Paul Laurie

A photo of Paul Laurie

Gordon “Paul” Laurie (Amos), the son of Gordon (2010) and Marie (2019) Laurie, born September 24, 1954,  passed away peacefully at his home in Shrewsbury with brother Peter and Chrissie at his side on Thursday, January 13, 2022, at the age of 67. Predeceased by his sister Joyce Laurie (2008)

Paul is survived by his brother Peter (Chrissie) and their children, Spencer (Sarah) of Alberta and Arden (Mike) of Chatham.  Also survived by his stepson Stephen (Terry) of Shrewsbury and grandchildren Sheldon, Tori and Lily, stepdaughter Lea Allison Brown (Darcy) of Alberta, grandchildren Kaytland and Gabriella, and his son Curtis Lewis (Danielle) of Barrie and grandchildren Blair, Mylah and Quinn.

Also survived by his Uncle Jim Laurie and family and Aunt Shirley Dawson and family.  Special cousin to Jim and Pat Bennett and Liz and Murray Butler, as well as many other relatives.

Paul recently retired from a career spanning over 40 years from Canadian Tire in Blenheim where he worked as an auto technician. In his younger days he worked briefly at the Blenheim News Tribune, as well at the MTO, Huron Construction and Johnston Motors in Ridgetown.  He enjoyed the many friendship he developed with staff and customers over those many years.

Much time was spent enjoying the outdoors either fishing, hunting, boating and heading north chopping wood, sledding and time with the Hope clan.  Paul has spent the past many years “living the dream in Shrewsbury”, where he was always looking to lend a helping hand either with grass cutting for neighbours or at the Community Centre, snow removal, assisting at the neighbourhood barbecues and a host of volunteer jobs when asked.  He was always there helping for whatever was asked of him. Plenty of his time was also spent having visits from close friends in his shop. He loved the community, the people in it and the friendships that he developed. He was deemed by many as “crusty, but with a heart of gold.”

In respect of Paul’s wishes cremation has taken place.  A Celebration of Paul’s life will take place at the Shrewsbury Community Centre on Saturday August 13, 2022 from 1:00pm until 4:00pm (Brief remarks at 2:15pm).  Donations made in Paul’s memory can  be made to the Shrewsbury and Raglan Assembly or to a charity of your choice.

A video tribute of Paul’s life may be viewed by clicking the following link:

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My sincere condolences to the Laurie family. Paul was a wonderful and extremely helpful fellow to know. He will be greatly missed by many.

Pete , Crissy and family, Sorry to hear of Paul's passing, I always liked Amos.

You were a great guy Paul, hope your resting in peace , think of you often xoxo

Sending my condolences to the Laurie family.

My condolences. I always enjoyed my chats with Paul. A very friendly fellow. RIP Amos !

Dear Pete, Chrissie and family We are so sorry to read of your brothers passing. He was an awesome guy to see at CTC Blenheim. Big Hug Karen and Bob Herman

Pete , Chrissie & Laurie. Family. Our Deepest. Sympathies. RIP. Paul

Peter, Chris and family, thinking of you all during this time of grief, Paul will be missed for sure. May He RIP. Hugs

Sorry to here of Paul’s passing. Our condolences to your family

We are so very sad to hear of the loss of this truly caring man! Paul was crusty on the outside and a marshmallow on the inside! We had many fun and memorable times spent boating to Seagull Island and coming back to Squaw Camp for shared meals and laughter. We had fun ducking hunting and partridge hunting and just being together with friends. Rest In Peace our dear friend! See you on the other side! We will have a great celebration!

We will remember Amos with a smile and a chuckle. Our condolences to his family and those who loved him most. Frank, Pam, Alena and Jared Fiala

So sad to see this always a great guy to deal with at the store . Canadian Tire should have there flag at half Mas. He earned it . My condolences to Chrissy and the Laurie family.

Amos was one of the good guys…he will be missed by many! Still remember him in our wedding.. he would do anything for anybody! Our sincere condolences to Pete and Chrissie.

My deepest condolences to all Paul’s family and friends.

I’m so sorry for your loss. He sounds like he leaves behind a wonderful legacy.

We would like to offer our condolences to the entire family.

Our condolences to family. Rest In Peace Paul. You were such a great guy

We offer our sincere condolences to the Pete, Chrissie and family. Rest in peace Paul, you were a great friend to all who knew you and a truly crusty old man with a heart of gold, we will definitely miss you......

May loving memories bring you peace, comfort and strength. Cherish those precious times that you all shared with Paul.

RIP Paul!! My condolences & prayers! You will be missed.

Lea Allison and Darcy and the Laurie family, So sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences. Sue and Henry Wiebenga and family

Pete, Chrissie and family sorry to hear of Paul's passing, RIP Amos.

Peter and family-Sorry to learn of Paul`s passing . He was the most honest auto tech I ever dealt with over several years .Had complete confidence in his work when I drove away . Rest in peace Paul , Chuck Lawrence

He is a person I will never forget the privilege is mine to have known the man To me it is a great loss but I know he still smiling

Peter, Chrissee & family, Liz, Murray & family Pat, Jim & family, Sue & family When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.

Pete , Crissy and family, Sorry to here of Paul's passing, he was a great guy and will be missed. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. RIP Paul. Kelvin and Jackie Ashby

Uncle Paul had the biggest and kindest heart around. In recent years between my son's cancer treatment and COVID I didn't get to see him, but in his typical way, he called me several times over the past two years to say he was thinking about us and if we needed anything to call him and he'd help if he could. I'd text him and he'd call me back and leave a message saying he was old and didn't know how work "that texting thing" but got my message and was glad to hear from me and that we were all doing okay. We all have so many fond memories of spending time with him and Aunt Sue down at "The Shack" as we were growing up. So much laughter and joy happened at that Shack over the years. Sending his entire family and all who loved him my sincerest condolences. He will be missed. Dawn Pickering Ottawa, Ontario

Peter, Chrissie and family, So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Paul has done a fair bit of work for me over the years and I always appreciated his honesty and fairness, he will be missed.

I'm so sorry to hear about the lost of a fantastic friend I'll miss you Amos you always knew how to make me laugh even on my roughest days cheers till we meet agian you thought me patience is keys

Our deepest condolences to the families. Rest in Peace "Amos"

I'm so sorry for your loss. Paul was such a sweet man with a big heart. He will be missed!

I can’t believe papa Paul is gone, he was loved by so many. My condolences to his family

Peter & Chrissie and all of Paul's family, we are very sorry to learn if Paul's passing. He was one of a kind. Thinking of you. Sincerely, Myra (Foulis) & Don Pettit, and Shayna Taylor

Our deepest condolences to the entire family. Paul will always be remembered for wonderful smile and always willing to help someone out.

So sad to hear of his passing the families with heavy hearts to you all...paul was a great person who knew his auto part at candian tire very well ..come across as crusty lil but absolutely a big heart ...big hugz to all

I met Paul when I bought in Shrewsbury. He was a great man, and always offered to help. My condolences to his family.

Rest In Peace, Paul. I have so many great memories of you, dating back to when I was just a kid and watching you help to bale hay on our little farm next door, through to many good times playing cards and “carrying on” out at Squaw Camp with the gang. Not to mention the many visits while you worked side by side with my dad, turning a wrench, a job that you clearly loved to do. My condolences to you Peter, Chrissy, Jim, Jen, and families.

My condolences Peter to you and your family. Paul was 1 of my first friends I made when I came to Canadian Tire. We grew a great friendship and enjoyed his visits after he retired, and talks on the phone. I am going to miss him.

Our sincere condolences to the family for your loss.

Our sincere condolences to the family for your loss.

Sorry to hear about Paul’s passing. He always had time for a good conversation to catch up on things happening around town. Thinking of you all during this sad time. Rick & Pat.

To the Laurie Family.. sending our Deepest Condolences in the passing of Paul. May he peacefully rest, and be pain free. Great mechanic. Sincerely Charlie Cowell.

My condolences to the whole family. I had the pleasure of working with Paul for a couple of years then he did repairs on my car after that. He was a great guy and will be missed by many. RIP Paul , love always BJ and Claude xx

I'm so sorry to hear about Paul. He was always good to us as our mechanic and he always had a smile and a chat with us. Loved talking about our hunting trips with him. My sincere condolences to his family.

Sincere condolences to your family.

Peter & family, sorry for your loss. Whenever I popped into Canadian Tire, Paul always had the time for a short visit. When I think of him I go back to Victoria Street where we were all together as kids. Great memories, so long ago.

Peter, Christie and family, Thinking of you all.

Peter and Chrissie I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family

Pete, Chrissy & family We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Paul. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Rest In Peace Paul.

He will be missed a great friend with a heart of gold.He always put other people first. I will miss our talks and will always be on my mind Rest In Peace ❤️

Our deepest condolence's to Paul's family. I was fortunate to work with Paul for several years and am fortunate to have know him during that time. You will be missed my friend. Stan & Sharon Pilecki

My condolences to the family.

Paul’s family - We are sorry for your loss. Please accept our deepest sympathies. Gary & Christine Bowden

Our deepest condolences Pete and Chrissy I know when I left you told me he wasn't doing well sorry to hear of Paul's passing

Pete, Chrissy & family ... we are so very sorry for your loss. Many great memories, of great times, with this great guy ... going back many years. He will be missed by many . Hugs to all.

Sincere condolences

Pete, Chrissie and family. We are so very sorry for your loss. So many good times with Paul, going back years! He will be missed by many. Hugs to all.

Pete , Chrissy and Family please accept our sincere condolence's on the passing of Amos, what a shock to read Amos was a good man, friend, great guy, always had a smile on his face. Rest in Peace my friend

To Paul's entire family, we are so sorry to hear about this. Our Deepest Condolences. RIP Paul

Thinking of you Peter, Chrissie and all the family at this sad time.

So sorry to hear of the loss of Amos was always like a older brother to me back in the snowmobile shop days .was always there to help dad at whatever had to be done will be missed by many

Our sincere sympathy to all the family.

So sorry Pete , Chrissy and families.. Stephan and family to hear of Paul's passing he was good man and loved you all very much.... RIP Paul xo

To the families and relatives of Paul, my condolences in your loss of such a gentle soul. Glad he was able to have time to enjoy his retirement and do the things he liked and enjoyed. Thinking of you. 💕

Pete Chrissie and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time..

Sincere condolences.🙏

It’s very hard to say goodbye to a friend of many years! We have so many good memories. Paul was a good friend who we will sorely missed!

Pete, Chrissy, Spence, Arden and family. We are very sorry for your families loss. Our sincere condolences.

To Paul’s family. So sorry for your loss. Many of us will miss Paul’s heart of gold.

Sad news to hear of Paul's passing' sending our condolence to Peter,Krissy family, Liz Butler family,Pat Bennett, family and friends Rest in Peace Paul, a lot of John Street great-memories shared in our years

Very sorry to hear of Paul passing so soon. He will be missed by many. Prayers and RIP.

Sorry for your loss Laurie family... had many great conversation at Canadian Tire with Paul and he always fixed me up..... always with a smile.... RIP Paul... Linda and John

Peter, Chrissy, Spencer and Arden and families, We are deeply saddened by the loss of your brother and Uncle Paul. Our deepest condolences. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Scott, Cheryl, Bradon & Nathan

Deepest sympathies to the entire family. A definite good guy taken too soon.

Condolences to Pete, Chrissie, and the family. Amos was one of a kind and the mold was broke after he was made. I have many great memories working with Paul at CTC. He was always there when needed and was always good for an awesome story to keep life interesting. .. Janice and Paul developed a relationship at CTC and no matter how bad and hectic things got they always found friendship and respect at the end of the day.... Rest in Peace old friend you earned it.

Pete, Chrissy & Family, Amos was a good guy & will be missed…. Hugs to you sll

My deepest sympathies to all of Paul's family and friends, and our whole community. xo

I am so very sorry for your loss . Paul was always my go to guy for most of all of my car issues through the years . No beating around the bush with this guy !! Rest In Peace Paul and condolences Pete Chrissie and family 🙏🙏🥰

We send our deepest sympathies to Paul’s family and friends at this sad time.

to the Laurie family, am saddened to hear of Paul's passing, going to miss you "Amos", our thoughts and prayers.....RIP PAUL

so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

My sympathies to the Laurie family. Paul was a friendly down to earth kind of guy that treasured the important things in life 💖

Sorry to hear of paul(Amos) passing

So sorry for your loss thinking of all of you at this sad time ❤️

Our thoughts and Prayers are with all the family at this time. May you find comfort in your memories...