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Thomas DesLauriers
Thomas DesLauriers

LAWRENCE — A Celebration of Life Service for Thomas DesLauriers will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2019, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

Tom passed away Tuesday, March 19th at Kansas City Hospice House. At 39, he departed too soon.

Born in London, Ontario, Canada, to Austin DesLauriers and Margaret Gille, Tom spent his early years in Kansas City and Great Bend, Kan. After graduating from Great Bend High School in 1998, he attended the University of Kansas and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Earth Science.  Afterwards he made Lawrence his home where he had two children and worked in customer service.

Tom was a people person who enjoyed the simple things in life. As an avid sports fan, he loved watching the Chiefs, Royals and KU play and did so often with his family. He treasured playing catch with his son Treyton, spending time at Pet World with his daughter Adelayde and took pleasure in a good game of Frisbee Golf. During the heat of a Kansas summer, Tom found a trip to the family island in Ontario, Canada refreshing and a welcome respite. 

He’s survived by his two children Treyton Alexander and Adelayde Paige DesLauriers; his mother Margaret Gille; father Austin DesLauriers; brother Nicholas DesLauriers; nephew Andre; and his former wife and mother of his children, Anna Brunk.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to a Charity of Choice and sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W 13th St, Lawrence KS, 66044. For more information or to post a condolence go to

Funeral arrangements provided by

Warren-McElwain Mortuary 

120 W 13th Street 

Lawrence KS, 66044

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, April 2, 2019