Lawrence "Larry" Greenfield
December 20, 1943
May 17, 2023
Larry Greenfield, born in Prince Edward County in 1943. Deceased Wednesday May 17, 2023, in his 80th year. Pre-deceased by first wife Lois (1991). Survived by wife of thirty years, Cheryl. Both of whom he loved dearly. Also survived by his three sons, Doug (Michiko), Dan (Tracey) and Dave (Beth), and his two stepchildren Chris (Jim) and Rob (Wendi). He had ten grand-children and one great-grand-daughter. Larry graduated from Forest Ranger School and proudly worked for Lands and Forest for one year before transitioning into a thirty-year long career at CIL, followed by a well-deserved retirement. In his retirement years, one of his many labours of love was growing tomatoes. They have been savoured by many and he has passed his prized seeds on to many friends and family to keep the strain alive in his absence. Larry was a kind and passionate man and showed his strength of character in facing life’s major adversities with grace and dignity. Larry enjoyed playing hockey, swimming, race walking, and making music. Sadly, a long battle with Parkinson’s and cancer gradually took his passions away from him. Yet despite his illness forcing him to slowly relinquish his many hobbies he remained stoic and brave in the face of each new challenge. The loss he mourned the most was playing the keyboard and singing. He spread much joy over the years with his instruments and his voice. Larry believed in nature and the natural progression of life. He said many times that he lived a good life and dying was part of it. He had difficulty expressing what was in his heart and people never knew how much he loved each and every one of his family and friends. The family are grateful for the exceptional care given to Larry by the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospice and the staff at Palliative Care at Bluewater Health. Your struggles are over. Rest In Peace Larry. Larry has requested he be cremated and there be no services. Remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family online in “Larry’s Guestbook” at mccormackfuneralhomesarnia.com. If desired, donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia would be appreciated.
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So sad to hear of Larry’s passing. I enjoyed our Scrabble and Upwords games; Larry was hugely competitive but always fun. He and Cheryl were there when my wife Linda passed, and I appreciated their friendship. My condolences to Cheryl and family , Mike Tanner
Cheryl and family, I had the pleasure of working with Larry at CIL, ICI, Terra. Larry was always entered the room smiling and cheerful. I have very fon memories of him. My sincere condolences for your loss. May the memories you have of him comfort you.
I just heard of Larry's passing. I am saddened to hear. Larry had many gifts and I really enjoyed hearing from him over the years. My thoughts and condolences to Cheryl, family and friends alike.
My sincerest condolences Dan and Tracy. A lovely obituary for your Dad. You are in my thoughts at this sad time.
Larry was a wonderful musician, our last visit with Cheryl and Larry included some of his favourite music which he generously shared with us, he sang with great joy and the piano keys got quite a workout. He was a gentle soul who will be remembered for his kindness and hospitality.. The heavenly choir will be blessed once they hear his musical talents. Rest in peace Larry.
Angela and Alex MacDonald
Cheryl and family sending my deepest condolences on the passing of Larry. I have very fond memories of him as a child and the kindness he always showed. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.
Victoria Borges (Purvis)
So very sorry to hear of Larry's passing, my condolences to the family.