It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of our brother Larry on June 4, 2015 at Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops, BC.
Larry had suffered a stroke at the beginning of March and for the last 3 months was determined to recover. After complications and medical issues, he passed away with his family at his bedside.
Larry had a big heart but liked to present a gruff manner at times. His sense of humor and mischievous ways often showed through.
Larry was born in Edmonton on Feb. 14, 1957. As a family, we moved to Salmon Arm in 1963 and lived in South Canoe. As a young adult, Larry worked on oil rigs in Alberta, became an apprentice mechanic but chose to move to Slave Lake to work before he completed the apprenticeship. He moved back to B.C. and worked for Mac Tools before going into business in Salmon Arm with his friend, Cheryl, in the Hemp Store. Eventually he bought and became the sole owner of JJ’s Hemp Hollow. He was a hard worker and was in the store 6 days a week, he rarely took a day off. He enjoyed visiting with friends and customers daily at the store.
He took two very memorable trips; in the 1980’s he went on an extended motorcycle trip with his brother, James, all through the United States. More recently, he took his 5th wheel trailer and went to the Baja and Phoenix to see a NASCAR car race with his friend Olga.
Larry was loved and will be missed by his family-Sister Ida (Stuart) Woods, nephews Philip and Craig; Brother James, niece Kari and nephew Jeremy; one aunt, and many cousins and friends.
Thank you to Chelsea and Glenn for their support and help. Thank you to his relatives and friends who called, sent cards, and to those able to visit.
Larry loved his pet dogs over the years. Anyone wishing to make a donation in his name may do so to your local SPCA.
The Celebration of Life will be arranged at a later date in the fall.
Online condolences can be sent through Larry’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com
Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.