Lawrence Neville Dyer


Lawrence Neville

March 21, 1926 – October 12, 2007

Laurie Dyer, born in Vancouver, British Columbia March 21, 1926, passed away peacefully in his sleep Friday, October 12, 2007 at the Extended Care Unit at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox, BC. He was predeceased by his parents Alfred and Lillian Dyer, sister Joan, infant brother Ken and half sister Florence. He is survived by and will be lovingly remembered by his son David (Kari) of Comox, his daughter Deb of Vancouver, his grandson Samuel, cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends.

Laurie attended McGee High School in Vancouver and went on to graduate from UBC in 1948 with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree. He started his career with the Canadian Fishing Company that same year and went on to become Comptroller in 1967 and Secretary-Treasurer in 1969. Not long after, he was elected as a Director of the Canadian Fishing Company, finally reaching the level of Vice President and Treasurer before moving to the Liquor Control Board to become Chief Financial Officer in 1975. He served as Finance Director until 1990 when he took over as Acting General Manager until his retirement in 1991. Laurie was active with the Society of Industrial Accountants and from 1963-64 was President of the Society of Management Accountants of British Columbia and in 1979 was made a Fellow of the Society of Management Accountants of Canada. He became a life member of the Society of Management Accountants of British Columbia in 1991 and served as Chairman of the British Columbia Society’s Professional Conduct Committee for seven years. After his retirement, Laurie moved to Qualicum Beach to pursue a quieter life with his partner Hilda where he found time to read, garden, listen to music, go for walks and entertain many friends new and old. He also took an active roll in his new church St. Marks Anglican and helped to organize their annual flea market.

For the last 2 1/2 years Laurie has been a resident of Oceanview at St. Joseph’s to be closer to his son, daughter-in-law and grandson where we all looked forward to being together for the ECU Sunday Church service. The family would like to express their most sincere gratitude and thanks to Heather and all the staff and volunteers at Oceanview and Eagleview for their kindness, warmth and dedication while Laurie was in their care.

Laurie was a kind and gentle man who touched many people in his business and personal life with his subtle wit and sense of humour. He was a man of extremely high moral character and lived in a world where honour, respect and responsibility were not just words but a way of life. On top of all this he loved fully and unconditionally. We would like to invite family and friends to a Memorial Service at Laurie’s family church in Kerrisdale, St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 2490 West 37th Ave., Vancouver, BC at 1 pm on Friday, November 9th, 2007. Reception to follow at the Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society.

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