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PILSON, Laurence “Laurie”

October 23, 1947 – Calgary, Alberta
September 4, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Laurence Pilson, beloved husband of Val Pilson, passed away in Calgary on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at the age of 70 years.

Laurie was employed with the federal government in several social services portfolios during his career, and was especially proud of his time helping with adult special needs work placements. He loved hockey and was a gifted player in his youth. He was also passionate about music.

Besides his loving wife Val, Laurie is survived by brother and sister-in-law Duane and Lynda Pilson; niece Kim Pilson; nephew and his spouse Ty Pilson and Tara Schadek-Pilson; great-nephews Aidan and Ryder; and great-niece Abigail. He was predeceased by his parents Vernon Frederick Pilson and Mildred Ellen Pilson (nee Wyman).

A Gathering will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary) on Friday, September 21, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, we ask you to donate to Right to Play to help less fortunate kids enjoy the wonder of sport www.righttoplay.ca. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Laurie Pilson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. Terry and Nancy Rainey :

    I’m shocked to hear of Laurie’s passing. My wife Nancy and I offer our most heartfelt condolences to Val and all other family members who have lost a real decent man.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  2. My condolences, a wonderful man, gone to soon.

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  3. Jennifer Pilson :

    Val and Family,

    I am so saddened to hear of Laurie’s passing. I really enjoyed all of my Calgary layovers and work visits when I got to share a meal or a couple of Pilson family stories with Laurie. He will be greatly missed.

    Lots of love!

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  4. I didn’t know my cousin Laurie well, because we lived in different parts of the country, but he was very kind to me when I was in Calgary for a short period of time. I always enjoyed his Christmas cards and the occasional telephone call. I shall miss him for all those reasons. My condolences to Val. Cousin Susan Pilson McGuire

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  5. Martine O'Connor :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Val. We will all miss Laurie . Always remember him coming and watching Kyle play hockey, he loved hockey so much. He was so supportive even though he didn’t know Kyle well he still cheered and loved to watch him play. Martine and Bill O’Connor

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  6. This is so sad…so sorry that Laurie has left us. We had a special bond through hockey that goes back to the late 60’s. Laurie was a great guy and he will be missed.

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  7. I am so sorry to hear about Laurie. Val, if you need anything, let me know.

    Love from Cindy Chloe And Brian

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  8. Mike ( Lumpy) Lemire :

    Saddened to hear of Laurie’s passing. Recently met him through Mount Royal hockey and enjoyed his company at a few of their games. Out thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

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  9. Val, I’m so sorry to hear of Laurie’s passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your families. May you find the strength and courage to get through the coming days ahead. Embracing hugs to you.

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  10. Peter Christensen :

    Laurie was a great Rideau High School buddy who re-connected us after 46 years. He always kept in touch with people and aware of the wonderful value of friendship. I will treasure my memories of him. Peter Christensen (London Ont)

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  11. I will miss Laurie very much as he and his family were friends of our family for years. I and my late husband, Art, enjoyed many years of visiting his parents while they were alive and then to see and to speak with Laurie when able. Laurie’s kindness touched us all. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

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  12. I can’t believe my old buddy from Rideau High School and rep hockey teammate is gone from this earth. This is truly sad news. He was a great guy. Will never forget Laurie. We had a bond of friendship so keen in our high school days and early morning practices at the CFB Rockcliffe arena. Our parents helped coach hockey (my dad Ron Trustham, together with Ron Darnbrough and Laurie’s dad Vern, of course). Those were wonderful days of youth. Val – I am so sorry at this news. Take care, stand strong. Laurie was the best and will be remembered.

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  13. Val:

    So sorry to hear about Laurie. I’m thinking of you. Please take care.

    Joan

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  14. So sorry for your loss. I remember Laurie from Mount Royal days. He was an easy going, open and friendly guy. RIP

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  15. I’m so sorry to hear of Laurie’s passing. I didn’t know him well, but each time I saw him he was very kind. Very sorry for your loss. Please let me know if you need anything, I’m just across the street.

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  16. I am saddened to hear of Laurie’s passing. He was your partner and friend.
    My thoughts are with you during this time.

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  17. Val, so sorry for your sudden loss of Laurie. Jim & I will be thinking of you on Sept.21st. Our sincere condolences.

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  18. Val,
    Very sad to hear about the passing of my old high school friend Laurie. On behalf of Joanne and I, our sincere condolences to you and the family. We will see you on the 21st.

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  19. Val,
    Sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts will be with you during this difficult time.

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  20. Keith Worthington :

    Kind, humble, and good-natured—these are the first words that come to mind when I think of Laurie. Our friendship, established through hockey, began around 1970. I really enjoyed talking to him again last year at a re-union. As with any good friendship, the conversation just picked up from wherever we had last left off. I am grateful to have known him.

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  21. Tracey Moore-Lewis :

    Val, I extend my deepest sympathies to you and to your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Tracey

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  22. Brian McKinstry :

    A high school friend I really cherished and will sorely miss. Val, please accept Brenda and my sincere condolence on your loss.
    He was the gentlest of souls. I truly wish we could have connected one more time
    Brian McKinstry

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  23. I had called Laurie,, last night, Sept. 15th,, when Val had given me the “Shocking” news of Laurie’s passing. Laurie had been a great friend during our early years growing up in the Bessborough area of Moncton,, we played hockey at the outdoor rink,, and Jones lake,, and Minor hockey in the ole Moncton Stadium. Sports were our passion growing up, and its what brought us together. Laurie and I reconnected about 10 years ago, when I received a phone call from him,, It was so great,, to hear, from him, and remember our earlier days,, We would communicate with each other through emails,, and occasion phone calls,, I would do most of the talking,, telling him,, of canoe/camping/and fishing trips,, shared with my son,, and family,, but mostly with JEFF,, my son,, he loved hearing the experiences,, and of what I was doing,, and sharing my Grandkids story to him,, both being involved in Minor Hockey,, He always related to me,, how fortunate I was,, With my own health issues,, in recent years,, he wanted to know,, how I was progressing,, he was never one to complain about his issues,, just content,, to live with what was dealt to him,, I know,, more then ever how much I’m going to miss My,, ole Friend,, but I draw on the memories we shared.. Val,, I do hope,, that you retain all the memories,, the better times in your lives,, and keep those close to your Heart,, Know that your in my thoughts and prayers,, I’ll keep in touch,, and touch base with you on occasion

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  24. Marie and Ralph :

    Laurie is finally doing all those things he couldn’t while struggling and enduring the years of health issues. He was a wonderful man, and friend and I’ll always cherish the fond memories of our visits whether in Calgary or BC.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Val – Laurie’s true love.

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  25. We are sorry to hear of laurie’s passing. Our condolences to all the family.
    On behalf of the Vandeven’s,
    Frank and Sharon

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  26. Dear Uncle Laurie. Your sweet and kind gentle mannerisms will always be cherished. You will be missed and we will always have fond memories to share with aunt Val and will continue to keep them alive as I know you are with us in spirit. We love you and are heartbroken especially for aunt Val as we all know you are the love of her life.. Christa Techez Halima Moore and Bob Jean and Dave Pontich

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  27. Jean&bob Pontich :

    To my brothers law
    Dear Laurie
    I know you loved my sister very much while you lived on earth Right now she is in a very dark place because she misses you. I know you are looking down on her and will and will still love and protect her till you meet again in heaven Jean.

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  28. To my brother in law
    Dear Laurie
    I know you loved my sister very much while you lived on earth.
    Now she is in a very dark place because she misses you. I know you are looking down on her and will love and protect her till you meet again in heaven love Jean& Bob

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  29. Jacqueline Lamb :

    Val, our love and thoughts are with you.

    Jacqueline and Ray

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  30. Val & Family …
    My thoughts and best wishes to you. Laurie was a dear friend to me and his many friends in the Ottawa area for more than fifty years. He will be greatly missed.
    Ron Cairns

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