Posted: December 9th, 2013

1944 ~ 2013
Mr. Gordon Larry Bessant, beloved husband of Mrs. Diana Bessant, passed away peacefully at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Thursday, December 5, 2013, at the age of 69 years.  Larry was born on June 9, 1944 in Kingston, Ontario, a son to proud parents, Gordon and Velva Bessant.  As a young boy, the family moved to the family farm in the Wawanesa, Manitoba area.  He attended a one room country school called Lilly Hill School.  Larry met Diana and they were married on his birth date, June 9, 1973 in Elkhorn, Manitoba.  He worked as a Heavy Duty Mechanic in various locations throughout Manitoba and Alberta under his Interprovincial Heavy Duty Mechanics Ticket.  He enjoyed tinkering on engines and liked motorcycles, woodworking, photography and all that nature had to offer – especially owls or as he affectionately referred to them as “hooters”.   He also enjoyed sports and rooted for the Edmonton Oilers and Toronto Blue Jays.  He was kind-hearted, caring and a distinguished family man with rapier wit.  Larry was always fun to be around whether it be camping with his family or attending family reunions so he could “line up” all of his female family for hugs, he was well liked and admired and will be deeply missed.       Larry will be remembered by his wife Diana;   children, Chris (Julie) and Jobina (Steve);  grandchildren, Victoria, Tristin, Makendra, Colton and Nayla;  a brother, Rodney (Carol); brother-in-law, Larry (Betty);  sisters-in-law, Carolyn (Wayne), Cindy and Ellen (Wes);  mother-in-law, Dodie as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.  He was predeceased by his parents, Gordon and Velva Bessant and his father-in-law, Rod.  Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:55 a.m.  The Funeral Service will begin at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Murray Miller officiating.   Interment will follow later in the day at Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge, Alberta at 3:00 p.m.     (Condolences may be  expressed by visiting  Honoured to serve the family is COOK SOUTHLAND Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4V4.  Telephone:  403-527-6455.

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  1. Dawn says:

    Please accept our most heartfelt condolences. May the Almighty God strengthen and comfort you through this difficult time ( 2 Corinthians 1:3-4).
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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