After a lengthy struggle with alzheimer’s disease, Laurie slipped away on Saturday, September 2, 2023 at the age of 83 years.
Laurie was born in Dauphin, MB on June 22, 1940 along with her brother Ernie and her sister Joyce (late Dave) and their children, Susan and Scott.
Laurie was predeceased by her close friends; Susan Joyce and Joan Ingram.
Laurie played softball for CUAC as an infielder and won the Western Canadian Softball Championship in 1957 and the Canadian Women’s Softball Championship in 1965 in Winnipeg. Ultimately she was inducted into the Manitoba Softball Hall of Fame and the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame.
Laurie accomplished many accolades in curling, beginning with the Canadian Women’s Curling Championship in 1967 with teammates; Betty Duguid, Joan Ingram and Dot Rose. She was a 4 time Manitoba Senior Women’s Curling Champion and a Manitoba Masters Curling finalist.
Laurie was inducted into the Manitoba Curling Hall of Fame in 1992 along with Betty Duguid, Joan Ingram and Dot Rose and as an individual in 2000 .
Laurie had a lifelong career with Manitoba Hydro. She enjoyed her cottage in Ponemah, MB for many years and was a long time member of the Charleswood Legion.
Cremation has taken place.
A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at 1:30p.m. in Brookside Cemetery.
Please meet inside the first gate at the Administration Building before proceeding to the grave site.
Special thanks to Golden Centennial Lodge for their care of Laurie and to Sheldon Schroeder and Kathy Penner for ensuring Laurie’s final wishes were honored.
Family and friends are invited to share memories and condolences on Laurie’s memorial page by using the comment field below.