BLACKHALL Gordon Lawrence (Larry)
Nov 1, 1932 – May 1, 2012. Larry passed away peacefully at Langley Memorial Hospital after a valiant battle with several health challenges. Predeceased by his father and mother, Gordon and Flora Blackhall of Toronto. Survived by his loving family: wife Patricia (nee Clapp), son Mark (Victoria), daughter Michele (Alden, and granddaughter Leah) and daughter Alison (Terry), his sister Joanie Blackhall, sister in law Mildred Greenwood and many nephews and nieces.
Larry served in the Canadian Armed Forces (Navy) for 30 years and loved to tell stories of his travels. He will be remembered as a champion squash player, for his musical and artistic talents and also for his many contributions to the community of Aldergrove such as creating the original Aldergrove Minor Hockey Association logo, painting the mural for Wix Brown Elementary school, and his political cartoons for The Aldergrove Star. Please join the family at the Aldergrove Legion (#265) on May 23, 5–7pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Aldergrove Legion (#265), or the charity of your choice. “But to every sailor, comes time to drop anchor, haul in the sails, and make the lines fast. You deep water dreamer, your journey is over. You’re safe in the harbour at last. You’re safe in the harbour at last.”