Rest in peace ML, you will be sorely missed by all those you have touched.
  • 44 years old
  • Born on December 12, 1966 .
  • Passed away on October 24, 2011 .

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Mike Lawrence, 44, born on December 12, 1966 and passed away on October 24, 2011. We will remember him forever.


Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.

Posted by Jean Bakke on 12th December 2017
Happy Birthday ML!!! Love you and miss you lots!!! XOXO
Posted by Lisa Pogue on 12th December 2017
Never forgotten... forever missed! Happy Birthday, ML.
Posted by Jean Bakke on 24th October 2017
I miss you ML and think of you often. I would love to be able to talk to you about some of the things going on in the world during these very strange times. I think you would have had some great insights to share. I will always Love You Lots and Lots.
Posted by Lisa Pogue on 24th October 2017
Missing you, ML! Miss your smile and miss you teasing me and just miss your presence. I always was aware and could feel your love for all of those in your life. You were a wonderful cousin to me and I have many happy memories of times with you that I will treasure forever. Love and miss you!!!
Posted by Lisa Pogue on 12th December 2016
Happy 50th Birthday, ML! You are forever loved, forever missed and forever remembered. XOXOXO...
Posted by Traci Brady on 25th October 2016
It's hard to believe 5 years has gone by. You have been missed every single day. You're always on our minds and in our hearts, and you always will be. XO
Posted by Jean Bakke on 24th October 2016
Hi ML ~ You are strongly on my mind during this bittersweet time of year. It is sweet, of course, because of all the Halloween family fun. It is oh so bitter because you are not here with us. I remember especially how wonderful you were to the little ones in the family. For all of us your absence is terrible, but for the children it seems especially sad because you were so wonderful with them. You were such a kind soul! I miss you!!!
Posted by Lisa Pogue on 24th October 2016
You have been missed much over the past 5 years, ML. Thinking of you especially during this time of year. You will always be missed. XOXOXO, Your Cousin Lisa
Posted by Jean Bakke on 12th December 2015
Happy Birthday, ML. I'm sending you a BIG hug. I sure miss your great smile and wonderful hugs. XOXOXOXO - Aunt Jean - XOXOXOXO
Posted by Lisa Pogue on 25th October 2015
Missing you, ML!! Wish you had been at the annual family pumpkin carving party yesterday... not the same without you at our family events. Going to visit your niche today and think of fond memories I have of you! XOXO
Posted by Jean Bakke on 24th October 2015
I am so terribly sad that you aren't here with us today. i'm missing you a lot!!! There is a hole in our lives that can never be filled. XOXO
Posted by Loretta Lamb on 24th October 2015
Funny how God works...I was just talking to my son about you today, telling him how nice and sweet you were, and how much I miss you. You'll always be remembered in my heart.
Posted by Traci Brady on 12th December 2014
Happy Birthday, ML. I don't know if it will ever fully sink in that you are truly gone. Gone forever. Not coming back. I feel like you are just "away" but will be back again one day. That feeling is a little easier to handle; the thought that you will never be back is just too painful. I wish so badly that things had been different. That I wasn't writing this right now. That I'd be seeing you today to celebrate your birthday. I miss you, ML. I want you back.
Posted by Joyce Pogue on 12th December 2014
Thinking about ML today and missing him very much. He brought so much joy to others, our last memory of him was the help he was giving his cousin for their annual Pumpkin carving party and his smiles as he decorated. He seemed so happy only to hear one week later that he was gone. So sad that he never realized how much his life impacted others, that he was so loved and now will be very missed. Our prayer is that he is finally at a peaceful rest. We also pray for all of those that are hurting today, missing him on his birthday.
Posted by Lisa Pogue on 12th December 2014
Thinking of your today on your birthday, ML. Miss you and wish you were still with us. I see your wonderful smile every time I think of you. Love you cousin and celebrate you today!! XOXO
Posted by Jean Bakke on 12th December 2014
Happy Birthday, ML! Today I celebrate you and all the good and kind and gentle and feeling and funny and heart-felt that you brought into my life. Hope you are happy and I hope you feel loved. You are very much loved and missed - today and forever! XOXOXOXO Aunt Jean
Posted by Jean Bakke on 24th October 2014
I miss you so much, and love you. You will never be gone from my heart. XOXO
Posted by Lisa Pogue on 24th October 2014
Thinking of your today. Can't believe it's been 3 years. We miss you, ML. You will always be in our hearts! XOXO
Posted by Traci Brady on 12th December 2013
Happy Birthday, ML. My mom and I visited your niche again today. It still doesn't seem real. I hope you know how much you're loved and missed. And I hope you're having an amazing birthday celebration somewhere. Love you! XOXO ~ Traci
Posted by Jean Bakke on 24th October 2013
ML ~ You are strongly on my mind today. I can still picture your great smile so clearly, and that makes me smile... and cry. The family is not complete without you here with us. I will miss you always.
Posted by Loretta Lamb on 24th October 2013
Two years too long, ML. Can't believe how much time has passed. Miss you!!
Posted by Loretta Lamb on 12th December 2012
Happy birthday ML! Missing you but thinking of your personality and smile makes me smile.
Posted by Lisa Pogue on 12th December 2012
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ML! Although you are not here, we still will celebrate this day because it is the anniversary of when you were born. You are thought of often and missed so much by so many. With Much Love, Your Cousin Lisa
Posted by Jean Bakke on 12th December 2012
12/12/12 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY ML!!! What a great date to celebrate you. You know that the family would be taking you out tonight for a special dinner, and then there would be lots of hugs and a bunch of candles, singing, cake and ice cream. You would be the center of all our love and attention. Today we’ll be picturing your beautiful smile when we sing HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, (cha-cha-cha)!!!
Posted by Lisa Pogue on 24th October 2012
It is so difficult believing a year has gone by without you. You are thought of and missed often. The holidays, movie outings and every family gathering are just not the same without you. I know you are always with us in spirit. Missing you, ML...
Posted by Lisa Pogue on 9th June 2012
Recently saw The Avengers movie and thought how sad it was not to be able to see it with you and to be able to get your feedback on what you thought about it. Miss you much, ML!
Posted by Jean Bakke on 16th April 2012
Easter has come and gone. The little ones had a great time. There were lots of eggs for them to find, and the Easter Bunny made the much anticipated annual appearance. I would like to think that you were present, too. There is a great photo on this website of you with the Easter Bunny… it’s the one that was on the screen when I entered the site. It made me smile and cry. I miss you!!
Posted by Jean Bakke on 25th January 2012
Grief is a willful thing. It enters my heart when I least expect it... I want to believe that you are here, still with us – but without any pain and sorrow. But mostly, I just want to be able to turn back the clock and do so many things differently so that you could still be here, in the flesh, with your family – where you belong. XOXOXO ~ Aunt Jean
Posted by Traci Brady on 13th December 2011
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ML!!!!!!! We had cake and ice cream for you today - and even sang a goofy birthday song. You were definitely on our minds and in our hearts. XOXO
Posted by Laurie Kinnings on 10th December 2011
Spend all your time waiting for that second chance For the break that will make it okay There's always some reason to feel not good enough And it's hard at the end of the day I need some distraction oh beautiful release Memories seep from my veins Let me be empty and weightless and maybe I'll find some peace tonight In the arms of an Angel fly away from here From this dark, cold hotel roo
Posted by Traci Brady on 5th December 2011
Thanks for the visit last night, ML. =) Very, very cool.
Posted by Traci Brady on 29th November 2011
Thinking about you and missing you today, as always. I was just thinking about how you helped us put up Halloween decorations last month and this weekend you would probably be helping us put up our Christmas decorations. You were always there when we needed a hand. Miss you.
Posted by Francisco Alanis on 14th November 2011
Tried to upload a video clip that I took yesterday at ML's Memorial @ Mike and Traci Brady's place but was unable to, however here is a link to YouTube where I had posted what I filmed yesterday.
Posted by Jill Coppin on 14th November 2011
Thank you for making me feel special and for sharing a small bit of yourself with me. You left your mark Mike. I wish I had told you how great I thought you were while you were still here. You will always hold a special place in my heart.
Posted by Loretta Lamb on 11th November 2011
I don't even know where to begin. You always made me laugh and smile. You were one of the greatest guys I knew and one of the easiest to talk to. Even though the years had separated us we could pick up our friendship right where we had left it. You will be missed.
Posted by Francisco Alanis on 10th November 2011
For ML "Gone Too Soon" Like A Comet Blazing 'Cross The Evening Sky Gone Too Soon Like A Rainbow Fading In The Twinkling Of An Eye Gone Too Soon Shiny And Sparkly And Splendidly Bright Here One Day Gone One Night Like The Loss Of Sunlight On A Cloudy Afternoon Gone Too Soon Like A Castle Built Upon A Sandy Beach Gone Too Soon Like A Perfect Flower That Is Just Beyond Your Reach Gone Too Soon
Posted by Traci Brady on 9th November 2011
I’ll always remember you flirting with my friends - and worrying that if the two of us were out together, girls might think we were a couple and it would ruin your game. LOL. I have you to thank for introducing me to my wonderful hubby. That was the best gift you could have ever given me - I will always be grateful for that. We love you and miss you. XOXO
Posted by Traci Brady on 9th November 2011
ML ~ I had the privilege of not only being your cousin, but also your friend. You were such a big part of my life growing up, and as adults. I’ll miss your creativity, your great smile, your easy-going nature, and most importantly, your company. Even though you may have doubted it at times, the world was a better place with you in it. Our family will never be the same without you.

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