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I am so sorry to just hear of Larry's passing. He was a continued supporter of our Community Living Golf Tournament for the past 13 years, raising funds in support of people with disabilities. Our deepest sympathy to his family and I hope you find comfort in knowing the impact Larry had on so many lives. He will be deeply missed...Patti Burgess (Community Living Georgina)
Dear Vivienne and Gilbertson Family,

On behalf of my late father, Hugh Lister and our family, we send our condolences. Larry was a great friend to Hugh and a gentleman.

I first met Larry in my early days in Subrogation... (a word he and I loved and smiled about whenever we spoke), he was a beacon of light for me in an industry I knew very little about but had a passion for. Without Larry's gentle guidance and willingness to help me maneuver my way through the tides in a business so primarily "male driven" I am enjoying the career I enjoy today.
On a personal level, he helped through some difficult times when dealing with my mothers ill health. He was such a gentle soul when you needed it most.
He spoke so proudly about his children and grandchildren over the years and NEVER did we speak when he didn't make reference to how lucky he always felt he was to have Vivienne as his love and partner in life.
My heart is broken, and I am so devastated that I only leaned TODAY of his passing.
My sincerest condolences to his family and closest circle of friends.
We have all "lost a diamond",,,however that diamond will now shine in the skies forever.
I will be looking up every now and again and I know I will spot that twinkle from thousands of miles away.
Missing you already Larry, God Rest your soul as you reunite with loved ones who have passed before you
Dear Vivienne and family:

I just learned that Larry has gone. I'll miss my great old pal especially our monthly lunches we called the "Other Club" after Churchill's with his best friends, which Larry & I've been doing for 20 years at Larry's or my clubs, sharing stories endlessly.
Once talking about the sons we'd both lost, I told him how mine as a little guy comforting me about my own dad's passing said: Don't feel bad dad, we're all going to be together again. Larry quickly said about his son : "I'd just hug him" grabbing his own shoulders, hugging tightly. My hope too, to see my lost son again is so strong it's turned to belief, and that old Pal, is where I feel you are now.

Till our next lunch


J.E. Adamson
I first met Larry back in the A and T days. It was always an adventure to be with Larry whether it was work or after work. Some of the best stories of my career involve those adventures. Larry was always a gentleman in every sense of the word. Larry's light will always burn brightly. Viv and Larry's extended family will be in our thoughts and prayers
I first met Larry when he was a frightened first year law student. He had almost no post secondary educational experience and he had sold his house and gone to school with a wife and 4 kids.
My wife Dannie and I assured him he would be able to succeed and when he passed first year he and Dannie celebrated by drinking a bottle of vodka wrapped in a paper bag as we drove the streets of London with the top down in our convertible.
I was honoured to live with Larry and Viv when i did my Bar Admission course and grew to love them and their wonderful kids.
Larry was the most honourable and ethical lawyer i have ever known. He was a great support to me whenever i had difficult legal dilemmas.
He was the most positive person i have ever encountered and I loved him dearly.
God Bless Viv and Brooke and Grant and all the family.
I am so sorry to have missed the funeral as I was vacationing in Florida and only heard the terrible news en route home
Rest In Peace my Friend and it is an honour to all you that.
My condolences to the family. May you rest in peace Larry.
I worked on professional assignments with Larry when he was an articling student and then a practicing lawyer. In meetings or court, I witnessed his well-reasoned positions and his steady presentation style. When he opened his own practice he asked me to be his accountant. Over the years the relationship between Larry and Vivienne and my wife and I progressed from client to dear friends. We have travelled together and met up at several national and international conferences, when we were exposed to Larry's spontaneity, generousity and his sense of humour. Talking with a group, some one would mention a couple of words and Larry would say that reminds me of a song, immediately breaking into a chorus. At a curling bonspiel Larry was introduced to the drink B52, and liked it. Before going out for the next game, Larry put $100 on the bar and asked for a pitcher of B52's. The barman explain he could not do that as a B52 is a delicately prepared layered drink. Larry told him to make as many as he could. As each drink was placed on the bar, Larry poured it into a water pitcher and brought it and 8 straws over to our team and the opposition. Great memories!
Gord and Joyce Hayes, Sidney BC
Larry was the go to lawyer for advice and encouragement. His memory will be with us now and each year at the camp
A gentleman and a gentle man. He will be truly missed by all who had the honour of knowing him.

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