With great sadness the family of Lawrence Stanley Kawa of Choiceland, SK, announces his passing Thursday, July 21, 2022 with his wife by his side.
Lawrence was born a twin to sister Lorna on February 11, 1947 in Prince Albert, SK to parents Stanley and Katherine Kawa. The twins Lawrence and Lorna were born five years after their older sister Albina.
Lawrence attended William Mason High in Choiceland. He loved
baseball and taught his sister Lorna how to catch and pitch and she got just about as good as him. Lawrence worked for different farmers, summer fallowing, picking stones while still in school, cleaning out elevators and substitute driving for bus drivers, later acquiring a chauffeur license.
Lawrence found the love of his life in a red headed Irish girl, Donna Sullivan and on August 22, 1970 they were married. He started working for the Pineland Co-op Service Centre that year, working his way up to manager where he stayed for 27 years, all the while still farming more land that he had taken on over the years, after his work at the Co-op and on his days off and holidays. He farmed right up to two years ago when he decided to rent the land out and really retire due to health reasons.
Lawrence attended the Roman Catholic Church in Choiceland, SK.
Lawrence and Donna were blessed with three children, whom they both loved very much: Cheryl Nadine born June 19, 1971, Bradley Lawrence born October 1, 1973 and Jason Craig born September 21, 1976. With this came weddings and grandkids which was exciting. Cheryl married Shawn Jordon of Smeaton and four girls later: Hope, Cassandra, Letycia and Hunter were born. Bradley married Danielle Cross of Pleasantdale and born were Brenden and Sydney. Jason married Julia Tilford of Birch Hills and born were Benjaman, Avery and Sophia. One great grandchild will be arriving end of August.
Lawrence is survived by: his loving wife Donna of 52 years in August; children: Cheryl, Bradley and Jason; nine grandchildren: Hope, Cassandra Letycia and Hunter Jordan, Brenden and Sydney Kawa, Benjaman, Avery and Sophia Kawa; Aunt Caroline of Sheho, SK and families; Aunt Hazel of Regina, SK and families; brother-in-law Jim Bergman; niece Tracey Bergman and family; niece Michelle Young and girls; nephew Brent Young and family; numerous cousins and their spouses and families.