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THE ADVOCATE ADVOCATE V O L . 7 5 P A R T 2 M A R C H 2 0 1 7 277 NOS DISPARUS By R.C. Tino Bella David Lawrence Page Larry Page passed away on August 28, 2016, at the age of 69. Larry was born on May 9, 1947 in Regina, Saskatchewan to Dave Page and May Solinger. Dave and May were from small-town and farming communities close to Regina, and while they established their family in the city, they kept close to their roots. Throughout his childhood and teenage years Larry was just as much at home in the country as in the city, whether on his uncle’s farm, on camping vacations or at the family’s cottage. His early years were marked by simple pastimes: pick-up hockey at the local outdoor rink, complete with a coal stove in the shack and magazines and rubber bands for shin guards; tobogganing; hiking; swimming and playing in the creeks in the hot prairie summers; and curling with friends. Larry was very close to his brother, Allan, and sister, Sheila, when they were growing up, and they both remained close to Larry until the time of his passing. Larry was highly accomplished. He completed advanced grades with the Royal Conservatory of Music. He earned a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to McGill University, where he completed a B.A. before moving to Vancouver to attend UBC for his LL.B. He then joined Davis & Company (as it was called at the time) as an articled student in 1970 and stayed for many years, though he had a long stint with another firm before returning to his professional home in 2012, where he actively practised until the time of his death. His field of practice was labour law, and he built a highly successful practice. Larry and his wife, also named Sheila, met and married in 1979 and had two much-loved children, Sarah and Derek. The family travelled exten-


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