Lawrance "Larry" Lashkevich

7/3/1949 - 4/15/2018

Posted by PATRICK PARKER | 5/7/2018

I am so sorry for you loss. please accept Leah, Joy's and my sincere condolences. I met Larry many years ago when I was a supply CWO. There are some good tales to tell and they were all good ones. I enjoyed talking to Larry because he listened and took a real interest in what we talked about. He will be missed in the Logistic (Supply) world. Servitium Nulli Secundus. CWO R'td Patrick Parker.

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Posted by Roger Reens | 5/6/2018

My sincere condolences to the Lashkevich family. I had known Larry for a number of years as a client - both in the military and in civilian life. He was a gentleman and caring for those who worked for and with him. A small example that impressed me at the time and that I remember well is illustrative. One night a number of years ago several of us who had been working for days on a sensitive file with Larry were closeted in a small conference room in NDHQ and had missed supper. At 2 in the morning GENERAL Lashkevich disappeared and returned a short time later with hamburgers for his subordinates and me that he had managed to find in the Market. It was this type of concern that made Larry loved and remembered by those who knew him.

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Posted by Robert Parsons | 4/29/2018

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Larry's untimely death. Larry and I met at RRMC in 1968, went through training together and remained very good friends until his passing. We were roommates during our Phase IV training and subsequently served together in 2 PPCLI. During that time I got to know Larry very well. He had numerous qualities ranging from an infectious sense of humour to upholding the military qualities of 'Truth, Duty, Valour'. He was a true gentleman who was always willing to give assistance. Additionally, I had the honour of being an usher at Karen and Larry's wedding way back in 1973. Karen, Libby and I offer our very sincere condolences to you, Mark and Chris. I will miss you buddy. I salute you.

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Posted by ROBERT FLETCHER | 4/27/2018

My condolences to you Karen and family. I first met Larry at Royal Roads in the year 1968/69. I later had the pleasure of getting to know him through the Military Christian Fellowship. It was with great surprise and sadness to hear this news. Joan & I were unable to attend Larry's Celebration of Life as we were travelling in Europe returning on 24 April 2018. May God grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time. I find coincidences interesting. Larry and I both; graduated from Royal Roads / Royal Military College, had a close Christian friend in Les White, worked to help strengthen the MCF, had 2 sons and 3 grandchildren, and I was in Hungary to start a River Boat Cruise on 15 April 2018 the day he passed away. I look forward to having a good chat with him again someday some day in heaven.

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Posted by Elaine & Paul Powis | 4/23/2018

Our sincere condolences to you, Karen, and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.

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Posted by Gary LaCroix | 4/23/2018

Karen and family, I offer my most heartfelt condolences on the untimely passing of your beloved Larry. He and I first met getting off the bus at Royal Roads Military College in 1968 to commence our military adventures. We shared many challenges and tribulations at Roads and beyond. Throughout it all he was the "best of the best" with an immense "joie de vivre", enduring optimism, determination, toughness, good humour, camaraderie, everything. Although we crossed paths only rarely in later years I'll miss Larry dearly while relishing fond memories of the times on this planet that I was privileged to have shared with him. Karen, I wish you and your family all the very best. Gary.

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Posted by Tom and Wendy Greenlaw | 4/23/2018

A lifelong friendship began at Base Supply, Winnipeg, in 1975 with his friendly trademark introduction while standing ramrod straight, towering above me under a boyish haircut and infectious smile, a welcoming hand outstretched, "Hi, I'm Larry Lashkevich, we’re going to work together." And we did. That unassuming, unselfish and simple honesty was perpetually Larry; one of the finest people I’ve ever known. Karen, you and Larry were a large part of our military lives. It’s remarkable how much, yet how little, we truly knew of each other’s private trials and tribulations. Wendy and I were deeply saddened by the news. Please accept and extend our condolences to your family.

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Posted by John Page | 4/22/2018

My sincere condolences to Karen and the whole Lashkevich family. I have been fortunate enough to work closely with Larry on several occasions. He was a strong, but soft spoken, leader and mentor who has touched many lives all over the world. Thank you for sharing him with us! President, Canadian Forces Logistics Association.

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Posted by Mike and Fran Rushton | 4/22/2018

Fran and I were posted with Larry and Karen in Winnipeg early in our military careers. Being far from family, we became each other’s family and took turns preparing Sunday dinners for each other each week. When Mark came along, they let us share the joy with them of the miracle of a new born. We have wonderful memories of those days which we will cherish forever; generous, loving and overflowing with hospitality, Larry and Karen were ideal friends and neighbors. We are greatly saddened by this loss; yet we know the hope with which Larry lived and we know he will be cheering us on from Heaven and laughing with his infectious laugh. We send our deepest sympathy to Karen and all the family.

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Posted by Don Matthews | 4/22/2018

Our prayers and blessings to the Lashkevich family, that you will find strength in this time of great sorrow. Larry and I first met at Royal Roads. For the next 50 years he was always a good friend and a consummate professional, an excellent leader to follow no matter how difficult the path. Larry you have run the race well, enjoy the prize.

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