Captain Lawrence Surridge passed away peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound, on Monday, June 22, 2020. Born in Kincardine, Ontario, on May 29, 1935, Captain Lawrence Robert Surridge of Owen Sound, at the age of 85.
Beloved husband of Irene Surridge (née Ford) for 65 years. Loving father of RSM Lawrence Surridge Jr. (Carla) of Owen Sound, Bob Surridge (Carolyn) of Kincardine, MWO Ken Surridge (Reta) of Wiarton, Susanne Gunn (Brad) of Owen Sound and Michael Surridge (Alison) of Owen Sound. Cherished Grandpa of Nicole (Jason), Crayton (Leanne), Courtney, Jordyn, Tina, Shane, Justin (Crystal), Cally, Taylor, Kendra (Greg), and of Great-Grandpa of Brittany, Amy, Rowan, Flora, Grace and Austin. Dear brother of Keith Surridge (Jean), Eleanor Thompson, Bob Surridge (Pat), Irene Fobert (Bernie), and brother-in-law of Edna Surridge, Sandy Davis (Moe Smith), Ken Ford (Barb), Larry Ford (Louise) and Jean Ford. Lawrence will also be missed by many nieces, nephews and friends.
Predeceased by his parents James and Christena Surridge (née Kinmond), parents-in-law Victor and Evelyn Ford, siblings Annabelle Buchanan (Hugh), Mary Stewart (Eldon), Mervin Surridge, David and James Surridge (in infancy), and siblings-in-law Grace Surridge, Sheila Surridge, Ron Thompson, Wayne Burrows, Victor Ford, Bill Ford, Roy Ford (Arlee), Robert Ford (Lee), Percy Ford and Eric Davis.
Captain Lawrence sailed the great lakes for over 40 years. He loved sports, especially hockey and was a ‘die-hard’ Leafs fan until they traded Frank Mahovlich. Lawrence enjoyed many rounds of golf over the years, playing with his sons, grandchildren, family and friends. In his retirement he opened and enjoyed operating Surridge’s Golf Club Repair and Skate Sharpening. He was a Branch 6 Legion member, where he loved to work in the kitchen with the ladies. He and Irene loved to travel, and he was always keen to find a casino to spend some time. Lawrence was very proud of his family and always enjoyed spending time with them.
Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, a private funeral service (by invitation only) will be held at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, Owen Sound (519-376-7492), on Saturday, June 27, 2020, followed by interment at Greenwood Cemetery. Friends and extended family are welcome to view the service via live stream at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 27th by visiting www.woodfuneralhome.ca.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Owen Sound Legion Branch 6, Canadian Cancer Society, Trillium Gift of Life Network, or the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences can be sent by visiting Lawrence’s memorial at www.woodfuneralhome.ca.