Lawrence Spencer Merlin Prest

Passed 04/10/2021


Obituary For Lawrence Spencer Merlin Prest

Prest, Lawrence Spencer Merlin

Age 62, of Hatchet Lake, passed away suddenly at home from an undiagnosed heart condition, on April 10th, 2021. Born in Halifax, he was the son of the late Colin & Una (Myers) Prest. Lawrence spent his early years in the Canadian Navy and Coast Guard. In his retirement he enjoyed tending his plants, old reruns, a good smoke, coffee and the company of his friends. He especially enjoyed his time spent chatting with his American friend Buster who he visited in California. He is survived by his sons Alex & Mason; granddaughter Adelyn; sister Angelia (Denis); nieces & nephews Chelsea (Kyle) Bitar, Sean DeCarufel (Kayla), Nicole (Mike) Hampson, Amira Bitar, Ari & Boden Hampson. The family would like to thank the wonderful care provided by Dr. Harris Crooks and the staff of the Medical Center. A private ceremony will take place at a later date in Oyster Pond. In lieu of flowers, donations maybe made to SPCA or Bide a While.

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  • 05/02/2021

    Sorry for your family's loss. I enjoyed his company & conversation. Lawrence had a hundred stories, well maybe only 50, but he told them twice. RIP Lawrence.

  • 04/19/2021

    We were very sorry to hear of Lawrence's death. We have many happy memories from some very good times '' back in the day"! Then over the years there would be a call from out of the blue. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to you all. Glen( Mugsy) and Lauren Mugford

  • 04/17/2021

    Dear Mrs Prest. I was shocked to hear of Lawrence's passing so suddenly. I remember when we were younger, how he loved the beach boys and gave me one of his beloved albums. I can't imagine how your heart must be breaking. I am so very sorry for your loss.

  • 04/16/2021

    Dear: Una,Mason & Alex & Angie & families. I have been shocked when I received the call of Lawrence from our daughter Taylor. (neighbor) . My Condolences and Sympathies go out to you all at such a difficult time . So sorry to hear of his sudden passing , may you all find comfort in the memories you all have of Your Son, your Father & Brother . May you Rest In Paradise Lawrence. ~Kim Brunt (Hoadley) & Jim Brunt

  • 04/16/2021

    So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • 04/16/2021

    So sorry to hear of Lawrence's Passing . My ( our) thoughts go out to Angelia , Una and the extended Family . Rest in Peace Lawrence . Stephen Sampson Tony & Shirley Sampson Goodwood . Stephen Sampson Tony & Shirley

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