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GARTH – Lawrence (Larry) Michael

November 7, 1953 – November 10, 2010

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Lawrence Garth, beloved husband of Kathryn. Proud father of sons Michael and Robert (Ashley) and daughter Elizabeth (Jeffrey). Lawrence leaves behind his mother Ruth (Alistair) and brother Robert and family. Lawrence was predeceased by his father Jack.

A Celebration of Life service will take place at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB) on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Lawrence Garth, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200.

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  1. Jane and Brent Johnson :

    To our dear family,

    We share in your grief losing such a wonderful man. We are fortunate to have each other for the support we need now and going forward. We will hold our memories of Larry close to our hearts forever.

    Love Jane & Brent

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  2. Joyce McCrum & Dr. David Clark :

    Jeff and Lisa
    Our heartfelt condolences in your loss of your father/father in law. Our prayers our with you on this sad occasion. Love to your family.
    Auntie Joyce and Uncle David

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  3. Brad & Jody Goddard :

    Dear Garth Family,

    Our thoughts are with you during this sad, sad time. Although we didn’t know Larry very well, many of the outstanding qualities Mike displays–loyalty, good humour, reliability–were no doubt imparted to him by remarkable parents. Mike, Rob and Lisa are a great legacy for who must have been a very fine father and husband, and for that we are grateful.

    Our love,
    Brad & Jody

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  4. Chris & Stephanie Goddard :

    Mike,
    Our thoughts are with you and the entire family.
    Chris, Steph, Bella and Quinn Goddard

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  5. Mike – How sad that your dad’s life was taken so suddenly. If he was anything like you, I’m sure he had a life well lived – full of family, friends, and smiles. I’m sorry that I won’t be able to attend the memorial service in Calgary on Saturday. We’ll be thinking of you back at the brewery and send our very best to you and your family. Much love, Sybil

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  6. Joan and Dave Goddard :

    Michael
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your Mom and family during this very sad and difficult time.
    Deepest Sympathy
    Joan & Dave Goddard (Brad & Chris’ Mom and Dad)

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  7. Sherrill and David Wiseman :

    Kathy we are in shock. Please know whatever help our sympathy can bring is yours in abundance. For the last couple of weeks have been thinking of you both and thinking it’s been far too long and we should get together. Obviously so very sorry we put that off. David has to do call Saturday but I will certainly be there, and again we are so very sorry for you and with you and Mike, Rob and Liz, to have lost Larry’s gentleness, intelligence and sweetness.
    Sherrill

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  8. Grace & Joe Tennina :

    We are so sorry for your loss. Regards, Grace & Joe

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  9. Thinking about you and your family Mags. My energies and love go out to you. Looking forward to your visit in December.
    Love,
    Meghan

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  10. Sara, Camila, Valeria and Carlos Granado :

    Dear family,
    I know there is not much that no one could say right now to take away the pain you feel for your loss. We had the pleasure of knowing your dad and loving him like a great friend… His smile and humble character was not something you would expect to have in such and smart guy… His Latin personality always made him popular and loved among our clients and colleague… For us to see him leave so soon is very hard and he will always be in our memories but more than that in our hearts.
    I had the pleasure of meeting you guys and realized he and Kathy also raised one of the most loving and beautiful families I have ever met… Be always happy of having the luck of having such a lovely father and husband as we are of having met him!
    Always your friend,
    Carlos

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  11. Greg Golich - Aera Energy Bakersfield Ca :

    Although I only new Larry through his work for less than one year, I will always remember his smile and gentle nature. My thoughts and prayers go to you and your family.

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  12. The Way Family :

    Dear Kathy, Mike, Rob and Lisa,

    We were all sorry to hear about the loss of Larry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

    Bonnie, Cam, Doug and Shannon

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  13. The world has lost a great mind.

    Colleagues lost someone they could rely on.

    I lost a dear and true friend.

    You will be missed for your humble helpful and friendly advice. You left us way too soon my friend but you will never leave our memories. You left a hole that cannot be filled and though time may heal may it never take away our fond memories of a great man.

    RIP Larry Garth

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  14. Dear Kathryn;
    It is a great sadness for missing Larry. We trust that he is peacefully resting in the promised paradise with a heart full of love and faiths. Although this everlasting trip is for everybody who should experience it but it is hard to forget some people like Larry who was my sincere friend and colleague.God bless him and I wish you and your family a great strength to endeavor this sad event.
    Regards;
    Sogand and Abe from Dubai

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  15. Janice and Perry :

    Our deepest condolences to your whole family. I know that Larry touched a great many people’s hearts and that he will be remembered as a wonderful man who loved his family deeply. I am deeply honored to share the celebration of his life.

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  16. Andrea, Dubert and Martín José :

    Both, Dubert and I had the fortune of meeting and working with Larry. He was always the happiest, and most comforting person around the office. I was also fortunate of working with him abroad; I will never forget how Larry cheered me up so I wouldn’t miss home too much when we were in Venezuela. Being away from home wasn’t easy for me but Larry was always there with a big smile; he did not mind going shopping with me (and that is a lot to say) and always took me along when he was having dinner with one of his many friends in Venezuela.

    (Dubert typing) This Venezuela trip was also when my friendship with Larry began, much before meeting him in person. Since Andrea did not have a mobile phone I used to call to Larry’s cell to talk to her; he did not seem to mind how often I called nor how long the calls were, he just seemed to find the situation funny. Sometimes they would not be together or Andrea would be busy (like the time Larry went with her to the beauty salon…) so Larry and I would chat for a while. “What a nice man he is!” I used to tell Andrea; I really enjoyed talking to him to the point that sometimes Andrea would pick up the phone and I would tell her “I was actually calling Larry, can I talk to him for a minute?” These are great memories for us which marked the beginning of a friendship with a great human being.

    He was an awesome person, with a warm heart and a free spirit that made everyone around him feel special.

    We will certainly miss Larry a lot, he was always very special to us and we will pray for him so he rest in peace.

    Andrea, Dubert and Martín

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  17. Dear Kathy and family,
    We are so saddened by your loss and lost for words. I was very touched by your children’s words of a great father and man. You were so blessed for having such a husband, Kathy.

    Love, Julie and Brendan

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  18. Arthur and Margaret Burchnall :

    Dear Ruth,

    Margaret and I were very saddened to hear of the sudden death of Larry. Although we only met briefly during our respective assignments in Pakistan, he was held in the highest regard by friends and colleagues.

    Sincerely,

    Art Burchnall

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  19. Annarella Alvarez :

    Dear Garth family,

    Larry’s smile was a tribute to life, I could see it over the phone, every time he called down here (Caracas), he was so gentle and nice, he really was one of us, such a nice person. When he worked down here he always was talking about his family and how much he missed and care about them, that says very much about him.

    We have to be glad to have the opportunity that we could meet a such a great guy in our times.

    My Love and prayers are with you!

    Annie
    (CMG-Caracas office)

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  20. Arnaldo Velasquez :

    Dear Garth family,

    I would like to express my deepest sympathy for the lost of a great person as Larry was. He was an exceptional colleague that with a minimum effort reached our hearts, for his charisma and joy, always with enthusiasm for sharing his knowledge.

    I will always remember him as a great friend.

    Arnaldo and family
    (CMG-Caracas office)

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  21. Dear Kathy,

    I am sorry to hear of your sudden loss.

    I appreciate Mom as the matriarch to attend and we, siblings’s spirits are with you from afar.

    Best,

    Cathy

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  22. Heather Bishop :

    I am so sorry to hear about your family’s loss.
    I had the pleasure of working with Larry and he was a thoughtful, softspoken and kind person who always spoke very highly of his family. Always willing to come and socialize with us, the age difference didn’t seem to matter. We were lucky to get to know him and he will be thought of often.

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  23. Dear Kathy and family
    I was terribly saddened to hear of Larry’s passing. The world is a great deal poorer for losing him and my heart is very saddened. I give you my sympathies and my heart goes out to you and your family.

    Love

    Rand

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  24. Dear Kathy,
    I was so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. Working with him was a great experience, both professionally and personally.

    Sincerly,
    Simona and family
    (ENI-Milan office)

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