Lawrence Stanbridge

April 17, 1938October 29, 2013

Lawrence Stanbridge was born on April 17, 1938 and passed away on October 29, 2013.


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Barbara (Stroud) Allan

April 25, 2014

I was very saddened to read in the Mohawk College alumni magazine of Skip's passing. As a student of Skip's from 1974-1976 it was a honour to be taught by such a wonderful man. I'm sure Skip and Bud have found a deck of cards somewhere and are playing again!

Tim Cormick

December 3, 2013

So sorry to hear of Skip's passing. Skip and Elsie introduced my to a life long passion for Belgians and I was the proud co-owner with the Stanbridges of a Mishaook Belgian (Groenendael) who we loved dearly and Skip and Elsie took 'Jet' on the weekend tour and of course went Can and Am champion and produced 2 beautiful litters. Skip's knowledge of all dogs and Belgians in particular was astounding. Skip will be missed by many - friends and dogs alike.

Steve Dunn

November 24, 2013

Sorry to hear of Skip's death. My prayers and condolences go out for Skip, his family. I was fortunate to have Skip as my Dean at Mohawk College for a number of years. He made my years as Chair of the then Media Studies Department very enjoyable. I admired his leadership, understanding and compassion, qualities that made me and my department strong so we could prepare student for a successful future. May he rest in peace! Steve Dunn Ancaster On

November 23, 2013

My earliest memory of Skip was at a show in Edmonton probably in the early ' 90's. He had his infarmous tic tac box at hand while judging - and every dog I had after that learned to bait to the tic tac rattle.
I cherish my last memory at the Specialty Hotel in Kingston this past summer. He was trying to leave for supper but was worried his young puppy would bark too much if left alone. He was standing in the hall way with this ear pressed against the door listening.
He always had a big hug and a wanted to know about family every time I saw him. His passing will leave a hole in the Belgian world but his legacy will continue on. Cindy Bazin (Stony Plain, AB)

November 21, 2013

Susan Mendes

November 19, 2013

I remeber meeting Skip and Elsie 34 years ago. I wanted a dog and my husband was not to keen on the idea so he picked a rare breed (we lived in Aylmer, Ontarioat the time). Needles to say I found Skip and Elsie and the rest is history. They both took us under their wing and we became the proud owners of Egan. Egan went on to becoming a Canadian and American Champion. We moved to Thunder Bay along time ago. Last year we got together with Skip when he came to Thunder Bay to judge a dog show. We now have a new Belgian (Nanook) and Skip got the chance to meet him. Both your parents will be greatly missed. Your Dad always had a good story to tell. Condolences to both you boys and your families. Take Care
Sue and Carlos Mendes (Thunder Bay, Ontario)

Betty Chou

November 19, 2013

Heaven must be a bit brighter now as all of us lucky enough to have worked with Skip Stanbridge know; he brings positive energy to any place. We've seen how his wisdom, kindness, honesty and droll sense of humour changed an atmosphere and lifted people's spirits even under the most complicated of circumstances. He accomplished much in life through balance, perspective and having his feet firmly on the ground--no doubt thanks to his wife, Elsie, and his sons, Dean and David. Even with the passing of time, Skip fondly recalled his experiences with students. He was that rare dean who continued teaching despite the distraction of leading a college campus. He was proud of his family, of being from Brantford and of his belief that giving people opportunities to learn helped to build better communities. He was a great boss because he supported you to do your best, and a great friend because he'd let you know how much you are valued. Thank you, Skip, for your philosophy of leisure and life, laughs and reassuring hugs. To Dean, David and your families, my heart and thoughts are with you.

Sherrry Humbal

November 13, 2013


November 13, 2013

Carolyn Gray

November 12, 2013

Sincere sympathy to the Stanbridge family. Those of us who worked with Skip at Mohawk College respected him for his honesty, integrity, his great sense of humour and his care. He was an encouraging leader who made a difference in the lives of students, faculty and staff. Like the dog world, we enjoyed his stories and advice. All of us who had the privilege of working with him have great memories of his work ethic and involvement. It is difficult to think he is no longer with us. We know how much he loved his family and it is comforting to think that he has joined his beloved wife Elsie. Thanks, Skip, you were one of a kind!