Larry Wurm passed away peacefully while surrounded by his family at the Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater on September 26, 2013 at the age of 58. Born in Edmonton, Alberta on November 18, 1954, Larry is survived by his loving wife, Shelley, his children, son Dustin Wurm and daughter Sharman Escobedo (Dom), granddaughters Cayleanna, Natasha, Mattea, and grandson Cristian of Kamloops. Larry also leaves to mourn his passing his brother Leonard (Heather) Wurm, sister Letta-Mae (Larry) Colborne and sister Debbie Wurm. “Uncle Larry” will be greatly missed by numerous loving nephews, nieces, great nephews and great nieces. Larry was predeceased by his father Albert Wurm, mother Adeline (Dolly) Wurm, sister Florence Ritchie, brothers Ernest (Nooks) Wurm and Eldon (Doolie) Wurm, brother-in-law Merle Ritchie and nephews, Kelly Wurm and Miles Ritchie.
Larry spent the majority of his life in the very lovely little town of Clearwater. His two biggest loves in life were spending time with family and camping. He was at his happiest surrounded by loved ones with a beer in one hand and a fishing rod in the other. Most of Larry’s working life was as a highly skilled fabricator and welder; he could build anything and everything. The beautiful house that Larry and his family resided in for the last 23 years was planned and built by Larry. Larry could always be counted on to help out whomever and with whatever was needed. In the earlier years he was a major volunteer in helping get the local ski hill up and running. He also did a lot of work at Capostinsky Park making it a wonderful ball diamond for Clearwater to be proud of. Being a natural athlete, Larry spent many of his younger years playing softball, hockey and was a first rate downhill skier and water skier. He also had an avid interest in old cars and enjoyed many hours tinkering on his own. People were drawn to Larry for his kindness, sense of humour and intelligence. Larry will be greatly missed by all who knew him and whose lives were touched by him.
There will be an informal celebration of Larry’s life at the Wells Gray Inn on Saturday, October 5th at 6 pm in the banquet room. Friends and family are welcome to attend. There will be a cash bar and appies will be served.