Laurie, passed away on Good Friday aged 80 after a brief illness. Laurie began his umpiring as a field umpire with the VFL reserve grade competition in 1954. He joined the VFL senior panel in 1957 until his retirement in 1966. Laurie was association treasurer in 1966 and was made a life member in 1967. On his retirement from the VFL he umpired in the Eastern Suburban Churches competition from 1967 until 1970 before heading to the VAFA in 1972. Laurie umpired 157 VCFL games.

Laurie’s funeral will be held this coming Thursday (April 24) at St Leonards Catholic church, 349 Springvale Rd Glen Waverley at 10.30am.

Our thoughts are with his wife Jill and family.

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