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Larry Irving

March 20, 1943 - November 22, 2014


It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Larry at the Chemainus Health Care Centre on November 22, 2014, with his family at his side. Larry was born March 20, 1943, at the Chemainus General Hospital. He was predeceased by his father H.E. (Mannie) Irving (1987) and his mother Julia (Judy) Irving (1989). Larry was a beloved brother of his sister Janet Roach (Barry), brothers Lynn Irving (Irma) and Dale Irving (Kathy) and special cousin Sharron Cathey. Larry is also survived by nieces Rhonda Newell, Sandra Phelps (Wes), Kimberley Worrall (Greg), step-nieces Glenda Roach and April Roach, nephew Jordan Irving (Kristy), great-nephew Max Newell, great-niece Elena Julia Worrall and step-great-niece Atisha Roach Lloyd. Larry worked for more than 20 years for MacMillan Bloedel Ltd. at the Chemainus Sawmill and for more then 20 years for I.L.W.U. Local 508. Larry’s passion was sports, in particular, baseball, the Canucks, B.C. Lions, Horse Racing and the Olympics as well as politics and world affairs having a vast knowledge of all. Larry was honoured in 2013 by being inducted into the Cowichan Sports Wall of Fame for his voluntary contribution to baseball by playing, becoming a B.C. Commissioner, coaching and umpiring. Larry will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Special thanks to Dr. D. Gee and the medical staff and volunteers at the Cowichan District Hosptial and Chemainus Health Care Centre for their exceptional care over these past months and to our dear family friend, Patricia Sunderland, for her comfort and support to Larry and the family over these past difficult months along with her special “puppy boy” “Osito” who always brought a sparkle to Larry’s eyes. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating blood in Larry’s memory.




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From: Robert Shaw
Relation: Baseball Coach

Very saddened to hear of the passing of Larry Irving. He was my baseball coach for several years when I was a kid in Chemainus growing up. I remember Larry as a wonderful man, a classy man, a man who cared and a man who loved baseball. He taught thousands of kids over the years to play the game the right way, and was dearly loved. He will be missed and never forgotten by a very large number of people. RIP Coach, enjoy the great field in the sky.

From: Wayne Dale-Johnson
Relation: High School and Baseball friend

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From: Russell Douglas English
Relation: son of my grandmother's sister.

Saddened to hear of Larrys passing. Remember him as a kind and gentle soul.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
November 29, 2014
Beginning at 2:35pm

Mount Brenton Golf Club
2816 Henry Road
Chemainus, BC Canada

2816 Henry Road
Chemainus, BC Canada

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