Lawrence (Larry) Harold Malone
April 8, 1927 – December 21, 2016
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lawrence (Larry) Harold Malone, a native son of Ladysmith B.C., on Wednesday, December 21,2016 in Cowichan District Hospital, Duncan B.C.
Papa’ lived his entire life in Ladysmith. Prior to working for Noon’s Bakery and Penman’s Dairy, he worked for a time in a mine in Blakeburn and a sawmill in Merritt. He learned his trade of auto body repair and painting cars in Nanaimo before coming back to Ladysmith and working at Edwards Garage, but he will be best remembered for his twenty years in business as co-owner of Bell & Malone Service Station at the north end of First Avenue. After his retirement Dad returned to work doing estimates for ICBC and worked for Videl Autobody Supply for a time.
“Bud” could often be seen in the summer cruising around town in his white Buick convertible, or driving dignitaries in Ladysmith parades. He was a member of The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 171 most of his life and was actively involved with The Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2101, where his spirited “Irish” personality, running the Saturday “Meat Draw”, is legendary. His evenings were spent watching his favourite T.V. reruns of “I Dream of Jeannie, Perry Mason, and John Wayne Westerns” among other shows of that era.
Larry was predeceased by his parents, Patrick and Verona (Mayovsky), his wife of 56 years, Mary (McReady), and brother, Gerald Malone. He is survived by his brother Ronald, sons: Kevin (Jan) and Brian (Pam). He adored his Grandchildren: Sean, Scott (Joeleen), Laura ( Ben ), Jesse (Katie), and Kelsey: and his four Great Grandchildren: Veronica, Brielle, Gavin and Emma. He always enjoyed the visits from his nieces: Valda Clarke, Cheryl Solmie, Lynn Gourlay and their families, and the company of his extended family and friends.
We would like to express our “sincere thanks and appreciation” to the Doctors and staff at Ladysmith Family Practice and The Lodge on Fourth for their outstanding care during Dad’s residency there. To the Doctors and nurses and staff at Cowichan District Hospital, your professionalism and care for Dad and the family in his final days was second to none. You are truly “angels”.
A Celebration of Life will be held at The Eagles Hall in Ladysmith B.C. on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.