In loving memory of LARRY McGINNIS Sept. 7, 1921 to June 30, 2004
Larry was born in Ardley, Alberta on Sept. 7, 1921 to Hiram and Clara McGinnis. He was raised on the farm and worked with his Dad until he joined the Air Force.
While in the Air Force he worked as a mechanic on the planes. He always wished he could be a pilot but that was not possible so working on the planes was the next best thing.
After the Air Force he moved his family to B.C. where he worked at various means of employment including truck driver, farming, and mining. Most of his working life was spent in mining, which took him to Copper Mountain, the Queen Charlottes, Granisle, and Texada Island.
While on Texada Island, Larry joined the Lion’s Club and he was an active member until his death. He was always willing to work on whatever projects the Club took on.
In 1981, he retired and moved to Smithers where he was introduced to Pearl. They fell in love and spent 23 years together. They traveled in their motor home and made several trips to Mexico and throughout B.C.
Larry loved spending time with his family and in a combined family of 11 children, he was loved and respected by them all.
Larry enjoyed the outdoors. He went fishing and hunting whenever the opportunity arose. He enjoyed days at the cabin.
Larry pursued his interest in manufacturing and built a number of wood stoves and several small woodworking projects which kept him occupied. He was also an avid reader.
Larry will be missed by Pearl, his children Larry (Cathy), Beverley (Royce), Bryce (Violet), Louise (John); his extended family Leona (Alan), George (Kerry), Joan (Don), Betty (Brian), Barb (Don), Jerry (Debbie), Colleen (Bruce); his sisters Lillian and Jean; his grandchildren and great-grand children.
Thank you to the Lion’s Club, their ladies, the A.C.W. for the tea and for the many acts of kindness from our friends.
Those wishing to make donations in Larry’s memory can do so to the Cancer Society.