W. Laurie  Perkins
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Haverhill - W. Laurie Perkins, age 85, longtime resident of the Bradford section of Haverhill, passed quietly on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at Penacook Place in Haverhill. He was the beloved husband of the late Mavis (Merrill) Perkins who died January 11, 2015 as well as his first wife, Verna (MacLeod) Perkins, who died February 24, 1978.

Born in Shipton, Quebec, Canada on February 20, 1934, Laurie was raised in Canada, and as so many Canadian youths do, enjoyed playing hockey. He moved to the Haverhill area as a young man, where he met and married his first wife, Verna MacLeod. He was a self-employed salesman, providing the local business area with varied office supplies.

Throughout his life, he was a collector of sports memorabilia, following all the various sports teams throughout the country, but was especially fond of the Bruins, the Patriots, the Red Sox and the Celtics. His collection was his prized possession, taking second place to his family, whom he loved beyond words.

His life's memories will always be treasured by his dearest daughter, Cheryl L. Perkins and her newly wed husband, Peter Doyle of Haverhill; his sister, Zilda Perkins of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, along with several generations of nieces and nephews, extended family and dear friends.
He was predeceased by his two brothers and their spouses, along with his sister, all of whom remained in Canada, Elmer and Ruth Perkins of Cambridge, Ontario, Maynard and Dorothy Perkins of Nicolet Falls, Quebec and Freda Perkins of Danville, Quebec.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 11 A.M. at the Advent Christian Church, 160 Carleton Street, Haverhill, MA 01832. Burial will be private. Arrangements are by Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 334 Main Street, Haverhill.
Published on September 17, 2019


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