Larry Nyegaard

September 26, 2022
In Loving Memory ~
The family of Larry Nyegaard is sad to announce his passing in Abbotsford Regional Hospital during treatment for metastasized cancer. He was born in Denmark but came to Canada at the age of seven where he quickly fell in love with the Canadian wilderness and outdoor activities.
He spent his childhood in Calgary and after graduation from high school started working in jobs that took him as far north as Tuktoyuktuk NWT and west to the ColumbiaValley in BC.
He eventually became a crane owner and operator and spent time in Invermere, Brooks, Fort St. John, Edson, Calgary, Fort McMurray, and Okotoks. He made friends with many people during his travels and enjoyed a variety of friendships that broadened his knowledge. He especially enjoyed small town living rather than the hustle and bustle of larger cities.
Larry enjoyed many interests including skiing and skating, camping and hiking in the mountains, photography and music. He also developed a keen interest in environmental issues and sustainable building and living. His greatest joy was the birth of his daughter Hannah and being a father.
In 2019 Larry was diagnosed with throat cancer and underwent surgery, radiation and chemothereapy. During his attempted recovery he moved to BC to Vernon and eventually Hope in search of a milder climate. Unfortunately the cancer spread to his bones and he spent his last days in hospital undergoing radiation and died due to related complications.
Despite increasing pain and decreasing strength and mobility Larry tried to remain positive. He was grateful for the support of his family and friends and the help of all the medical professionals that took such good care of him during his journey.
A celebration of Larry’s life will be held and announced at a later date once the family has had time to process and grieve his loss. In the meantime comments and stories are welcomed on his facebook page. Look for his beloved red crane truck Rosie as his profile picture.
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