Lance Lesley Larson

Lance Lesley Larson

October 22, 1960 – January 8, 2016

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle, grandpa and friend.

Lance passed away peacefully at home on Friday, January 8, 2016.

Lance was born on October 22, 1960 in Cranbrook, British Columbia. Lance grew up in Canal Flats and it was there that he met and fell in love with his high school sweetheart Anne Detta. They were married in 1982 and had their son, Matt in 1988 and daughter, Jessica two years later.

At the young age of 15 Lance worked at the sawmill for Crestbrook Forest Industries for a short time and soon joined his father Carl and brother Ivar logging for Crestbrook and later joined as partners under Carl Larson Enterprises.

Lance’s greatest love was his enjoyment of life with family and friends. Lance was a very caring and giving person. He especially enjoyed the great outdoors camping and the frequent getaway vacations with his loving wife and wonderful friends.

Lance is survived by his wife Anne, son Matt (Jillian), granddaughter Lila, daughter Jessica, brothers Ivar (Donna), Neil (Penny), Nathan, sister Iona, mother Muriel, father Carl, mother-in-law Beryl, father-in-law Wilf, brother-in-law David, sisters-in-law Marlene, Audrey (Barry), Lori (Brent) and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his two sister’s Debbie and Melanie.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at the Community Centre, 8911 – Dunn Street, Canal Flats, BC. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Columbia Valley Hospice Society. Donations can be made online at

We would also like to express our sincerest appreciation to the Doctors and Nurses at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary, Dr. Gareth Mannheimer of Invermere, the Columbia Valley Hospice Society, the homecare workers and nurses for their care and compassion during his illness.

Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.

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