Lawrence Edwin Greenlaw was born on April 28, 1936, in the Kaslo Victorian Hospital. He passed away peacefully on April 17, 2023, in the Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson after a ten-year battle with cancer.
Larry was born to Malcolm and Mae (Dinney) Greenlaw. He was raised by his mother and stepfather, John Greenlaw, after the tragic passing of Malcolm when Larry was a child. Larry survived the loss of his siblings Margaret and Jack. He will be greatly missed by his nieces, nephews, other family, and many friends.
Growing up in Howser and Kaslo, he met and married Coriene Frances Collier on July 1, 1957. They had two children, Ron and Dolores, and after living in Howser and starting a store there, they moved their business to Meadow Creek, where they continued until their retirement. Their marriage stood the test of time, nearly 66 years.
Larry was involved in any project that came up from Lardeau Lew Days to establishing and maintaining parks for family and community use. His passion for the people of the Lardeau Valley also inspired him to work as a Director of the Regional District of Central Kootenay for 12 years. He was an involved loving father to his children and grandson. In the end, what concerned him the most about his illness was the thought of being separated from those he loved, his family, many friends, and his beloved valley.
Our loving father will be greatly missed by his wife Coriene, son Ron (Marlene), daughter Dolores (Rhoalle), his grandson Colin, nieces, nephews, other family members, and many friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Lardeau Valley Community Hall on June 10, 2023, at 1:00 p.m.