Passed away at home on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Born on April 17, 1934 in Gore Bay, Manitoulin Island, Ontario.
Son of the late Robert and Ethel (Spry) Beange. Beloved husband of Sylvia (Matheson). Loving father of Jason and Sherri Lacasse (Arthur). Cherished grandfather of Gage Lacasse.
Laird is survived by sisters Donalda Gilchrist (late Gib) of Spring Bay, ON, Marion Helm (late Doug) of Thorold, ON, brothers Robert Lewis (late Irene (Demont) of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Murray Leonard (Luba) of Queenston, ON and Elwood James (Edith) of Espanola, ON. Predeceased by sister Murdean 2002 and late Kenneth Bessey and brothers Keith Allan (WWII March 1945) and Clifford Chester (2000) wife Betty of Sudbury, ON. Son-in-law of the late Joe and Edna Matheson. Brother-in-law of Murray Matheson (Peggy), Joanne Matheson, Rose Jackson (late Ted) and Mike Matheson (Anne).
Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Laird will be at Rest at the Gordon Cemetery, Gore Bay, Manitoulin Island, ON.
Memorial contributions to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Arthur Funeral Home & Cremation Centre 705-759-2522. Expressions of sympathy may be offered at www.arthurfuneralhome.com