The PGA of Ontario Remembers...


The PGA of Ontario is deeply saddened by the passing of Wooden Sticks Head Professional Laurie Buckland. Laurie passed away peacefully at home on January 9 at the age of 64.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Wooden Sticks in Uxbridge on January 19 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. A private family funeral will be held this weekend.

From Wooden Sticks General Manager Greg Seeman: "Laurie was a friend to everyone he met and I believe we were all a little better for knowing him. He was an institution at Wooden Sticks and he will never be replaced - only fondly remembered."

Full obituary below:

Leaving broken hearts behind, Laurie passed away peacefully at home with his family at his side, after a short but valiant fight with cancer. He leaves “the light and love of his life” Renee, his much loved and respected sons Jordan (Dawn) and Jeremy (Andrea), his adored grandchildren Quinn, Grace, Marlee, Rowan, Lohan and Jessa who brought him great joy. Laurie also leaves his loving and loved sisters Patricia (Harry) and Charolette as well as his dear sister-in-law Margie and brothers-in-law Harry, Neil, and Allan, cousin-in-law Jane and many nieces and nephews. He will be sorely missed by his mother-in-law Lena and Aunt Marg. Laurie is predeceased by his parents Ellen and Len Buckland and father-in-law Neil Currie. Special love and thanks to Laurie’s “brother” and best buddy Paul Berry. Thank you as well to Dr. Bill Fetherston and nurse Muriel Cartner for their help and compassion during this very difficult time. Laurie was a long-time member of the Aurora Highlands Golf Club, Bradford Highlands and most recently was the Director of Golf at Wooden Sticks Golf Club in Uxbridge. A private family funeral was held at Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home, Newmarket. Friends are invited to gather at Wooden Sticks Golf Club in Uxbridge on Saturday, January 19th between 1 and 4 p.m. to celebrate Laurie’s life and share their special memories of him. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Brain Tumour Research Centre at Sick Kids Hospital, or the Stronach Regional Cancer Centre at Southlake. On-line condolences may be made at

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