Oshawa Funeral Home


Allen Willard Larmer

August 19, 1934May 25, 2019

LARMER, Allen Willard – passed away peacefully after a brief illness at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on May 25th, 2019 with his family by his side. Loving husband to Gaile for 55 years. Devoted father to Karen (Cameron), Cathy (Brian) and Paul (Jennifer). Doting G’pa to Emily, Beth, Colin, Julia, and Maya. Predeceased by his oldest brother Ken. Survived by his brother Grant (Barb), and Verna (Ted), and his sister-in-law Marion. Visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Tuesday May 28th, 2019 from 6 – 8 p.m. and on Wednesday, May 29th from 10:00 a.m. until time of Service of Remembrance in the Chapel at 11 a.m. Donation for the Lakeridge Health Oshawa – Respiratory Therapy department would be greatly appreciated.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 28, 2019

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 29, 2019

  • Service of Remembrance

    Wednesday, May 29, 2019


Allen Willard Larmer

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Carol Darlington

June 3, 2019

Our deepest condolences to Gaile and all. My father (Lawrence Larmer) has shared many fond memories growing up with Allen. Our prayers are with you.
With love, from the Darlington family

Roxanne Stein

May 30, 2019

Dear Auntie Gaile, Karen, Cathy and Paul

Uncle Allen will always be in my memories and Joshua’s too. His sweet smile that radiated on forever. I absolutely loved his smile. His laughter that made everyone in the room stand up and laugh too. His calmness and generosity to others, always ready to help.

My fondest memories growing up will always be that he was there for our family. He would show up to the farm not knowing what he was getting himself into but always ready to help Dad out or us all. He was always very Brave with this.
I loved watching my dad and him in action and then every now and then taking a break to rest on the back of the wagon or field. So many times we were biting our nails with dad and him as they were alway up to something or another.
The point was they were getting it done and they were doing it themselves and NO ONE was going to stop them, so strong.
Thankyou Uncle Al for caring and loving not just your family but others.
Our Condolences Auntie Gaile, Karen, Cathy and Paul. We love you all and your husband, your dad and my Uncle was pretty awesome and will always, always be in our hearts and our memories forever. Love to you all, Roxanne, Joshua, Evan and Eli xoxoxoxo

Lynn Smith

May 28, 2019

Dear Gail and family,
Words fall short of expressing my sadness at the loss of Al.

I was thinking of how Aunt Irene, Mom, and I came to visit you and Al shortly after you moved into your first apartment. As I watched your family grow, I knew that I wanted a family with daughters and sons.

Still hope to have grandchildren.

You and your family are in my thoughts.


Bill Edmondson

May 28, 2019

I'm sad to hear that Al has passed. I took over from him when he retired from Oshawa Transit. I always enjoyed our retiree breakfasts every month. We always had lively conversations and I will miss him.

Sean Cassidy

May 27, 2019

After graduating from high school with Paul in 1988, both of us ended up living in different parts of the country. But up until that point, I was a regular visitor to the Larmer residence - which always felt like a second home to me.

Al - or I suppose “Mr. Larmer” to me back then - always had a warm smile on his face in greeting us, and seemed to have a sincere interest in hearing about what I was up to as the years went by. Mostly though I will remember him happily tinkering away on his cars - sprawled out on the driveway with no sign of him but a pair of legs! It seemed to be his happy place.

Some years later, I passed through Oshawa again - this time with my own vehicle. After showing it off to my parents, I drove it over to show Al and to see if he’d help me fix it up a bit. He seemed overjoyed to see such a piece of junk truly in need of his skills (instead of his own vehicles which probably ran perfectly most of the time) and was keen to share a bit of knowledge with me.

Overall, I think he just genuinely liked helping people out - whether it was setting Paul and I up for some early camping adventures, or working on my crappy car.

Thanks for the memories, Al - May you Rest In Peace!

Best Wishes also to my good friend Paul and his family.


Nancy Brocanier

May 27, 2019

So sorry to hear of your loss.
Nancy Brocanier

John Blakley

May 27, 2019

My deepest condolences to the entire Larmer family. Mr. Larmer has been my next door neighbour sine the late 1960's and you could not ask for a better neighbour. He was always willing to help me with anything, in fact if I was trying to do an automotive repair I usually just ended up passing him tools and watching. I felt bad when I didn't have to wash my hands after the job was complete and he was covered in grease up to his elbows. As my family got older he always volunteered to drive them to appointments, it was such a great help to all of us, and really appreciated. I am so glad the Leafs made the playoffs this year for Mr. Larmer, I used to enjoy talking hockey with him, his predications of game out comes was pretty accurate. Rest in Peace Mr. Larmer.

John Blakley