November 17, 1932 - April 8, 2021
It is with sadness we announce the passing of Mr. Lawrence John ‘Larry’ Sept at the Red Deer Hospice in Red Deer, Alberta on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at the age of 88 years. Larry was born on November 17, 1932 in Leader, Saskatchewan, to Henry and Elizabeth Sept. Larry was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend of many. He accepted the role of all these facets of life with love and passion. His greatest passion was his family. He proudly watched his children and grandchildren become involved in figure skating, hockey, baseball, or marching bands. He enjoyed camping, curling, travelling, card games and whatever sport was playing on TV. He was also a member of the Lions Club and the Masonic Lodge. Larry and Marilynn were the life of the party and could cut a mean rug. They were often the first ones on, and the last ones off, the dance floor. Larry fancied himself as a pancake connoisseur. A typical Saturday or Sunday morning would have everyone waking up to the sweet smell of Fox Valley Sausage roasting in the oven and a vat of pancake batter on the counter. Family and friends can all recall congregating in the kitchen for this specialty breakfast; and he would not relinquish the flipper until the last of the batter hit the griddle. Larry spent most of his early working years as a Station Agent for the CPR, and was transferred between many locations across Alberta. He would pack up the family possessions in a Box Car, and they would magically appear in front of the next Station. This type of nomadic life resulted in an abundance of friends from all over. He transferred to Pan Canadian Petroleum in Drumheller, until his retirement in 1992. A final move was made to Red Deer in 2002. It’s hard to explain, in so few words, how loved Larry was. He was surrounded by a large number of family and friends. He was our example of how to love without judgment and how to love life’s simple joys; such as a Rueben and a beer on a hot day, shared with a smile. Life was good! Larry will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Marilynn of Red Deer, Alberta; his children, Les (Pamela) Sept of Vernon, British Columbia, Sheldon (Heather) Sept of Lethbridge, Alberta, Lynn (Dave) Smith of Castlegar, British Columbia and Sandy (Darryl) Witcher of Olds,
Alberta; his fourteen grandchildren, his nine great-grandchildren and his great great grandchild. Larry will also be sadly missed by his brother, Henry (Blanche) Sept of Leader, Saskatchewan and his sister-in-law, Alma Sept of Calgary, Alberta; as well as numerous family members and dear friends. Larry was predeceased by his parents, Henry and Elizabeth Sept; his brothers, Ray and Alfred; his sisters, Esther Loewen and Emma Jackson and a son-in-law, Dick Thomson.
Cremation entrusted to Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, Red Deer, Alberta.
If desired, Memorial Donations in Larry’s honor may be made directly to the Red Deer Hospice Society at www.reddeerhospice.com. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com. Arrangements in care of Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium,
6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.