August 18, 1937 – September 7, 2019
It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the passing of our dear dad, Larry Reese.
Dad passed away peacefully with his family by his side. Dad was born in Kamloops and grew up in Sorrento and worked with his family on their mink ranch. It was in Sorrento where he met the love of his life Ardith McArthur. They were married for 63 years.
Dad worked for the logging industry for 30 years. Later in life, dad and son Tim worked together building log homes and bridges for forestry through BC. Dad was a family man with strong family bonds. He enjoyed taking us all fishing and on hunting trips. Camping trips were our favorite, we loved cooking over campfires and telling stories. One of the most memorable areas for us all was Tum Tum Lake and Kitty Island.
Dads memories will live on through all of us who were so loved by him. He will be sadly missed by his wife Ardith, daughter Trudy Reese (Clay), son Tim Reese (Irene), daughter Hazel Lepine, grandchildren, Jessica Scott (Mike), Raymond Scott (Asha), Justin Nash (Shauntel), April Pearson (Matt), Ryan Nash (Amanda), Paige Lepine, Josh Reese, Logan Reese (Mary), Erin Reese, great-grandchildren, Britney McIean (Sean), Brooke Ambler, Reese Ambler, Rydell Scott, Avery Scott, Rylan Scott, Julia Pearson, Marshall Pearson, Phoenix Nash, Jett Nash, Piper Nash, Savanah Reese, Elexa Reese, Brooklyn Reese, Gaige Reese, Porter Nash, Amelia Nash, great-great grandchildren, Rylee Lightle, Corlan Lightle, sister Bev Reese of Salmon Arm and brothers Don and Jack Reese of Merritt.
Dad was predeceased by his father Richard Reese in 1982, his mother Myrtle Reese 2009 and his Brother Richard Reese in 1959.
Just Close your eyes and you will see all the memories you have of me. Just sit and relax and you will find I’m really still there inside your mind. Don’t cry for me, now I’m gone, for I’m in the land of the song.
I’m in no pain and I have no fear, so dry away that silent tear. Don’t think of me in the dark and cold, for here I am no longer old. I’m in a place that’s filled with love, known to us as up above.
No service as to Larry’s request.
Donations made to the Alzheimer’s Society in memory of Larry would be greatly appreciated.
Condolences may be sent to Larry’s family at www.bowersfuneralservice.com
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