Larry Coburn
Larry Coburn
Larry Coburn
Larry Coburn

Obituary of Larry Jack Coburn

Larry was born in Victoria BC on October 15, 1944. After the war, his dad returned to Alberta. Larry lived with his family on a farm in Smith, AB. Larry's brother and sisters were all born in Alberta. When Larry was 16, the family moved to Terrace, BC. He married his wife, Jacie, on May 15, 1965. Larry always wanted to be back on the Prairies, so when the opportunity arose to move to Saskatchewan, he took it. He worked for Woodlands Enterprises operating a CAT and then grader. In 1977, he went to work for Magee Construction driving semi truck hauling logs. He got the nickname “The Silver Fox” because someone said, "you have to watch that old Silver Fox, because he will somehow get ahead of you". After Charlie Magee sold the business Larry had a few different jobs. In his last few years, he worked for Thom Cat and Prime Mechanical Inc. Larry worked full-time until he was 77 years old, and his health wouldn't allow it. Wherever he worked he was always known as a hard worker, and a stable, honest employee. His employers became friends. When his health would allow, he would go for coffee at the different shops because he missed working so much.

Larry is survived by his wife, Jacie of 58 years; son, Scott; daughter, Stacy; son-in-law, Trent; his four grandchildren, two step grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and a special little dog, Bear, who nursed him throughout his illness.

Over the years his wife Jacie and he ran the Kinsmen Community Group Home for boys (Kozun House). Larry had several honorary sons because of his time at Kozun House, two of which were at his bedside when he passed, Seth Kanigan who drove all night from Calgary AB to be there, and Absolum Halkett who drove from Montreal Lake to smudge Larry and send up a prayer before his passing. These boys have said that Larry taught them how to be a man and father. There could have been no higher praise that they could have given. Larry's family always came first, and then work.

Larry is also survived by one brother, four sisters, a sister-in-law and her husband, and many nieces and nephews. All but one niece lives in BC. Larry was predeceased by his infant daughter, Paula Jo; his father and mother; mother and father-in-law; an infant sister; and several aunts and uncles.

In his life there were highs and lows, but in pure Larry fashion, he just kept on trucking. He was known for his very dry sense of humor. One of his favorite sayings was "Don't let fear or common sense stop you".

At Larry's request there will be no funeral. Instead, the family is planning to have a Celebration of a Life Well Lived at 2:00 p.m. on July 21, 2024, at the Prince Albert wildlife Federation. We will have a barbeque for all that want to come. If you have any funny stories or fond memories to share, please bring them. In lieu of flowers, please direct donations in Larry’s honour  to the Victoria Hospital ICU, . His last few days were spent in the hospital, and he had some amazing nurses. One standout was Melanie B (full last name unknown) in ICU. She went above and beyond for our family making sure we had what we and Larry needed in his final days. Dr. Christie De Villiers was the doctor who helped him through all of the 2½ years Larry was sick.

To the special friends and family who have been there to support us, Larry is in Heaven playing cards with friends and family that have gone on before him. They are laughing remembering the houseboat trips, and summers at the lake. There are lots of past pets for him to cuddle and play with.

Family and friends wishing to send online condolences are welcome to visit  Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home and Crematorium, Marianne Turcotte, Funeral Director, Prince Albert, SK 306-763-3322.


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