Markey-Dermody Funeral Home

1774 King Street East, Hamilton, ON


Lawrence Steve Geminiuc

May 6, 1941February 6, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lawrence on February 6, 2020 at Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice after a courageous battle with cancer.

Beloved husband of Jacqueline (nee Prawak) and cherished father to Mimi, Tia, Niles (Betty) and Tessa. Proud Dido to Zoe, Benjamin, Sebastien, Elyse and Remy. Dear brother to Vernon (Anne) and uncle to many nieces and nephews whose friendship and companionship he enjoyed throughout his life. Predeceased by his parents Andrew and Effie (Boyko).

Lawrence had an exceptional career at Dofasco working in various positions and retired after 40 years of service where he made many lifelong friends. In retirement, Lawrence travelled to far places including Egypt, Alaska, France and China; but he especially loved visiting his daughter and grandchildren in California. Lawrence was a long time member of Legion 58.

We would like to send our thanks to the Juravinski Oncology and Palliative team who worked closely with our family during Lawrence's treatments. Special thanks to the nurses, Dr. Russell, volunteers and staff at Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice for their kindness, care and compassion. As per Lawrence's wishes, cremation has taken place. Memorial Visitation will be held at Markey-Dermody Funeral Home, 1774 King Street E. (at Kenilworth) on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 from 2pm-4pm. Memorial Donations may be made to Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice or the Juravinski Cancer Centre in Lawrence's memory.


  • Memorial Visitation Wednesday, February 12, 2020


Lawrence Steve Geminiuc

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February 12, 2020

Mimi, Zoe, and family

We are so sorry to hear about your father's passing. Our heartful condolences are with you and your family

Roselyn & Warner Burwell

Jason Lisenchuk

February 10, 2020

I have distant but very fond memories of Lawrence.

For my sister and myself, he was more than a friend of the family, to the point we affectionately referred to he and his elder brother, Vernon, as 'Uncle'.

I remember a calm, caring and kind man who was a positive influence on everyone around him. He was a fine gentleman, and he will very much be missed.

My heartfelt sympathies go out to his family and many dear friends at this time. I will be making a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society in his memory.

Doug Boyko

February 7, 2020

My dad and Lawrence’s mom were brother and sister and I always enjoyed going to their home when I was young. Vernon and Lawrence were my dad (Steve Boyko)’s favourite nephews and my favourite cousins. When my daughter was young she met Lawrence and to.d him people were bugging her in school. I remember Lawrence with a smile on his face quietly teaching her “colourful” Ukranian words to use against her adversaries. I never saw him without a smile and a few months ago when my brother and I had to put our mom into a nursing home talking to him on the phone made me feel so relieved. He had a way of putting things into perspective. Even though he was going through his own challenges he gave others peace . He showed us that acts of kindness never go unnoticed.

Iris Johnson

February 7, 2020

Dear Jacqueline, Mimi, Tia, Niles, Betty, Tessa and families:
I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your husband, dad, and Dido Lawrence. May the many memories you made with your loved one provide you with much comfort during this trying time and for years going forward. I had the great pleasure of meeting Lawrence in Aug 2008 at the family reunion and his kind and gentle mannerism left a deep and lasting impression on me.
RIP Lawrence.
Memory Eternal! Vichnaya Pamyat!

Cousin Iris (Zabinsky) Krochak-Johnson Winnipeg, MB