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Larry Albert Nelson
July 12, 2023
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Larry Albert Nelson, late of the RM of Brokenshell passed away on July 12, 2023 at the age of 69 years. He was predeceased by his parents, Henry and Mildred (Broad) Nelson, special cousin John Nelson and his father-in-law Bill McCosh.
Larry is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Susan Nelson, his children: Hilary (Paul) Nelson, Mallory (Peter) Nelson, Spencer (Rhiannon) Nelson [Forrest], Robert Nelson, Alana (Kim) Robson [Holden]; sisters: Brenda (Rick) Metheral, Shirley Nelson, Noella (Mike) Leydon; mother-in-law, Bernice McCosh; brothers-in-law, Doug (Simone) McCosh and Robert (Ruth) McCosh; sister-in-law Mavis (Rick) Peters; special cousins, Flora Nelson and Louise (Armand) Levesque.
Larry was born on April 16, 1954 in Weyburn, Saskatchewan. Most of his life was spent on the family farm. Larry could make his way home against blinding snow with a 5 gallon pail over his head. He never left the house unless he was wearing a belt and carrying a knife in his pocket.
When Larry saw an opportunity to enjoy life, he took it. On a hot day, the tractor would stop for a picnic and swim at Nickel Lake. When the wind dropped, it was a good time for an evening canoe ride. Perfect ice on the creek meant strapping on the skates. Enough snow on the big hill saw the family heading over with toboggans and skis. Stargazing, motorcycle rides, ice cream and more, Larry shared them all.
Busy or not, Larry always had time for a chat or a visit. A visitor never felt that Larry had something better to do. Ever the optimist, Larry was always welcoming with ready smile and quiet, distinctive wit. He was Bob Dylans’s Number 1 Fan.
A Service of Remembrance was held Saturday, July 22, 2023 at the Grace United Church in Weyburn, SK with Rev. M. Barnabas celebrant. A private Family Interment was held at the Trossachs Cemetery, Trossachs, SK
We loved him dearly, as he loved us. No last goodbye, he was already knocking on Heaven’s Door.
For family and friends so wishing, charitable donations in memory of Larry may be made to the Weyburn and District Hospital Foundation, Box 1416, Weyburn, SK S4H 3J9, Heart & Stroke Foundation of SK Unit #26, 1738 Quebec Avenue, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1V9 or to the Weyburn Salvation Army, #8-4th Street, Weyburn SK, S4H 0X7.