September 15, 1932 – September 14, 2021
It is with great sadness that the Kennedy family announces the passing of Larry Leroy Kennedy on September 14th, 2021, in Comox BC.
Larry was born on September 15th, 1932, in Rocky Mountain House Alberta, and attended high school in Red Deer. He continued his education at the University of British Columbia, where he caught the eye of his future wife Claire when he rappelled off the top of the UBC library clock tower. Larry was the climbing chairman of the Varsity Outdoor Club and continued to be a pioneer in the mountain community. He married Claire in 1957.
Larry graduated in 1957 as a professional forester, starting his career working in the Black Forest in Germany. He then returned to Canada, advancing to head of silviculture for the Province of Alberta. Never one to find satisfaction inside an office, Larry and Claire decided to return to Rocky Mountain House and take on the challenge of ranching.
As if that wasn’t enough, they also created Terratima Lodge in 1974 with the help of family and friends. Terratima was the first Nordic ski destination of its kind in Alberta, an exceptional place that brought together families for many generations.
Claire and Larry moved to the Comox Valley in 2008. Larry volunteered with Search and Rescue and continued to share his love for the woods and wild spaces with his family.
He is survived by his wife Claire, son Tom (Andrea), grandchildren Megan, Nicolas, and Damian, Brother Clayton (Louella), and Nephew Brent (Mary, children Ashley, Zachary, Peter, and Steven).
Our deepest gratitude goes to the staff at Ocean View for their amazing care and support during Larry’s last years.
We will miss his kind, humble, and wise presence and will carry him in loving memory.
A small gathering will be held in celebration of Larry’s life at a later date. Obituary
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