Larsen, Sigurd Alvin “Sid”

April 29, 1925 – September 1, 2017
at the age of 92 years

A gathering for friends and family will be held from 2-5pm on Saturday, September 16, at the Sicamous Legion.  Please come join us to remember Sid and share some laughs and stories.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sigurd Larsen (Sid) who passed away peacefully Friday September 1, 2017 at the age of 92 at Mt Ida Mews Care Facility in Salmon Arm BC.
Sid was predeceased by his loving wife, Joan, in 2012, and by his brother, Norm Larsen and sister, Peggy Camelleri. He will be sadly missed by his sons, Donald (Denise), Richard (Ivy) and Cam (Marisa), his close and dear friend Marion, his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Over his years, Sid wore many hats:  he was an able seaman in the Royal Canadian Navy, a policeman, a rope maker and gas and pipe fitter to name a few but he was best known as “Sid the Barber”.  He was served with the French National Order of the Legion of Honour award for his contribution and dedication on the beaches of Normandy.  Sid made such an impact on the lives of others, he was a caring man, and always there in time of need to help someone out.  He had a great sense of humour and loved to lift others up with his jokes.  
Special thanks to the caring nurses, aides and staff on the 2nd floor at Mt Ida Mews. We are comforted to know he was well taken care of in his last years.
Rest easy now, Sid, till we meet again.


  1. After all of this time, I finally have learned of Sid’s passing. Our sympathy to you and your family. I remember him as a teen ager when he lived with us for some time , {(Uncle Lewis and Ida Riise.) I remember too, how well he played the accordian. The last time I seen , him was in his trailer in Salmon Arm. If you would like to chat give me a call at 780-963-2085 or e-mail

  2. Warmest thoughts to your family Sid Larsen. I will always remember your influence on my younger years. Thank you for being you.

    Laura Gooch feels the loss of a great friend who was always there to give a helping hand.

  3. Heaven gained a very special person. Rest in peace Sig. Our deepest condolences Rick, Don, Cam and families.

  4. Very sad to hear the passing of Sid. My Dad and Mom were his neighbour at Piccadilly Place. Bill and Esther Johnson. They often would comment what a great man he was. I too knew Sid and also say he was a very positive likeable guy. My husband George Green knew Sid as a customer at Askews Foods and said he was upbeat friendly and sincerely cared about people and took an interest in others. Our deepest sympathy. Tovie Green. Penticton Bc

  5. Rest easy Sid. You are always on my mind and forever in my heart. I wish you happy trails as you travel to the rainbows end. There is much love waiting for you up there. Your song has ended but the melody lingers on. Until we meet again …. Love always, Marion

  6. Sid was such an amazing man. I only met him a couple of times but it was easy to see that he was a special person. His life story would be quite an interesting read. I know he brought companionship and love to my mother, and I am thankful for that. My condolences to his family and friends.

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