March 10, 1946 – October 21, 2019
Larry passed away very suddenly and peacefully at home due to lung cancer. He is survived and dearly missed by Burga, his wife of 53 years. Daughter Yvonne (John), granddaughter Mikayla, and grandson Logan. Son Kevin (Shari), grandson Logan, Sister Linda (Max), nephew Rob (Karen), great niece Hailey. Brother Rick (Darlene), niece Angela (Dane), great niece Sierra. Nephew Jason (Shawna), great nephews Hunter and Benson.
Predeceased by his parents John and Allison and sister Edith.
Larry was born in Rose Valley Saskatchewan and moved to Terrace with his family in 1956.
At 15 Larry started working in the logging industry where he developed many lasting friendships.
Larry sold his loader in 2008 with the intention of retiring but was so sought after, he even had calls to go to work right up to the end.
Larry enjoyed snowmobiling with his “Artic Cat” and valued the friendship with the Terrace Cobra snowmobile members.
He was an avid curler for many years and his interest in curling took him to many world class tournaments as a volunteer, including the Continental Cup in Las Vegas for 4 years, where he made numerous more worldwide friendships.
Larry’s family was the highlight of his life especially his grandchildren. He would not hesitate to travel to their games in Calgary and Vancouver
Island and provincial and national competitions.
Larry and Burga loved to travel in their RV from Alaska to Niagara Falls and had winter escapes to Mexico, Hawaii, Barbados, and a Panama cruise
and even to Germany to see the Christmas celebrations and meet Burga’s relatives.
Celebration of Life was held at the Royal Canadian Legion on October 27, 2019.
Special Thanks to Rich McDaniel, Jim Ljungh, Amy Kebernik, Lou Pelletier, Chris Kerr and all friends and family.
In lieu of flowers should friends so wish; donations may be made to Terrace Search & Rescue c/o City of Terrace.
“When I am gone, release me, let me go.
I have so many things to see and do,
You mustn’t tie yourself to me with too many tears,
But be thankful we had so many good years”