SEXSMITH – LARRY W. With broken hearts the family of Larry W. Sexsmith advise of his sudden passing on August 13, 2015, suddenly and unexpectedly of a heart attack at the age of 65. Larry was born in Vegreville, AB. June 22, 1950 and grew up (or so he claimed) in Australia and Calgary. A well respected business man in Kelowna for 35 years, Larry made his mark in both the Insulation and Restaurant businesses. Larry’s vision was the driving force behind the success of Rose’s and he was instrumental in elevating it to the iconic landmark it is today.
Larry is survived by his partner Tammy Clarke (Cassie, Skylar, Peyton and Alex), his sons Paul (Isaac), Adam (Fiona, Jacob, Ella, Elijah), Mike (Austin, Josh); sisters Pat (Marv), Linda (Bill; Ryan, Kira, Tyler, Chloe; Erin, Donovan, Stephen), Barb (Brianne, Kevin, Ruby, Christian) and Sandy.
Larry was loyal, a man of his word and always ready to lend a helping hand and did so for many of us, many times. Larry lived life on his terms. He was “larger than life”! Larry Wayne will be greatly missed. Remember forever….forget you never. In lieu of flowers Larry would have loved donations being made in his honour to the Daniel Olesen Memorial Fund set up in memory of his nephew via the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation; www.childrenshospital.ab.ca.