It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we announce the tragic passing of Larry Lamarche. Our beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle and Friend.
Larry will be greatly missed by his family: His beautiful wife Kathy of 48 yrs. His children: Richard (April), Stephen (Channa), Jason, Leanne (Alberto). His grandchildren: Mercedes, Savannah, Jagger. Broden and Deagen. Alexa, Joshua and their father Mike.
His Brothers: Marcel (Linda), Leonard (Isobel) and their children. His half-siblings: Barb, Shirley, Joe, Terri, David and their children. His extended family from Kathy’s side, many nieces, nephews and so very many friends.
Larry was born April 30, 1945 in Vernon BC. He moved to Kamloops when he was 6yrs old where he grew up with his family. Larry joined the Armed Forces and spent time in Germany where he was stationed for 3 yrs.
Upon his return to Kamloops he met his soulmate, Kathy and began their life together. They were married on Dec 2, 1967. Larry was the proud father of 4 children whom he devoted his life to. From winter weekends skiing throughout BC to summer sports at Shuswap Lake, Larry always made sure his children were exposed to everything life had to offer.
Larry was meticulous with everything he did in life. Whether at work or home he always had things finished to perfection. Larry began working as a pipeliner and crossed over to the construction industry where he made his mark as the hardest working individual ever seen. Larry was the type of person you could count on to get things done right the first time, he would help anyone in need and would give you the shirt off his back.
Later on he and Kathy developed a passion for motorcycling. Not to be outdone he had to perfect it also. He and Kathy spent the last 10 years riding, touring and experiencing new places and people. Together they participated in numerous sanctioned events that had them tour all around Canada & United States accumulating over 500,000 km to which they received many awards which he was so proud of. Larry and Kathy were proud members of the Kamloops HOG group and Southern California Motorcycle Association where they met so many incredible people.
Larry was a hero to his kids. His family watched as he transformed into an amazing Grandpa. Dad, you’re a legend to us and will live forever in our hearts. You will be missed so very much by us all, especially your beautiful flower, Kathy.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday July 25th, 2015 at the Calvary Community Church 1205 Rogers Way, Kamloops, BC. Doors will open at 11:00 with service starting at 12:03. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the BC Childrens Hospital in Larry’s name. Larry would have dressed casual and would ask everyone to do the same. Motorcycle parking will be set up as Bikes are Very welcome and Ride with Pride in Larry’s memory.
Arrangements entrusted to
Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services 250-554-2324
Condolences may be expressed to the family from www.myalternatives.ca
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