LANTZ m@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-06-04 published
STEVENS / LANTZ -- Buck and Doe
Shannon STEVENS and Brady LANTZ
Durham Community Centre, Saturday, June 14, 2008, 9: 00 p.m. to 1.00 a.m.
Age of Majority - DJ - Door Prizes - Food Provided
Tickets: $8.00 advance / $10.00 at the door Call (519) 334-3601 or (519) 986-4632 at Holstein General Store and Highlights Hairstyling, Markdale
Bus information call above #'S
Page 2

  L... Names     LA... Names     Welcome Home

LANTZ m@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-06-11 published
STEVENS / LANTZ -- Buck and Doe
Shannon STEVENS and Brady LANTZ
Durham Community Centre, Saturday, June 14, 2008, 9.00 p.m. to 1: 00 a.m.
Age of Majority - DJ -- Door Prizes - Food Provided
Tickets: $8.00 advance / $10.00 at the door
Call (519) 334-3601 or (519) 986-4632 at Holstein General Stone and Highlights Hairstyling Markdale. Bus information call above #'s
Page 2

  L... Names     LA... Names     Welcome Home

LANTZ - All Categories in OGSPI

LANYS m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-03-29 published
TRIFLER / LANYS -- Susan and Gerry TRIFLER, Sandi and Marty LANYS are thrilled to and announce the engagement of Alizah Rebecca and Shawn Paul. Ecstatic grandmothers are Claire CORDES, Yetta LANYS and Joyce SONE.

  L... Names     LA... Names     Welcome Home

LANYS - All Categories in OGSPI

LAPARE m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-22 published
KROPF / LAPARE -- Engagement
Doug and Jane KROPF are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Kelly Marie to Bruce William LAPARE, son of Barb Abram and John LAPARE. The wedding will take place on June 3rd, 2006 in Waterloo. The couple will reside in the London area following their marriage. Best wishes, we love you!

  L... Names     LA... Names     Welcome Home

LAPARE - All Categories in OGSPI

LAPRISE m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2003-08-30 published
DE GROOT BOERSMA / LAPRISE
Monica and Daniel, together with their parents Fred and the late Nellie DE GROOT BOERSMA of London and Judith and Sylvia LAPRISE of Grande Pointe are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage wich will take place September 20th, at the First Christian Reformed Church in London.

  L... Names     LA... Names     Welcome Home

LAPRISE m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-09-27 published
MELTZ / LAPRISE -- Rita and Stephen ESTRIEN, Raymond and Maxine MELTZ are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter Natalie MELTZ to Shawn LAPRISE, son of Ken and Jeannie LAPRISE and Debbie and Jim FITZGERALD.

  L... Names     LA... Names     Welcome Home

LAPRISE - All Categories in OGSPI

LAPTHORNE m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-20 published
McLEOD, Sam and Sharon - Happy 40th Anniversary
August 21, 2005
Dave and Mary Jane LAPTHORNE
Cheers to Best Friends!

  L... Names     LA... Names     Welcome Home

LAPTHORNE - All Categories in OGSPI

LARIZZA m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2003-08-05 published
LARIZZA, John and Marilyn - 25th Anniversary
Thank you for the most memorable and happy days of our life.
Love you forever your wife and children Marilyn, Melissa and Michael.

  L... Names     LA... Names     Welcome Home

LARIZZA - All Categories in OGSPI

LARKIN m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-24 published
HOCKING / LARKIN
Gord and JerryLynn HOCKING are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Jennifer to Adam LARKIN. Congratulations!

  L... Names     LA... Names     Welcome Home

LARKIN - All Categories in OGSPI

LARSEN m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-30 published
SCOTT, Jack and Jean - 60th Anniversary
March 30, 2006
Congratulations and much love to Jack and Jean SCOTT on 60 years of marriage, from their children, Sandra and David HODSON, Dawn and Brian MURPHY, Bill and Lottie SCOTT; grandchildren Amy and Chris McCARTEN, Paul and Lisa HOPKINS, Scott and Cara HODSON, Shayne and Darren LARSEN, Ryan (and Casey) MURPHY, Nicholas SCOTT, Drew SCOTT, Shelby HODSON, great-grand_sons Aidan LARSEN and Dylan HODSON. Best wishes also from many nieces and nephews and Friends.

  L... Names     LA... Names     Welcome Home

LARSEN - All Categories in OGSPI

LASH m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-02 published
LASH / LEUENBERGER -- Forthcoming Marriage
Herb and Peggy LASH along with Ernie and Marianne LEUENBERGER are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their children, Heather and Dustin. Their ceremony will take place Friday, July 14, 2006 at Precious Blood Cathedral in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

  L... Names     LA... Names     Welcome Home

LASH - All Categories in OGSPI

LASHBROOK m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2003-09-13 published
LASHBROOK, Nancy and Harley - 50th Wedding Anniversary
The family invites you to an Open House Sunday, September 21, 2003 1: 30 - 3:30 p.m.
Saint Mary's Parish Hall, West Lorne.
Best wishes only.

  L... Names     LA... Names     Welcome Home

LASHBROOK m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-02 published
LASHBROOK, Ross and Irene - 50th Anniversary
Open House
Would like you to help them celebrate 50 years of marriage, Sunday July 10, 2005 1: 00-3:00 p.m. at Bluewater Country Hall 5700 Blackwell Sideroad, Sarnia.
"Best Wishes Only".

  L... Names     LA... Names     Welcome Home

LASHBROOK - All Categories in OGSPI

LATTA m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2003-05-31 published
Forthcoming Marriage LATTA / CAMMOCK
The families of Tim LATTA and Lorraine CAMMOCK wish to announce their wedding June 14, 2003 in the garden of Ken and Janis' home. Stag and Doe May 31st at the Lucan Community Centre, 8pm-1 a.m.
Please come and send your wishes to the bride and groom.
P.S. Happy 30th Birthday to Tim, May 30th.

  L... Names     LA... Names     Welcome Home

LATTA - All Categories in OGSPI

LAU m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-15 published
Nancy LAU and Jeremy TAMM
By Judith Tenenbaum, Saturday, January 15, 2005 - Page M6
'What's a girl like me doing in a place like this?" was the thought that flitted through Nancy LAU's mind as, numb, drenched and exhausted, she and boyfriend Jeremy TAMM forged the slithery slopes of Mount Washington in New Hampshire. At 6,288 feet, the inhospitable peak is reputed to have the world's worst weather and winds -- and a trail marked with memorials. So for Ms. LAU, a cosmopolitan Toronto native, the ascent was tough.
"Before I met Jeremy, my only experience with the outdoors was hailing a cab on King Street," she says.
The pair became painfully aware that the rosy view that had seduced them as they motored a paved road to the peak a few years earlier was an illusion. On this hiking trip, in late June of 2003, they encountered a harshly different reality. "We were expecting it to be like the Bruce Trail, dirt and some boulders, but the whole thing is rock and steep. You are stepping up boulder after boulder," Ms. LAU says.
"It was 30 degrees at the base, beautiful, sunny," Mr. TAMM adds. "But it started raining, we hit clouds and at the top it was four degrees."
His idyllic vision of conquering the mountain and presenting a ring dimmed, until a bedraggled Ms. LAU plunked herself down on an outcropping.
Seizing the moment, the deflated Mr. TAMM rallied. "This is the first place we visited together... and it has been a long journey to get back," he told Ms. LAU, and despite her desultory staccato responses of "yes... yes," he persevered and proffered the ring. Suddenly, in a spectacular tour de force, a revivified Ms. LAU dynamited to the summit and dashed down the mountain to call her parents, with Mr. TAMM in dogged pursuit.
It was the Canada Day long weekend, and her diamond, a Canadian stone, was especially meaningful to her. "It's really significant that I am first-generation Canadian, and it's symbolic that something I'm going to wear all the time comes from my birthplace," Ms. LAU says.
Equally important was the fact that it wasn't a "blood diamond." "I wanted it to come from a place where I knew nobody was going to die because of it," she says.
Happenstance brought the two together in June, 2000, when Mr. TAMM, now 32, joined the Information Technology firm that employed Ms. LAU, a civil engineer. She offered up her PowerPoint savvy to help sharpen a presentation he was doing, and after a quick bite that turned into a four-hour conversation, their working alliance evolved into a starry liaison.
The outdoorsy Mr. TAMM, an avid snowboarder, sailboarder, mountain biker and climber, soon realized his interests differed from those of the sedentary Ms. LAU. But by Christmas, confident she was made of stern stuff, "and she'd persevere," he outfitted Ms. LAU for powdery slopes.
"Before I met Nancy, I was a committed bachelor," Mr. TAMM says, noting, "She became a constant companion and it became important to share my life with her."
"I took a couple of lessons, went to Blue Mountain [near Collingwood, Ontario], and had just learned to carve [turn] when he took me to Banff," she says. "I was totally intimidated. Being out West is a big deal for a snowboarder and I wanted him to embrace his environment, not babysit me."
Mr. TAMM, however, recalls with a laugh that when he careered black diamond runs for entire days, leaving her behind to tackle the easier green runs, "there was some serious pouting."
The venturesome Ms. LAU has since taken on another challenge, switching careers to pursue a chartered accountant designation. "Being my age, 33, there is always that conundrum: It's too late, I've got to start over, and will be taking a five-year hit. But in the end I know it will be worth it."
Mr. TAMM, meanwhile, has moved on to a position as senior sales specialist with Telus.
At Vaughan Estate on September 5, the couple recited vows, modified from Reverend Otto SEEGERS's template. Attendants rewrote tradition in the recessional by following the newlyweds "in single file as we appreciate each one as an individual," Ms. LAU explains. In lieu of wedding favours, a donation was made to the Jenny Lau Memorial Award, established when the bride's younger sister died suddenly of meningitis in 1996 while a student at the University of Toronto. The award is presented annually to a graduate of outstanding character in occupational therapy, Jenny's discipline.
"I miss Jenny deeply. My only wish is that she could have known Jeremy," Ms. LAU says.
"I loved our wedding. I could relive that day, every day for the rest of my life."

  L... Names     LA... Names     Welcome Home

LAU - All Categories in OGSPI

LAURENCE m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-18 published
Victoria Mireille HOCKIN and Craig Arthur LAURENCE -- Match:
By Judith TENENBAUM, Page M6
After dating for five months, Victoria HOCKIN and Craig LAURENCE were still proceeding cautiously until a trip to Boston for a U2 concert propelled their romance to the next level. There, as they strolled through an outdoor market, past a coterie of buskers, she describes "a turning point for both of us. One busker was playing, All You Need Is Love, and a group of kids were clapping, singing along. As Craig and I walked by, he stopped, pointed and said, 'There's a couple in love, right there!' He said, 'Kiss her,' and the kids went, 'Kiss her! Kiss her!' Craig grabbed me, kissed me and did one of those little dips you do when you're dancing."
"It was a poignant moment. I'll never forget it," adds Mr. LAURENCE.
Each of them had recently become disentangled, when they met in January, 2005. Mutual Friends arranged a double date with the two, only to opt out at the last moment and leave the couple to their own devices. After a long revelatory evening "out for pints," Mr. LAWRENCE, who is a Chartered Accountant and a graduate of Queen's University and the University of Windsor, was enchanted -- in awe of Ms. HOCKIN's accomplishments and taken with her humour. "It left me wanting to get to know her more," he admits.
Sadly, the following morning she was spirited away to the Palm Springs Film Festival where her Last Mogul documentary on the legendary Lou Wasserman premiered as a smash hit. (It would later be featured in New York and Toronto, as well.) "Craig e-mailed for the whole weekend, checking in and taking a real interest in what I was doing, which was really nice," she recalls. "I gave him a call when I got back."
Products of an idyllic adolescence, the couple had grown up in Aurora, spending their summers at Muskoka camps and cottages. He was an accomplished guitarist and she was a pianist. Together, they saw music "as another language that we speak." She laughs as she shares Mr. LAURENCE's recurring fantasy: "He'd like to say 'rock star,' but he's not."
Their parents knew each other, and Mr. LAURENCE, now 36, had attended St. Andrews College, where Ms. HOCKIN's father had earlier been headmaster. "There aren't that many girls who can talk about what it's like to grow up in a boys' boarding school," she chuckles.
With a B.A. in English from University of Western Ontario's Huron College, Ms. HOCKIN, now 34, is the executive vice-president and a partner at Endeavour Marketing. There, over the past six years -- enlisting her business partner, Barry AVRICH, as a writer and director -- she has produced documentaries.
In September, 2005, Mr. LAURENCE, a new business-development corporate strategist at Canadian Tire Corp. Ltd., planned a Positano getaway for the two of them. Ms. HOCKIN's aspirations soared. But then, in a riveting performance (citing insufficient time to seek her parents' permission, let alone choose a ring,) Mr. LAURENCE provided the reality check: "I just need you to manage your expectations. It's not going to happen in Italy."
"I really bought it," Ms. HOCKIN admits, determined not to be disappointed. She was subsequently astonished, then, on the balcony of their villa in Amalfia -- as they chatted over wine and the dinner she'd just made -- when Mr. LAURENCE proffered the ring.
On February 4, 2006, at St. Paul's Anglican Church on Bloor Street, the Rev. Tim HAUGHTON officiated, as three-year-old Foxtyn STEPHEN, the bridegroom's nephew and ring bearer, performed flawlessly -- despite an unnerving left turn and his disappearance at the rehearsal. A gourmet reception followed at the Toronto Hunt Club, with grilled cheese sandwiches, chocolate chip cookies and milk shooters capping the evening.
"Craig is a mathematical guy, but creative when it comes to music. Doing very different things in our careers gives us a lot to talk about," Mrs. LAURENCE enthuses. Her husband adds, "Tori is a romantic, and it's great to be on the receiving end. I like to think I'm on the giving end, as well."

  L... Names     LA... Names     Welcome Home

LAURENCE - All Categories in OGSPI

LAUZON m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-15 published
KEHOE / LAUZON -- Marriage Announcement
Noreen Lloyd KEHOE along with Charon and Ron LAUZON are pleased to announce the marriage of their children Jennifer Meghan KEHOE and Ryan Jerome LAUZON on July 1, 2006, in London, Ontario. Reception took place at Huron College, University of Western Ontario.

  L... Names     LA... Names     Welcome Home

LAUZON - All Categories in OGSPI

LAW m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-16 published
Thomas COOK and Brenda COOK --
By Judith TENENBAUM, Saturday, April 16, 2005, Page M6
Thomas George COOK's eyes welled with tears when he saw his bride in her ivory wedding gown, descending the staircase at Grande St. Lucian Resort in St. Lucia. "She looked so beautiful I was breathless and started to cry," he says.
Onlookers cheered the couple as they walked down a pathway to exchange vows in an ocean-side garden before a local registrar.
Finally, after four children and a quarter-century of marriage, Brenda COOK was wed in the traditional dress she had missed out on the first time around.
On December 30, the residents of Georgetown, Ontario, renewed their vows to mark their 25th anniversary, the first time in their marriage that they had ever been on a holiday without their children.
"We were worried about how we were going to interact alone together without kids," Mr. COOK says, but his wife enthuses, "We fell in love with each other all over again."
The ceremony fulfilled a long-held wish of Mrs. COOK's, her husband says. "Over the years of our marriage I have always asked her, 'Had you any regrets about how we were married?' and she said, 'The only regret I had was not wearing a white wedding gown.'"
They met in 1977 when she, then Brenda May LAW, was 16 and he was two years her senior. His older sister had been enlisted to supervise her and two siblings while their parents vacationed in Florida.
Mr. COOK says he thought he "shouldn't go out with her because she was too young," but her parents supported the relationship and the romance flowered.
Although they envisioned a traditional wedding three years later, the pair were married in a quiet civil ceremony after the new Anglican minister at her family's church posed an impediment.
"He didn't know our family or me," she remembers, "and thought Tom and I were far too young and wanted us to take marriage classes at the church."
But Mr. COOK rebelled upon learning the minister himself was not married. "What does somebody who isn't, or hasn't been married, going to tell us, whose parents have been married over 25 years?" he says. "I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with Brenda and anything he told me was not going to change that."
So she enlisted a family friend, Supreme Court judge John GREENWOOD, to marry them in his chambers at Osgoode Hall in Toronto on January 18, 1980. It was the first and only time he had performed a wedding. "We were happy just to get married," Mr. COOK says.
The young couple also surprised their new neighbours as they moved into their first home, in Port Credit. When asked when their parents were going to arrive, Mrs. COOK responded, "We are not helping our parents move in. This is my, and my husband's, home."
They would be blessed with four children, Tom, 23, Robynn, 22, William, 14, and Katelynn, 12, all of whom demonstrate academic and athletic excellence. They share their parents' love of the outdoors and respect for the environment. The two younger children and their mother regularly cycle the Martin Goodman Trail to Toronto.
When the couple decided to renew their vows, she explored the bridal salons with her daughters. "My youngest daughter picked out a Cinderella dress," laughs Mrs. COOK, an administrative assistant at Extendicare.
Wearing the gown was a highlight of the trip for her. "I wasn't allowed to see it until the day of the wedding," says Mr. COOK, a supervisor with Toronto Hydro, adding that she dined and danced in it until 4 a.m.
Before the trip to St. Lucia, their children arranged a surprise party to mark their parents' silver anniversary. Robynn encapsulates the couple's journey: "My parents have never had things easy. From day one of their marriage at such a young age they have strived to stay afloat even when the going got tough. They have supported me along the way in every goal that I have achieved -- and even those I've failed."

  L... Names     LA... Names     Welcome Home

LAW - All Categories in OGSPI

LAWLER m@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-01-02 published
50th Anniversary Celebrated
On December 22 the family of well-known local residents Bob and Jean ELLIOT/ELLIOTT held a celebration event at Saint_John's Church, Flesherton, in honour of their parents' 50th wedding anniversary. The Elliotts are pictured above with their family. Back row, left to right: Paul LAWLER, Brett MASON, Chris GRAHAM, Pam GRAHAM, Caitlyn GRAHAM, Bill GRAHAM. Centre row: Brittany LAWLER, Emily LAWLER, Paulette LAWLER, and Pat ELLIOT/ELLIOTT. Missing from photo: Chad MASON.
Page 5

  L... Names     LA... Names     Welcome Home

LAWLER m@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-06-04 published
LAWLER, Gerald and Ann - 50th Wedding Anniversary
June 7, 2008. Love from all the family
Page 10

  L... Names     LA... Names     Welcome Home

LAWLER - All Categories in OGSPI

LAWRENCE m@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-05-30 published
LAWRENCE / VON MUHLENEN -- Buck and Doe
Buck and Doe for Mary Lynn (Turkey) LAWRENCE and Micheal VON MUHLENEN
Holstein Pavilion, Saturday, June 2, 2007 9: 00pm-1am
Tickets $5.00 Age of Majority Required
Page 2

  L... Names     LA... Names     Welcome Home

LAWRENCE m@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-07-25 published
LAWRENCE / VON MUHLENEN -- Forthcoming Marriage
Wayne and Nancy LAWRENCE and Stefan and Vreni VON MUHLENEN Wish to Announce The Forthcoming Marriage Of Their Children Mary Lynn LAWRENCE and Michael VON MUHLENEN on August 4, 2007
Please accept this as your personal invitation to celebrate their marriage at 8: 00 p.m. at the home of the bride's parents 263657 Southgate Road 26
Page 5

  L... Names     LA... Names     Welcome Home

LAWRENCE m@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-08-01 published
LAWRENCE / VON MUHLENEN -- Forthcoming Marriage
Wayne and Nancy LAWRENCE and Stefan and Vreni VON MUHLENEN Wish to Announce The Forthcoming Marriage Of Their Children Mary Lynn LAWRENCE and Michael VON MUHLENEN on August 4, 2007
Please accept this as your personal invitation to celebrate their marriage at 8: 00 p.m. at the home of the bride's parents 263657 Southgate Road 26
Page 4

  L... Names     LA... Names     Welcome Home

LAWRENCE m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2003-04-26 published
MILNE / LAWRENCE
Paul and Judy MILNE of London are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter Carolyn to Jason LAWRENCE of Toronto. Jason is the son of Jack and Carol LAWRENCE of Durham, Ontario. The wedding will take place Saturday, July 12, 2003 in London, Ontario at the Elsie Perrin Williams Estate.

  L... Names     LA... Names     Welcome Home

LAWRENCE m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-03 published
LAWRENCE, George and Agnes - Happy 55th Anniversary
In honour of their 55th, George and Agnes have discovered a solution to the increasing price of gas!

  L... Names     LA... Names     Welcome Home

LAWRENCE m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-14 published
LAWRENCE / BOOT -- Engagement
Wayne and Rose LAWRENCE of London are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Kerry LAWRENCE to Jonathan BOOT, son of John and Betty BOOT of Sarnia. Marriage to take place in Sarnia on November 18, 2006.

  L... Names     LA... Names     Welcome Home

LAWRENCE m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-14 published
LAWRENCE / BOOT -- Engagement
Wayne and Rose LAWRENCE of London are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Kerry LAWRENCE to Jonathan BOOT, son of John and Betty BOOT of Sarnia. Marriage to take place in Sarnia on November 18, 2006.

  L... Names     LA... Names     Welcome Home

LAWRENCE m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-21 published
LAWRENCE, Ed and Fran - 60th Wedding Anniversary
Congratulations on your 60th Wedding Anniversary June 19, 2008 Love from your children, their spouses, grandchildren and great-granddaughters.

  L... Names     LA... Names     Welcome Home

LAWRENCE m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-18 published
Victoria Mireille HOCKIN and Craig Arthur LAURENCE -- Match:
By Judith TENENBAUM, Page M6
After dating for five months, Victoria HOCKIN and Craig LAURENCE were still proceeding cautiously until a trip to Boston for a U2 concert propelled their romance to the next level. There, as they strolled through an outdoor market, past a coterie of buskers, she describes "a turning point for both of us. One busker was playing, All You Need Is Love, and a group of kids were clapping, singing along. As Craig and I walked by, he stopped, pointed and said, 'There's a couple in love, right there!' He said, 'Kiss her,' and the kids went, 'Kiss her! Kiss her!' Craig grabbed me, kissed me and did one of those little dips you do when you're dancing."
"It was a poignant moment. I'll never forget it," adds Mr. LAURENCE.
Each of them had recently become disentangled, when they met in January, 2005. Mutual Friends arranged a double date with the two, only to opt out at the last moment and leave the couple to their own devices. After a long revelatory evening "out for pints," Mr. LAWRENCE, who is a Chartered Accountant and a graduate of Queen's University and the University of Windsor, was enchanted -- in awe of Ms. HOCKIN's accomplishments and taken with her humour. "It left me wanting to get to know her more," he admits.
Sadly, the following morning she was spirited away to the Palm Springs Film Festival where her Last Mogul documentary on the legendary Lou Wasserman premiered as a smash hit. (It would later be featured in New York and Toronto, as well.) "Craig e-mailed for the whole weekend, checking in and taking a real interest in what I was doing, which was really nice," she recalls. "I gave him a call when I got back."
Products of an idyllic adolescence, the couple had grown up in Aurora, spending their summers at Muskoka camps and cottages. He was an accomplished guitarist and she was a pianist. Together, they saw music "as another language that we speak." She laughs as she shares Mr. LAURENCE's recurring fantasy: "He'd like to say 'rock star,' but he's not."
Their parents knew each other, and Mr. LAURENCE, now 36, had attended St. Andrews College, where Ms. HOCKIN's father had earlier been headmaster. "There aren't that many girls who can talk about what it's like to grow up in a boys' boarding school," she chuckles.
With a B.A. in English from University of Western Ontario's Huron College, Ms. HOCKIN, now 34, is the executive vice-president and a partner at Endeavour Marketing. There, over the past six years -- enlisting her business partner, Barry AVRICH, as a writer and director -- she has produced documentaries.
In September, 2005, Mr. LAURENCE, a new business-development corporate strategist at Canadian Tire Corp. Ltd., planned a Positano getaway for the two of them. Ms. HOCKIN's aspirations soared. But then, in a riveting performance (citing insufficient time to seek her parents' permission, let alone choose a ring,) Mr. LAURENCE provided the reality check: "I just need you to manage your expectations. It's not going to happen in Italy."
"I really bought it," Ms. HOCKIN admits, determined not to be disappointed. She was subsequently astonished, then, on the balcony of their villa in Amalfia -- as they chatted over wine and the dinner she'd just made -- when Mr. LAURENCE proffered the ring.
On February 4, 2006, at St. Paul's Anglican Church on Bloor Street, the Rev. Tim HAUGHTON officiated, as three-year-old Foxtyn STEPHEN, the bridegroom's nephew and ring bearer, performed flawlessly -- despite an unnerving left turn and his disappearance at the rehearsal. A gourmet reception followed at the Toronto Hunt Club, with grilled cheese sandwiches, chocolate chip cookies and milk shooters capping the evening.
"Craig is a mathematical guy, but creative when it comes to music. Doing very different things in our careers gives us a lot to talk about," Mrs. LAURENCE enthuses. Her husband adds, "Tori is a romantic, and it's great to be on the receiving end. I like to think I'm on the giving end, as well."

  L... Names     LA... Names     Welcome Home

LAWRENCE m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-01-25 published
HARLTON / LAWRENCE
Ms. Wendy HARLTON of London is pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Sarah Diane to Gregory Brian, son of Brian and Jane LAWRENCE of Scarborough. The wedding will take place in London on August 16, 2003.

  L... Names     LA... Names     Welcome Home

LAWRENCE m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-05-17 published
LAWRENCE / SHANKS -- Trevor and Anthea, together with their parents Keith and Beth (Toronto) and Graham and Marjory (Wanaka, New Zealand) are thrilled to announce their engagement to family and Friends.

  L... Names     LA... Names     Welcome Home

LAWRENCE - All Categories in OGSPI

LAWSON m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-30 published
Jamie LAWSON and Leo RAUTINS -- Match:
By Judith TENENBAUM, Saturday, April 30, 2005, Page M6
Lyricist Carl Sigman's 1950s classic line, "Many a tear has to fall, but it's all in the game," could have been Jamie LAWSON and Leo RAUTINS's theme song until the two met and their romance became a slam dunk.
A basketball phenomenon at Saint Michael's College in Toronto, Mr. RAUTINS was inducted into the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame and played 10 years for Canada's national team. He starred with the Syracuse University Orangemen and was a first-round draft choice of the Philadelphia 76ers, for whom he played in 1983-84. Then, after a brief stint with the Atlanta Hawks, his professional play was in Europe until 1992. A career switch to broadcasting led to his role as a television analyst for the Toronto Raptors since their 1995 inception.
Meanwhile, Jamie LAWSON, a native Texan raised in Memphis, was growing up the antithesis of a demure southern belle. "I was very feminine and a pretty little girl, but into sports and competitive," she says. "I was upset I was born a girl and really wanted to be a quarterback."
As a child, she parked in front of her black-and-white television, captivated by any and every sport, and soon became a trivia buff. At university, her associate degree in biology had her dreaming of sports medicine, but a successful dalliance in modelling led her to recruitment management.
When a mutual friend introduced the pair at Ms. LAWSON's alma mater, the University of North Carolina, at a 2001 charity basketball game, their encounter was definitely a three pointer. "We hit it off and went for dinner," she says, and it was she who took Mr. RAUTINS's number. Her 2 a.m. call to his hotel later that evening had them chatting for four hours. "We started talking about basketball, and I think I won him over at that point because I knew more about college basketball than he did, because the National Basketball Association schedule took so much of his time," she laughs.
Ms. LAWSON was emerging from a disastrous relationship when they met, and Mr. RAUTINS was grappling with a divorce. "Neither one of us was remotely interested in having a relationship," he says, "but there was something there, and we became good Friends." Three weeks later, the tug of attraction, reinforced by a flurry of phone calls, had a glowing Ms. LAWSON jetting to Toronto.
"Leo was there for me through a very tough time, and I was there for him," she says. "It didn't take long to realize that we were soul mates and meant for each other."
Mr. RAUTINS's celeb status has deflected the spotlight from the fetching Ms. LAWSON. " I've never been with a man who, when we enter a room, gets more attention than I do," she chuckles. "It's amusing and a relief. People come up, say hi and turn completely from me."
Scarcely a year after they met, Ms. LAWSON was confident enough in the tenure of their relationship to purchase a Toronto condo as her base and the couple's time alternated between their residences here and in Syracuse, where Mr. RAUTINS's children live.
"There are no secrets. She knows absolutely everything about me and vice versa. Those small white lies to avoid problems are not part of our relationship," Mr. RAUTINS, 45, says. His children, 20-year-old Michael, Andrew, 16, Jay 14, and five-year-old Sammy welcomed Ms. LAWSON as part of their team. "They have extended themselves to me and opened their hearts," says Ms. LAWSON, cognizant that she was "marrying the family."
The couple's journey toward marriage was influenced by the mystique of black swans they saw together on a visit to a jungle zoo in Elmvale, Ontario, near Barrie. The swans, which mate for life in secure family units, embody the commitment that touched a chord for the pair and provided their wedding theme. The date for their nuptials, February 19, was scheduled during the National Basketball Association all-star break to accommodate Mr. RAUTINS's telecast schedule.
The bridesmaids in black and the best men -- all the bridegroom's sons -- waited at The Westin Harbour Castle hotel as the couple approached together on an aisle runner decorated with black swans. The 5-foot, 7-inch bride, in a bias-cut black silk gown backed by a subtle train, and her 6-foot, 8-inch bridegroom, in a black tuxedo and black silk T-shirt, exchanged personal vows in front of Reverend Bob HOLMES before an intimate gathering of 60 guests. At the cocktail reception following, confections by 12 Ohh!cakesions of two black swans and two basketballs bearing the University of North Carolina and the University of Syracuse logos, respectively, continued their theme.
Mrs. LAWSON RAUTINS, 33, has embraced her new vocation as homemaker to her husband, the boys, and one-year-old Kujo, their boxer puppy. Mr. RAUTINS has been named head coach of the senior men's Canadian national basketball team, which will begin competition this summer. If the Canadian team has the resolution of Team RAUTINS, possibilities abound.

  L... Names     LA... Names     Welcome Home

LAWSON m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-30 published
Jamie LAWSON and Leo RAUTINS -- Match:
By Judith TENENBAUM, Saturday, April 30, 2005, Page M6
Lyricist Carl Sigman's 1950s classic line, "Many a tear has to fall, but it's all in the game," could have been Jamie LAWSON and Leo RAUTINS's theme song until the two met and their romance became a slam dunk.
A basketball phenomenon at St. Michael's College in Toronto, Mr. RAUTINS was inducted into the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame and played 10 years for Canada's national team. He starred with the Syracuse University Orangemen and was a first-round draft choice of the Philadelphia 76ers, for whom he played in 1983-84. Then, after a brief stint with the Atlanta Hawks, his professional play was in Europe until 1992. A career switch to broadcasting led to his role as a television analyst for the Toronto Raptors since their 1995 inception.
Meanwhile, Jamie LAWSON, a native Texan raised in Memphis, was growing up the antithesis of a demure southern belle. "I was very feminine and a pretty little girl, but into sports and competitive," she says. "I was upset I was born a girl and really wanted to be a quarterback."
As a child, she parked in front of her black-and-white television, captivated by any and every sport, and soon became a trivia buff. At university, her associate degree in biology had her dreaming of sports medicine, but a successful dalliance in modelling led her to recruitment management.
When a mutual friend introduced the pair at Ms. LAWSON's alma mater, the University of North Carolina, at a 2001 charity basketball game, their encounter was definitely a three pointer. "We hit it off and went for dinner," she says, and it was she who took Mr. RAUTINS's number. Her 2 a.m. call to his hotel later that evening had them chatting for four hours. "We started talking about basketball, and I think I won him over at that point because I knew more about college basketball than he did, because the National Basketball Association schedule took so much of his time," she laughs.
Ms. LAWSON was emerging from a disastrous relationship when they met, and Mr. RAUTINS was grappling with a divorce. "Neither one of us was remotely interested in having a relationship," he says, "but there was something there, and we became good Friends." Three weeks later, the tug of attraction, reinforced by a flurry of phone calls, had a glowing Ms. LAWSON jetting to Toronto.
"Leo was there for me through a very tough time, and I was there for him," she says. "It didn't take long to realize that we were soul mates and meant for each other."
Mr. RAUTINS's celeb status has deflected the spotlight from the fetching Ms. LAWSON. " I've never been with a man who, when we enter a room, gets more attention than I do," she chuckles. "It's amusing and a relief. People come up, say hi and turn completely from me."
Scarcely a year after they met, Ms. LAWSON was confident enough in the tenure of their relationship to purchase a Toronto condo as her base and the couple's time alternated between their residences here and in Syracuse, where Mr. RAUTINS's children live.
"There are no secrets. She knows absolutely everything about me and vice versa. Those small white lies to avoid problems are not part of our relationship," Mr. RAUTINS, 45, says. His children, 20-year-old Michael, Andrew, 16, Jay 14, and five-year-old Sammy welcomed Ms. LAWSON as part of their team. "They have extended themselves to me and opened their hearts," says Ms. LAWSON, cognizant that she was "marrying the family."
The couple's journey toward marriage was influenced by the mystique of black swans they saw together on a visit to a jungle zoo in Elmvale, Ontario, near Barrie. The swans, which mate for life in secure family units, embody the commitment that touched a chord for the pair and provided their wedding theme. The date for their nuptials, February 19, was scheduled during the National Basketball Association all-star break to accommodate Mr. RAUTINS's telecast schedule.
The bridesmaids in black and the best men -- all the bridegroom's sons -- waited at The Westin Harbour Castle hotel as the couple approached together on an aisle runner decorated with black swans. The 5-foot, 7-inch bride, in a bias-cut black silk gown backed by a subtle train, and her 6-foot, 8-inch bridegroom, in a black tuxedo and black silk T-shirt, exchanged personal vows in front of Reverend Bob HOLMES before an intimate gathering of 60 guests. At the cocktail reception following, confections by 12 Ohh!cakesions of two black swans and two basketballs bearing the University of North Carolina and the University of Syracuse logos, respectively, continued their theme.
Mrs. LAWSON RAUTINS, 33, has embraced her new vocation as homemaker to her husband, the boys, and one-year-old Kujo, their boxer puppy. Mr. RAUTINS has been named head coach of the senior men's Canadian national basketball team, which will begin competition this summer. If the Canadian team has the resolution of Team RAUTINS, possibilities abound.

  L... Names     LA... Names     Welcome Home

LAWSON m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-07-05 published
Michael and Yvonne MURPHY are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Breeann Renee to Tom son of Robert and Kathy LAWSON. Wedding to take place Summer of 2004.

  L... Names     LA... Names     Welcome Home

LAWSON - All Categories in OGSPI

LAZZARO m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2003-03-01 published
Happy 60th Anniversary, Angelo and Nancy LAZZARO
Love from Frank and Debbie, Joe and Mary, John and Mary and all their grandchildren, their spouses and many Friends.

  L... Names     LA... Names     Welcome Home

LAZZARO - All Categories in OGSPI