Larry Duncan Hossack born May 9, 1941 at the home farm in East Nissouri Township slipped gently into the arms of Our Lord January 15 2022 at St. Marys Memorial Hospital.
Beloved husband,friend and soulmate of Pat Blackler for sixty years.Larry devoted his life to his family. Our children adored him! Kathy O'Drowsky (Patrick), Reta, Ray, and Scott (Amy) Hossack.
Larry was thrilled to work and play with his grandchildren.Erin O'Drowsky, Kirsten Pynenburg (Derek), Brett O'Drowsky (Kelly), Gillian Los (Dirk), Taylor McNorgan Hossack, Blake Hossack.
Great joy came in the safe arrival of two great grandbabies in 2021...Abigail Jane Los and Jack Duncan O'Drowsky. Larry is survived by sister- in- law Beth Grant and many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by parents Em and Stella (Blakie) Hossack; his brothers Don, Bob,and Ron Hossack and his Mother and father-in-law Jim and Nellie Blackler.
Larry's schooling started in a one room, all eight grade classroom. He quit high school in grade 10 to work on the farm, at Hearn's Dairy, and play hockey with the Lincs. In 1962 he married Pat; sat in on Grade 13 classes and earned, a few years later, the qualifications for teacher's college. His tolerant, understanding ways helped to make him a respected colleague and teacher for 31 years; first at Plover Mills, the rest at Arthur Meighen.
Hockey was the joy of his life and he actively coached and played on many teams. He truly loved transporting and watching his children and especially his grandchildren become skilled and participate in sport. Occasionally he was unable to resist giving the odd tip or pointer... albeit right or wrong.
To celebrate and give thanks for the life of Larry Duncan Hossack, a Memorial Service will be held at ST. JAMES ANGLICAN CHURCH, 65 Church St. S., St. Marys on June 25 2022 at 1 p.m.
The service will be streamed live on the St. James Anglican Facebook Page, click here. (the live post will appear about five minutes before the start of the service)
Interment will follow in St. Marys Cemetery.
Following the interment, we welcome you to our home at 216 Thomas St. from 3-5 p.m. to reconnect and share your stories with our family. Thank you for bringing your own lawn chair. We hope to be outside weather permitting.
Pat and Family…
If making a Donation in Larry's Memory please consider
St. Marys Minor Hockey
P.O. Box 1906, St. Marys , ON N4X 1C2
St. Marys Ringette
PO Box 2958, St Marys, ON, N4X 1A6
The Alzheimer Society of Perth County
1020 Ontario St #5, Stratford, ON N5A 6Z3
St. Marys Healthcare Foundation
P.O. Box 940 St. Marys, ON N4X 1B6
The Parkinson Society of South Western Ontario
4096 Meadowbrook Dr #123, London, ON N6L 1G4
St. James Anglican Church, St. Marys
65 Church St S, St. Marys, ON N4X 0A6