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Dr. Larry Fenton

Born April 30th, 1934. Forever optimistic, always seeing the good side. Set free on May 12, 2012 after 16 years of being trapped by Huntington Disease. When we despaired he would say, “I’m lucky, I have no pain”.

He practised as a family physician in Chemainus for 36 years and loved his work. Every patient was important and he gave tirelessly.

His family was the love of his life. Predeceased by his son, Christopher, he never ceased to grieve. His family; wife, Rondeau; daughter, Jennifer; sons, Doug and Tim; their spouses, Mark, Marlene and Vicki; the grandchildren, Courtenay, Dakota, Riley, Roan and Tara; sister, Sheila and brother, Vasey are saddened but happy, that he can, once again, live on. Memories of his enthusiasm and love for everything he did, from delivering a baby, to skiing or lighting a camp fire are his lasting legacy. His inner strength over the past few years was inspiring and he takes with him the love of everyone he knew. His family give him their hearts and rejoice in his release.

Thanks to all the staff at Chemainus Health Care Centre...administrative, nursing, activities, kitchen... who have cared so much and made his life more bearable these past four years and to Dr. Manhas for his care, understanding and support. A special thank you to Debbie, nurse extraordinaire, who was with our family through the process, sharing our grief and bringing Larry comfort.

A celebration of Larry’s life will be held in late June.

Donations in his memory may be made to either of these organizations:

Huntington Society of Canada

151 Frederick St. Suite 400

Kitchener, ON, N2H 2M2

Chemainus Health Care Foundation

Box 462, Chemainus, BC, V0R 1K0


Duncan, B.C.

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