Larry John Soukoroff was born on April 12, 1931 in Blueberry Creek, British Columbia. He is the second son of his loving parents, John and Mabel Soukoroff. The family moved to Heddle Rd on the North Shore of Nelson when Larry was a youngster. Larry went to school in the area and later the family moved to Mountain Station.
After schooling Larry ventured off to Vancouver working as a carpenter building apartment blocks. After a few years of construction Larry struck out on his first business venture selling pots and pans. This endeavor did not last long as Larry discovered it was not his forte.
Larry moved back to Nelson where he went to work log-hauling. During this time he met a beautiful young nurse and the love of his life, Delores Yaseniuk. Larry and Delores exchanged wedding vows on July 15, 1961.
After living in several locations Larry and Delores settled down at 174 Trevor Street in Nelson where Larry resided until his passing.
Larry went into business for himself again starting Larry’s Topsoil, Sand and Gravel and later Dell Transport.
He also became known as the ‘scrap-king’ of the Kootenays. Larry was a hard worker and up to a week before his death he was behind the wheel of his Kenworth hauling for Tom Yasiek at the age of 81.
Larry was predeceased by his father, John and mother Mabel, by his loving wife Delores in 1999, his younger brother Alec in 2001 and by his older brother Mike in 2003.
Larry is survived by his 5 nieces and 11 nephews, one sister-in-law and 8 brother-in-laws and many grand-nieces and nephews.
Larry passed away after a brief illness at the Kelowna General Hospital on August 21, 2012 with brother-in-law, Gerry, nieces Terri, Lissa and Sherri by his side.
Funeral Services were held on August 28, 2012 from the Chapel of Thompson Funeral Service with Pastor Ken Keber officiating. Interment followed in Nelson Memorial Park Cemetery. On line condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfs.ca. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service ltd.