McDonald, Lawrence “Larry” Richard

September 4, 1936 – September 8, 2023
at the age of 87 years:

A Funeral Liturgy will be held 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 14, 2023 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Salmon Arm

It is with profound sadness the family of Lawrence “Larry” Richard Mc Donald announces his untimely passing at the age of 87 on the 8th of September in Salmon Arm.  Larry was born in Warren, Ontario to Margaret and Francis McDonald on September 4th, 1936.  

Larry is survived by his wife and best friend, Anita (nee Jetty), his children, Sandra (Michael Mason), David (Jeannine), Margo (Terry Loney, predeceased), Frances (Robin Laking) and Roxane (Brent Zuck), Darrell Doussept (Helene), Mandy (Al Babakaiff), Ted Doussept (Tracy Johnson) and Stacey (Mike Blackburn).   Grandpa will be missed by his 22 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by his sister Margaret Fitzsimmons, brother Brian McDonald (Fernande), sister Mary (Ed Rampado), sisters-in-law Rolande, Theresa, and Claire and brothers-in-law Eddie and Vic.  Predeceased by his brothers, Patrick, Frederick, William, Donald, D’Arcy and sister-in-law Carol.    Uncle Larry will be fondly remembered by many nephews and nieces from both sides of his extended family.  

Family and friends are invited to join us to celebrate Larry’s life on Thursday, September 14th at 11:00, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 60 – 1 street SE, Salmon Arm.  The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made in his name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.  


  1. My heartfelt condolences go out to you and the family, Anita.

  2. Anita so sorry for your loss.

  3. So sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. Heartfelt condolences to everyone.

  4. Dear Anita and family: my sincere condolences in the loss of your hubby, Dad, and Grandpa. Larry was an amazing man. I met Anita and Larry through our mutual friend Ruth. I loved how they included Ruth in your family. Larry would go visit her in the later days of her life, and she was always thrilled to have him come. The last time I saw Larry was at the Doctor’s office quite some time ago, he always made me smile.
    I know you are going to miss your dear hubby Anita, and my heart goes out to you. You have so many great memories, I’m sure and I trust they will bring comfort to you in the days ahead. One thing is certain, you knew you were loved by Larry! God bless and comfort you all as you adjust to this change in your family.

  5. Our condolences to Dave, Jeannine and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. Our Family came to know Larry and Anita through Sandra and Michael Mason in Medicine Hat. Larry and Anita would visit the Mason family often and we were privileged and honoured to join in on many of the festivities the Mason’s conjured up. The summer evenings usually ended in a fire in the backyard, or a light night talk around the kitchen table. Larry and Anita were included in ALL of the milestone celebrations of the Mason family. Their dedication to family was unwavering.

    Being with Larry was like sitting down and having a warm, caring and happy blanket wrapped around you. You just felt good. With a glint in his eye and a grin on his face, Larry remarked on the goings on around him, always with love, kindness and laughter. I will hold forever dear the nickname he gave me, Blondie. Boy, I felt special when he greeted me with my very own, silly and but oh-so-special name.

    Anita, we are thinking of you. It was always, Larry and Anita.

    We are sending heartfelt condolences to the whole family.

    With love,
    Joanne, Syl, Dan and Eric Bellefeuille

  7. So sorry for the loss of your Dad Stacey and Mandy, sending heartfelt condolences to you and your family may your beloved Dad rest in peace and shine down on you all ❤️

  8. So sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. Such a nice guy. Thinking of you, Anita, and all your family.

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