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Lawrence Orville Renton

August 29, 1921 ~ April 8, 2019 (age 97)
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Renton - Lawrence Orville

August 29, 1921 - April 8, 2019.

 

Peacefully at Perley Rideau Veterans Health Centre on Monday, April 8, 2019.  Cherished husband for more than 74 years of Audrey Wood. Much loved and respected father of Kerry Callan-Jones (Craig). Devoted grandfather of Christie Callan-Jones and Andrew Callan-Jones (Kristina) and loving great grandfather of Henry Callan-Jones.  Father of Pamela Renton and loved grandfather of her children Rachael, Naomi and Samuel and his son Oliver.  Predeceased by his parents Alexander and Mabel (Hancox) Renton; his sister Kathleen McIntosh and brother Bruce Renton.  Lawrence served as a flying officer in the RCAF during World War 11 and was posted to England where he met Audrey Wood. She was serving in the RAF.  They married in Gloucester England in 1944.  Back in Ottawa after the war, Lawrence (Larry) worked as a design engineer at R.L. Crain Limited and then moved to Computing Devices of Canada where one of his projects was his involvement with the building of the Avro Arrow fighter plane in the 1950's.  In 1957, he and his family moved to Manotick Ontario where he and Audrey built highly successful businesses, Manotick Motors and Long Island Motors. In retirement, Lawrence and Audrey lived at their beloved farm, Briardene, where they spent more than fifty years enjoying their beautiful property and becoming very involved in church and community life in Kars, ON. They were also active and involved members of the Manotick Legion for many years.  Lawrence will be sorely missed by his family and his friends in their community of Kars.  Friends may attend a visitation at the Kars Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 1610 Roger Stevens Dr., Kars on Saturday, April 20th from 11 a.m. until time of service in the chapel at 1 p.m.  followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Manotick Legion, Branch 314, or the Perley Rideau Foundation would be appreciated.  Tributes, condolences may be made through www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com

 

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