Dad passed away peacefully in the early hours of May 16, 2019 in his 83rd year at Barrie’s Royal Victoria Hospital.
He was surrounded by his loving family to complete his final journey to join his beloved Marion.
He will be sadly missed by his daughters Lori Hrstic (McQuoid), Sue Ann Vanderpol (McQuoid), and his sons Mike McQuoid and Pat McQuoid. The loss will also be felt by their husbands, wives, children and grandchildren.
Larry, as most people knew him, lived a full and exemplary life. As children he taught us the importance of the beauty that Canada had to offer and the importance of hard work and perseverance.
Dad will not only be missed by his immediate family, but also by the many friends that he forged along the way. Even his Mexican family will miss him very much.
Dad was always a welcome speaker at weddings and family functions. He was able to impart his life experience amongst his children, as well as Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.
Larry was a pioneer in the truck body industry, being the founder of Multi Vans in 1962. He was well known and respected in the industry. Even in retirement he kept close tabs with friends that he had built relationships with over the years.
Whether it was helping showing horses at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, donating time to the Belleville Rednose Program or helping with the Quinte Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, Dad was always involved in the community.
Dad will be cremated then interred at the family plot in Smithfield amongst his family.
The Celebration of Life for Larry will be at the Legion at 19 Quinte Street in Trenton on June 2, 2019. All are welcome from 1Pm until 4Pm.
As an expression of sympathy, donations for the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.