O’REILLY, Laurence Patrick (Larry)
May 17, 1927 – October 6, 2014
Larry passed away peacefully at the Abbotsford hospital on October 6, 2014 with his niece Collette Spencer at his side. Larry was born in Dublin, Ireland May 17, 1927, he was the sixth son of a family of seven boys and two girls. He is survived by one brother William in South Africa, one sister Rose in Ireland, along with nieces and nephews and other relatives world wide. Pre-deceased by his wife Dorothy (nee Bergen) of 38 years, five brothers and one sister. He was raised in Dublin, Ireland and started out as a merchant seaman, then emigrated to Canada in 1955. Larry married Dorothy in 1962 and they resided in New Westminster, BC for 15 years then relocated to the Abbotsford area. Dorothy passed away Sept. 17, 2000. Larry joined the Ironworkers Union, Local 97, in 1956 and was a life long member. Membership number 0574812. He spent his life working in the west coast construction industry, working with Commonwealth Construction Co. for many years and other industrial construction companies. Larry will be remembered and respected for his loyalty and hard work ethic by all the people he associated with during his lifetime. He always maintained his great Irish ways, sense of humour and wit with all of his friends and co-workers. No service upon request. Cremation arrangements handled by First Memorial, Aldergrove, BC.