Larry Sturgess

23 March, 19477 February, 2021

STURGESS, Larry - With great sadness, we announce the passing of our beloved husband and father Larry on February 7th at PRHC. Larry lived life to the fullest for his 73 years and is survived by Susan, his wife of 40 years, and his son Jonathan (Kezia). After a courageous battle with cancer he remained positive until the end. Larry was a proud Millwright Brother of Local 2309 for fifty years. He had a great passion for Motown music, boating, cars, skiing, football, and vacationing with his family and dear friends. Larry’s mischievous smile, excitable personality and sense of humour was something we all adored about him. Larry loved to use his millwright skills to build or fix anything and he never hesitated to help a friend in need. He will be missed by his sister Sharon (Paul), sister in law Gail, nieces Michelle (Keith) & Jamie (Greg), and many great nieces. Also his lifelong friends Danny (Anne), Ron (Debbie), Steven (Lyse) and many other friends who he loved dearly. In lieu of a funeral, a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Larry’s final wish is for everyone to be together and raise a beer in his honour. Cheers. Online condolences may be made at


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Kim and Art White

24 February 2021

Our deepest condolences to Susan, Jonathan and Keiza. Some of our fondest memories of Larry were spent at Rice Lake. He was a caring, loving person with a smile and laugh that was contagious. We will miss his stories of his younger years and past adventures, he always had a way of making you wish you had been there.
He was an inspiration to us all with his courage.

He will be missed but never forgotten.

Love Kim and Art

Kathy Wright

20 February 2021

So sorry to lose a great person and friend. Thinking of all the great dinners Larry would prepare for our ladies nights. Loved listening to Motown and dancing. He was such a great host. He fought hard with his battle with cancer but we know he is no longer suffering. I am so thankful to be apart of his life. My thoughts and prayers go out to Susan, Jonathan, Keiza, other family and close friends.

Kathy Wright

George Gray

19 February 2021

Dear Susan & Jonathan,
May God ease the pain, and comfort you as he has welcomed your beloved Larry into his arms.

To have had the absolute pleasure and gift to know Larry in itself was a blessing. You simply could not imagine the joy he brought to everyone who knew him. If you couldn't have fun around Larry, well then you just didn't have a pulse.

Larry & I took a Chinese cooking class (8 weeks, I think) that was held in an Agincourt High School home EC room. The teacher was a Chinese lady who had a TV cooking show on one of the local TV stations.
Can you imagine us, (2 bearded burly) guys & 20 women? Night one was an introduction ceremony at best. I'm sure there were a few raised eyebrows.
Larry had brought the basic (and only) utensil, a 1 gallon "BOX' of white wine ( Chateau de Becker's LOL) discretely camouflaged in a brown paper bag, with a small tear-out for the spout. We managed to procure 2 paper cups, & just like that, the adventure began.

By week 2 we had mastered the rudimentary functions of the huge WOK we were operating, and promptly made about 2 bushels of popcorn. (Larry had scrounged a bag of kernels from the many pantry shelves) (more raised eyebrows) but a big smile from the teacher.

A few weeks later we learned the ART of Tempura batter. The class made a few delicious deep fried shrimp as a reward...mmm.
Larry and I were still a tad hungry, and we had a ton of batter left over, what to do? Again, "o'l Lar" went on a recon mission and returned with 4 or 5 HUGE Spanish onions. A quick snip here, a slice here & there and Viola, probably THE best onion rings ever made. That pretty much solidified us as the Class Clown/Teacher's Pet award recipients, PERIOD!

Sooo many stories, each one funnier than the last.

rest up my friend, we'll have a POKER game when we ALL meet again.



18 February 2021

My special friend Susan, and Johnathon...there are no words with which I am adequately capable of relaying my deep heart-felt grief for you. Sending hugs and prayers to you. Lots of love from Thom and Gord.

Steve & Celia Morgan

17 February 2021

The moment we met Larry and Susan at Dan's Boxing Day party it became clear why Dan had been such long time friends with Larry. His humor and laughter was infectious and you could tell he was a caring and loving person.
Larry will be missed but never forgotten because those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard but always near. Still loved, still missed and very dear.

Steve and Celia Morgan

Marilyn Smith

15 February 2021

It’s been many years since we have seen all of you. You guys always were full of fun and laughter. I remember Larry at my sisters Super Bowl parties. He always had that great laugh and twinkle in his eye. I remember your many residences including the motel!!! I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. You have a party angel looking after you now. Sending a huge hug and many prayers as you navigate this new journey.

Donna Solomon

13 February 2021

Where lives pass, memories carry on forever.
I am so thankful to have shared memories with Larry. A very special person who touched the hearts of so many.
Toasting you with a beer, our brother from another mother.

Dan Bartley

13 February 2021

Kicking Back in the Bahama Sunshine


12 February 2021

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Thinking of all the good times we've shared for which we are truly grateful. Since this battle began you have shown what a strong, optimistic, caring person you are and have always been. We will always remember your enthusiastic smile and infectious laugh. I was quite a bit younger when you and my brother Dan were hanging out together and I always looked up to you both. As we aged, the difference no longer mattered and we were able to have a close friendship. Thank you for that!

You will be truly missed, but never forgotten.

We all love you, my brother!

Always in our hearts.

Love Steve & Lyse

Dan Bartley

12 February 2021

Larry flashing his smile on one of many ski trips, will be missing you.

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