Mr. Laurence Ernest CURRAN

March 27, 1928December 20, 2020

CURRAN, Laurence Ernest Laurence “Laurie” passed away peacefully during the morning of December 20, 2020, at age 92. Laurie was born in Vancouver, British Columbia on March 27, 1928 to Stanley and Janet (nee Netty McKinney) Curran, and was the youngest of three half-brothers, one half-sister, and a sister. Laurie was a salesman extraordinaire, beginning with Coca-Cola as a teenager, starting automobile sales with Jim Pattison, importing Volvo, Isuzu, Sweden Freezer, and many others for the first time into Western Canada. He moved to owning and operating his own food equipment businesses, designing many of the Mr. Mikes and other steakhouses. After retiring, he continued dabbling in collector plates, giftware, hobby tools, and real estate, just to keep busy. His greatest pleasure came from boating and travelling with his wife and son. Laurie married Evelyn “Ev” Donnelly on September 24, 1960 and three years later had their only son, Bradley. Laurie was predeceased by his parents, siblings, and wife. He is survived by his son, many nephews, nieces, and their families. Laurie will be buried in a private service during January 2021 and a celebration of life will be held when it is safe to gather again. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and/or the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation.


Mr. Laurence Ernest CURRAN

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Monica Giacomin

January 13, 2021

Sending you love and sympathy Bradley. We fondly remember all the summers spent "out west" when we would enjoy your family's company. Your folks were always most welcoming when we were in Vancouver, sharing their home, a meal and a few stories. It was always a lovely addition to our trip. May Uncle Laurie rest in sweet peace, unless of course he's up there dancing with Ev!

Wonita & Victor Giacomin

January 13, 2021

Our sympathies on the passing of your father, Bradley.

We have enjoyed so many dinners with your family over the years. Evelyn was such a charming hostess and Laurie was the most entertaining storyteller. We have many fond memories of Laurie and he will be dearly missed. He lived a long and very interesting life.

I often referred to him as My Favorite Uncle (MFU) and by that time I think he was my only Uncle. I often signed off as Your Favorite Niece & Nephew (YFN&N), but I know he has many favorite nieces and nephews.

Wonita & Victor Giacomin (YFN&N)

Gordon Giacomin

January 12, 2021

As my family lived on Canada's east coast, I did not see my "Uncle Laurie" very often. I was about 10 years old when we first visited Vancouver. Uncle Laurie, who was always good to us kids, took my Dad and I out on his power boat on a lovely sunny day. At one point we stopped and Uncle Laurie gave me a fishing pole and I caught a fish...I was thrilled and Uncle Laurie seemed even more so! Thanks Uncle Laurie for the fond childhood memory!

Susan Lazaruk

January 11, 2021

My condolences, Bradley. Thank you for sharing your dad with us for Christmas and other dinners. What a lot of great stories he had. I recall him recounting how he figured out how to make a tidy sum selling fresh Christmas trees back when he bought them for $1 a piece. I’m glad I got to know him. May he rest peacefully. God bless, Susie