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278 V O L . 7 5 P A R T 2 M A R C H 2 0 1 7 THE ADVOCATE sively when the children were growing up—to Europe, to Australia, to Asia, and throughout the United States. They had many adventures and much fun together. In later years Larry undertook certain long-distance travels on his own, especially to Japan. His visits there brought him great enjoyment, and he eventually learned to read and write Japanese. Larry often spoke about his admiration for his parents and how, even though they did not have much money, they worked hard to give their children everything they could and took pride in the successes of their children. Larry showed the same love for and interest in his own family, both immediate and extended. He was especially delighted with his grandchildren, Melissa and Jeremy, and was a loving grandfather to them. Larry’s love for the outdoors gave him great pleasure over the years. He was a skilled hunter and enjoyed annual bear and deer hunting trips, but did not advertise that fact. He also enjoyed any time his practice took him to communities in northern British Columbia. At the end of a day of hearings he would get on his gear and go into the bush to look for wildlife and enjoy the freedom of the forests. He was at home in the back country and had great respect for the lives of the fishermen, loggers, ranchers, prospectors and miners who lived and worked in British Columbia. Larry enjoyed the simple things in life. He appreciated a good meal (always with dessert), an evening visiting with family or going to a movie, a stroll by the cruise ships and any chance to watch the Riders. Despite his humble and unassuming manner, Larry was a brave soul. There were several times when he stepped up to help others—swimmers in danger in cold spring lake waters, an elderly woman who was stranded with her car in the ditch in a Saskatchewan blizzard, and motorcyclists mangled in an accident on a logging road. Larry was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in May 2014. The last two years of his life were very difficult for Larry and his family. Despite his suffering, he never once complained, and all the while hoped for a cure. Larry lived his final years as he had lived the rest of his life: with dignity and an optimistic commitment to get the best out of every day. All who knew Larry will remember him for his brilliant legal mind, his character and unwavering integrity, his commitment to client service and his sense of humour. We have lost a fine friend and colleague. He will be missed. Allen Soltan t t t t t


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