Lawrence Leon Alteen
Passed on: March 17th, 2013
September 5, 1927. It is with great sadness that the family of Laurie Alteen announce his passing on Sunday, March 17, 2013, at his home in Bedford, NS, at the age of 85 years surrounded by his wife Barb, his children and grandchildren. Laurie, in his adopted Newfoundland, was a well known jeweler and respected member of the community of Grand Falls-Windsor. After marrying Barb in 1996 they moved to Bedford but continued to ‘winter’ in Newfoundland until the last few years. Laurie leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his wonderful wife of 18 years; Barbara; his children: Louis (Yvonne), Grand Falls-Windsor; Larry (Debbie), St. John’s; Kathy (Glenn Reid), Halifax; step-son Rob Dawe (Mary Lou), Antigonish; his grandchildren: Patti Alteen (St. John’s), Joe Alteen (Kingston); Sarah Alteen (Fredericton); Laura Alteen (St. John’s); step-grandchildren: Christine (Justin) Williams (Edmonton) and Robert Dawe (Edmonton); sister, Muriel Michael, Charlottetown, PEI; brothers, Fred Alteen, Corner Brook, and Louis Alteen, Corner Brook; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents: Sophie and Louis Alteen; sisters: Viola Salhaney and Lillian Ritza; brothers: Nick, Waldo and Douglas; and first wife Betty (Phillips). Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in Grand Falls-Windsor, NL at a later date. Donations in Laurie’s memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Victorian Order of Nurses. Laurie’s family wishes to thank the members of his medical team for their extraordinary care which allowed him to take his final journey at home. Our sincere thanks to Dr. David McNeil, Dr. Laurie Mallery, Geriatric Medicine, and her team at Capital Heath, the VON, and the Northwood Home Care team. Online condolences can be made by visiting jasnowfuneralhome.com.