Lawrence Ira Hendrickson

March 29, 1936 – December 24, 2014


Family and friends of Larry (Lars) sadly announce his passing. Larry passed away peacefully at Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson after a courageous battle with cancer.

The Hendrickson family moved to Nelson, B.C. in the early 1950’s. Shortly after arriving in Nelson, Larry became associated with the Fairview Athletic Club baseball team under the tutelage of the legendary Slim Porter. Being a tall strapping lad Larry quickly assumed the position of first baseman, where he assisted the team in many victories in both league play and tournaments with his skillful fielding and consistent hitting. Following graduation from high school, Larry was briefly employed at the KFP mill before joining the RCMP where he served five years at various posts mainly in Alberta.

After leaving the RCMP Larry enrolled at the University of Montana to further his education. With his skiing background at Red Mountain Ski Resort in Rossland, it wasn’t long before he was a very accomplished ski instructor at a number of high level resorts in the Pacific Northwest area of the U.S.A. Larry had some interesting “tales to tell” on his frequent visits with parents and old baseball mates in Nelson.

When Larry returned to Nelson, he became employed in the golf course maintenance industry and quickly became an accomplished, dedicated greenskeeper at both the Granite Pointe Golf Course in Nelson and the Balfour Golf Resort. Larry was a very accomplished golfer with a regular low handicap. He was a regular participant in Nelson’s Annual Labour Day Tournaments and also enjoyed many fine rounds of golf with his father, Ira.

Larry is survived by his sister Nan Seward, along with many cousins and their families. Bob (Gladys) Pickering, Gordon (Pat) Pickering, Jerry Pickering, Barb (Pat) Renwick, Don (Barb) McCandlish, Bob (Lianne) McCandlish, Bruce (Melba) Holm, Gary (Dianne) Kilberg, Buddy Kilberg, MoUreen (Jim) Bruins, Linnea (David) Mattson, Brian (Katrina) Berg and Gordon (Chris) Berg.

Larry was predeceased by his mother Barbara and father Ira. Larry requested no service. In his memory, you may consider a donation to the “Slim Porter Memorial Fund”, c/o The Osprey Community Foundation, B8-625 Front Street, Nelson, BC V1L 4B6. (250-352-3643).

We would like to thank Dr. Brian Moulson, the caring nurses and support staff who assisted Larry through this difficult journey.

Condolences may be expressed on the Graham Funeral Home web page.