HEPPLER, Mr. Lawrence (Larry)Alexander
82 years, formerly of Thunder Bay, ON and Rothesay, NB passed away peacefully at Ridge Meadows Hospital, Maple Ridge, BC on November 15, 2010 after suffering a stroke on August 1, 2010. Lawrence was born on May 5th, 1928 to Ida and Phillip Heppler in Melville, Saskatchewan. As a young man he came to Fort William ON to work at Canada Car & Foundry Co, followed by Great Lakes Paper, Domtar Ltd in Red Rock ON and in 1971 moved with his family to work at Irving Paper in Saint John, NB. Upon retirement he and his wife relocated to Maple Ridge, BC. In his younger days Larry was an avid curler. He always enjoyed travelling, long walks along the shore, and a day on the golf course.
Larry is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary (Larson), 4 children, Bryan Heppler (Vivian) of Thunder Bay, ON; Lynda Lange (Dave) of North Vancouver, BC; Murray Heppler (Trish) and Joanne Hocevar (Mario) of Maple Ridge, BC; 10 grandchildren and 2 great grand children which were the light of his life. 4 sisters, Alice Kushner, Vancouver, BC; Joyce Mody, Coquitlam, BC; Judy Nagel, White Rock, BC and Gloria Schneider, Yorkton, SK – 2 brothers, Melvin, Toronto, ON and Grant, Prince George, BC. Predeceased by his parents – brothers Gordon, Jim, Clarence and Richard, sister Victoria and niece Wendy.
Funeral Services at Sargent & Son Funeral Home, Thunder Bay, ON, Monday November 22nd, interment to follow at Riverside Cemetery. The family would like to thank Dr. Mentz, the nurses and staff on 2 West at Ridge Meadows Hospital for their dedication and care.
Donations gratefully accepted at Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation, Maple Ridge, BC www.rmhfoundation.com
Expressions of sympathy can be made at www.gardenhill.ca