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.
Published in The Times Colonist from Mar. 11 to Mar. 13, 2017.