Alexander Lawrence

Obituary of Alexander Philip Lawrence

April 16, 1955 – Channel-Port aux Basque, Newfoundland

May 26, 2022 – Calgary, Alberta


Alexander Lawrence, beloved husband of Juanita Lawrence (Porter), of Calgary, AB, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at the age of 67 years.


Alex was born in Channel-Port aux Basque, Newfoundland on April 16, 1955.


Alex married Juanita April 25, 1980, in Newfoundland. He moved to Calgary, Alberta in 2008.


Alex accomplished much through his life and was particularly proud of his family.


Alex was quite the handyman and took pride in fixing things up. He had a love for the bald eagle and would collect anything that had eagles on it.


Alex’s most memorable vacation was when he and his family took a vacation to Walt Disney World in Florida.


"Losing a husband as special as you, has left my heart aching and it's broken in two. No words can describe all the grief and the pain.

I'd give all I have just to see you again.

But you’re with the angels, and for now I can wait.

for we'll meet again my dear husband, beside Heaven's gate.”


Gone but never forgotten

I will love you forever Alex XO



Besides his loving wife Juanita, Alex is survived by his two sons, Greg (Tammy) and Jeremy Lawrence, and grandchild Austin Lawrence.


Alex is also survived by his four brothers Manuel Lawrence, Donald Lawrence (Wanda), Ken Lawrence (Peggy), Howard Lawrence (Ada); five sisters, Frances Day (Max), Audrey Russell (Jim), Gloria Lefrense (Kevin), Marina Skeard (Ted) Diane Foote (Donald); the family cat Jacque; as well as many extended relatives from both the Lawrence and the Porter families, and also many many friends near and far.


Alex was predeceased by parents James and Lillian Lawrence of Channel-Port aux Basque, Newfoundland; brothers Henry and James Lawrence; and sister Anne Fudge.


Alex’s family would like to extend a thank you to all the staff, including the doctors and nurses, at the Tom Bakers Cancer Center and the Dulcina Comfort Hospice facility for all the extended compassionate care that Alex received in the pass few months. Also, to all our family and friends who sent messages, phone calls, and especially for all the love and support that we have received.


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In living memory of Alex, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Airdrie, 300 Towerlane Drive, Airdrie, AB T4B 3L8, Telephone: 403-948-1100.

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