Rene Lawand

July 24, 1937 - December 14, 2020 (83 years old)

Toronto, Ontario

Rene Lawand Obituary

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Rene Elias Lawand (Toronto, Ontario), born in Montréal, Québec, who passed away on December 14, 2020, at the age of 83, leaving to mourn family and friends.

Rene was the youngest son to Abraham Lawand and Adele Lawand; brother to Charles Lawand, and John Lawand all pre-deceased. He leaves behind his 1st wife Marilyn Lawand, with whom he has 2 children Charles (Chuck) Lawand (wife Barbara), and Liane (Lee) Ellis, grand children Tiffany, Robert, Sammie, Jack and Great Grandchild Kahlan. He joins his 2nd wife Mary Lawand who sadly passed away in 2016.

As a teenager Rene beat polio, he went on to graduate from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Arts, and ran his own sales business for decades. He loved to play bridge and achieved ACBL bridge Gold Life Master and taught bridge with Mary as they travelled the world on the cruise lines. He lived life big, on his own terms, with an embarrassing sense of humor and a penchant for telling it like it is. Once he retired he worked as an extra in films and tv and he enjoyed a good gangster story. He was a real sports fan and enjoyed the Montreal Habs, the Raptors and horse racing.

Our Fathers passing leaves a hole in our hearts and we will meet again one day- in the words of his favourite astronomer “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known” – Carl Sagan

The family would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the medical team for taking care of dad and treating him with love and dignity. There will be no service at this time. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you consider donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or North York General foundation
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