Larry Elmer Anderson

January 03, 1938 - October 28, 2022


Obituary For Larry Elmer Anderson

Larry Anderson, resident of Sexsmith, AB, passed away on Friday, October 28, 2022, in his home, at the age of 84 years.

Larry was born on January 3, 1938, in Grande Prairie, AB. Larry grew up on the original homestead north of Sexsmith. This is where he lived the majority of his life, alongside his wife Vella and their four boys. He passed on his love of farming, first to David, then to Jason. Larry wore may hats in the work world: bus driver, seismic labourer, gravel hauler, and transmission and tire shop hand.

You could always count on Larry for a silly song or rhyme to be sung around the table or campfire. He loved to reminisce about Trixie, the old grey mare from his younger years.

Larry could always be found in his woodshop building beautiful clocks, or in his garage tinkering on one of his many old tractors that he fondly referred to as “Junk”. Larry was a 50+ member of the Elks of Canada and spent countless hours volunteering for the Sexsmith Museum, school board, and many other community organizations.

He will be sadly missed by his wife Vella; children: Evan, David (Lee-Ann), Aaron (Teresa), and Jason (Kodi); grandchildren: Kale, Sydney, Sawyer, Keyana, Quintara, Jordan, Mikayla, Teron, Samantha, Braden, and Summer; as well as great-grandchildren Peyton and Maria.

Larry was predeceased by his parents Fred and Irene Anderson, and sister Joyce Tomshak.

A Viewing will be held on Friday, November 4, 2022, at 2:00pm, at Sexsmith Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (9928 97 St.). Memorial Service to follow at 3:00pm. Fellowship to follow at the Sexsmith Civic Centre (99 Ave.).

Memorial Donations may be made to Elks and Royal Purple Fund for Children
(2631 28 Ave., #402, Regina, SK S4S 6X3).

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  • 11/14/2022

    Dear Vella and family, Sending positive thoughts and prayers with added strength and courage as you face the days ahead, I will remember Larry's ever ready smile and sparking eyes whenever he greeted us.He was so kind and generous, giving of himself with time and energy to all those whose lives he touched.Larry displayed a love of family,and life on the land .His pioneering spirit was un matched!Rest easy Larry.Kindest regards Sharon (Brown )Richard Annis ,and with our Eady Farms Families.

  • 11/10/2022

    Our deepest condolences to Jason & family Larry & Lynn Chaplin Wembley

  • 11/08/2022

    Condolences Jason and family, thanks for being nice to me when I first moved here. Curtis Galbraith

  • 11/07/2022

    Dear Vella and family, Our sincere condolences to all of you on the passing of Larry. May he rest in peace. God bless! Paul and Myrna Lemay and family

  • 11/07/2022

    My sincere condolences to all of the family. Jennifer Waldren

  • 11/04/2022

    Sending our sincere condolences to Larry's family and friends. We were fortunate to meet Larry and Vella during visits with our daughter, Julie McCloskey.

  • 11/03/2022

    Vella and family, my sincere condolences on the passing of Larry - husband, father, grandfather and community member, Larry will be truly missed by all. Sincerely, Lynn Hyska (Kirkham)

  • 11/03/2022

    My sympathy to all members of Larry's family. He was one of a kind. A true friend. From Dennis Grant

  • 11/03/2022

    Our deepest condolences to all the family, thanks to Evan for sharing the opportunity to his family with us, always enjoyed our time with Larry and Vella and the guys, May Larry resting in peace and leave great memories to cherish Andy Beaudette and Graham Boyd

  • 11/03/2022

    Vella & families So sorry to learn of Larry's passing. He will be missed by many. Thoughts are with you ❤ Trudy Peterson (Benson)

  • 11/03/2022

    Larry was a huge part of our lives. He welcomed us into his family and church like we were his own. Always giving a helping hand......delivering us manor for our garden, the best hugs, a listening ear when we needed him, even driving us to the airport with a 1 year old for us to catch our flights at 4am,. He didn't have a mean bone in his body. We loved the stories he always told about the olden days and how his family landed in Alberta,. We had many lunches and snacks and suppers together and you never misses a birthday or christmas for our boys or us....always so thoughtful, You will always be our family Larry we love you more than words can say. Prayers going out to all of the family and people that loved him. And Dear Vella we love you so much. Wish we were closer. May you rest in peace.....grampa Larry as my kids would call you, Love always Julie McCloskey, Jody Walters, Mason (aka Butch...Larrys nickname for Mason) & Isaac xoxoxoxox

  • 11/02/2022

    Dear Vella and family, Clark and I were so fortunate to have met you and Larry. We have such fond memories of our time with you both. We send you our deepest condolences and prayers for comfort. Clark and Heather Lang

  • 11/02/2022

    We would like to send our sincere condolences to Vella and families. Larry was a great man and we had a lot of great visits. RIP

  • 11/02/2022

    My warmest condolences and so very sorry for your loss. Bonnie Kennedy

  • 11/02/2022

    Thoughts and prayers to all of the family from the Commets💞

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