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ELION, Lawrence

1917 – 2011

Lawrence Elion, beloved husband of Isabel (Betty) of Calgary, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 27, 2011 at the age of 93 years.

Lawrence was born in Brentford, Chiswick, England. He served in the Signal Corps of the British Army during WWII. Lawrence had a passion for music (piano) and the theatre and was a member of ACTRA and won numerous awards for “Best Actor”.

Besides his loving wife, Betty, Lawrence is survived by his daughter Margaret, son and daughter-in-law Derek and Gwen, and grandchildren, Colin Grant, Cameron Symon and Nicole Victoria.

In accordance with Lawrence’s wishes, no formal service will be held. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of the donor’s choice.

In living memory of Lawrence Elion, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. I worked with Lawrie through two shows with the Mimico Showtimers back in the 1960’s. Bye Bye Birdie and Guys and Dolls are outstanding memories of my youth. He was a superlative stage and musical director. I will always remember the hours around the piano learning lyrics and harmony. His insights into stage business were phenonmenal. I’ve done a lot of theatre since and have used all the tricks his experience was able to teach. As a drama teacher, I’ve done my best to pass them along. Knowing him was a definitely a high point in my life.

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  2. Suzanne Irwin :

    Dear Mrs. Elion, Marg, Derek and family:
    I remember spending many hours while growing up in Etobicoke, ON. drinking tea and watching soap operas after school with Marg and her mom. Mr. Elion was such a distinguished gentleman and I was very interested in his participation in the theatre. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. I’m sure there are many great memories to draw on and give you comfort.
    Suzie Irwin (nee Fowler)

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