Donald Gilbert McCrea Lawrence


Published: 22Sep2022
Don Lawrence

January 18, 1932 – August 28, 2022

It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to a dear friend of the Redpath Museum, Don Lawrence, who sadly passed away at the age of 90.

As a loyal and dedicated volunteer, Don worked for many years in the paleontology preparation lab, chipping away at stone to reveal the fossils beneath, eventually transitioning to re-articulating skeletal material for the mammal collection. His exceptional work yielded many specimens used for exhibit, teaching and research, supporting the mission and mandate of the museum. Don's noble work ethic, amiable nature and enthusiasm about the museum was matched only by his charitable character and his devotion to helping others achieve their goals. He will be missed.

To know more about the life of Don Lawrence, please see the following obituaries written by The Montreal Gazette and The Globe and Mail.



Land Acknowledgement

McGill University is located on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. McGill honours, recognizes and respects these nations as the traditional stewards of the lands and waters on which we meet today.

The Redpath Museum's director EDI statement.

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