Messages for the Family of SCANLAN, Lawrence
From: Barry Montour
Sken:nen / Peace to a great friend and colleague, an educator, an intellectual (I'm using this term loosely, but he really just liked to argue every point), and a Habs fan (although begrudgingly during many seasons). You dedicated over thirty years of your teaching career in Akwesasne enlightening and shaping the lives of hundreds of our Mohawk youth.
When your automobile finally died (it was barely held together with duct tape at that point), you didn't let that keep you away from our community, but rather you started a long term relationship with Via Rail and Steve Bradley (your one true blue friend through thick and thin). I will miss your sarcasm and your biting wit, your ability to smile without physically moving any facial muscles, your affinity for losing things (literally everything that could be lost), and your rambling letters written in long hand on legal paper (even though we had computers in every classroom!). But most of all I will miss your truth, your brutal honesty, and your genuine sincerity.
As you make your final journey to the Sky World, know that many people in Akwesasne have benefitted and are better just by having had you in their lives. Onen kiwahe - until we meet again.
From: Richard & Catherine Aumais
We know we'll never see you again, but the memories of the times together through all the years will take away these tears! It's ok now...
We saw a lot of things that drove us crazy, lol!
We could of run away and have left, but it wasn't time...
The love you gave us all throughout the years
will take away these tears. We're ok now...
Good by old friend
From: john brownie
After knowing you for over 60 years, it is obvious I will miss you greatly both as a friend, person and fellow card player. By the way, I will also miss relieving you of your money at those card games but then again there is Bob Scanlan who will now step forward for me.
It is interesting to note that when my family moved to Snowden from Park Ex my Gazette route included your house on Bellfield and I remember delivering the paper to your house.
Rest in peace until we can all meet again in the future for another card game.
John & Marge Brownie
My condolences to the family of the greatest teacher me and my kids had the pleasure of knowing and understanding of being a student
From: Lynda Brown
My condolences to the family. When l was a supply teacher, Larry inspired me to teach while watching him teach Shakespeare. He was acting out a scene for his class. I had the pleasure to come back 15 years later and work with him and the great crew at AMS. You will be missed Larry.
From: Kyrie Square
I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Scanlan. He is a teacher I had during elementary and I will never forget him and his dedication to his students.
Condolences to his family he was a great teacher. He was my teacher back at AMS in the 90's
From: Melanie Leaf
Sorry to hear of
Mr. Scanlan passing. He was an awesome teacher and he will always be a part of shaping my educational path. I am so grateful to him be apart of my youth. Ohnakewahe Scanman
You were truly not only a great teacher but a good friend as well ❌⭕️❌⭕️😢🦉
From: Evan Thompson
My condolences to the family. He was my grade 8 teacher at AMS and had a profound influence on me. He was a great teacher and helped many from Akwesasne.
From: Tira Benedict
Mr. Scanlan was my teacher in 8th grade at AMS many moons ago. We had conversations back and forth through the journal entries we had to write. He told it like it was even if I didn't like it. He was a great teacher who encouraged me to at least try different things.
From: Jaimee square, Hank cook
Condolences to the family. Mr scanlan was amazing chill teacher and great hearted man he will truly be missed by us and many
From: Dennis Chaussi
Niawen ko:wa (Big thank you) for your dedication to our children and youth here in Akwesasne. You helped shape them to be better people in this world! Fly High on your journey to the Spirit World. Akwesasne will not forget your many contributions to our children and our community. Condolences to his many students, friends and family. Onen Ki Wahe!
From: April Benedict
Thank you for your years of service to the many children here in akwesasne. You were a great person as well as a pretty cool person. I had the pleasure of being one of your students as well u have taught all my children. You will be greatly missed. Niawen
From: kennedy benedict
Dear Mr. Scanlan i have a portrait of you and my son Donald Benedict in one of his years at AMS..Thank you for being one who stayed in Akwesasne to help our children in their education... Onen Ke Wahe... Larry Scanlen...Tanon Niawen kowa ...Sincerely Elizabeth Benedict
My deepest and heartfelt condolences to family and friends, you taught so many children with AMBE including my own daughters.
Condolences to his family
From: Jeff johnson
My sincerest condolences to the family of Mr. Larry Scanlan. While I attended the Cornwall island school, he had seen me when I was in his class, which wasn't very often. With his sarcastic humour he says "Jeff I see you being in an institution right soon after high school!". He was right of course, as I had seen him a few years ago, still at the school. I told him I was institutionalized for 19 years,,,in the military. He did his awkward chuckle and said "see I told you,,,!" Haha.
From: Chip George
To Larry’s family, my utmost thanks for sharing him with our community & its youth.
I started my teaching career in a portable next to Larry’s classroom. He was a fantastic mentor & colleague. Students loved his humor & passion for teaching.
Safe travels my friend.
From: Brooke Terrance
Mr.Scanlon certainly was an Icon at AMS. He put up with a lot of BS but never gave up on his students. He was my teacher in the 80’s. I hope he at least retired and got to enjoy the better things in life. He sure did deserve it! My condolences to his family.
From: Lorna Leaf Herne
Mr.Scanlan, you truly left a mark on our family, not only did you educate myself and all my siblings. You were a great friend and co worker to my mom Minnie. May you both know how many youth in Akwesasne you helped and encouraged. Thank you.
From: Montana Adams
Mr. Scanlan was a teacher of mine, and was always kind to all the students when I was at AMS. He is a teacher that I think highly of, considering he taught myself and my mother included. I appreciate his dedication to all of our students, and he will always be reminded fondly.
From: Cindy Boots
Mr Scanlan was my husband’s teacher in grade school in Akwesasne in the early 80’s and then 2 of our children had the same privilege. I remember my husband couldn’t wait for him to see we had raised children that were way better behaved then he had been. He made a difference in all their lives. He was our "Mr. Rogers"
Mr. Scanlan was a big part of many lives here in Akwesasne. He certainly left his mark with so many families and will be greatly missed. No matter what, he never lost that smile.
From: Lorraine White
My sincerest condolences to the Scanlan family. Mr. Scanlan I.e. Mr. “”Scanman” was an incredible influence in my life. I had the honor of being in one of Mr. Scanlans first classes at AMS and the privilege of “breaking him in”...We were not an easy bunch but he was determined to earn our trust notwithstanding our antics...He laughed with us and he cried with us. He was not only our teacher, he became our friend and believed in all of us when we didn’t believe in ourselves. When I decided to apply to college and needed to obtain recommendations, I didn’t seek out my high school teachers for support, I went to Larry Scanlan because I knew that he knew me best...he wrote a beautiful letter of recommendation for me (I’m still convinced that he had me confused with someone else lol) and he never waivered in his faith and hope for my future. For that, I will be forever grateful. He was a wonderful, caring and selfless man who truly loved the kids and the community of Akwesasne for more than thirty years. He is deserving of every fond memory that we may have of him and then some....rest in peace “Mr. Scanman” we love you.
From: Stephanie benedict
From: Melissa Frsncis-Herne
Thank you for all those years of travelling to Akwesasne. I worked with as well as my mom. Thank you for tolerating that my girls were Penquin fans, but loving that they were because of Mario Lemieux. Thank you for challenging the young minds of our community. And challenging their ability to read your writing. Condolences from my family to yours. Onen ki wahe Larry.
From: Bernie Thompson
You were an awesome n pushy teacher but you knew our potential n had such high goals for us. My kids even had the privilege to have you under their wings.
So fly high my good friend, it was a pleasure to have known.
Condolences to the family of Mr. Scatterbrains lol
Nickname us kids gave him thru his yrs of teaching at AMS.
You will be missed by many who have crossed paths with you.
From: Ben Eisenstat
In the Jewish culture, the term “Mensch” describes someone to be admired and emulated, someone of noble character.
Larry was a true “Mensch”.
I will miss him.
Sincere condolences to his family
Ben & Teresa
From: Pat and Bob Scanlan
Remembering Larry, a true and loyal friend since grade one.Remembering the Christmas parties with Sean and Padraic's friends and before that,the Christmas get togethers with you and Liz and your family who always included us.Remembering when the kids were together and Marnie would pretend to go off to work and leave Sean home to do the housework.You were a staunch pokerman.never yielding to a bluff,just as you stood in life,humble,kind and thoughtful.Remembering lots of manhattans,Abba,and of course your favorite line"drink up,it's time to go home".You will be greatly missed.
From: Lani Sunday
Deepest condolences to Mr Scanlan’s family, he was an amazing teacher and had a huge influence on our lives @ AMS. We may not have appreciated it at the time but he definitely had a positive impact on our lives. He was down to earth, patient & honest & many of us needed that. Forever thankful for his time & dedication to Akwesasne’s youth. Rest In Peace Mr Scanlan.
From: Ann Grace
Dear Liz, My condolences to you, your sons and to Larry’s family.
From: Maureen Mullally Godfrey
Larry: Remembering with fondness our times in Regina--fifty years ago this year. We were freshly minted graduates from Loyola College. Soar to new heights now. Be at ease. Bask in well deserved peace.
"The moment the little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing". Eric Berne
I believe that you are seeing and listening with fullness and pure joy again.
From: Gilles Schipper
My condolences to the family.
I knew Larry for over 60 years growing up in Snowdon and spending most of my waking hours at MacDonald Park.
In recent years have enjoyed Larry's company only during our poker games when visiting from Toronto.
I'll miss his wit and gentleness.
Rest in peace.
From: Michael Monk
To the Scanlan Family
It was with great sadness we learned of Larry's passing. As a friend , we studied and played together throughout elementary School, high school and university, oftentimes in the same class. I will miss his intelligence, wit and comments. That great smile and laugh was a joy to behold. Sincerest condolences to the family and friends.
Mike & Sharron Monk
From: Earl Wiltsie
My Condolences to the family. Went to elementary school with Larry at St Malachy's, Spent time at his house, and knew some of his family.
Good Memories. Sorry couldn't make it to the service.