Lawrence “Larry” Sawchuk, 72, of Wasaga Beach, Ontario, passed away with grace, strength, and peace on Monday November 7, 2022 from a courageous battle with brain cancer.
Larry was born on July 14, 1950 to Mary Anne Cherwaiko and Steven Sawchuk in Mississauga, Ontario. He was one of five children in a busy household along with brothers Ray, Dave, Russell and his sister Gayle.
After graduation Larry started working at a body shop doing prep work, with the idea of becoming a paint and body man. He eventually moved on to work at Caterpillar of Canada where he moved from an entry level position to become the Plant Manager in Garner, North Carolina.
Larry met the great love of his life, Lee, in 1974, along with her two boys, Chris, Ross, and later her daughter Claudia. Larry and Lee married in 1976 and a few years later their daughter, Leanne, was born. Larry was a loving father to them all!
Larry could often be found working on one of his street rods, working on someone else’s car, finding dogs in the neighborhood to give treats too, tending to his yard, or going out for a drive with his wife.
Larry, also called “loveable” by some of his friends, is exactly that. To know him, is to love him. He will forever be loved.
Friends are invited to join the family to celebrate and honour Larry and the incredible human being that he was to so many.
Location: Wasaga Beach United Church, 380 Zoo Park Road
Date: Saturday November 12, 2022
Visitation: 10:00am (reserved for close friends and family)
Burial at Wasaga Beach Cemetery to follow the service
Reception will follow the burial in the Lockhart Hall at Wasaga Beach United Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to one of the following:
Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer via Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation
Georgian Triangle Humane Society
Hospice Georgian Triangle Foundation for Campbell House
We look forward to seeing you there – to grieve, to love, and to hold space for this beautiful being.