    May you find peace during thi time of sorrow and may cherished memories of Lavern bring comfort to you and your family. Deepest sympathy.
    Shirley Eyre

  • Alex and Mona Lan February 19, 2018 11:10am

    Aunt Virginia and Family; so sorry to hear about Uncle Lavern passing on. I was just planning to go and see him onced outbreak settle dowm.....really so sorry......

  • Pat Elliott Heffron February 18, 2018 02:22pm

    My condolences to Virginia and families. Memories of babysitting bring a smile to myself. Laverne was very involved in whatever he put his mind to. He will be missed by all. You are in my prayers.

  • Mike and Connie Courtney February 18, 2018 11:48am

    Dear Virginia and family...please accept our condolences in the passing of Lavern.
    He will be missed by many!
    Deepest sympathy!

  • Bill Janice Kerrigan February 18, 2018 07:30am

    To the entire Wray family,
    We wish to express our sympathies to your family in the passing of your father. It is always hard to lose a loved one. Our thoughts are with you since we can't be there in person.

  • Don and Carol Langford February 17, 2018 03:35am

    Our condolences to Virginia, Bill and families. We celebrate Laverne’s life-long commitment to agriculture - on their farm, in Lambton County and across the province.

    In particular, his lengthy participation and support for OFA’s Agriskills Abroad Committee was appreciated. His generous donations from his collection of hand corn plamters and shelters are part of his legacy to rural communities in Africa and Central America.
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    His enduring support for the United Church’s Lambton Centre was an example of Laverne putting his “faith in action” .

    Like many others who counted Laverne a friend, we were inspired by his optimism, sense of humour and positive outlook,

    Let us honour him by
    continuing this legacy!

    Don and Carol Langford.

  • Bruce and Brenda Miner February 16, 2018 12:12pm

    Our condolences to the Wray family. Laverne was a huge supporter and leader in various ag groups in Lambton and gave of his time and heart in promoting Lambton

  • Ron and Nancy Whitman, Brigden, ont. February 15, 2018 03:15pm

    Our condolences to the Wray family on their loss. La Erin was the first person I met when I came to Moore Township in 1969 on a job interview for the Clerks position. He has given me plenty of support and advice over the years. May he Rest In Peace!

  • Scott and Susan Stephens February 15, 2018 02:38pm

    Virginia and Family,
    So sorry to hear about Laverne!
    Always farming and volunteering!
    He will be missed by many.
    Scott and Susan Stephens

  • Alyssa February 15, 2018 02:35pm

    To the Wray family. I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences. Lavern was a very sweet man and I am very blessed I got the chance to meet him. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

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