Larry Tickner
January 06, 1931 - February 26, 2017
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Larry challenged authority all his life, whether by picketing on behalf of his own Carpenters and Joiners or another union, politicking for the Socialist Party of Canada, or in one of many other crusades. He was proud to have appeared on the national news as a founder of Speakers' Corner and to have run for MLA representing the Socialists. He remained active in years when others slow down, building a house on his own while continuing to play hockey with the Carpenters' Union in his late 60s; helping his grandson with a major renovation during his 70s; and square dancing and playing competitive bridge in his 80s. Larry was pre-deceased by his wife Merle and sons Dean and Blade, and is survived by son Glen (Heather), daughter Nona (Mo), (Donna), 9 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. An open house to reflect on Larry's life will be held from 1:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday March 24, with testimonials at 2:00, at 881 Parklands Dr, Victoria.

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Published in The Times Colonist from Mar. 11 to Mar. 13, 2017.
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March 26, 2017
Larry's multi-decade participation in the Victoria Labour Council was impressive. He was a critical thinker, and a brave and militant activist for workers' rights. We will miss you Brother Larry!
Robbie Clarke
March 23, 2017
I've encountered Larry many times at many events. Labour Council, rallies and particularly at New Year's Day Levees. Always and insightful comment when asked and often some missive he'd crafted on recycled paper to be read later. Larry was a great thinker and a sharp wit. We'll miss you Larry.
Art Farquharson
March 13, 2017
Long after Larry retired he continued to attend the VLC meetings and bring issues of interest to workers. He was a astute analyst and was always very sure about his facts. As others have observed he had other interests as well. At one point he wrote a play. Sorry to here of his passing.
Jack Greenwell
March 13, 2017
Dear Glen and sincere condolences for the loss of your father, Larry. Hold close to all those wonder filled memories, may they keep your heart filled with love and joy!
Much love....Estar*McMillan
Estar* McMillan
March 12, 2017
You were missed over the holidays and I looked for you at the Starlight 2017 dance. As a new square dancer in 2015 you were always willing to dance with me. Rest in peace DearHeart. V. Howley
March 12, 2017
I knew Larry from our Labour Council days. I always enjoyed our talks and his views. My thoughts for his family.
Louise Oetting
March 11, 2017
RIP Larry, it was very enjoyable square dancing with you. You will be missed.
Lacey Moonmade
March 11, 2017
I'm sorry to hear of Larry's passing, my condolences to his family and friends. I got to know Larry when I attended the Victoria Labour Council meetings many years ago. I appreciated Larry's wealth of knowledge and his thoughtful discussion on matter's pertaining to workers rights. May he rest in peace.
Jane Stewart
March 11, 2017
Larry at square-dancing
Bye, Dad. You worked hard to help those you cared about, giving in the way you understood.
Glen Tickner
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