GATZA, Lawrence



It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Lawrence (Larry) Gatza peacefully at home in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario on Thursday July 26, 2018 in his 65th year, surrounded by his family.

He is predeceased by his parents Lawrence and Theresa (nee Macneil) and his sister Agnes. Lawrence is survived by his wife Nancy, his brother Paul (Donna), sons Lawrence and Aaron and daughters Tracy (Jamie Kulczycki), Sherry (Chris Gallant), Teresa and Krystal as well as his grandchildren Greg, Sarah, Gyllian, Asher, Teijo, Reighn Chelsea, Lukas and Logan.

He will also be missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Lawrence was known for his generosity with volunteering at The Moose Lodge as well as playing music with friends at many senior homes.

He will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him including many relatives in Cape Breton and friends in Sudbury.

He will be especially missed by his good friend George. The family would like to thank the staff at ParaMed especially Precy, Dr. Booth and the cancer treatment team.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Sault Ste. Marie Humane Society. A celebration of life will be held on Sunday August 5th, 2018 from

2p.m – 4p.m. at The Moose Lodge (543Trunk Rd.). Arrangements entrusted to the O’Sullivan Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 215 James St. (705) 759-8456.

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