Lawrence Lee Smith
On Monday, June 13, 2022, at the Selkirk Regional Health Centre, Lawrence Lee Smith, age 62, of Selkirk,
MB passed away after a long battle with cancer.
Lawrence was predeceased by his mother Janet Hrabi; grandmother Irene Engbert and grandparents
Margaret and Lawrence Smith.
Lawrence is survived by his daughters Linda aka Bobotinski (Richard), Amanda (Cole) and Lacey (Curt);
sons Lawrence Jr (Nicole) and Quentin; grandchildren Tylar, Briana, Devin, Anna, Mason, Quentin Jr and Devon; and great-grandchildren Rylar and Kylie Bea. He is also survived by his father Kenny (Sharon), siblings Brent (Connie), Cindy (Jim), Keith (Amber) and Denise (Earland) and numerous family members and good friends.
Lawrence was born on February 21, 1960, in Selkirk, MB. In 1979, after marrying Joyce Anderson his family started to grow. Dad’s love of music started at a young age. He was a self taught musician and his love for playing the guitar and singing led him to start a band that toured across Canada. Dad produced two singles that he would sing all the time. Everyone who knew him knew that if he didn’t have a hammer or tool in hand ready to fix or build things, he would be playing his guitar and singing his heart out. Dad was a Jack-of-all-Trades.
Throughout Dad’s illness he had a lot of support from not only his family but from his close friends as
well. He will be greatly missed by all.
Dad, you are the strongest man we have ever known; you will forever sing in our hearts, and we know you are up above singing, playing your guitar, smiling and laughing with those you have missed for so long.
A service/celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. in the Gilbart Funeral Chapel, Selkirk, MB. The service will be livestreamed and can be viewed via the following link: https://youtu.be/TaRZ7ODQFig
“It’s time to leave I guess, baby you know it’s best”