Posted by Al Kimick | 22-Apr-2018
RRMC HONOUR SLATE – 1970
Photo by LEN WATLING
RRMC HONOUR SLATE – 1970
Photo by LEN WATLING
It is after midnight here in Calgary, as the sad news I heard earlier in the day of Larry’s passing, sinks in. The birds are not yet welcoming the dawn of today (22 April) when his loved ones & friends will gather in Kanata to celebrate a life very well lived. In these quiet moments, I think I can hear, “Well done, good & faithful servant,” gently reverberating in the mountains to the west, with echoes traveling at least as far as Victoria.
I & Larry’s classmates from Royal Roads Military College in the years 1968/70, had the privilege of sharing & witnessing the beginnings of his exceptional, 36 year military career & his shining local, national & international accomplishments, both in the Canadian Forces & in his Life after retirement. The breadth, depth & height of his life, and his dedication to his faith, family, fellow journeyers & the Forces are so beautifully stated in the preceding 37 guest book entries.
On this day, when Larry’s life will be celebrated, let me add to Gary Moore’s heart felt comments … On behalf of Larry’s RRMC classmates, (many of whom will want to add their personal comments when they learn of his passing), I send our sincere condolences to Karen & their family. Larry was the epitome of the College motto of Truth, Duty, Valour. May the love Larry had for others, & the love they had for Larry, continue to make this world a better place, as we remember Larry.
I had the privilege of working with Larry For many years at National Defence while he was still in uniform and later, when he was working with Logistik Unicorp. He was always a professional, sincere, and hardworking man but what I respected most about him was the love and admiration that he had for his family. Each time I saw him, he always gave me an update on his wife, children and grandchildren, recounting the latest stories from cruises to family visits. I was very sad to hear of his passing. My condolences.
Since we first met in 1968 I've always known Larry as a good man and a good friend. I'll miss him deeply and my prayers go out to his family. Rest in peace Larry.
Larry was a man and a strong leader in the workplace. We worked together at DND and I will always remember him and treasure the memories I have of him. He had a significant impact in my life and career. Je vais toujours me souvenir de lui comme un homme au cœur immense et sincère.
My heart goes out to your family at this difficult time.
When Larry arrived at the newly formed DGMSSC, it was like a ray of sunshine. As his Divisional Security Officer I always looked to his wonderfully cheerful and positive outlooks on life and enjoyed the number of lunchtime Bible Study classes together with many other friends. God Bless Larry and his entire Family.
Larry and I had been working together on various files related to Logistik for the past 5 years. He was a true professional and dedicated man with a profound sense of care for everybody. Larry was such an outstanding human being, a gentleman in every possible sense of the word, and above all a truly caring individual. I will dearly miss our regular 7AM breakfasts downtown to catch up on his travels, and all the great work he was doing. Ironically, our next get together had been arranged to take place upon his return from the cruise he and Karen so truly deserved, but don't worry my friend, we will meet again, it just won't be at Daly's.
Rest in peace!
I was very sad to hear of the passing of my friend and colleague. Since first meeting Larry as young officer cadets, Larry always had a kind word, thought the best of everyone he met, was deeply caring and stood out as one of the very best. Larry was the heart and soul of the Logistics Branch. I will miss him.
I was fortunate to have known Larry for many years. He was a mentor and friend who had a significant and possitive impact on my career and life. Having the good fortune to serve with him in the Logistics Branch, he was known for his passion for his profession and the sincere care and genuine interest he took in the people with whom he worked. He loved his profession and served with such distinction and pride ... a champion for all of us in the Logistics community. More importantly, his faith in God and love for family gave him a servant’s heart that shone through and impacted so many. To Karen and the family our sincere condolences as we grieve along with you. But also know that a great many of us feel we were blessed to have been touched by Larry in life and as such we celebrate his time with us ... a life truly well-lived.
My deepest condolences to Larry's family, We met at RMC and saw each other sporadically over the years. A good person, He will be missed