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LAWRIE – Henry Richardson

January 2, 1938 – November 7, 2009

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Henry Richardson Lawrie on November 7, 2009 at the age of 71.

Henry was born in Calgary and began his professional career with the local accounting firm Henderson, Waines and Anderson. He received his CA in 1960, his FCA in 1979 and his CPA (Texas) in 1980. From 1962 until his retirement in 1997, he worked for Price Waterhouse, Serving in offices in Calgary, Toronto and Dallas. He was the managing partner in Calgary from 1992 to 1997. Following retirement from Price Waterhouse, he was Chief Accountant for the Alberta Securities Commission. In 2002 he was an analyst with the Ross Smith Energy Group. Since 2005 he has served as a Director for several public Canadian companies while continuing as an analyst with Ross Smith.

He will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by his wife Shirley; his children David, Mary (Lawrence), his sister Margaret and brother-in-law Bernie; grandchildren Megan and Emily as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at Christ Church Elbow Park (3602 – 8 Street S.W. Calgary, AB) on Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. Forward condolences through In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to Christ Church Elbow Park. 3602 – 8 Street S.W. Calgary, AB T2T 3A7.

In living memory of Henry Lawrie, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. Hugh MacDougall :

    Words cannot express the sadness I felt on hearing of Henry’s passing. I will remember him as a fine friend and colleague, a superb professional and a proud father and grandfather.

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  2. Dear Shirley
    It is so many years since we met but I remember you and Henry so well
    Henry and I were young rebels at PW together
    I enjoyed his humour and complete disdain for authority but his being a partner you could always rely on
    He was fun to be with and will be very sorely missed
    Please accept Diana and my sincere condolences
    Best wishes to you and your family

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  3. I share a happy memory of Henry’s ability to motivate others. As a young partner in Toronto, Henry reached out and encouraged me, a young CA in a big firm, after I’d made a bold client recommendation without asking anyone.
    This happened more than 35 years ago but I still remember him taking the time to encourage someone starting out a career.

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  4. My condolences to the family of Henry Lawrie. I remember Henry as a fellow CA — in fact he articled with the same firm as I did

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  5. Sharon Christensen :

    Dear Shirley, Margaret, David and Mary and families

    As a little cousin who always looked up to him,I am so sad that Henry has passed away.
    Growing up far away in Winnipeg, Donna and I didn’t get to see our Christensen family as often as we all wished, but every visit left us with the most wonderful memories that we cherish to this day.
    My father Bernard not only loved and admired Henry greatly, they also shared a great sense of humour, and I hope they are enjoying some wicked jokes together again, I’m sure Uncle Wilton can contribute to that as well, put the coffee pot on (and don’t forget some good Alberta Springs).

    We will be thinking of all of you and sending our deepest love and condolences,
    Sharon and Lloyd, Donna and Les

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  6. It is with great shock and sadness that the Beltline Pool and Fitness staff have lost a dear patron.

    Henry was loved by all. His beautiful smile, his plaid Christmas pants, his French onion soup, wearing an overcoat sans trousers from the car to the pool, and most importantly his kind demeanor and twinkle in his eye will be lovingly cherished. Thanks for touching my soul, Henry.

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  7. As a new CA at the Queen’s Conference, we were all trying to figure out if Henry was a slightly older new CA or what. We were very surprised to find out he was already a “partner” !
    That youthful exuberance and easy connection with all was Henry’s style and strength throughout his career.
    My family sends its sincerest condolances to all of your family on such a great and way-too-early loss.

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  8. Dear Shirley:

    My deepest condolences on your loss. As President & CEO of Berens Energy, I have had the honor and privilege of working directly with Henry on our Board of Directors for over 5 years. I have thoroughly enjoyed that opportunity but in my opinion the greater privilege was in knowing Henry as an outstanding individual and the kindest person. I consider him a close friend and will miss his kind thoughts and warm smile.

    Warmest Regards;
    Dan Botterill

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  9. Natasha Andrusky :

    Auntie Shirley, Mary, David, and my mother,

    Uncle Herny will forever be remembered in my world as the man with really bright red plaid pants who took us skiing all the time. How he used to answer the phone with “is this my great famous artist Niece?” Or how his birthday cake on his (I think his 60th) the candles set the fire detector off. I will always remember him as the man with a great smile and always good for a laugh and a big hug and a generous heart who always supported his family.

    John and I wish we could be there to say our goodbyes and pass around a hug or two, but due to illness, we send our hugs and our love from a far.

    Much Love and hugs,

    Tasha Andrusky and John Cannon, Saskatoon

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  10. Donna Hendry(nee:Christensen) :

    Dear Shirley, Margaret, David, Mary and family- I was so sorry to hear of Henry’s passing. He was such a wonderful man. What I most remember about Henry was his great sense of humor, quick wit, and having fun teasing us when we were little. I know that Dad(Uncle Bernard)held great respect and love for him as we all did. My deepest sympathy to you all. Love, Donna.

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  11. Brian and Bonnie Tubb :

    Our condolences to Shirley, David, Mary and family.
    Henry’s ability to encourage and teach a young CA through his early professional years, first in Toronto and then in Calgary, will always be remembered and greatly appreciated.

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  12. Shirley:
    Wendy and I send our sincere condolences to you, and the family, on Henry’s passing. I knew Henry for over 35 years, and always found him an individual full of life and laughter, and with great professional skills. He was always sensitive to the needs of others, and worked tirelessly with our younger staff. He said what he felt, and had a central core of integrity that earned him the respect. of all. He will be missed
    Bob Brown

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  13. Georgina & Peter Jesson :

    Dear Shirley

    We were very saddened to hear of your loss. We remember Henry primarily for his personal friendship to us both as neighbours on Riverdale, as well as his support and friendship to Peter as a work colleague, together with his great sense of humour & his gentlemanly demeanour. You, David & Mary are in our thoughts.

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  14. So shocked and sorry to hear of your father’s passing. If you would ever like a recipe that we learned together in cooking class, even though I know I can’t make it with the same accountant’s precision as your father, I’d be happy to share the recipe and any tricks not written down. I will always think of Henry when making recipes we learned together. My deepest condolences on your loss.

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  15. Adrian Mitchell :


    I am sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. I am Bill and Rita Mitchell’s son. I remember when your family lived in Toronto for a while in the early seventies. Your husband and I shared a love of antiques. He gave me a radio cabinet. It was nice to have someone who shared my interests. My parents didn’t feel the same way about antiques, nevertheless they indulged me and let me pursue my passion. I also remember how jolly your husband was. He was always fun to be around as a kid. I am sorry for your loss.

    Adrian Mitchell

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