OBITUARY

William Kenneth Laird MD

September 19, 1944August 6, 2018
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Dr. William Kenneth Laird, MD, 73, of Charlotte, died Monday, August 6, 2018 at Transitions LifeCare Hospice in Raleigh.

Dr. Laird (“Bill” to his many friends) was born September 19, 1944 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to the late William Warring Laird and Gertrude Greer Laird. He was a graduate of the University of Toronto Medical School, and following completion of his medical degree and residency, moved to Charlotte where he established his plastic surgery practice and spent more than 25 years loving every minute of his work--which truly sought to improve the lives of his many patients.

Dr. Laird is survived by his daughter, Shannon Amra of Raleigh, son-in-law Raed, grandson Zeino, and granddaughter Sumaya. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Mary Laird of London, Ontario, nephew Laird Comber of Toronto, niece Tricia Comber of Toronto, nephew Robert Laird of Lethbridge, Alberta, nephew Colin Laird of Seattle, Washington, and niece Heather Drew of London, Ontario.

Dr. Laird was preceded in death by his son, William Warring Laird, brother Robert Laird, and sister Kathy Avery.

Dr. Laird was a beloved father, proud grandfather, uncle, friend, neighbor, and surgeon. He had fidgety hands, a mischievous laugh, and a booming voice. You usually heard him before you saw him. He loved his family and marveled over his grandchildren. After an incredible medical career and a lifelong love affair with golf, Dr. Laird had in recent years slowed down and learned to appreciate life’s simple pleasures. He loved good food, World War II movies, and was always an avid student of history. He also loved watching Lawrence Welk on Saturday nights and debating politics with his daughter. His warmth and sense of humor will be sorely missed by those who knew him, and his family feels his loss most acutely.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Transitions LifeCare Hospice, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.

Dr. Laird’s family will be holding a memorial service for him on Sunday, August 19th at 2pm at McEwen Funeral Home at 10500 Park Road in Charlotte. All are welcome.

Condolences may be sent to www.ApexFuneral.net

  • FAMILY

  • Dr. Laird is survived by his daughter, Shannon Amra of Raleigh, son-in-law Raed, grandson Zeino, and granddaughter Sumaya. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Mary Laird of London, Ontario, nephew Laird Comber of Toronto, niece Tricia Comber of Toronto, nephew Robert Laird of Lethbridge, Alberta, nephew Colin Laird of Seattle, Washington, and niece Heather Drew of London, Ontario. Dr. Laird was preceded in death by his son, William Warring Laird, brother Robert Laird, and sister Kathy Avery.

Services

  • Memorial Service Sunday, August 19, 2018
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Janetmarie Wolfe

August 19, 2018

I honor Bill’s personal gifts and his immense skill as a surgeon and celebrate his being a father and helping bring two beautiful children to our world. I first met Bill in the 1970’s, so our history is long. Farewell dear friend.

Marjorie Wright

August 18, 2018

Bill has a special place in my heart, and I send many blessings to his family as you walk through this next chapter of your lives without him. Please accept my sincere sympathy for your loss. Marjorie

Heather Laird

August 12, 2018

My Uncle Bill will forever be remembered for his sense of humour and for his love and admiration for his siblings and his kids. I will miss him.

Pat Baucom

August 11, 2018

I so fondly remember Dr Laird. How kind he was to me. To my family.
One Saturday my daughter slipped and tore her leg in a nasty cut. Did Dr Laird send us to the ER. No he met us at his office and carefully repaired it .
I am blessed to have known him and Teresa.

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Biography

Dr. William Kenneth Laird, MD, 73, of Charlotte, died Monday, August 6, 2018 at Transitions LifeCare Hospice in Raleigh.

Dr. Laird (“Bill” to his many friends) was born September 19, 1944 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to the late William Warring Laird and Gertrude Greer Laird. He was a graduate of the University of Toronto Medical School, and following completion of his medical degree and residency, moved to Charlotte where he established his plastic surgery practice and spent more than 25 years loving every minute of his work--which truly sought to improve the lives of his many patients.

Dr. Laird is survived by his daughter, Shannon Amra of Raleigh, son-in-law Raed, grandson Zeino, and granddaughter Sumaya. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Mary Laird of London, Ontario, nephew Laird Comber of Toronto, niece Tricia Comber of Toronto, nephew Robert Laird of Lethbridge, Alberta, nephew Colin Laird of Seattle, Washington, and niece Heather Drew of London, Ontario.

Dr. Laird was preceded in death by his son, William Warring Laird, brother Robert Laird, and sister Kathy Avery.

Dr. Laird was a beloved father, proud grandfather, uncle, friend, neighbor, and surgeon. He had fidgety hands, a mischievous laugh, and a booming voice. You usually heard him before you saw him. He loved his family and marveled over his grandchildren. After an incredible medical career and a lifelong love affair with golf, Dr. Laird had in recent years slowed down and learned to appreciate life’s simple pleasures. He loved good food, World War II movies, and was always an avid student of history. He also loved watching Lawrence Welk on Saturday nights and debating politics with his daughter. His warmth and sense of humor will be sorely missed by those who knew him, and his family feels his loss most acutely.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Transitions LifeCare Hospice, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.

Dr. Laird’s family will be holding a memorial service for him on Sunday, August 19th at 2pm at McEwen Funeral Home at 10500 Park Road in Charlotte. All are welcome.

Condolences may be sent to www.ApexFuneral.net