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Larsen, Leonard (Len) Keith

Len Larsen, beloved husband of Clara Larsen of Calgary, passed away peacefully at the Rockyview General Hospital on Saturday, February 7, 2004 at the age of 72 years.


Len was employed in the oil patch for over twenty-five years with B.A., Gulf and Chevron. In 1980 he went into full time church ministry and recently retired from Beddington Pentecostal Church where he served as minister to seniors and pastoral care.

Len was born April 19, 1931 in Calgary to William and Norma Larsen, and is survived by his loving wife and best friend Clara (nee Kary); daughter and son-in-law Carla and Graham Balzun; son and daughter-in-law Darren and Lorilee Larsen; as well as his four precious grandchildren whom he adored, Christianne and Joel Balzun, Jenica and Chloe Larsen, all of Calgary, AB; a sister and brother-in-law Joyce and Ken Anderson of Kelowna, BC; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Len was a loving, compassionate man who cared deeply for his family, friends and those he ministered to.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 from 7:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.

A Celebration of Len’s life will be held at First Alliance Church (1201 Glenmore Trail S.W.) on Thursday, February 12, 2004 at 1:30 P.M. To forward condolences go to If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Beddington Pentecostal Church 16 Bermuda Drive N.W., Calgary, AB T3K 1H7 Telephone: (403) 275-7133 for a missions project in memory of Len or directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 944-2433.

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

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  1. Rebecca Pierce-Peters :

    Dear Clara, Carla, Graham, Dareen and Lorilee: I only recently learned of Len’s passing so many years ago as I lost touch with you after I moved away. My heart goes out to you; Len was such a wonderful man, father, friend, and minister. I recall so many many times being welcomed into your home like I was family. Thank you so much for all your love, kindness and generosity and dear, dear friendship. May Len rest forever in peace with our Lord Jesus, and I pray for God’s blessings on each of you.
    With much love,
    Rebecca Pierce-Peters

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