Lawrence Wm. John Avery
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The family of Lawrence Wm. John Avery sadly announce his passing at Stevenson Memorial Hospital, Alliston, Ontario on June 22, 2020. Beloved husband and soulmate of Berta (Higgon) for 55 years. Loving father of Richard (Tammy) and Michelle Snowden (Mike). Cherished Papa of Wyatt Avery (Amanda), Morgan Avery and Charlotte Snowden. Loved son of the late Cyril and Gladys Avery. Brother of the late Joyce Johnson, the late Lloyd Avery, Joan Anderson (Larry), Helen Graveline (Murray) and Howard (Janet). Lawrence had a varied and interesting career history as a Durham Police Officer, Service Ontario agent for 35 years, and as a Justice of the Peace in Central East for 18 years before his retirement in 2016. He was also a proud hobby farmer raising herds of Angus cattle. He was so proud of his family and loved having family gatherings to catch up on family news and all that his grandchildren were doing. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Online memories and condolences may be shared at

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Published in Simcoe County News on Jun. 30, 2020.
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July 3, 2020
Dear Berta
It was so sad to read about your dear Lawrence in last evenings paper. I recall the old days when we worked together and you and Lawrence welcomed our family to your home. He was a dedicated husband and father I know.
I offer my sincerest condolences and will be holding you close in the days that follow.
May God's peace be with you.
Joan McCutcheon
Joan McCutcheon
July 3, 2020
Berta..I would like to express my condolences to you and family..
It is sad to lose someone you spent so much of your life with.
Let your memories live in your heart always.
Reading the notice made me think back to the long ago time when we all went to school here in we read so many obituaries of those we knew.
Barb Tukker{Vermeulen}
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