February 8, 1937 – October 1, 2012
It is with profound sadness that family and friends mourn the October 1, 2012 passing of Larry Pearson. Larry is survived by his wife/companion of 36 years Anne Pearson, son Denny, grandchildren Dustin, Nicole and Danielle Pearson, siblings Maurice (Anne) Pearson, Colette Riml, Marilyn (Waldemar) Kisser, and many nieces and nephews. Larry was passionate about his work with John Howard Society in Vernon, VI, and Kelowna. In Kelowna he was instrumental in developing halfway houses for Correctional Service of Canada clients, and contributed to the establishment of a women’s recovery house. Larry knew his community and its needs at the time, and was well respected by staff within the prisons and those working in the community. He served as a valued board member for a number of non-profit organizations over the years and his administration abilities were well regarded. He will be remembered by colleagues, friends and staff for his quick wit and humor, thoughtfulness and willingness to support innovative programming. In his work and personally, Larry helped and was loved by so many people, and will be missed by many. Anne thanks Dr. Annan in Enderby who was so caring and helpful during Larry’s last two years, the staff of Pioneer Square in Armstrong, and staff at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. There will be several private gatherings to celebrate Larry’s life.