On Wednesday September 28, 2022 Larry Pope, loving husband, father and grandfather passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, age of 84.
Larry was born November 8, 1937 in Bothwell Ontario to the late William and Rhoda Pope. Larry worked in carpentry with his grandfather in his younger years. On July 11, 1959, he married his high school sweetheart Laura Allen. They moved to Erieau where Larry worked at the Southwest Regional Center before starting his own business in Cedar Springs – Larry and Laura’s Gas station & Restaurant. After years of running his own business Larry returned to carpentry. Together they raised two daughters, Cindy and Jennifer.
Larry had a passion for hunting and fishing, and he combined his two favourite hobbies to create an extraordinary place for friends and families to gather for years to come – The Ponderosa. Larry was known as “the Pope” and was a life member of the Rondeau Rod and Gun Club, and a member of the Blenheim Legion. He and his buddies spent many great times at the hunt camp and times away moose hunting. He was an avid Blue Jay’s fan and watched the games with Laura, never missing a game right up to the end. He was known for his quick wit, sense of humor and big heart despite his rough exterior.
Larry was predeceased by his parents William and Rhoda Pope, and brother Bill Pope III. Survived by his wife of 63 years Laura, daughters Cindy (Bert) Stothart, and Jennifer (Jeff) Parney. Siblings Darelene (Jack) Robertson, Ron (Shelly) Pope, Kim (Rick) Seguin. Grandchildren Brandi, Jessie (Sam), Brett (Jenn), Claire and Hilary. Great grandchildren Michael (Carrie), Keegan, Skylar and Morgan. Great – great grandchildren Samuel, Hailey and Harrison.
Visitation will be held at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Sunday October 2, 2022 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday October 3, 2022 at 11am, with an interment at Evergreen Cemetery, followed by a light luncheon at the Blenheim Baptist Church.
Donations may be made to a charity of choice and online condolences may be left at www.blenheimcommunityfuneralhome.com