Grant Blake LARKIN September 18, 1925 - April 1, 2013
Grant Larkin passed away on April 1, 2013 at Delta Hospital at the age of 87 of natural causes. He was predeceased by his first wife of 43 years Paddy, and his second wife of 13 years Lois Jacqueline, and is survived by his sister Doris Kavanagh (Pat), daughter Kathleen (Bill), son Bruce (Kris) and their children Ashley (14) and Connor (10).
Grant was born in Saskatoon and moved to Vancouver in his high school years with his parents Charlie and Eva. He attended Lord Byng high school and went on to UBC where he graduated with a B.Sc. Dairy Science. He started his career with Arctic Dairy which then became Dairyland. Grant was the plant
manager for most of his tenure and was instrumental in designing and building
the Dairyland plant on Louheed Hwy in Burnaby. He loved his job and retired after 39 years at the age of 60.
Grant led a full and active life. He played rugby for the Vancouver Rowing Club and then the Evergreen's over 40 Club where he was President for many years and organized several international tournaments. He
loved to play tennis and squash at the Arbutus Club and was one of the original
members. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and golf. Grant served in the
militia with the B.C. Regiment and was Lt. Colonel and Commanding Officer in the early 70's. Grant spent most of his life with his family living in Kerrisdale on Cypress St. where he had many friends and neighbours.
There will be a celebration of Grant's life on Wed. April 17 from 2-4 at the Vancouver Lawn and Tennis Club, 1630 W. 15th Ave.
Bruce Elliott (Scotty) McIntosh August 11, 1930 - March 21, 2013
Bruce passed away at Surrey Memorial Hospital on March 21, 2013 with his family
at his side. Bruce was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and moved to Vancouver at
the age of eight years. He attended King George High School and Vancouver
Bruce enjoyed coaching hockey and ball hockey and playing Rugby with the Meralomas, Twilighters and Evergreens Rugby Clubs. He toured several European Countries and Japan with the teams.
In 1959 Bruce went to work for Columbia Engineering Ltd. as project supervisor and was involved in the design of special equipment for the particleboard industry. plant design, process development and superivision of the installation of particleboard plants in Venezuela, New Zealand and several plants in Canada and the U.S.A. He held the position of Vice President and later Director of Columbia Engineering International Ltd.
Bruce will be greatly missed by Valerie, his wife of 53 years, his son Dean, his daughter Kim (Nigel) son Darryl (Brigitte) his loving
grandchildren Ryan, Colin, Michele, Rachel, and Nicole. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Children's Hospital or a charity of your choice.
Japanese Masters Touring Side Playing Evergreens Barbarlian Selection Sunday May 12th 2013 Brockton.
The touring party is called the WAK SUN from Japan. The team consists of WAK WAK, FUWAKU, GIFUWAK and WAKSEN, featuring two teams. One team of over 70's team (with over 21 players in the visiting party) and an over 60's team (with 20 players in the visiting party).
It is proposed to have two separate games and hope is to arrange for senior and super senior games.
I too was saddened to see the posting re Sweeney. When I started golfing some dozen years ago Niall was one of the players who was active and was very supportive to a new hacker in the group. He was a very nice man, a gentleman, with a great sense of humor. Always with helpful and uplifting with comments on a golf swing, but only if asked. I particularly enjoyed his MC'ing of our dinners where various prizes were awarded with a running commentary from Niall, all of it funny and some of it of course rude.
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