Nov 13, 2017
Clay Larson – It is with deep sadness that we share the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, sibling and friend, Clay Larson on November 13, 2017.
Survived by his loving wife Brenda, sons Eric (Erin) and Scott (Laura), step-daughter Leah Zimmermann (Jason), grandchildren Taylor, Blair, Emmet, Kristen, Danika and Ava and sisters Marion, Tess, Esther and Ruth.
Predeceased by his parents Art and Olga, sister Ethel and brothers Vance (Paul), Melford, Einar and Carl.
Following 6 years as a pilot in the Air Force, Clay studied law at UBC and went on to practice in Kelowna for many years before retiring in 2010. He and Brenda enjoyed so many wonderful times together travelling with Brenda’s business, cooking dinners, sharing a bottle of red wine, walking, golfing, laughing and spending time with good friends and family. Clay took such pleasure in spending time at their Mexican home on Isla Mujeres – relaxing on the beach or enjoying the balcony view, usually with a Margarita in hand! His engaging smile and laughter lit up a room! Even as dementia stole so much from him, he maintained his great sense of humour!
The family wants to thank the wonderful staff in the Pioneer Ward at Spring Valley Care Centre for the excellent care and support given to Clay and Brenda during the past year and a half.
At Clay’s request, there will not be a service. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC would be appreciated.
Please join the family at an Open House to celebrate Clay’s life on Sunday November 19th, between 1:00 – 4:00 pm at the Clubhouse at 950 Lanfranco Rd.
If you have something red, please wear it for Clay.
You have your wings again, Clay. Fly high and watch over us all. Thanks for the memories!
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.valleyviewfuneralhome.com
Arrangements entrusted to Valleyview Funeral Home, 250-765-3147.
Valleyview Funeral Home