Lt. Colonel N.L. (Tex) Lawrence C.D. retired G.N.S.F. passed away at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Durham on Friday, November 9th, 2012.  Norman Lefroy Lawrence, of RR#4 Durham, in his 84th year.  Beloved husband of Myrtle (nee Porter).  Loving father of Debbie Olliff of Durham, Steven Lawrence (Laurie) of British Columbia, and Cheryl and her husband Kevin Holmes of Cambridge.  Cherished grandfather of Heather (Scott), Jeff (Deana), Alexander and Mckenzie and great-grandfather of Piper.  Survived by his brother Floyd Lawrence and his brothers-in-law Orville and Laverne Porter and Norman and Lenore Porter.  Norm will be sadly missed by his lifelong friend Fred Wilton and by his dog Jags.  Predeceased by his son-in-law Dave Olliff, his chosen sister Mary Whitmore and his sisters-in-law Mae Lawrence, and Wilma Brown and her husband Bob.  Cremation has taken place.  Friends may call at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham on Monday, November 12th from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m., where members of the Loyal Orange Lodge #1192 will hold a memorial service at 6:30 p.m. and where members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 308 will hold a memorial service at 6:45 p.m..  A celebration of Norm’s life will be held at the Durham Legion on Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock.  Interment of cremated remains will be held at the Trinity Anglican Cemetery.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 308 or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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