student: Lawrence Summerhayes
Identified by W.B., Christie & friends
Confirmed 4 Sep 2005 by Shirley
Confirmed 12 Jul 2006 by his wife Betty
Also see SHS 46-058: Lawrence
From W. B.: Lawrence's family lived on Union Street back then.
From Betty: Updated
15 Jul 2006: Lawrence was born in Simcoe,
a son of Bruce
Summerhayes and Ida Mae Sherk, a grandson of
Fred Summerhayes and Clara
Peronto, who resided in Simcoe.
(It was said Clara came from Quebec, Montreal or Quebec City. Her surname
may have been Peronteau at one time.)
Lawrence had a number of earlier jobs, but was a theatre manager
in Dunnville in 1953 and that is where I met him. He was very friendly, a very social
person and loved to work in situations where
he could interact with many individuals. We
married in 1955.
Lawrence and I were married for
28 years. He had his own little
shop in Dunnville for seven years, then worked at Canadian Tire
and then for Bicks.
He suffered a major stroke in Feb 1983 and passed away ten days later. We
had four children:
Melanie, who is now grown and living in St. Catharines,
Bryan who is a minister and also works for Ontario Hydro at the Pickering Nuclear Plant, he has three children,
Chris, who has worked for Bicks in Dunnville for years. He has a
year and a half old son, and
Natalie who has three children and also lives in Dunnville.