Lawrence (Larry) Franklin Slater, age 85, passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at the Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, surrounded by his family.
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Larry was born on July 31, 1934 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, to his parents: Frank and Matilda Slater. He grew up on the family farm and took his schooling in Henribourg. Larry married Margaret (Fern) Buchanan on August 3, 1957 and were blessed with three sons: Larry Jr., Kerry, and Randy.
Larry started his career working at the John Deere Dealerships in Henribourg, Nipawin, and Prince Albert. He then moved on to Groser Glass in Prince Albert and to Parks Canada in Waskesiu from 1966 to 1976. While working at Waskesiu, Larry returned to the Henribourg area and began a farming operation of his own. Larry then moved to a position at Indian Affairs in Prince Albert in 1976 and retired in 1989 from the Federal Government. During his retirement Larry enjoyed farming with his sons and visiting with their families. Larry was a pilot in his early years and later enjoyed woodworking and tinkering around the farm. Larry and Fern liked travelling and spent many vacations together touring by bus throughout Canada and the United States.
Larry is survived by his three sons: Larry Jr. (Bev); grandsons: Brian (Ferryn); great-grandchildren: Van, Liv, and Reeve, Brandon (Caitlin); great-granddaughter: Serena, Brant Slater; Kerry (Darlene); granddaughters: Stacey Slater; great-grandsons: Luke and Nate, Kristina (Monte Krasicki); Randy (Louise); grandchildren: Darren (Sarah); great-grandchildren: Emma, Elizabeth, and William, Darcy (Bryden), Craig (Lauryn Happ), Shae-Lynn; brother: David; sister: Norma (Merle); brother-in-law: Bob McLeod; and several nieces and nephews.
Larry is predeceased by his loving wife: Fern; parents: Frank and Matilda; father and mother-in-law: James and Peg Buchanan; sister and brother in law: Barbara McLeod, Jessie and Pete Soloducha and Jim Buchanan.
A Private Family Service for Larry will be held at a later date. Arrangements in care of MacKenzie Chapel & Crematorium Brian and Bev Stobbs, Renée Phaneuf - Funeral Directors. www.MacKenzieChapel.ca . 306.763.8488.