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Gamache, Lawrence B.

GAMACHE, Lawrence B.

1935 - 2022

Lawrence B.  Gamache 


It is with sadness that we announce the passing on May 30th, 2022, of Lawrence B. Gamache in Ottawa, Ontario at the age of 86, a friend who has influenced so many lives!  Son of Joseph and Eileen (Godley) Gamache, Larry was born in Detroit Michigan, USA.

 He leaves behind his sister Mary (Gamache) Cobello, and close to forty nephews, nieces and extended family members.  He was predeceased by his brothers Frank and Joseph.  He will also be missed by the the Laflamme Family, his adoptive family in Canada.

 He will be remembered by the many friends, he made while teaching at the University of Ottawa, and those blesssed with his kindness throughout his life!

A sincere Thank You, to all the medical staff who assisted him through the difficult last years of his life.




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Anthony & family; and to Michel and Pierre

My sincere condoleances.
I borrow the words of Mary Oliver, a poet certainly known by Larry.

“ I believe in kindness
Also in mischief
Also in singing
especially when
singing is not prescribed. ”

Micheline L.

Micheline , June 24, 2022

Lawrence B Gamache

Larry, you were the most influential person in my life. Our close friendship began when I made my way to Ottawa, (by myself) to tell you that I was gay at the age of 16. I miss you everyday. I will make sure that I stay close with Mike and Pierre and visit Ottawa on a regular basis like I have done for these last 52 years. You taught me how to be a man and the importance of family. I look forward to seeing you again one day in heaven.

ANTHONY COBELLO, June 25, 2022

Dr. Larry Gamache

"Call me Larry for God's sake," you said after I had taken a couple of classes with you at Ottawa U and we had also got the Hopkin's Society meetups happening again upstairs at the La Chandelle Restaurant on Laurier. I was always more comfortable with "Dr. Gamache" as it seemed appropriately respectful, but I did my best to try the Larry thing once in a while. I really loved the classes I had with you, and am also thankful that you introduced me to fellow student Robert P. as we became good friends just as you thought we would. Your dog Lucy was also always a fun treat to visit with at your office. Thanks so much for everything, especially sharing your wonderful mind and the craft of writing with us. I hope you are in a good place in the universe. Your memory is much treasured by us here. Robert P. and I are taking a course in Modernism 40 years later, and it seems like a great way to toast your memory! Robert D.

Robert D., December 6, 2022

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