Laurie Grimstead

Passing of a Stone Carver

Laurie Grimstad passed peacefully at home with her husband the 15th of April 2016, born in Pembroke in the Ottawa Valley 14th December 1959 to Bev and Leroy Lapierre. The fifth of seven children she loved to swim and dive and protected her little brothers until she fell in love and married (1980) a military engineer. She followed her sapper to the far north and all over Canada until settling in the Comox Valley in 1996. It was here she learned to carve stone and learned of her first nation’s heritage. Her children, Kristen and Johanna provided her with six grandchildren and plenty of inspiration. The Grandkids are: Gage, Sauren, Austen, Devon, Brodie, and Katarina, and the stone critters, dragons and dinosaurs sprang forth from the rocks to everyone’s delight. “I just take away what doesn’t belong.” was her answer to how she carved, she lived to carve and love her grandchildren.

She is predeceased by her Mother, Bonus Mom, oldest brother and brother in law and remembered by her husband of 36 years Del, father Leroy Lapierre, siblings Debbie, Danny Terry and Michael and spouses, her children, grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, extended family and the Grimstad family.

Her battle with cancer was lost not from lack of effort it, was discovered too late, in lieu of flowers please make a donation to the BC Cancer agency and get tested!

A celebration of life will be held at her home on the 7th of May from 3-8 parking limited.

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