douglasdes lauriers
Des Lauriers, Douglas Timothy a 20 year resident of Torrance passed away on August 25, 2012 after a 6 month battle with cancer. Doug was born on April 10, 1951 and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada. He was the youngest son of Joseph and Patricia Des Lauriers. Doug was employed in the import/export industry here in the South Bay. He loved his work and developed countless, long lasting relationships with people he met in the industry. Doug loved his trips to Las Vegas, his passion for collecting sports memorabilia and miniature cars and trucks and authentic Chinese food. Doug was preceded to the hereafter by his father Joseph, brother Russell and sister Janice. He is survived by his mother Patricia in Winnipeg, his wonderful son Douglas Jr. in Portland, Oregon, and brother Leo (Carolyn) in Harbor City. He will be remembered by his beloved nieces and nephews here in Los Angeles and Winnipeg. On behalf of Doug we wish to express our gratitude and thanks to all the health care providers who allowed Doug to pass on with dignity and self-respect. A joyous memorial service will be held for Doug on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 2:00 pm at the Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, please make a donation to your local Cancer Society.

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  1. With my deepest sympathy. Douglas was a very kind and loving person and a wonderful father to his son Douglas. We will never forget him. Barbara

  2. Douglas was one of the finest people I ever met. I knew him for many years at Casa Grande Apts. in Torrance. He was a wonderful father to Douglas, Jr. and to many friends. He will be deeply missed. My prayers are with his family.

  3. Dougie, Thank you for the memories that will live in my heart forever. You were a great friend and a brother/uncle figure to me. I remember showing up on Janices doorstep in Winnapeg meeting you all for the first time over 20 years ago. Everyone welcomed Daniel and I with open loving arms, smiles, food and hugs. I loved taking your money on the holidays playing cards, our trip to Vegas and testing your home made wine. Too many great times to mention here, but looking forward to sharing them with your son. Doug you were one of the most real and genuine people I’ve ever known. I thank the Lord for all our conversations, especially this last 6 months. We are family, and your son Douglas will always be loved and welcomed in my heart and home. I will continue to pray for your soul. Goodbye….until we meet again. Love Mary Ellen

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