Dad
Laurie Spendiff
  • 81 years old
  • Date of birth: Nov 21, 1929
  • Place of birth:
    High Prairie, Alberta, Canada
  • Date of passing: Jul 26, 2011
  • Place of passing:
    Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
In our hearts, his memory and love will always be.

I miss my dad. We all do. This has been a great way to share his life and cherish each memory.

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Start by clicking on HIS LIFE. View the pictures by clicking on GALLERY and then SLIDESHOW (or one by one to view/add a specific memory).

The songs playing in the background are some of dad's favorites, with the exception of one song, Wind Beneath My Wings, which is my song to dad.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Gladys Holman on 21st November 2016

"Happy birthday Laurie  we still talk about all the good times we all had with you and your family. Where have these 5 yrs gone . Thank you lord for all the good memories ."

This tribute was added by Gladys Holman on 21st November 2015

"Great way to tribute Laurie we talk of him lots especially  on our coffee times  can't believe it's been 4 yrs allready . Lots of great memories with Viv and Laurie and kids  for sure lots of laughs. Miss him and all the good times ."

This tribute was added by Louis & Rolande Joly on 21st November 2015

"Browsing through the pictures today. Saw the one of the condo in Phoenix with the picture of Pinnacle Peak on the wall. Have completed the unfinished business mentioned in the previous tribute. His ashes were spread at Cave Creek Golf Club. Judy, Ryan and I then hiked up Pinnacle Peak and spread the rest of his ashes. I too miss him. I'm not much of a drinker but I think that today I may have a rye and water in his memory. He will always be in my heart."

This tribute was added by Gladys Holman on 21st November 2014

"I can't believe its been 3 yrs since lauri s  passing . He was such a fun guy to b around  we all had good times together. Lauri was hard worker he loved his family and friends . We talk of him lots at coffee. I will always remember   The good times with him and Vivian and there kids"

This tribute was added by Marilyn & Bill Titze on 21st November 2013

"Thinking of you Viviane, yesterday would have been our 65th anniversary, I guess the first ones are the toughest. Hope to see you this winter. Love to you and your family Marilyn"

This tribute was added by Gladys Holman on 21st November 2013

"Hope you all celebrate for Laurie on his birthday and embrace each other and cherish all your memories of him .Sending all my love Gladys Holman."

This tribute was added by Lois Green on 3rd November 2013

"Dear Viviane and family, I just was thinking of you and our short time together in Plentywood, I was so glad to find Laurie's memorial and what a beautiful tribute to a good man. I hope this finds you all well and happy, I would love to hear from you. We are in Fortuna, Ca now . with love Lois and Deke"

This tribute was added by Gladys Holman on 26th July 2013

"We had many good times with Laurie and Vivian in Arizona as well as red deer. Thinking of all of you this day, things are never the same after losing one of our love ones but have many great memories to cherish!! Love all you guys and am so grateful for Vivian's friendship
Love Gladys Holman"

This tribute was added by Margaret Macrae on 8th December 2012

"Laurie was such a special person, with a great sense of humor & we shared many laughs & good times whenever we got together. We were blessed to have known Laurie and Laurie was so blessed to have such a loving wife & family.  Laurie left us with many wonderful memories & he will be missed by all who knew him. Thank you Laurie for being such a positve role model for my grandson, Shane."

This tribute was added by Marilyn & Bill Titze on 30th July 2012

"What a wonderful tribute to Laurie, We feel it was such an honor to have known and enjoyed his and Vivianne's friendship when they were here in Phoenix. Laurie had a fantastic sense of humor. Judy you did a beautiful tribute to his memory and devotion to his family. Treasure your memories. God Bless"

This tribute was added by carol stewart on 28th July 2012

"What a wonderful way to remember what a special man and friend Laurie was to all who had the pleasure of knowing him.  We all miss him and will have him in our hearts forever.  Our thoughts are with you Viv and your family."

This tribute was added by Darlene Sommerville on 26th July 2012

"Love this tribute of Laurie, what a beautiful way to remember your Dad & Husband,  & all the wonderful memories you have. Thinking of you Viviane & family at his time."

This tribute was added by Sheila Liebig on 19th July 2012

"What a wonderful tribute to a a father, husband and grandfather. I didn't know Laurie as well as I would have liked, but what I knew about him, he was a man that loved his family very much and cared deeply for  Viviane who is my very special friend. His memory will live within our lives through Viviane, as we reminisce of days past. My thoughts will be with his family always."

This tribute was added by Louis & Rolande Joly on 15th July 2012

"Our greeting shaking hands. He'd say,"Salaam Alaikum." An Arabic greeting translated as "peace be with you." I'd say, "Ram-a-lang-a-ding-dong." A Lou greeting translated as "I'm glad you are part of my life." We still have unfinished business. I miss him dearly."

This tribute was added by Dan & Gail Dobrescu on 10th July 2012

"We did not have the pleasure of meeting Laurie until we purchased our unit in Phoenix.  Remembering the card game "Helen" which were played many time times, strickly by the rules.  Just like the golf game play the ball as it lies, was his trait.  Wealso remember the happy hours together on our Hawai cruse.  We will always remember him as a very dear friend,"

This tribute was added by Louise Warholik on 9th July 2012

"This is so amazing! Thank you for creating such a lovely tribute to a man who was loved beyond words. Whenever he answered the phone- I'd ask "how are you" he would always say "Just grreat!! How can you forget someone who had such passion for life?  He was such an awesome brother in law!! His memory will remain forever in our hearts & mind."


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