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Pendergast, Larry

Posted By Drake Smith On May 12, 2013 @ 12:32 pm In Obituaries | No Comments

In Memorial

May 25, 1940 – May 12, 2013

Larry “Buck” James Thomas Pendergast of Clearwater, BC, lost his short battle with cancer on May 12, 2013. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Bonnie, his four children: Don (Kim), Doug (Yvette), Deanna, and Debi, his eight grandchildren: Darci (Wayne), Madison (Cody), Tyler (Claire), Danielle (Andrew), Bobby (Randelin), Conner, Austin, and Robin, his five great-grandchildren: Skye, Izack, Lliam, Jaidan, and Colton, his siblings, Leona, Patricia (Lloyd), Ken (Anita), and Gwen and numerous nephews and nieces. Larry was pre-deceased by his youngest son, Danny, in 1981, his youngest brother, Gregg, in 1998 and his son-in-law, Mike, in 2011.

Larry was born in Innisfail, Alberta on May 25, 1940. He met Bonnie in Creston, BC and they married in 1959. He started working for the Ministry of Forests in the Engineering department in 1970, building roads and bridges. His career required him to live in six different communities before moving to Clearwater in 1982. After retiring in 1997, Larry took up wood-working and built custom furniture and specialty items in mostly cedar and pine.

Larry loved hockey. He spent many years supporting hockey in Mackenzie, Revelstoke, and Clearwater as a player, coach, referee, and fan. Many will remember him either standing down by the glass or in the far corner of the stands of the North Thompson Sportsplex, cheering on all the players and calling out friendly “advice” to the referees.

Larry’s family would like to thank the staff at Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital for their support and care since April 24. They would also like to thank the Hospice Society for volunteering their time to be with Larry when the family could not since May 7. Donations in lieu of flowers, in memory of Larry can be made to the Clearwater and District Hospice Society, 257D Glen Road, Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N2.

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