Larry Arden Babcock, 59, of Predator Ridge, passed away suddenly and peacefully at his home on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013. He was born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, on July 3rd, 1953 to Ruby and Earl Babcock who have preceded him. He married the love of his life, Kathy Oliver, on October 17th, 1975 who survives him.

He is survived by his daughter, Lindsay Fortin (Dylan and Dylan Jr.) and son Cory Babcock (Kayla Stromsten) and granddaughter, Adrianna of Kelowna. Also survived by his brother, Garth Babcock (Judy) and their sons Addison and Keenan of Edmonton, Alberta, sister Lavona Johnson (Dennis) and their children Devin, Bradley and Brittany of North Battleford, Saskatchewan, sister Earline Babcock (Rick Melnychuk) of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, mother-in-law Kay Oliver (Duncan predeceased), sister-in-law Lynn Dika (Gary) and their children Jennifer (Kirsten), Matt (Rachel) of Spruce Grove, Alberta, brother-in-law Dave Oliver (predeceased), Melanie Martin and her children Ryan (George) and Haley of Mayerthorpe, Alberta as well as several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Larry was a retired Staff Sergeant with the RCMP and more recently was working as a Special Provincial Constable Ministry Investigator. He enjoyed golfing, riding his Harley and playing with his beloved dogs. He was a soft touch with animals and children. He will be greatly missed.

There will be a memorial service at Pleasant Valley Funeral Chapel, on Wednesday, May 1st, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. located at 4303 Pleasant Valley Road, Vernon, BC V1T 4M4. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Vernon SPCA. Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155.

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