DR LAURENCE JAMES "LAURIE" HENBEST

13/05/1946-11/04/2019

Born 13 May 1946, Birmingham, UK.

Died 11 April 2019, Adelaide.

Husband to Maureen.

Father to Sidonie and Sebastian.

Step-father to Simon (deceased), Neil, and Sally.

Grandfather to Ottilia and Peregrine.

Brother to June and Tom (deceased).

Service: 17 April - 3:00pm
Location: St John's Anglican Church - 379 Halifax Street, Adelaide - Show directions

Family and friends of LAURIE are invited to attend his Funeral Service, which will be held on WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. entirely in St John's Anglican Church, 379 Halifax Street, Adelaide.

Flowers to the Church please.


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"Dear Laurie, we've known each other for half my life, to hear of your passing left me feeling a bit empty. You were a wonderful man, warm, gracious, wise and humorous. I loved you for your endless patience and turning everything into a positive for me, our talks I'll miss . For the awesome family at Hutt Street big hugs and to Laurie's dear family my deepest sympathy. Thanks for everything xxx Nina"
– Nina Jagiello 17th Apr 2019 - 03:26:17 PM

"Our deepest sympathies to Maureen and all the family. Laurie was always larger than life and he will be profoundly missed at 50 Hutt St. May he rest in peace."
– Luis & Mieke Isabel 17th Apr 2019 - 09:41:26 AM

"Dear Maureen The unit owners and staff of the East Adelaide Medical Centre would like to express their sincere sympathies to you and the family at this difficult time. Laurie was a highly regarded and valuable member of the executive committee and his drive and vision will be missed by all of us. You have our most heartfelt sympathies."
– East Adelaide Medical Centre 17th Apr 2019 - 09:34:24 AM

"Our deepest sympathies to the family and fellow friends of Laurie. He had the most engaging sense of humour and was always the life of the party. Great memories of him are shared by our family, Rest In Peace xxx"
– Nikki and Chris Bowden 16th Apr 2019 - 08:48:31 PM

"Laurie, you were such a fantastic & unique guy & it's so difficult to put this into words. Always that happy, singing, wise man whom I had the upmost respect for. You taught me a great deal clinically, professionally & personally. Mate, you'll be painfully missed, however your wonderful memories & legacy will live on. Maureen, we pass on our heart felt condolences at this time & send our love, support & prayers. May God bless you all at this time. Until we meet again Laurie & feast at the table together."
– Doug, Rachael & Gomez family 16th Apr 2019 - 05:29:31 PM

"Maureen, I am deeply saddened for you at this dreadful time. I remember how happy you both were at the beginning of your relationship. Love Maureen Goldie."
– Maureen Goldie 16th Apr 2019 - 12:28:02 PM

"Dear Maureen and family, My sincere condolence to you, Maureen and all the family. Laurie was such a warm hearted gentle soul who will be sadly missed. 50 Hutt Street won't be the same without his presence in it. Sending you hugs and kisses, Cheryl and Mark xoxo"
– Cheryl Gregory 16th Apr 2019 - 10:17:26 AM

"My sincerest and heartfelt condolences to Maureen and to Sidonie and Sebastian. I will always hold dear the memories of Laurie's unwavering and infectiously happy warmth, optimism and determination that always so distinguished him. Rest in peace dear Laurie, David Brown"
– David Brown 16th Apr 2019 - 12:53:35 AM

"Our deepest Sympathy at the passing of your loved one. Laurie was a kind & generous friend to our whole Family. R.I.P."
– Kathy Cirillo 13th Apr 2019 - 09:14:01 PM

"To all of Laurie's family and especially to those whom I personally know my deepest sympathy. Laurie is remembered by me for his friendship, lively personality, his myriad accomplishments, and a spectacular career in Dentistry spanning over 40 years from London to Outback Australia flying himself (and me on one occasion) in his fantastic push Pull plane.He was also my dentist and near neighbor in Waterfall Gully. Much admired and respected."
– Bruno Giorgio 13th Apr 2019 - 12:18:58 PM

"My thoughts are with you all during this sad time. Dear Laurie gone far too soon but your personality and humour will never be forgotten."
– Carole Crawford 13th Apr 2019 - 09:40:02 AM

"Words cannot do justice to the love and respect I have for you, Laurie. My life changed forever when you came into my life. I have so much to thank you for. I will never forget our friendship and time shared together. Lots of love Biggles & Jenny xxx"
– Simon & Jenny Briggs 13th Apr 2019 - 09:36:28 AM


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