A lifetime resident of the area, Lawrence “Catfish” Hunter passed away at the Carefor Hospice in Cornwall, on Thursday, December 4, 2014.  He was 64.

Lawrence was born in Matilda Township, on February 6, 1950, to his parents Joe and Marguerite Hunter.

He graduated from Toyes Hill school and North Dundas High School.  For many years Lawrence worked at Parmalat in Winchester until health problems forced him to retire early.

Lawrence enjoyed four wheeling, fishing, bowling, and playing Texas Hold’em, broomball, baseball, darts, golf and washer toss.  He was an avid Toronto Maple Leaf and New York Yankees fan.   

Lawrence enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He had a big heart and he would help anyone in need. He always welcomed everyone who knocked on his door with a smile. 

Lawrence touched many people during his lifetime with his kindness, and he will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him. 

Lawrence is survived by his siblings June Picard of Toyes Hill, Barbara Duff (Terry) of Newington, Linda Brannen (Mike) of Chesterville, Joe of Winchester Springs, Wayne (Liz) of Toyes Hill and Judy Hunter (Andy Tibben) of Brinston.

He was predeceased by his parents Joe and Marguerite Hunter (nee Marcellus), his sister Betty Watson and his brothers Bill, Robert and Jake.

He is also survived by nieces and nephews.   

Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the spring.  

Donations to Carefor Hospice would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.  Online condolences may be made at 


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