Friday, December 11, 2009

Sid Larsen (1946 - 2009)

A note from Jim Scott sent 11 December 2009:

Sad news to pass on..Sid took his final dive at  11th Dec..Service info forthcoming.

The family address is 1758 Townley St, Victoria BC, V8R3A7.. Sid's partner for a number of years is Dorothy Murphy who stood by him over the past months despite her own son passing away earlier this year. Those who wish to send condolences to Dorothy Murphy use the same address....Sid's son is Lars and daughter Erica who will return from Australia.

Sidney William Larsen


LARSEN, Sidney William Lieutenant Commander November 21, 1946 December 12, 2009 Sidney William Larsen, Sid", passed away peacefully with family by his side at the Victoria Hospice. Predeceased by his wife Audrey and father Pete he is survived and will be missed tremendously by his loving daughter Erica (Peter), son Lars (June, Lily), mother Lillian, brother Peter (Shirley), his special friend Dorothy, sister and brother in-law Margaret and Fred Birkenhead and numerous other family members through marriage as well as many other friends and acquaintances whose life he touched. Sid will be fondly remembered for his unique sense of humor that helped him get through life's many challenges, and his sharp mind paired with quick wit. Friends and relatives are invited to attend an informal celebration of Sid's life to be held at the Esquimalt Legion, 622 Admirals Road, Victoria BC, on Monday, December 21st from 1:004:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sid's memory to the Victoria Hospice at the Royal Jubilee Hospital.

Wayne Ananny, Terry Rogers and Keith Reed attended the Service. Here is Wayne's account:

I attended the Memorial Service for Sid Larsen last Tuesday. It was held in
the Legion Hall in Victoria. There was a good turnout of friends, navy
personnel who served with Sid, family and three members of our class: Terry
Rogers, Keith Reed and myself. Sid's two children, Erica and Lars, spoke very eloquently about their father although it was clear that it was a very difficult thing for them to do.

The one phrase that was repeated over and over by the various speakers was:
"Sid was one of the good ones." It was clear that everyone there had a
great deal of admiration and respect for Sid and he will be missed by all.

Une note de Jim Scott, envoyée le 11 décembre 2009 :

Les nouvelles tristes. Sid a pris sa finale plongée à 1320 aujourd'hui le 11 décembre. Informations de service prochaines.

Jim est à

Je publierai les détails de funérailles comme ils deviennent connus, aussi les détails de son fils et fille. L'adresse de famille est 1758 rue Townley , Victoria BC, V8R3A7.. Son partenaire depuis un certain nombre d'années est Dorothy Murphy qui l'a soutenu au cours des mois passés malgré son propre fils décéder plus tôt cette année. Ceux-là qui veulent envoyer des condoléances à Dorothy Murphy utilisent la même adresse.... Le fils de Sid est Lars et la fille Erica qui reviendra de l'Australie plus tard cette semaine.

Si quelqu'un a des photos de Sid, je les posterai avec joie.

Mise à date le 15 décembre 2009 de Jim Scott:

Bonjour tous. Une Célébration de Vie ira faire tenu pour Lcdr Sid Larsen lundi, le 21 décembre à 1330 dans l'étage supérieur de la Légion Esquimalt.. Il y aura une Cérémonie de Pavot. On contactera des Porteurs de Drap mortuaire d'honneur moi-même et Bob Emery lira la Prière de Sous-marins.. SVP passez le mot à ceux qui n'ont pas d'e-mail. D'autres qui voudrait mentionner quelques mots à la cérémonie SVP me contactez à cette adresse e-mail..

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