May 30, 1949 – March 31, 2023
It is with profound sadness that the family of Larry Andrew Kjearsgaard announce his sudden passing on Friday, March 31, 2023 at the age of 73.
A beloved husband, father, papa, brother, uncle, colleague, and friend; Larry’s zest for life was expressed in the form of numerous musical performances, extensive community involvement, officiating many levels of volleyball, playing old-timers hockey, travelling, exploring his Danish heritage, watching his beloved Edmonton Oilers, and of course revelling in every family activity and milestone. His positive outlook and engaging personality will be sorely missed by everyone who knew and loved Larry.
Larry was predeceased by his father Anders Kjearsgaard, mother Betty Kjearsgaard, brother-in-law Bill Kure, as well as several beloved aunts, uncles, and cousins on both the Kjearsgaard and Nielsen sides of the family. The memory of Larry will be cherished by his wife and life-long partner Faye; sons Ian, and Joel (Rachel); daughter Dana (Andrew); grandchildren Zachary (Miranda), Maeghan, Carson, Lydia, Remy, Sage and Anders; sisters Linda (Larry), Sonja, and Sharon (Perry); nieces Deanna (Jarett), and Karina (David), nephews Jess (Christiane), Landon, and Mitchell (Amber); great nieces and nephews; many cousins, relatives, and an immeasurable number of friends and colleagues.
A celebration of Larry’s life will be held later this spring followed by the placement of his ashes at the Tindastoll Cemetery near the community of Markerville. An announcement to the community will be forthcoming when the final details are arranged.
The family is grateful to the many first responders that attended and provided compassionate care and support. Thank you also to the Red Deer Funeral Home for their guidance during this difficult time.
Memorial donations may be made in Larry’s name to the Danish Canadian Museum or the Stephan G. Stephansson Icelandic Society.
A full version of this obituary can be viewed online at: https://www.arbormemorial.ca/en/reddeer/obituaries