February 24, 1938 – June 28, 2017
at the age of 79 years
Celebration of Life: Saturday, July 8, 2017, 2:00 p.m., Carlin Hall
Larry passed away peacefully in Salmon Arm General Hospital, with family at his side. His huge loving heart gave out at the age of 79. Larry is survived by the love of his life, Jude Anderson. He is also survived by his children Clinton, Brent, Mary, Ken, Rodger. And Jude’s children Pamela, Jeffery, Sara, Ben, his sister Grace, 25 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
Larry was predeceased by both his parents, Charles & Gertrude, brother Park and his son Bernard.
Larry was born in Pincher Creek, Alberta on February 24, 1938. He moved to the Tappen area with his father shortly after losing his beloved mother when he was only 14. As a teenager he worked on the road crews that built many of the first roads in the area. Larry then went on to work at the local sawmill, Lakeside Timber, for a few years before starting his Lumber and Trucking business, which he successfully ran for over 50 years. He was happiest behind the wheel of one of his trucks delivering or picking up lumber as well as stories and memories that he continued to share with everyone. You cannot drive far without passing a home built with his lumber and you could think of him whenever you walked on the old wharf because he supplied the lumber for it.
He led a truly amazing life and survived many challenges, from a tractor rolling over him to a train hitting his truck. Anyone who ever met him will never forget him as he was generous, funny and helped more people than we will ever know. A well-respected local businessman of over 50 years, Larry will truly be missed by family, friends, his many clients and the entire surrounding communities.
In lieu of flowers, please pay forward your kindness or a donation in his honor to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 729 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC, V2C 2B5.