June 27, 1946 – August 31, 2018
It is with a heavy heart that I share the passing of my beloved husband Larry after a brief battle with a progressive ailment. Predeceased by his parents Lloyd and Phylis Bowman, he is survived by his loving wife Violette and other family members.
Larry was born in Prince Rupert where at 14 he distinguished himself by becoming a Queens’ Scout which is the top grade and honour in Scout training. For a while he went fishing in his gillnetter NP 252 before travelling to Vancouver in 1967 where he attended the inaugural program at BCIT from which he graduated 2nd in a class of 200. He worked for BC Hydro and Genstar in Employee Relations as a mediator. Finally, in 1994, after 3 years of travelling around North America, he and his wife Violette moved back here where they continued to live “in the most beautiful place in the world” (his words). He truly loved the city of his birth.
Larry was an artist; he had a passion for the North Coast which he expressed with every brush stroke in his numerous oil paintings depicting this part of the Pacific North West. Larry was also a voracious reader and always enjoyed a good debate. He kept close tabs with his binoculars on the activities in Porpoise Harbour and was pleased to be addressed as “Harbour Superintendant”. Larry enjoyed music and gardening. His keen interest in people, their stories and their culture was reflected in his curiosity for everything which made him a lifelong learner. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
My sincere thanks to Dr.’s Croft, Nell, Brown and Fawell and the nurses at PRGH / ICU, St. Paul’s ICU and Palliative Care Units for the great care, kindness and support they provided.
Flowers are gratefully declined in favour of donations to Prince Rupert General Hospital.
A celebration of Larry’s life will take place at a future date.
I won’t say goodbye only “until we meet again.”