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It is with sadness that we inform you of the passing of long time St. Laurence, Coquitlam parishioner, Ron Minshall.

Ron died around 3pm on August 2. His wife Muriel and daughter Sharon were both with him. The staff at his long-term care residence, Foyer Maillard, provied Ron and the family with excellent and very attentive care right until his ending.

In 2012, he was invested into the Order of the Diocese of New Westminster for his outstanding service. His Citation read as follows:

Ron has been a faithful and dedicated member of St. Laurence since 1963. Over the years he has generously shared his gifts as a musician and a leader with the parish and the diocese.

For many years Ron was the Verger of the parish, he also loved to participate in worship and was a highly committed to his roles as Crucifer and Lay Assistant. 

The Parish of St. Laurence will remember and continue to value Ron’s gentle, warm spirit and his deep faithfulness.

Please hold Muriel, Sharon, Paul and all the family in your prayer

Information about Ron’s celebration of life will be circulated as it becomes available.

We give thanks for all the blessings of your life.

 (prepared with files from the Reverend Carla McGhie)

Photo by Wayne Chose