December 6, 1934 – March 11, 2012
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our Dad, Larry Lovgren on March 11, 2012, at the age of 77 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Larry was born in Morrow County, Oregon, in 1934, he grew up on a farm where they grew grain and raised cattle.
After graduation he married Joan Thomas in 1955 and moved to Canada in search of a piece of land with water. They settled in the Squam Bay Valley where they shared many happy years raising their family.
After our mother’s death, Dad married Darlene in 2000, and he was able to do some traveling.
He lived on the farm until being admitted into Forest View Place in the Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater, B.C., in 2008.
Survived by a sister Donna (Vince) Allman of Pendleton, Oregon, four daughters, Vicky (Tom) Davis of Barriere, Jan Davis of Kamloops, Brenda (Gordon) Wilson of Little Fort and Beisecker, Alberta, Jacki (Wayne) Van Sickle of Squam Bay, B.C., and he also leaves behind nine grandchildren: Justin (Sheshawna) Davis, Deana Davis (Destry Nowoczin), Joe, Kevin and Lauren Davis, Tyler Wilson, Katelyn Wilson (Brandon Abel), Jacob Van Sickle (Kim Monsos), Trevor Van Sickle, and four great grandchildren: Austin and Kace Davis, Luke Abel & Gavin Van Sickle.
Predeceased by his parents Victor Arthur Lovgren in 1991, and Jessie Irene Lovgren (nee McDaniel) in 1974, his first wife Joan June Lovgren in 1995, his brother Dean Arthur Lovgren in 1983, and grandson Tyrell Dean Wilson in 1984.
Dad loved and took great pride in his work and his farm. He drove cat, building roads for Mac Allen Logging for around 40 years, only taking time off to put up hay on the family farm in the summer, and in the fall he would take a week or so to go hunting with his buddies in Northern British Columbia.
He was a great story teller and always had a sense of humor. Dad was a great mechanic; he could make any old piece of machinery run, which came in handy on the farm.
He was a man that never raised his voice to his girls, always a gentleman, with never a harsh word to say about anyone. He was a friend to many and will be missed by all who knew him.
The family would like to offer special thanks to the nurses and staff at Forest View Place.
Memorial donations in Dad’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society, North Central Interior, Box 277, Stn. M, Kamloops, B.C., V2C 5K6, if friends so desire.
A memorial service is to be held at a later date. Online condolences can be made to www.norththompsonfuneral.com
Arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services, Barriere, B.C., 250-672-1999.