With great sadness we announce the passing of Larry Ray Norris, with his family by his side, on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at the Dryden Regional Health Centre in Dryden, Ont.
Larry was predeceased by his wife, Margaret; parents, Roy and Edith; brother, Harold; sister, Marjorie; infant sister Norma; an infant daughter; and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Larry is survived by his daughters, Judy Chop (Elmer) and Jackie Hagen (Bob); brothers, Jim Norris and Lynn Norris (Marg); brother-in-law, Moie Neilson of Emo; sisters-in-law, Hazel McMillan of Dryden, Ont., and Lila Norris and Lorraine Norris of Fort Frances, Ont.; grandchildren, Len Howard (Robin) of Winnipeg, Man., and Jodie Boyko (Ed), Peggy Howard (Brian McIvor), and Angela Kirwan (Dan), all of Dryden, Ont.; step-grandchildren, Rick Chop, Audrey McEwan (Hughie), Russ Chop, and Neil Hagen (Michelyn); and great-grandchildren, Jaymi Kirwan, Cade Robertson, Griffin Howard, Dalton Kirwan, Emma Robertson, Kiara Ladouceur, Jordan Howard, and Jada McIvor.
Larry also will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, and other family.
Larry was born in Burriss, Ont., where he grew up until meeting the love of his life, Marg. He moved to Dryden in 1951 to work for Ontario Hydro, where he continued to work until his retirement, meeting many lifelong friends along the way.
Larry was an active member in the community, including as a volunteer fireman and helping establish the North Dryden Community Centre. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, curling, gardening, woodworking, camping, and later on in his life enjoyed spending time with friends helping to renovate Our Saviour Lutheran Church.
Larry’s biggest achievement was building two family cabins with his wife, Marg, at Bailey Lake, where they spent every opportunity spoiling their grandchildren and enjoying time with their family and friends.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 4, 2010 at 2 p.m. in Our Saviour Lutheran Church, with Pastor James Wood officiating.
Interment followed in the Dryden Cemetery.
The pallbearers were his nephews, Bob McMillan, Roger Valley, and Dan Norris of Dryden, Ont., Bob Teeple of Emo, Ont., and Brad Norris and Laurie Norris of Fort Frances, Ont.
If friends should desire, in memoriam donations may be made to Our Saviour Lutheran Church Building Fund or a charity of your choice c/o Stevens Funeral Home P.O. Box 412, Dryden Ont., P8N 2Z1.
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