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Larry House

March 26, 2005

Larry moved with his folks and two brothers to Washington when he was in the sixth grade, and where he first met Maureen. After school Larry married and was a pressman for the Seattle Times. He then went on to press repair school and his own repair company shortly before he moved to B.C.

In 1968 Larry and Maureen ran into each other again. They married Dec. 1968 and in 1974 Larry and Maureen and her two children, Karen and David moved to the Takysie Lake area, where their friends, the Mulders had purchased land.

Larry worked for several years at Eurocan as maintenance. When Eurocan closed Larry worked for B&H sawmills several years before joining the staff at Burns Lake Auto. The last 15 years he was with the school district as maintenance man and bus driver.

Larry loved all sports and was particularly happy helping coach the boys and girls basketball teams (one of the most touching sympathy card was from some of those team members).

Summers were full of softball, playing for the “Forty & Sporty” and then “Nifty & 50”. Then he hung up his glove and shoes. His greatest joy was the times he spent on his boat exploring the Lakes District and points North.

He leaves a big empty space. Larry would be right here beside me thanking all the people who were so kind and helpful.

Thanks to the volunteer drivers who would get up at 4:00 a.m. to get us to the 6:00 a.m. ferry to go to the cancer clinic in Vancouver. Thank you to all the people at the cancer center - all were very gracious, kind, and caring. Thanks to Frails for pet sitting for months. Thank you to the hospice ladies who so willingly sit with a patient, for company and to relieve the care giver. The Sechelt hospital staff were doubly helpful at a very busy time. And a big thank you to our own hospital’s doctors and nurses who can’t be surpassed for their care and kindness, and the people who did all the cemetery preparations (Brian and his carpentry), my kids for all their help and time, all the people who sent flowers and cards.

God Bless you, we thank you.

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