Lawrence 'Larry' David Wichart
Larry was born December 29, 1934 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Larry was the second of four children born to Charles and Alma Wichart. He found his first passion at age 19 when he joined the army and served in Canada and Europe. One of his highlights in the army was being a paratrooper. He loved telling stories about jumping out of airplanes! After completing his army career, he moved back to Winnipeg and started working at the airport where he met and married the love of his life, Patsy Peristy in 1971. They completed their family with Jenny in 1973 and then Jamie in 1975. The airport job took Larry and his family to Alberta where they settled in their new permanent home inWetaskiwin.
Those who knew Larry also knew that he loved to ‘tinker’ and was an absolute perfectionist. He had a strong work ethic and gave every job his full attention and effort. He took great pride in his work and always went above and beyond what was expected. Larry was also a relentless bargain hunter with everyone seeking out his skills and input for big purchases!
Larry loved his family and friends and was never shy to share his honest opinion and unique sense of humor with everyone. Despite his rugged exterior, Larry had a heart of gold and was eagerly available to lend a helping hand and teach anyone how to get the job done!
Larry is survived by his loving wife, Pat; his two children, Jenny (Darren), Jamie (Heather); five granddaughters, Anne, Chloée, Julia, Emma and Holly; sister, Linda (Greg); sisters-in-law, Alice (Gerald) and Doreen (Norman) and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, Charles and Alma Wichart and brothers, Norman and Gerald Wichart.
A heartfelt thank you to the staff on units 35, 43 and Long Term Care at the Wetaskiwin Hospital for their exceptional care. Additionally the family would like to thank Dr. Bernard Gagnon for many years of support and friendship.
The Funeral Service will be held at Wetaskiwin Full Gospel Fellowship Church in Wetaskiwin on Monday, October 28th, 2019 at 1:00 pm (located at 3916-64 Street, directly across the road from the Reynolds-Alberta Museum). A reception will follow the service at the same location.
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