On January 10, 2017, Larry passed away peacefully with family at his side. He will be dearly missed by Sharon, his wife of 55 years–semicolon– his family–semicolon– and numerous friends.
Larry and Sharon arrived in Edmonton in 1965 and raised three great sons–semicolon– Larry Jr. (Sandy), Gord (Jen), and Terry (Sarah)–semicolon– and one beautiful daughter, Catharine (Jack) Cookson. His children were his pride and joy. The addition of seven wonderful grandchildren: Boston, Cooper, Tauren, Rachel, Jacob, Alex, and Ella were the “pièces de résistance.”
After five years in the teaching profession, Larry went on to enjoy 37 years working in numerous positions in Broadcasting: producer, political analyst and announcer. He was extremely proud of his nine years as City Councillor. After retirement he served on numerous city boards.
Although Larry was a proud Edmontonian, his Saskatchewan roots and childhood friends were never far from his mind. He enjoyed many reunions at the home of Stan and Norma Thomas.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 210 Haddow Close, Edmonton.
In lieu of flowers, donations will be gratefully accepted by St. Joseph’s Auxiliary Hospital Foundation, 10707-29 Avenue, Edmonton, T6J 6W1.