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William Lawrence "Larry" Cann
Celebration of Life

MacCoubrey Funeral Home Reception Centre
30 King Street East, Cobourg

Tuesday, July 16, 2024
4:00 - 7:00 PM
A sharing of memories by the family will take place at approximately 5:00PM.

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William Lawrence "Larry" Cann

February 7, 1950 - December 12, 2023

William Lawrence Cann, 73, passed away peacefully on December 13, 2023, at Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre.

Larry started retirement 7 years ago with plaque to his wife, which read, “You are my bucket list” and true to those words was an excellent husband and family man during his wonderful retirement years together.

He came into this world as the eldest, born on February 7, 1950, to Leo and Jean Cann in the town of Peterborough, Ontario.

He is survived by his proud family of; wife Susan, children Erin and Adam (Sun Hyoung Kim), brother, Raymond and sister Judy (Fred), granddaughter, Hailey and numerous nieces and nephews. He also had numerous lifelong friends.

Larry's legacy of career achievements reads like a captivating motivational best-seller, a testament to his unwavering dedication and exceptional talents to work, learn, manage, lead and adapt. His impact was profound extending far and wide, touching the lives of countless individuals, leaving an indelible mark on our hearts.

Starting from humble beginnings as the son-in-law of a pipe fitter's daughter, Larry's journey led him to become one of the driving forces behind the remarkable transformation of UA Local. His relentless pursuit of excellence in every facet of UA life earned him the profound respect of all who crossed his path.

Mention the name Larry Cann to any member, and you'll be regaled with an abundance of stories, each a testament to his unyielding commitment to making UA Local the resounding success it is today. Larry Cann's list of accomplishments varies from person to person, yet if you were to distill it down to its essence, you would uncover a one-of-a-kind blend of qualities: accountability, inspiration, motivation, brilliance, warmth, passion, wit, and unwavering loyalty.

A celebration of life will be held Tuesday July 16th from 4pm - 7pm in the MacCoubrey Funeral Home Reception Centre, 30 King Street East Cobourg. We will raise our glasses and gather to share stories and celebrate the remarkable life of Larry Cann, one of the most extraordinary individuals to have graced this earth. His memory will forever inspire us to strive for greatness and leave a lasting impact on the world around us.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Brain Injury Canada.

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MESSAGES OF CONDOLENCE / DONATIONS

Doug and Suzanne Tullock - July 17, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Brain Injury Canada

Mary McMullen - July 15, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Brain Injury Canada

Owen Forster - April 18, 2024

Hey Aunt Zuzu, it's Owen I'm sad to hear Uncle Larry has passed. e was one of the nicest and best Person/Uncle I will ever have and remember I hope you have lovely weekend and stay strong knowing that he's still here with us. I love you. -Owen

Angus J Potskin - March 21, 2024

To the Family of Mr. Cann, I come to know and acknowledge him through his stewardship in his role with the UA of Canada. Never-ending and forever endearing was his commitment to this role. On behalf of Myself and my family, please accept our sincerest condolences on the passing of your loved one.

Michael Gordon - March 13, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Brain Injury Canada

Mike Gordon - March 13, 2024

Larry was always consistent in his support and guidance during the time I had the privilege to work with him. He regularly demonstrated his commitment to protect the interests of the UA and our membership and will be sadly missed. Sincere condolences to Susie, Erin, Adam and the entire Cann Family.

Stephane Favron - March 13, 2024

our deepest condolences to you and yours. Melanie and Stephane Favron.

Georges Comeau - February 7, 2024

My deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Larry. Sorry to hear the passing of great union brother, I have nothing but good memories from being around Larry. Rest In Peace Larry.

Tony Timperio Sr - February 5, 2024

To a union brother and friend. we tipped a few and laughed a lot, good memories. Rest in peace and God bless.

Joseph Bothwell - December 31, 2023

You were always good to me Larry...will always appreciate your friendship.

Colleen & Jim Benson - December 31, 2023

We are so sorry to hear about Larry. We send our deepest condolences to his family.

Lisa Kennedy - December 20, 2023

Oh Sue, I'm so saddened to hear of Larry's passing. I feel blessed to have got to know you both at the sanctuary. Larry was so knowledgeable about everything and hard working. What a kind and gentle man. My deepest condolences to you, Erin, Adam and family.

Joseph R Bothwell - December 20, 2023

Larry was my Apprentice when we worked at Eldorado in Port Hope and one of the best BA's we ever had. A good man & friend.

Joan Macklin - December 20, 2023

Susan, Erin Adam and families I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May the memories you have made bring some comfort

Don & Marilyn Ransberry - December 19, 2023

We are so very saddened to hear this. We send our sympathy to Susan ,Erin,Adam and the extended family.

Rick Lackey - December 19, 2023

My condolences to the Cann family, I always enjoyed playing golf with Larry, his happy demeanor always made the round pleasant. RIP Larry.

Vivian Vandenhazel - December 18, 2023

I am so sorry to hear of your loss Sue and condolences to your family. I always enjoyed talking to Larry at the sanctuary, he thought Gina was the best mule ever!

Susanne Williams - December 18, 2023

So sorry for your loss Sue and family, thinking of you.

John Telford - December 17, 2023

On behalf of Sherry and myself, I would like to offer our sincere and heartfelt condolences to Susie, Erin, Adam and all the Cann Family. I’ve personally have had the pleasure and privilege of having worked with Larry for over 30 years representing the United Association. In my many years as a UA officer, I can say without reservation that Larry Cann was one of the most dedicated, hardworking and honest officers that I ever had the opportunity to work with. Throughout Larry’s long career he had a positive impact on all UA members in Canada. Rest in Peace in friend.

Rachel Chapman - December 17, 2023

Erin, Adam and Family: Although I only had the privilege of meeting your Dad/Larry in person once or twice, I feel like I knew him as a close friend. A beautiful obituary written about a remarkable man that whos qualites shine through both his children. Erin, you've been a close friend for so many years and are like a sister to me. I'm so grateful for you and all you've taught me. Clearly you have so many of your Dad's qualities and traits. A pride and love that I know he had, just based on a look. Although there is a giant void, his stories will remain. My sincerest condolences.

James Jones - December 16, 2023

My condolences to the family of Larry- Tank to me. I had the privilege of playing Broomball with him many years ago. Lots of found memories. And I am proud to call him a friend.

Les Daufenbach - December 16, 2023

Sue, I am so saddened to learn of Larry’s passing. Some of my favourite memories at PrimRose are of Larry driving a tractor. Always had time for a wave and a smile.

Jim Thorne - December 16, 2023

Sue and family so sorry hear this. Larry was such a great guy a cherished friend to me. Condolénces to all. You are in my thoughts and my heart goes out to you.

John Hodgson - December 16, 2023

Indolences to the family

Stacy Goodwin - December 16, 2023

So sorry for your loss.

Terry and Donna Stark - December 16, 2023

So very sorry for the family's loss Heartfelt condolences to all🙏

Jim and Dianne Allore - December 15, 2023

Susan, I have known Larry for over 45 yrs. Working along side with him within the Local, on many committees, attended many conferences with him, attended U.A. Instructor Training Program, I got to know Larry very well. When Larry gave his word that he was going to do something, he always followed through. He will be sadly missed by many. It was a hard visit on Tues. but one I wanted to make. Please pass my condolences on to Erin and Adam. Please keep in touch and let us know if there is anything we can do for you. God Bless Jim and Dianne

Ron and Marcia Howe - December 15, 2023

We all went to the same school as kids. The Cann and Howe families did some farm work back and forth. It's how you did it then. We never forget the best memories of our early years. It is very touching to see so many tributes to Larry.

Matt Sinclair - December 15, 2023

I was very sorry to hear of Larry's passing. He was always so great to me as a child, when his Son Adam and I would run around the streets of Baltimore. It was much like having a second Father figure. I've seen a lot of people commenting here about him being the epitome of a gentle giant, and that is exactly how I always remembered him as well. My sincere condolences. All the love and best wishes to the Cann family. -Matt Sinclair

Steve St. Amand - December 15, 2023

I did not know Larry personally but rather as a customer at our dealership. Yet he treated every one here with the kindness and respect most people save for their closest friends. I wish his family hope and peace as they work through this very difficult time. The world has lost a true gentleman.

Dave and Janette Slack - December 15, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Brain Injury Canada

Carol Drew & Derek Nice - December 15, 2023

Dear Sue: Derek and I want to express our deepest sympathy and condolences to you, your children and the family on the passing of Larry your beautiful husband. We were saddened to hear this news. I believe love is always with us no matter where we are so I hope you can find peace in this. Carol and Derek Nice.

Diana and Jim Flesch - December 15, 2023

So sorry for your loss. Cherish the memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Mechanical Contractors Association of Sarnia - December 15, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Brain Injury Canada

Dave and Lynn Drennan - December 15, 2023

Susan and family, Lynn and I wish you our sincerest condolences during this difficult time. Larry truly was a great man, and will be missed by all those who came into contact with him.

Larose Sue - December 15, 2023

Sorry for your loss RIP Larry

Sandy MacRae - December 15, 2023

Sorry for your loss.

Keith & Dorothy Longyear - December 14, 2023

Many good memories of the farm on Dean’s Hill

Stephen Kelly - December 14, 2023

I valued Larry’s friendship and advice. He was a serious man with a great sense of humor. My sincere condolences to his wife and family.

Bill and Alice Scott - December 14, 2023

So sorry to hear of Larry's passing, I will always remember the times we spent at his Grand Parents farm and our time at North Hope Central. Our families would visit back and forth and we always seemed to be able to find some trouble to get into. Last saw Larry at the men's golf league and he had not changed a bit, will really miss him he was a great guy.

Cathy Stevenson Hoard - December 14, 2023

My sincere condolences to you Sue and your family at this difficult time. My prayers are with you all.

Dalt & Sue Spicer - December 14, 2023

Sue and Family, we are saddened to hear of Larry’s passing. He was a big man with a big heart and a good neighbour. Our sincere condolences to all who loved him.

Dawn Sword - December 14, 2023

Thinking of you all at this sad time. May the memories of Larry’s remarkable life be a blessing, comfort, warm your hearts and bring a smile. I am grateful our paths crossed.

Tom Daignault - December 14, 2023

Sorry for your loss. I would run into Larry every four or five years and it was always a pleasure to see him. He loved his family and would always bring me up to date. He was a class act and will be missed. Tom,Jessica,Lily,Sophie,Pete,Ava,Joe and Violet Daignault

Janette and Dave Slack - December 14, 2023

We are so sorry for the tragic loss of a very wonderful and special man. We will always remember Larry for his great sense of humour, warmth, and kindness. Our sincerest condolences to Sue, Erin, and Adam - you are in our thoughts.

Donald Leaman - December 14, 2023

Our Condolences to the Cann Family. Larry will be missed by all of his golfing buddies at Ashbrook. Don and Pam Leaman

Kelly Evans - December 14, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Brain Injury Canada

Kim and Tom Rudd - December 14, 2023

Sue, Erin, Adam and family. Tom, Alison, Stefanie and I were so very sad to hear of Larry’s passing. Larry was by far one of the nicest, kindest men we have had the privilege to know. I personally benefited from his support and good counsel over the years and his work in the UA is indeed legendary. He will be sorely missed. May your wonderful memories be of comfort to you at this time. Sending our love.

John Brayton - December 14, 2023

So sorry to hear of Larry's passing. He and my dad Jack were great friends when he coached Larry in Broomball. I remember the huge man with all the hair at our house, and I was fortunate enough to spend some time with him as an adult when we went South as a group golfing a couple of times. He was one of the good ones. RIP Tank.

Kim Ward - December 14, 2023

So sorry for your loss Sue. It's been a long time but I have fond memories of you both.

John O'Neill - December 14, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Brain Injury Canada

Scott Seedorf - December 14, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Brain Injury Canada

Christy jones - December 14, 2023

RIP brother Larry cann

RIP brother Larry cann - December 14, 2023

RIP brother Larry cann

RIP brother Larry cann - December 14, 2023

RIP brother Larry cann

Robert Lamb - December 14, 2023

Rest in peace Brother. I always enjoyed our times spent together working for the betterment of the United Association. You will be missed my friend.

United Association of Plumbers and fitters - December 14, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Brain Injury Canada

Jamie Deasel - December 14, 2023

Larry was always so kind and wonderful to me. I will miss him dearly. Sending prayers and hugs to you all during this difficult time.

Rodney Carlson - December 14, 2023

UA Local 488, we would like to wish Susan and their family our thoughts and Prayer. May you rest in peace Brother Larry.

Steve Ducharme - December 14, 2023

Such a loss, Larry was such a gentleman, and was someone I admired and looked up to. So sad

Larry and Margie Slaney - December 14, 2023

Very sad to hear about Larry. He was a great friend to myself and Margie and we had some wonderful times with him and Sue over the years. We will miss him greatly. Our sincere condolences to Sue and family.

Bill Bleekman - December 14, 2023

Truly a gentle giant, who left an indelible impression on everyone who was privileged to have known him. RIP Larry

Sandy Lucking - December 14, 2023

It is hard to believe that Larry is no longer with us. He was someone that could even make a bad day good. I will miss him. Sue, please take care.

Wendy Lilly - December 14, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Brain Injury Canada

Bob Humphreys - December 14, 2023

My sincere condolences to Sue and the families on the loss of Larry. I first met him when he worked with Brian Christie in the Oshawa U.A. office and they made one hell of a team! With the hair he had I nicknamed him Curly and he was a great friend and partner while we both served our Memberships. In following his rise through the U.A. I was always proud to watch what he was doing. I will miss you my friend but we will celebrate your life next July.

Wendy Lilly & Eric Field - December 14, 2023

Dear Sue, Thinking of you and mourning the loss of Larry, a terrific man who made so many wonderful contributions to the Primrose Donkey Sanctuary, where I got to know him. Sending good vibes and keeping you in my thoughts as you adjust to your new life. Hugs, Wendy

Bill Fulton - December 14, 2023

I am deeply saddened to hear of Larry passing. I had a couple of visits with him in hospital. I have known Larry for about 35 years. He was a great mentor for to me throughout my apprenticeship and beyond. He would give me a nudge when needed. It was need a few times. He was always there for me when it came to the UA. I would run into Larry and Sue at the movies regularly and always had a quick chat. My deepest condolences to Sue and family. He will be deeply missed.

David Quinn - December 14, 2023

I can only add to the obituary by saying that Larry ( and Sue ) were the most incredible neighbors that anyone could hope to have.

Tony Finelli - December 14, 2023

Sue & family: We are so very saddened having learned of Larry's passing. Terrie and I always considered Larry a very close friend. He will be missed. He was such an excellent role model for all of us. Larry was always a reasonable and well rounded thinker, he comforted and reassured us immensely in critical union related issues. It was a pleasure and an honor to have known and to have worked together with him. R.I.P. Brother Tony & Terrie Finelli

The Croughs - December 14, 2023

Very Sorry to hear of Larry's passing. RIP Larry

George Estey - December 14, 2023

To Susan and the Cann family Sally & I offer our sincere condolences and deepest sympathy on your loss of a great husband and father. I have nothing but fond memories of all the times we shared together with the UA. Rest in Peace Brother

UA Canada - December 14, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Brain Injury Canada

Terence Snooks - December 14, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Brain Injury Canada

Alanna Marklund - December 14, 2023

Incredibly sorry to hear of the loss of such a wonderful person. Sending sincere condolences to Larry's family, and to everyone that was fortunate to call him a friend. He will be missed.

Stéphane Favron - December 14, 2023

Sincere condolences to families and friends. Rip Larry.

Andrea Johnson - December 14, 2023

So sorry for your profound loss . I knew Larry for a short time , have heard many stories through his daughter and with respect clearly Larry Cann was a man among men . Family first , support and love . My condolences and support to those Larry has left behind

Dave Gale - December 14, 2023

Sorry to hear of Larry's passing, he welcomed me as a day 1 apprentice and was a mentor throughout my career in the UA, he was a true gentleman and will be missed.

Charles R Webb - December 14, 2023

So sorry to hear of Larry's passing. He was a great colleague.

Neil and Kaye Torrie - December 14, 2023

Dear Sue and Family, Sorry to hear of Larry's passing. We have fond memories of his quiet charm and humanity, "Tank" 's activism and service to others, particularly to young apprentices is one of his endearing legacies.

Bill Owens - December 14, 2023

Sorry to hear of Larrys passing, him and my Dad worked close together over the years. Larry supported me when I joined Local 463, our thoughts and prayers are with his family…

Bryan and Cindy Marjoram - December 14, 2023

Dear Sue, Erin, and Adam, Larry was a big man in every sense of the word. He was a huge presence in all things UA Local. In sporting events during his youth he was a large presence. He was a wonderful family man. Larry will be sorely missed by everyone who came into contact with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during their period of mourning. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to assist your family. William Lawrence "Larry" Cann February 7, 1950 - December 12, 2023 - REST IN PEACE -

Drew Wilder - December 14, 2023

Sending heartfelt condolences to my good friend Erin, and to your entire family, regarding this profound loss.

Annie Levert - December 14, 2023

Susan, Erin and Adam, I am deeply sorry for your loss. The world has lost one of the good ones. Larry Cann was my friend. He was kind and caring, respected my opinion, and believed in me. He included me at every opportunity, and I am grateful for his mentorship. His jovial laugh and mischievous smile will be missed by all who understood him. May you sore with the angels Larry. Annie

John & Carolyn Hyma - December 14, 2023

Sue,Erin and Adam So sorry to hear of Larry's passing. Truly a good man and always a pleasure to converse with. Thoughts and prayers with you all in this difficult time.

Greg & Pat Clayton - December 14, 2023

Sue & family. So sorry to hear of Larry's passing. May the many fond memories sustain the family through this difficult time.

john chatterson - December 14, 2023

So sorry to hear of Larrys passing...he was a great leader and a true friend to all who knew him...thoughts and prayers to his family

Lena Cutro - December 14, 2023

Sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you and your family

Sheila & Glen Turner - December 14, 2023

Erin, we are so sorry to hear of your father's passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family.

Katrina Cave - December 14, 2023

Sue: My heart breaks for you. You guys each form half of one dynamic power couple whom I am honoured to know. “Uncle Larry” was always so kind to my boys and I, and the gentlest giant presence of a man I have ever met. I know he will live on through you. You are one amazing, incredible lady and I wish you healing and comfort as time goes on. Love, Katrina and family

Bernadette Gatien - December 13, 2023

My deepest sympathy to you family in the loss of your loved one. I don’t know any of you or Larry but just wanted you to know you have written a beautiful tribute to a remarkable man. May you find comfort in your memories & all the wonderful things Larry accomplished in his lifetime. Sincerely. Bernadette Gatien

JACK GELINEAU - December 13, 2023

Jack Gelineau I will for ever remember Larry as a fierce broomball foe but a true and fine gentleman after the games. My heartfelt respect and condolances to all Larrys family RIP my friend

Stephen Berry - December 13, 2023

Fortunate to have counted Larry as a union brother and a friend. Ana and I send condolences to Larry's family

Linda and Jim wong - December 13, 2023

Sorry to hear of Larry's passing. Jim knew him from his time with the UA Local 463 back in the days. I had met him on different occasion, such a nice and kind man. Thinking of you all Jim and Linda

Don and Maureen Morford - December 13, 2023

Dear Sue and Family, So incredibly sorry to hear of “Tank’s” passing. Such a great person who will be dearly missed. Many great memories from not only our broom ball days but also through work and coaching our sons’ soccer team together. A true friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Don and Maureen Morford.

Tammy & Dave - December 13, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Brain Injury Canada

Doug Mann - December 13, 2023

So sorry to read of Larry’s passing . He will be missed by all who knew him. Sincerest sympathy and Condolences to all! Doug Mann

Robert & Danette Robinson - December 13, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Brain Injury Canada

Rick Jaynes - December 13, 2023

Our condolences to Sue and family. Sunday morning golf group will miss Larry, we all have great memories of a great man!

Pat McCourt - December 13, 2023

Sue and family- I was so sad when I heard about Larry, he was a truly nice man, who could always make me smile. Know that you are in my thoughts.

Ralph Butts - December 13, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Brain Injury Canada

Brenda Larsen - December 13, 2023

My sincere sympathy to you Sue, Aron and Adam. May your amazing memories of this very special man help you in this difficult time.

Bob Quemby - December 13, 2023

Sue and family please accept our deepest condolences. Larry was a great man who will be missed by many. Bob and Debbie

Ralph Butts - December 13, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Brain Injury Canada

Christine Bertrand - December 13, 2023

May your happy memories give you peace and comfort during this challenging time.

Ron quigley - December 13, 2023

Larry and I drove together to George brown college he was a great friend he was also very smart he will bemissed

Christine BERTRAND - December 13, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Brain Injury Canada

Leanne, Pete, Sara, Ruby and Lola - December 13, 2023

One of the smartest and kindest men we know, breaks our hearts to see he passed. Sending out a hug to Sue, Erin, Adam, Sun Hyoung Kim and Hailey.

Karen and Gary Spry - December 13, 2023

Out sincerest condolences on the passing of Larry. We are sending lots of love, prayers and reiki to you and your family at this time. Larry was a fabulous man and a hard worker. He will be missed by many I am sure. Keep those beautiful memories close to your heart as he will live on within each and everyone of those memories.

Rick McVety - December 13, 2023

Sue, Erin, Adam& family so sad to hear of Larry’s passing. Another angel God has up there looking down at all . Our deepest condolences from the McVety family and old neighbour in Baltimore .

Paul Dupont - December 13, 2023

Larry will be fondly remembered by all who knew him,he was a kind and loving soul and he will be missed.sincere condolences to family and friends...

Rick McVety - December 13, 2023

Sue, Erin & Adam

Tom and Jeanette MacDonald - December 13, 2023

Our heart goes out to the family . We have many fond memories of Larry. Such a big, kind heart. He will be remembered.