Laurence William “Larry” passed away on 28 December, 2005 at Pleasant Valley Manor, Armstrong, B.C. Born 11 April, 1925 in Milton, Ontario. Between March 1943 and November 1945, Larry saw active duty in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve. After leaving the navy, Larry worked as a machinist at Camp #3, Nitinat on Vancouver Island. From there, he moved to Kitimat, B.C. where he worked as a machinist for Alcan. After Alcan, he went into business for himself operating a machine shop and trailer rental. He eventually moved to Kamloops, B.C. where he owned and operated a machine shop until retirement. Larry’s activity in the community included serving on the committee responsible for restoring Steam Engine #2141 in Kamloops. He also served as a member of the Motor Carrier Commission Reconsideration Panel for the Province of British Columbia. Larry was predeceased by his parents, Stanley and Violet Barrett, his brother Phil and nephew Paul. Left to mourn him is his sister Kathleen of Florida, daughter Jennifer and her husband Ed, his grandchildren, Dee, Ellen and Deb, his wife, Barbara and her children, Kirsten, Steve and Brian as well as many nieces and nephews. The family will honour Larry at a graveside ceremony at a future date. On behalf of Larry, Jennifer and Ed would like to recognize all the staff at Pleasant Valley Manor, Armstrong, B.C. and thank them for the wonderful care they gave Larry and the friendship they extended to Larry, Jennifer and Ed.
“Although we are on earth for only a short time, we leave a little bit of ourselves with everyone we touch”.