Joseph Gerard Arthur Lorenzo “Larry” Giroux

August 13, 1921 – June 8, 2019
On June 8th, 2019 we lost Larry our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Larry’s last day on earth was spent in a day of family farewells.
Larry is survived by his wife, Anne Nastia Giroux; his eight children, Shirley Anne Gaucher, Judie May Guignion, Lorne Albany Giroux, Patricia Lynn Worton, Debarah Jane Bulford, Toni Marie Ross, Kathleen Joyce Stone and Michelle Lee Barlow. Larry also leaves behind 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Larry was one of the brave, young men to go to war. He signed up in September 1939 shortly after he turned 17. Larry served with Lord Strathcona’s Horse for 51/2 years in Italy, France, North Africa and Holland. Dad met and married our mother, then Anne Masiowski, in a civil ceremony as dictated by Dutch law, on November 16th, 1945 in Groningen, Holland. Dad and Mom were then married in a religious ceremony on November 17th, 1945 by the Army Chaplain.
Larry lived a long and varied life. He was an avid gardener and golfer until he was 93. Larry was a fun loving and kind father. He laughed often and always encouraged his children and grandchildren to have fun. He was creative and talented and often showed his love by creating special things for his family.
Dad always told us no matter how menial the task, it should be done to the best of our ability. He will be greatly missed.
Cremation preceded a Memorial Service which will be held at Bethel Funeral Chapel on Saturday, July 13th, 2019 at 11 am with Pastor Dithmar Molzahn officiating. A Reception will follow in the Bethel Tea Room.
Funeral arrangements have been made with
Bethel Funeral Chapel Ltd.,
5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5
250-542-1187

Bethel Funeral Chapel Ltd

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