Leo LARSEN

LARSEN, Leo Terrence (Terry)

August 14, 1932 – October 14, 2015

Pancreatic cancer took our beloved Terry all too soon. Lovingly missed by Marea, his life’s companion of 54 years, daughter Shannon, son Carl, grandchildren Caitlin and Ryan MacDonald. Also survived by brother Lindy (Margaret), nieces Karen (Rick) Cahill, Colleen (Graham) Picard, nephew Doug (Michelle) and grandnephew Kyle Picard. His work experience began at 17 as a fireman on the sternwheelers Casca and Nasutlin on the Yukon River for 2 summers. Then 2 years with the CPR steam locomotives until they were replaced by diesels. He then went to work for the B.C. Government as a steam power engineer for the next 35 years. This took him to Home for the Aged in Terrace, Haney Correctional, PVI, and Riverview Hospital. Along the way he became a First Class Power Engineer. He retired as Chief Engineer at Riverview in 1990. Next came a short period at Hammond Cedar while the steam plant was modernized, then Lions Gate Hospital Power Plant until he turned 65. Lastly, a power engineer at Eatons, Vancouver store until it closed in 1999. An excellent engineer always in demand. Terry will always be remembered for his quiet strength and devotion to his family and friends. He loved vintage cars, the simple pleasures of nature and the many wonderful trips he took with Marea.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday November 7, 2015 at 11 am at Maple Ridge Baptist Church 22155 Lougheed Highway, Maple Ridge, B.C. In lieu of flowers donations to Pancreatic Cancer Research at vghfoundation.ca (604-875-4676) or Maple Ridge Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.


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