September 3, 1936 – April 1, 2022
In loving memory ~
Lawrence (Larry) George Lundrigan, born and raised in Verdun, Montreal on September 3rd, 1936.
Larry passed away peacefully on April 1st, 2022.
When Larry was 17 he left Montreal to run away and see the world, joining the QUEENS OWN RIFLES of Canada in 1953. He served in Korea and Canada and in 1956 after his discharge from the Army moved to Campbell River. Larry worked at the Elk Falls Mill when it was first being built, he was a commercial fisherman for three years, and had a stint at logging. He became involved with the car club “North Island Duals”, and also became a Scout Master and Leader for the local Boy Scouts.
Larry helped bring St. John Ambulance to Campbell River and taught first aid for many years. He was instrumental in the building of the St. John House, and was a volunteer member of the Canadian Coast Guard for local search and rescue operations.
Larry joined the Campbell River Fire Department in 1966. He loved being a fire fighter and also a paramedic on the Ambulance. He was actively involved in the union and was president for 8 years. He was a training officer in the Department and became Assistant Chief in 1988, retiring in 1992.
He was the Campbell River Citizen of the year in 1984. Larry also achieved the great honor of being Knighted in the Order of St. John by Governor General in Ottawa 1994 and was awarded the Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal in 2004.
He touched many lives through his volunteering with numerous community organizations. Whether it was being a Red Cross volunteer and donor, fixing toys or helping with the hamper fund, Larry was always there to lend a helping hand. He also loved recreational fishing, and was a proud member of the Tyee Club.
He was truly honoured to be of service to our Community and will live on in the spirit of his generosity.
Larry leaves behind his wife Pat, sister Barbara (Jerry), nieces and nephews, ex-wife Marilyn, daughters Ann-Marie (her sons Sheldon & Riley and great grand-daughter Abigale), & Michele (her son Nathan). Many nieces and nephews and extended family, including John (Cathy), Marnie (Joe) Molly and Max.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Maritime Heritage Centre, in the Rotary Hall on May 5th, 2022 from 1-4pm.
In lieu of flowers kindly make a donation to the Firefighters Burn Fund Campbell River Local 1668 or the Campbell River Hospital Foundation at crhospitalfoundation.ca.
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