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Allison, Larry Brian

Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.
Larry Brian Allison passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Wednesday, June 20, 2007, at the age of 57.
Larry will be lovingly remembered, and sadly missed by his wife of 32 years, Myrna (Needham); loving father of Cory of Elkford, B.C., and Mark and Craig of Calgary.
Larry also leaves behind brothers, Gary (Jean) of Claresholm and David of Grande Prairie; sisters, Judy Norgard, and Jeannie Allison/Neuman, both of Edmonton, and Susan Allison/Wasylchuk, of Grande Prairie; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Cal (Sharon) Needham of Didsbury, Gloria (Bill) Tanner of Wasa, B.C., Gayle Bell (Ron) of Cranbrook, B.C., Ralph Needham of Lethbridge, Don (Karen) Needham of Claresholm, Fran Allison of Lethbridge, Bob (Lynn) Needham of Red Deer and Kevin (Shelley) Needham, Stavely, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Larry was predeceased by his father John; mother Florence; in-laws Calvin and Myrtle Needham; brother Cliff; sister-in-law Jenny; and brothers-in-law Wayne Holmen and Edward Norgard.
Larry attended school in Claresholm before moving to Calgary and working at Sureway Metal Systems. In 1981, he and Mryna moved back to Claresholm where he obtained a position with Dow Chemicals and then with Trus Joist (Weyerhauser) for 25 years as a millright.
Larry took great pride in his work and devoted himself to his job and family. His passion was sports and he was very involved with baseball and hockey, both as a player and coach. Larry coached hockey for several years and truly devoted himself to teaching the fundamentals of the game and taking his team to hockey provincials.
Larry could fix just about anything mechanical, from machinery to cars. You could always find Larry with his head stuck under a hood, as he involved himself in car demolition derbies, car races, or engine overhauls.
Larry was a quiet and proud man who never afforded himself many luxuries. He didn’t need a big fancy car, new house or far-away trips, as he was always putting his family first and he would rather fix it up than buy new and he was just content to be at home or in his garage.
These were the very good qualities about Larry, just a true friend and a good honest man who left us too soon.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the palliative care facility of your choice.
Condolences may be forwarded by visiting www.leydens.com.
A memorial service was held at Leyden’s Chapel of Remembrance, 4079 First St. W., Claresholm, on Saturday, June 23, 2007, at 2 p.m.

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