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Lawrence Spitzig, C.M.

Full Name Honour Received Residence
Lawrence Spitzig, C.M. C.M. Kuala Lumpur
Honour Appointment Investiture
Member of the Order of Canada October 30, 2003 February 20, 2004
For over 60 years, Lawrence Spitzig has devoted himself to the people of South East Asia. As a teacher and administrator with De La Salle schools in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong, he promoted the development of new curricula and championed the construction of new classrooms and schools. A model of respect and tolerance, he embraced the diversity of his students, treating individuals equally regardless of nationality, ethnicity or religion. Now 20 years into retirement, he continues to support young people in impoverished regions of Malaysia, raising funds for residences and schools.
Deceased on August 18, 2009.
Updated: 2018-03-26
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