It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lawrence Koban, beloved husband of Doris Koban, on September 24, 2018 at the age of 77 years.
Lawrence was born at Whitesand, SK November 3, 1940 to parents William and Pauline (nee Spelay) Koban. In later years his parents purchased land north of Springside and he attended Clear Creek School when the school closed he continued his education in Springside. Upon completion of his education, he went to work in Thompson, MB. For two years, When he returned to Yorkton he was employed with Ball Cartage, driving truck and hauling freight to Kamsack, Canora, Regina and within Yorkton city limits. Ball Cartage also owned Allied Van Lines, and Lawrence took a position moving furniture across Canada and to parts of the U.S.A., a position he held until the business closed in July of 1972.
In August of 1972, Lawrence took a position with the Yorkton Union Hospital. He worked as a security guard for two years and then took a position in the Maintenance Department, a position he held until his retirement in May 2001.
Lawrence and Doris (nee Arndt) were married on April 16, 1966 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Yorkton, Saskatchewan.
Lawrence enjoyed all kinds of sports, and in his younger years he enjoyed playing baseball and hockey. He enjoyed attending all kinds of sports events as well as watching sports on TV.
Lawrence was a long-time volunteer with the Yorkton Cardinals Western Major Baseball League. He was always proud of their achievements and looked forward to each baseball season.
Lawrence also enjoyed the dog sled races and travelled to Eli, Minnesota, USA, and Prince Albert to enjoy races.
Hunting, fishing and camping were favourite pastimes, and Lawrence always looked forward to his fishing trips up North, always coming back with stories about the big fish that got away.
Lawrence rarely left home without his camera, always looking for the opportunity to get that perfect shot. He was the photographer for many of our family reunions and family weddings and has left us with many memories in his photos.
Lawrence had a great passion for heavy draft horses and attended many events to watch the horses perform. He also enjoyed helping his friends with the horses in the many local parades.
Lawrence and Doris loved their vacations, travelling to parts of the US and Canada. His favourite stops were the trips to the Kootenays and Okanagan Valley in BC.
Lawrence loved his nephews and nieces. He was always proud of their achievements and looked forward to the summer holidays when school was finished and they would come spend the summer with him and Doris. Many wonderful memories were made.
Lawrence was predeceased by his parents, William and Pauline Koban, father-in-law Adolf Arndt, mother-in-law Phyllis Arndt, brothers-in-law William Robertson, Gilbert Fenske, and John Allen, sisters-in-law Freda Fenske, Lorraine Arndt, Esther Magnusson and Florence Arndt, nephew Vincent Arndt and niece Darlene Allen.
Lawrence leaves to mourn his passing his spouse of 52 years, Doris, his brothers John (Geraldine) Koban of Yorkton, Andy Koban of Springside, Mike Koban of Saskatoon, Basil (Beth) Koban of Springside, sister Evelyn Robertson of Springside, sister-in-law Gladys Allen of Roblin, MB, brothers-in-law Norman Arndt of Roblin, MB, Edward Arndt of Virden, MB, and Roger Arndt of Roblin, MB and sister-in-law Rose Arndt of Roblin, MB. as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.
You will be missed. May your rest be in peace.