Lawrence Joseph Romano
1929 ~ 2013
Lawrence Joseph Romano passed away peacefully on May 30, 2013 with family by his side, in Creston, BC at the age of 85 years.
Lawrence was born and raised in Creston, leaving for a brief time to work, but he soon returned home and then worked surveying. He met Faye Tangen in 1950 and they married in 1953. They made Creston their home and raised three children. He worked at the Creston sawmill until his retirement in 1990.
Lawrence was a member of the Eagles Club and the Royal Canadian Legion. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and cooking but what he loved most of all was spending time with his family.
Lawrence was predeceased by his daughter Cheryl Marie; grandson Joshua James; parents Joe and Tress; sisters Gloria and Bev; brother, Roy; brothers-in-law, Harold (Bonnie) Bonnet, Vern Hawkins and sister-in-law Kaye Romano.
He will be dearly missed by his wife Faye; son Larry (Carolyn) Romano; daughter Shelley (Barry) Wisdom; son Rick (Wanda) Romano; grandchildren Gesse (Michelle) Romano, Zabrina (Stuart) Ackerman, Aaron Romano and Staci Romano; great-granddaughter Kahlia Ackerman; brothers Joe (Dorothy) Romano, Gary Romano, Merv (Jeannie) Romano and Bob (Gloria) Romano; sisters Lorraine Kofoed, Gail Kofoed, Sharon (Butch) Dawson and many, many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held July 7, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Lister Park with Pastor Harry Haberstock officiating. Any friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 360 – 1385 West 8th Ave, Vancouver, BC, V6H 3V9.