HENRY, Larry Vernon

The Life of Larry Vernon Henry

On Wednesday, August 12, 2020, Larry Vernon Henry, a loving husband, and father of five, passed away peacefully at the age of 81, surrounded by his family.

Larry Vernon Henry was born on October 29, 1938, in Raymond, Alberta to Vernon and Ella (Court) Henry. As a small boy, he moved around a lot with his family until they settled in southern Alberta.

In grade twelve, Larry met Catherine Johnson and they became best friends and sweethearts. On August 28, 1958, they were married and started their life together in Calgary, Alberta. Larry worked at the Hudson Bay and Catherine was a teacher. Together they raised two sons (Michael and Cameron) and three daughters (Laura, Leslie, and Patti).

Larry worked his way up into management and the family moved throughout British Columbia and Alberta before settling back in Calgary, Alberta, where he worked at the Hudson Bay at Market Mall. When he retired at the age of 62, they moved to Cochrane, Alberta where they began to travel around the world. In 2004, they served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at the Manilla Temple in the Philippines for eighteen months.

Larry had a great passion for life. He enjoyed skiing, hiking, and backpacking. He was dedicated and faithful to the church where he served as a Branch President, Bishop and most importantly as a Sealer in the Temple. But what Larry treasured most was his family. He was a pillar for our great big family and enjoyed Sunday dinners even as the family grew to over thirty people. He felt blessed to live so close that he was able to be around his grandchildren. Whether it was listening to them sing in choirs or play in multiple school bands or playing sports like basketball, volleyball, rugby and wrestling. He was a devoted fan and a great cheerleader. He loved when his great grandchildren visited and yelled down “Poppa” from the top of their stairs.

He was a wonderful, generous man who was an amazing example of honesty, integrity, hard work, and commitment. He was known for his willingness to impart many life lessons, give strong hugs, and dish out no thank you helpings. He had a quick wit, infectious smile, and a kind and compassionate spirit.

We are sure that he is having a wonderful reunion with his Mom and Dad, siblings and friends that have gone before him and they have already put him to work in heaven!

He is survived by his loving wife Catherine Henry and his five children: Laura (Clarke) Bullock, Leslie (Jonathan) Crapo, Michael (Diane) Henry, Cameron Henry, Patti (Kris) Nielson.

He is also survived by his three younger siblings, seventeen grandchildren plus their eight spouses, and thirteen great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life for Larry Henry will be held on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 1:00 pm MST

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  1. On 16/08/2020 at 8:53 am Don Goodridge Said:

    On July 10, 1982 I was baptized into the Calgary 17th Ward, Larry was my first Bishop. I got to know and love Larry and his eternal companion Cathy, not sure that I would have made it as a new member without he and the members of that wonderful ward.
    Some day when I grow up I want to be just like him. To the family please accept our love and condolences.
    Don and Flora Goodridge. Kenora ON

  2. On 16/08/2020 at 12:52 pm Karie Baldry Said:

    Cathy and Family –

    I am so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. I have such fond memories of Larry and all of you from way back in the Banff days. It was a brief time that yielded so many great memories. I certainly remember “no thank-you” helpings and giant bear hugs. I can close my eyes and see Larry’s quick smile, twinkling eyes, and his care and concern for us. You are part of who I am and always in the fabric of my heart. Thinking of you.

    Love Karie

  3. On 16/08/2020 at 4:26 pm Adolf & Hazel Knopp Said:

    So very sorry to hear the passing of Larry, he was a kind and good person and will be missed.
    Condolences to Cathy and Family

    Adolf and Hazel Knopp

  4. On 17/08/2020 at 1:53 pm Sheila Rhodes Said:

    I am so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing . He and Cathy were my home teachers for years and I valued their friendship and care . Much love to Cathy and all the children through this sad time .

  5. On 17/08/2020 at 4:09 pm Lance and Shelly Toly Said:

    We could tell the love the Henry children, grandchildren and great grandchildren had for him. He leaves a legacy that will affect the eternities. Your lives and the service you give to others will be his lasting joy.

  6. On 18/08/2020 at 1:01 pm Gord Salyn Said:

    It certainly was a sad day to learn of my good friends passing.
    Having worked at The Bay, I was fortunate to have many conversations with Larry about work and family. Nothing was more passionate to him than his family. His eyes sparkled when he shared the many stories.
    Good by my friend, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    ❤️❤️

  7. On 18/08/2020 at 4:49 pm Elizabeth Tischner Said:

    I extend my deepest condolences To Catherine and family..
    I worked with Larry ( I had a lot of trouble calling him Larry and not Mr. Henry but he insisted on being on a first name
    Basis) for many years at The Bay Market Mall. A kind and gentle man. His eyes always just lit up when having conversations about family and life. A sad loss for sure. Sending strength and love to his entire family.

  8. On 18/08/2020 at 4:57 pm Keith hopkins Said:

    So sorry to hear of Uncle Larry’s passing
    We wish that we had been able to grieve
    With the family, but given the current situation
    With covid, zoom was helpful for us to
    Say goodbye.

    Keith and Lynn Hopkins

  9. On 26/08/2020 at 11:35 am Rose &Brian Maiani Said:

    Our deepest condolences goes out to the entire family. The big guy as we would call him was and will always be the best manager any one could ever ask for. It was a pleasure to have worked for him at the Bay in Market Mall. He treated us all as if we were family and in a way we were a family because of him. Life lessons were taught and never forgotten just like he will be in our hearts for years to come. Rest in Peace.

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