Lawrence (Larry) BUNDY

BUNDY, Lawrence (Larry)


1924-2008


Larry was born October 31, 1924, in Vancouver, BC, and grew up in Woodfibre, on the west side of Upper Howe Sound. Larry left school in Grade 8 when his father passed, and went to work in the pulp mill to support the family. In 1950 he married the love of his life, Ruth. In 1952 Larry moved to Campbell River as one of the original 218 who started up the Elk Falls Pulp and Paper Mill. Once settled in Campbellton, Ruth followed and they began their Island life together. Larry was a machinist at the mill and an active union member until his retirement at 65. Larry and Ruth had two daughters in Campbellton and a third once they moved to their new home in Willow Point in 1963. In 1972, Ruth and Larry bought three acres in Black Creek and moved the girls to the country so they could have their horses nearby. In 1986, the empty nesters moved back to town and into a waterfront condo where Larry spent his time reading on the deck and watching the marine traffic as he so enjoyed in Willow Point all those years before. Sadly he began his decent into the world of Alzheimer’s in 2001. In 2006, Larry moved into Yucalta Lodge where he lived out his days. On December 7th, Larry succumbed to the disease. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ruth, daughter Sharon (Bob) Girard, Karen (Bruce) Mooring, Lisa (Dean) Brown, and grandchildren Tyler, Karly, Carter and Ethan.


Thank you to the staff of Yucalta Lodge for their exemplary and compassionate care, both of Larry and his family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Alzheimer’s Society of BC and/or Yucalta Lodge. A celebration of Larry’s life will be held in the New Year.