Larry Albert Lockwood
1948 – 2010
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Larry Lockwood at the Vernon Hospice House on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 with family by his side.
Larry was born in Burnaby, BC in 1948. He lived there until he was a young man, when he went to work in Northern Manitoba in several fly in and remote camps as a laborer. He returned to Burnaby and went to work as a glazier in the glass business. He loved flying from an early age, he would ride his bike out to the Vancouver Airport and watch the planes coming and going for hours at a time. He learned to fly when in his 20’s and owned several planes over the years. As well, he was an avid fisherman and enjoyed fishing whenever he got the chance at home or on vacation. In the last few years, he learned to golf, and enjoyed many games with his friends at Spallumcheen Golf Course. He also loved working at the golf course as a laborer and made many friends of the staff and golfers.
Larry worked in Saskatoon as a police officer on the Saskatoon Police Service for twenty-seven years. His best memories were of helping young people and the vulnerable in the community. In 2006, he moved to Vernon with Sharon, his wife of thirty-seven years. He loved living in the Okanagan.
Larry was much loved and leaves behind his wife Sharon, sister Carolyn Sharp, mother-in-law Shirley Parkinson, Cathy (John) Pineo, Pat Gunn, Raymond (Debbie) de Boer, Barbara (Steve) McPhail, sisters and brothers-in-law. Also many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles, many friends and beloved pets, Desi, Kali and Bobby. Larry was predeceased by his father Albert, mother Virginia, brother Thomas, uncle Ronald, brother-in-law Kenneth and father-in-law Frederick.
A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Tea Room of Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, 4303 Pleasant Valley Road, in Vernon, BC.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Larry are encouraged to donate to the Salvation Army, BC SPCA, or a charity of your choice.
Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155. Condolences may be offered at www.vernonfuneralhome.com