Larry Scott Forester

December 6, 1940 ~ December 29, 2018 (age 78)

Forester, Larry Scott - Larry passed away peacefully, in his sleep, at home with his family around him on December 29th, 2018.  He fought a long, courageous battle with cancer and defied the odds numerous times but decided to leave us after Christmas on his own terms and in his own time at the age of 78.

            Larry was predeceased by his daughter Jennifer in 1992. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 50 years Heather, sons Jason (Marilyn) and Martin (Carmen) along with grandchildren Alysha, Matthew, Darian, A.J., Amelia, Laura-Beth, and Jocelyn.  He is survived by brothers Rodney (Barb), Brent (Joan), Bruce (Dhyann), sister Lynne (Gerry) and numerous nieces and nephews.

            He was born in Cabri, SK and lived in various locations most notably Portreeve, SK and, during his teens, North Battleford, SK.  In 1960, shortly after graduating from N.B.C.I. he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force.  He served for 5 years during the Cold War as a Communications Technician on various radar facilities in Canada.  After leaving the service he joined C.N. and worked with telegraphs and Telex.  He met his wife, Heather, while working in Jasper and they were married in 1968.  They lived in Edmonton, Yellowknife, Lloydminster and eventually moved back to North Battleford in 1975 where they settled and lived, excepting one year in Calgary, until the present.  After an early retirement he worked for several enjoyable years as a school bus driver.

            Larry had many hobbies including art, golf, curling, fishing and darts.  He enjoyed time with family and friends and could tell a great story.  He also gave of his time by coaching various sports, volunteering with the Legion, Meals On Wheels and in the North Stars Canteen. He enjoyed working with his hands and building and experimenting. From home renovations with a chainsaw to building his own row boat there wasn't anything he couldn't fashion or fix.

            The family would like to thank Dr. Prystupa, the staff at B.U.H., R.U.H. and City Hospitals and especially Grant S., C.C.A. The family is also grateful to Irene, Kristine and all the excellent staff at Battlefords Home Care. 

A Remembrance of Larry's Life will be held on Saturday, January 5th, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Sloan Auditorium, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 70, North Battleford, SK.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to your local Legion, Humane Society or Cancer Society of the donor's choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Eternal Memories Funeral Service and Crematorium. 

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