April 21, 2013, 3:22 pm
Just wanted to express my condolences to all her family and friends. I worked with Laurie for 5 years and learned everything I know from her. I was able to pay her back for all she did for me by taking in her beloved cat Rain when she had to leave her house. You will be missed Laurie.
Les and Helen Riley
April 21, 2013, 4:32 pm
Laurie was the most wonderful neice anyone could ever have,a beautiful person inside and out.We will miss her.
Helen and Les
April 22, 2013, 6:54 am
So sorry to hear of Laurie's passing. Sounds like she had the recipe for living life to the fullest before illness hit her. She would want to be remembered that way. Thoughts and Prayers from the Bergeron Family
April 22, 2013, 11:13 am
Laurie was a long time friend and colleague in London. We had many fabulous adventures and misadventures, involving both animals, and sports; and we were always there for each other throughout. I cannot express how much I miss her. Take care of yourselves, Ruth, Clay and Blaine.
April 22, 2013, 11:37 am
I agree with Dr. Laurie's aunt she truly was a beautiful person from the inside out. Not only did she care compassionately about all the animals but she made the owners feel as if she was your friend as well. Think of her often and talk with friends about her. I was blessed for 15years to have her caring for my 2 dogs. She will live in thoughts and hearts of many forever. RIP.dear Dr. Laurie.You will forever be missed and loved. Judy Murphy
Ann and Andy McGregor
April 22, 2013, 11:53 am
Dr. Laurie cared for both our cat and 2 Westies, and was always warm and so compassionate. She always took time for the humans as well, when our pets were in for a visit! She was a natural with animals, and I am picturing her now reunited with both her human family and animal family who have gone on before. Our sincerest condolences to Laurie's family. I'm sure you know she touched many lives.
William & Christine Reid
April 22, 2013, 12:04 pm
Laurie Ann took to both labor and sophistication with ease and opened her heart to so many. Whether she was looking for a home for a feral cat or providing companionship for a fellow runner, it was impossible for her not to make an impression with her beautiful smile, impetuous charm and fun loving spirit. We were thrilled when she attended our wedding in 2007 and consider it a great privilege to have known her for the short time we did. She was a marathoner and to not know where the finish line would take her at the end of this race, and to continue running anyway, demonstrated the best part of her. She faced losing the integrity of her own self with grace, dignity and courage. It was a privilege to have known her and our deepest sympathies go out to her sons, family and friends who provided for her care and comfort in her remaining years. As a vet she devoted her life to caring for those who otherwise could not care for themselves, could not communicate their pain directly, and relied on the love and selflessness of others. In the end, she was surrounded by people who would do the same for her. And I think the notion of such a pleasant irony would have made her smile.
Dr. Maya Pande
April 22, 2013, 2:06 pm
I'm so sad to hear about Laurie. She was my mentor and taught (by example) how to be a good boss and business owner. She was a supportive friend and I miss her all the time. I'm so sorry for your loss.
April 22, 2013, 11:51 pm
We were shocked and saddened to hear of Laurie's passing. She was such a caring and compassionate vet to our 3 cats over a span of many years. She certainly set the bar very high for veterinary skills, caring and sensitivity to both pets and their owners. May she be at peace now with her loved ones who have preceded her. The world has lost a wonderful woman.
April 23, 2013, 12:39 pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.
Take comfort in the many memories Laurie left behind. She was truly a special person and will never be forgotten.
Monique Hawkins (Lapierre)
April 23, 2013, 1:55 pm
I was deeply sadened to read of Laurie's passing. We went to elementary school together and I remember her fondly. My younger sister got to meet her again In London when she needed a Vet for her cat. I was a pleasant surprise to run into someone from Lively. Our deepest sympathies to all of her family.
Randy Geene and Laurie Baker
April 23, 2013, 6:11 pm
We are SO sorry to hear of Laurie's passing. My wife brought her cat Stoganoff to her in her first year of owning the practice and shortly after that we started to bring our yellow lab Simba. Her attention to our animals needs was admirable and her care of us understanding our pets' needs was over the top. Strog and Simba knew no other vet and both passed years later in the comfort of her care. I remember conversations with Laurie when her husband passed and when her son was sick and questions she had of us when we adopted our son. When Simba came to Laurie for the last time I laid on the floor with him as he passed. I remember him giving me a lick on the nose just before his breathing stopped. I looked up from Simba and saw Laurie, hand over her mouth, crying with us." He had a great life with you" she said and put her hand on my shoulder. She gave me a hug as I left and that was the last that I saw of her. We will miss her. Our new animals Mac and Max would have loved her. We are so sorry for your loss. Her caring and compassion are remembered.
Randy, Laurie, Jordan
April 23, 2013, 11:36 pm
So saddened for the loss of such a vibrant friend yet relieved that she is at peace. I first met Laurie when she cared for Bryn (a Billie look alike) and then later she looked after Skye as well. Her compassion and depth of heartfelt love for animals is indescribable. Later, she was by my side when it was time to say goodbye to them. For her, it was like losing her own family member. I have a letter from Laurie about "The Rainbow Bridge" that speaks to reuniting with our pets in heaven. Laurie, I'm sure you have been inundated with licks and wags and purrs at your end of the bridge and there's still a big lineup! Our running group also had the privilege of running and racing with Laurie. She was more interested in how everyone else was doing and pushed through any and every injury to finish what she started. Laurie's love for her own animals was remarkable. She adopted many special needs dogs and cats and was tireless in her rescue efforts. Laurie has left us far too soon and we will miss her dearly. Heaven has scored a keeper. With love and hugs, Cathy
Wendy and David Clowes
April 24, 2013, 8:23 am
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.
Cora & Ron Hillman
April 24, 2013, 3:43 pm
We were so saddened to hear of Laurie's death. She was a wonderful vet to our Jazzy (German Shepherd) who wouldn't let anyone get near her except Laurie. She was a vibrant, caring and compassionate woman and the world has lost a treasure! Our heartfelt thoughts and condolences to her family!
April 24, 2013, 9:25 pm
Laurie was more than just my cat Julie's vet; I considered her a friend and I trusted her with utmost confidence. She had a great love for animals, their families and she always had the time to spend when I was worried. She cried with me when things were bad and I always knew that my pet was as important to her as she was to me. I trust Laurie is with all of the animals who have left this world and she is caring for them in heaven. The world is a better place having her with us. Rest in peace Laurie and say hi to Julie for me!
April 28, 2013, 7:56 am
The 2nd best lady in the world.Thank-you,thoughts and prayers are with you boys.
August 8, 2013, 3:43 pm
Sad news doesn't always speed to one's doorstep. I am in recent receipt of news of Laurie's passing and I have read the newspaper article with sadness that she is gone but pleased to read that she seems to have enjoyed a rich and rewarding life, as evidenced by some of the condolences and the obituary notice. My era with Laurie goes way back before cats, dogs and her practice. I knew Laurie in the mid-1960's when I was chums with her two brothers Byron and Blaine. I was Laurie's sometimes skating partner in our open air rink in Lively. I would have been about 16 and she 14. I guess you could say I had a boyhood crush on her but she never knew it. So, to her family that I never knew, I offer my most sincere and heartfelt condolences and to Blaine and Ruth, I am terribly sorry for the loss of your beautiful sister and I remain,
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