Larry Ross Coulson passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016 at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook, B.C. at the age of 77.
Larry was born in Devlin, a small farming community in Northwestern Ontario. He grew up on a farm four miles north of Devlin in Burriss.
When he was 15, Larry moved with the family to Atikokan, Ont. After a three-year stint in the army, he returned to Atikokan, where he worked with Ozzie Miller on garbage collection for the town.
In January, 1978, he married Katherine Ann Brown. He worked in the mines in Port Hardy, B.C. and in Tumbler Ridge, B.C. driving truck. While in Port Hardy, two sons were born.
In 1986, Larry and Kathy moved to Winnipeg, Man., where Larry worked as a security guard.
Larry enjoyed snowmobiling, camping, darts, bowling, dancing, crosswords, and jigsaw puzzles. In 1998, Larry moved to Sparwood, B.C., and then to Cranbrook in 2009.
Larry is survived by his wife, Kathy, of Winnipeg, Man.; and sons, Clifford (Alana) of Toronto, Ont. and Jonathan and grandson, Kolin, of Winnipeg, Man.
He also is survived by his sisters, Shelva Seguin of Cranbrook, B.C., Karen Kannegeisser of Thunder Bay, Ont., and Sandra (Ron) Cenerini of Atikokan, Ont.; brothers, Gerry Coulson of Oliver, B.C. and Doug (Linda) Coulson of Castlegar, B.C.; sister-in-law, Marilyn Coulson of Provo, Utah; and brother-in-law, Wally Davidson of Atikokan, Ont.
He was predeceased by his parents, Lorna and Wilfred; brother, Clayton; sister, Linda Davidson; and brother-in-law, Ray Seguin.
Funeral services were held on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cranbrook.
He was interred in Rivercrest Cemetery in Sparwood, B.C.