Laurence Westlake

Obituary of Laurence John Westlake

Laurence (Jack) John Westlake, 77, of White’s Lake passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on July 19, 2019 at QEII Hospital.

Born in Halifax, he was the son of the late Clarence and Mary (Creelman) Westlake.

Jack was a proud member of the Canadian Army and received an honorable release in 1962. He then worked in Fire Protection for many years as a Sprinkler Fitter. Jack’s passions in his early years were playing/coaching baseball, darts, bowling and spending time with family and friends. He was always known as a jokester, so you could count on having a good laugh anytime you were around him. And how about those Leafs and Bluejays! Jack would always watch and root them on. He also loved to sing and his voice truly was music to your ears. In recent years, he always looked forward to his regular visits to Superstore to see his “lovelies”.

He is survived by his daughters Sherri (Tony) and Paula (Brenton); son Jack (Carol); his grandchildren Kristy (Josh), Jill (Chris), Kyle (Ashley), Benjamin and Emily; great grandchildren Lincoln, Archer, Wyatt, Heath, Georgia and Max; sisters Barb (Gordie) and Diane (Joe); and brother Reg (Darlene). 

Beside his parents, Jack was predeceased by his loving wife Isabel (Billard); brothers Ron, Doug, and Fred; and sister Sheila.

A Celebration of Life will be held July 27, 2019 at 2:00pm at St Timothy’s Church; 2320 Prospect Rd, Hatchet Lake, with Rev. Cheryl Rafuse officiating. Interment for immediate family in Sunrise cemetery.

 In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.  Special thank you to Dr. Crooks, Dr. Burton and all the Nurses and staff at QEII unit 8.4.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, Halifax (902) 835-4212. 


Celebration of Life

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, July 27, 2019
St. Timothy's Anglican Church
2320 Prospect Road
Hatchet Lake, Nova Scotia, Canada

Private Family Interment

For immediate family only, in Sunrise Park.
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