Larry Throsel

A photo of Larry Throsel

The carpenter.  He begins work early, and he works late.  He looks at his plan, and he creates.  He is an artist, shaping his material into a masterpiece.  This masterpiece is a house.  Even better…a home.  He is driven by the smell of fresh wood.  He commands the tools in his hand to work with him to create something special.  Something strong, that will last.  He creates structures that will house newly married couples, sleeping babies, rambunctious children, holiday celebrations, rowdy teenagers and cozy winter nights.  He surveys his masterpieces year after year, wondering how his creations are holding up, always remembering his work.  It gives a carpenter great satisfaction to drive through the countryside admiring his creations, knowing he contributed to the development of his community.   Loving his legacy in the most humble way.

On Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at the age of 86, we lost our patriarch, a former local carpenter, Raymond Lawrence (AKA Larry, Snard) Throsel, a resident of Erie Beach.  He was the son of the late William and Ivabel Throsel.  Larry was supported throughout his life by his ever devoted wife Maxine Throsel, who was not only his partner, but his strength and weapon to battle any health issues that arose.  He was the loving father of five children, Darryl (Penny) Throsel, Dave (Terri) Throsel, Darlene (Chuck) Lactin, Dennis Throsel and Denise Throsel.  He was a proud and caring grandpa of Devon (Emily), Nathan, Jayme (Nathaniel), Jarred, Matthew, Aidan, Jordan and Kailyn.  He is also survived by his sister-in-law Betty Throsel and many extended family members, whom he cherished.

Larry was preceded in death by his brother Bob Throsel, by his sister Betty (Wib) Brown, and by his infant grandson Andrew.

Larry was a master carpenter, working with his father and brother to build many homes in and around the Blenheim area.  He also owned the Wash It carwash on highway 3 for several years.

Though some people may have considered him a quiet soul, he could stun with his quick witted humour and ability to come up with the best one-liners at just the right time!  His reassuring presence, his cheeky grin and his twinkling eyes will be sorely missed at family gatherings.

Cremation has taken place, with a Celebration of Life to follow at a later date in the summer.

We would like to thank Larry’s homecare staff, Christine, Cecilia and MacKenzie from CarePartners for their wonderful care so Larry could remain in his home as long as possible.  A heartfelt thank you goes out to the dedicated staff at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance for their exceptional care of Larry during his final days.  We would also like to thank Marc of the Blenheim Community Funeral Home for his compassion and support not only to our family, but towards the community as a whole.  Donations in memory of Larry can be made to Chatham-Kent Hospice, Parkinson Canada, or a charity of your choice.

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My deepest condolences to the Throsel family. I remember Larry fondly as my father's (Ken Crozier) mentor. As kids, swimming at Erie beach was the best! Darlene and I became fast friends..she even rented me a room for a spell. I'm so very sorry for your loss.

Sorry for your loss.

I used to dig and backfill a lot of basements for the Throsel Bros. If you had a home built by them you were assured of high quality craftsmanship. Larry was a great guy. He will be missed.

We extend our sincere condolences to Maxine and the kids. Our hearts hurt but the memories of Larry make us smile......

Darryl, Penny, Aidan, Kailyn & the Throsel family, Our deepest condolences for your loss. May your family memories bring you solace during this difficult time and keep Larry close in your hearts always.

My sincere condolences to Maxine and family.

Saddened to read of Larry’s passing. Sending heartfelt condolences to you Maxine, Daryl, David, Dennis, Darlene, Denise and families. Having lived in a Throsel built home I can attest to his skills as a master builder and as a former neighbour a great family man. Such great memories you must share.

To the Throsel family; Our condolences go to all of you at this time. Larry was an excellent carpenter and cabinet maker whose work will last as a legacy for many families. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Don and Anne

I am so sorry to hear of Larry's passing. Sending you all my sincerest sympathies.

Larry was a true craftsman Loved his work. RIP SIR

Larry was a true craftsman Loved his work. RIP SIR

Denise and the Throsel family Please accept my condolence's to you and your family in the passing of your Dad.

Maxine and families. Please accept our prayers and condolences in the passing of Larry.

Aunt Maxine and loving family, our condolence’s. Uncle Larry has shared so much with us over the years that will be cherished memories. Such a beautiful tribute to a loving uncle. Love Carol (Labute) & Pat Roy 💞

Dave, Terri and family, our sincere condolences for the loss of your Father. May happy memories bring you comfort. Wayne Gray and Wendy Taylor

So very sorry to hear about Larry’s passing. Sending prayers and strength to Maxine and family during this difficult time. It was an honour to be able to care for Larry and be there for support. He was a great man and will be missed. Thinking of you all.

My sincere condolences to all the Throsel family.

My sincere condolences Maxine and all of your family, may your memories of Larry sustain you and your family in the days ahead. Denise, Devon, and Jared so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all.

Our sincere condolences to Dennis and the Throsel family.

Condolences to all the Throsel family at this time. May your memories comfort you in the coming days.

Maxine and family, Such a beautiful and true statement of Larry. May you find comfort in all of those precious memories. Thinking of you all.

The beautifully written obituary captures the man we all know. Rest in peace now Larry. Maxine and family, sending our prayers for strength and peace for each of you as you navigate the days ahead.

Dave, Terry Lynn & Family, We are so sorry for your loss… big hugs!

My thoughts are with you all during this heart breaking time. All my love

Sending heartfelt condolences to Aunt Maxine and family. My thoughts are with you all.

My sincere condolences to all the Throsel family.

our condolences to the T hrosel family

Dear Aunt Maxine and family. Memories of Uncle Larry’s hard work and kindness and his love of family will never be forgotten. With sincere sympathy, Paul and Cheryl.

To the Throsel family, So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers. RIP Larry Sincerely Pat & Barry

our condolences to the Throsel family. Snard is a brother-in-law whose help , advice and friendship will be greatly missed.

Our sincere condolences Aunt Maxine and family on your loss, Uncle Larry was such a kind and sweet man, he has left such wonderful memories with all of you, may he find peace ❤

Maxine and family. We are so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. He will be missed by all but remember to keep his precious memories close to your heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Dave and Eli

We are so very sorry to hear of Larry’s passing and we are thinking of all of you during this difficult time. Such a beautifully written tribute.

Maxine and family. We send our heart felt condolences to you all at this difficult time.

My condolences to the family of this tragic loss. May your strength and faith carry you through. Remember the memories you made with him and all the love you shared.

I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Throsel’s passing He was a great man and a great carpenter He and his brother did quiet a few projects for my parents My heartfelt condolences go out to the Throsel family during this difficult time May you find peace and comfort in your memories May he rest in peace.

Sending sincere condolences to all during this very difficult time. May all of the happy memories you shared together bring you comfort and peace.

We send our condolences to Maxine and all of the family at this time of loss. Many fond memories of our neighbour. Met Snard and brother Rope at a very young age and then his family. Have shared many fond memories and good times over the years. RIP

Sending sincere sympathy to Maxine and family . May you hold all your wonderful memories close at this difficult time ❤️