Lawrence (Larry) Leith Tremblay

Lawrence (Larry) Leith Tremblay

Lawrence (Larry)

Leith Tremblay

of Cedar, B.C. and Haines Jumction, Yukon, on July 29, 2008, aged 79 years, in Nanaimo, B.C.

Larry was born in Athabasca, Alberta on July 5, 1929, to Waldo Arthur Tremblay and Myrtle Mae (Robertson) Tremblay. He was one of five children. In his youth and young adulthood he performed at rodeos as a bareback bronco and bull-riding cowboy with the Knight Brothers of Alberta.

He married his beloved Lois in 1952 and was subsequently hired by Parks Canada where he rose from his duties as a Park Warden in Jasper and Waterton National Parks, Alberta, to Chief Warden for Kluane National Park, Haines Junction, Yukon, in 1972. He also volunteered as a youth hockey coach, a Boy Scout Master, and was a lifetime member of the Lions Club. After his retirement in 1985, he moved to Cedar, BC, but kept his Yukon residency by spending six months of each year at his gold mine near Burwash Landing. He was exceptionally proud of his family and his career, and spoke fondly of the countless friend he made across North America throughout his life. His love of the outdoors and nature is evidenced in the many documents he wrote for Parks Canada. He also enjoyed photography, camera collecting, and was mostly currently working on a family history book. He will be missed for his warmth, hearty laughter, witty tales and unprecedented coffee drinking abilities.

He is survived by his darling wife of 56 years, Lois, his children Scot (and Penny) of Victoria, BC, Wyatt (and Paulette) of Whitehorse, YT, Kristy (and Ken Roberts) of Whitehorse, YT, Terry (and Steve Pfleghaar) of Elk River, MN, and Kelli (and David Brawn) of Concord, NC. Also his cherished grandchildren: Josh (and Jenn), Adam (and Ladene), Brittany, and Justin Tremblay; Rick (and Miranda) and Daniel Staley; Chris, Anna, and Scot Pflegaar; and Breana and Savannah Brawn. Also sisters Audrey Ashmead and Loyse Robinson, numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.

Larry was preceded in death by his son Justin, brother Gordon Tremblay, and sister Beverly Stanley.

A celebration to honour Larry’s contribution to all our lives, date to be determined, will be held in Haines Junction, Yukon.

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