Lawrence William Hadden passed away peacefully in his home at Likely, B.C. on Sunday, October 19, 2003 after a long battle with cancer.
He was born on March 15, 1949 in New Westminster to Bill and Selma Hadden.
He was raised in 100 Mile House, where he also married his wife, Carol Plewes on December 27, 1969.
They had three children: Raymond in 1969, Malcom in 1971, and Barbara in 1974.
Lawrence owned and operated his own log truck company in 100 Mile House.
After moving to Likely he worked as a loader operator and logging truck driver for a variety of companies, including Ray Savidan Enterprises, Bicchieri Trucking, hauling logs to Weldwood in Williams Lake.
He was proud to receive awards numerous times for safe driving.
For a time he operated a small sawmill alongside his wife. For the last few years he worked for Caribou Road Services in Likely.
His many hobbies included woodworking, camping, a model train set operation, but some of his greatest times were spent on his boat on the ocean.
Lawrence is survived by his wife, Carol; sons Raymond (Nancy) Hadden, and Malcom (Erin Tough) Hadden; daughter, Barbara (Lorne) Smith; grandchildren Alexander Hadden, Justin Hadden, Cheyenne Smith, Tyler Hadden, Tanis Smith, Dakota Smith and Melissa Hadden; mother, Selma Hadden; father-in-law, Lynn Plewes; brothers Dick (Nancey) Hadden, Danny (Gabrielle) Hadden, and Billy (Maureen) Hadden; sister Bev (Joseph Gaudet) Hadden; sister-in-law, Linda (Fred) Hawkshaw; brothers-in-law, Bill (Lynn) Plewes, and Bob Plewes; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Lawrence was predeceased by his father, Bill Hadden, in 1988.
Funeral services were held on Friday, October 24, 2003 at the Likely Chapel with Jim Potter officiating.
Billy Hadden, Lawrence’s brother, gave the eulogy. LaPrairie’s Funeral Services were in charge of arrangements.