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Larry John Soukoroff

April 12, 1931 - August 21, 2012


Larry John Soukoroff was born on April 12, 1931 in Blueberry Creek, British Columbia. He is the second son of his loving parents, John and Mabel Soukoroff. The family moved to Heddle Rd on the North Shore of Nelson when Larry was a youngster. Larry went to school in the area and later the family moved to Mountain Station.
After schooling Larry ventured off to Vancouver working as a carpenter building apartment blocks. After a few years of construction Larry struck out on his first business venture selling pots and pans. This endeavor did not last long as Larry discovered it was not his forte.
Larry moved back to Nelson where he went to work log-hauling. During this time he met a beautiful young nurse and the love of his life, Delores Yaseniuk. Larry and Delores exchanged wedding vows on July 15, 1961.
After living in several locations Larry and Delores settled down at 174 Trevor Street in Nelson where Larry resided until his passing.
Larry went into business for himself again starting Larry’s Topsoil, Sand and Gravel and later Dell Transport.
He also became known as the ‘scrap-king’ of the Kootenays. Larry was a hard worker and up to a week before his death he was behind the wheel of his Kenworth hauling for Tom Yasiek at the age of 81.
Larry was predeceased by his father, John and mother Mabel, by his loving wife Delores in 1999, his younger brother Alec in 2001 and by his older brother Mike in 2003.
Larry is survived by his 5 nieces and 11 nephews, one sister-in-law and 8 brother-in-laws and many grand-nieces and nephews.
Larry passed away after a brief illness at the Kelowna General Hospital on August 21, 2012 with brother-in-law, Gerry, nieces Terri, Lissa and Sherri by his side.


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Chris
Relation: friend

Sherry, Terry & Lisa
My sympathies are with you in the loss of your Uncle Larry, He was such a quiet,easy going presence. I know he will be missed by all. Please accept my sincerest condolences.

From: Simon Grypma
Relation: Family freind

To the Family of Larry.
The family Grypma first met Larry many years ago when our Dad was building Georama Greenhouses on Granite Road on Taghum hill. As kids we were amazed at his big loader and dump truck. As we grew Larry became a family friend and dug many a hole to build our basements and homes. He always had a big smile and a kind word. He would do the extra to make the holes for our foundation perfectly level. We will miss Larry and know that he is resting in everlasting peace with his maker.

From: Rhonda & Randy
Relation: Past Neighbour

Was saddened to hear of your loss. Larry was a sweet man and the best neighbour a person could ask for. I will always remember him for having puppy treats for our beloved dog Lady and how sad he was when we told him of her passing. Our thoughts are with his family.

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Date & Time:
August 28, 2012
Beginning at 11:00am

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.
613 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L1T2

613 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L1T2

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