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Lawrence McKinney Sr.

November 7, 2019


Lawrence McKinney

Peacefully at the Health Sciences Centre on Thursday, November 7, 2019, Lawrence McKinney passed away at the age of 75 years.

He leaves to mourn his loving wife Helen McKinney (nee Scott), children: Eugene, Shirley (Reigh), Jeff and Lawrence Jr. (Norma), grandchildren, Emily, Cassandra, Eleni (Justin), Anthony, Colby, Tyler, Ebony and Laurie, great grandchildren, Celia, Alex, Libbie, Mikayla, Lyric, Aria, Zuly, Kalista, Gabriel, Khaleesi and Juliet.  Also left to mourn are his siblings, Raymond (Isabel), Kenneth, Sarah, Joyce, Rena, Sharon (Bill), Doreen, Nancy and brother in law Bill (Betty) and special friend Margaret.

Lawrence was predeceased by his parents, Joe and Mary, by his brothers, Gordon and Gary and his sisters, Diane and Mary.

A Wake Service will be held at the Swan Lake First Nation Cultural Centre on Monday, November 11, 2019 at 4 p.m.  Funeral Services will be held at the Swan Lake First Nation Cultural Centre on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 12 noon, followed by interment at the Indian Springs Cemetery and lunch served afterwards.

Adam’s Funeral Home of Notre Dame, Manitoba in care of arrangements.  Phone 204-248-2201.  For more information and condolences, please visit

I woke up this morning at 7am and the sun was beginning to light up the sky. 
I went for a morning walk with the early morning light.
It felt so invigorating to feel the warmth of the summer sun igniting my world and soul with it’s powerful energy.
Even when later, the clouds covered it, I knew the sun was there.
I try to keep the feeling of that warmth alive in me as long as possible,
Birds and bees in unison, the joyful hum of Nature’s song.
Embellishing fields of emerald green draped in its golden gown.
Light sweet air blows softly against my skin I sit and see Princess running and playing 
and no matter how years may pass, and how old I come to be, I’ll always love this time of year. 
As it holds such fond memories, but there’s also my greatest adventures in life 
and that’s my moments spent with family and friends. Now aroused by those sweet cricket calls.
The outside world is an endless place.
It shows us how small we can be.
It can nurture and comfort our troubled hearts.
It can grant us sweet moments of peace.
If you take the time to really see, the outside is a glorious place. 
And how lucky we are that this as simple as a few steps to see.
It’s a place I find peace and comfort, hoping one day I can walk with you hand in hand looking around.
This view is oh so beautiful, so sweet almost as the angels are calling you home. 

P. Scott


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November 11, 2019

4:00 PM
SLFN Cultural Centre
Swan Lake First Nation
Swan Lake, MB R0G 2S0

Funeral Service
November 12, 2019

12:00 PM
SLFN Cultural Centre
Swan Lake First Nation
Swan Lake, MB R0G 2S0

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