Posted: March 30th, 2020

November 10, 1954 – March 16, 2020

Larry Keith Nelson of High River, Alberta passed away at the High River Hospital on March 16, 2020 at the age of 65 years. He put up a brave battle against the cancer that took a kidney and eventually spread through his body over the past seven years. Larry is survived by his mother Emma (Ray) Nelson-Yanke of High River, AB; sisters Susan Nelson of Bowen Island B.C.,; brothers Rick (Debbie) Nelson of Okotoks, AB and Glen Nelson of Stettler, AB; Ray’s daughters Kim (Cam) Simpson of Medicine Hat, AB and Kari (Jim) Matsella of Medicine Hat, AB; nephews David (Cheryl) Boyce and Kurtis (Jen) Boyce as well as his nieces Kyla Nelson and Brandie (Doug) Woods and their daughter Isla. Larry was predeceased by his father Norman Nelson. Larry was born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan on November 10, 1954. He resided in Medicine Hat and Redcliff, AB during his school years where he made some close childhood friends and began a career in banking. Before recently retiring he had explored other work options in the petrochemical field, as a prison guard, construction from pools to bridges and golf course maintenance. He eventually worked his way west residing in numerous communities most notably Calgary, Okotoks and finally High River where he lived at his passing. Larry enjoyed sharing stories and his quirky sense of humour with family and friends, camping, fishing, hiking, movies, driving cars and motorcycles and dabbled in astrophysics. He was very easy going and kind with all who knew him. If desired memorial donations may be made to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre .

A Celebration of Larry’s Life will be held at a later date. To send condolences and view Larry’s Tribute Page please visit . Caring for the family is Lyle Reeves Funerals of High River (Craig Snodgrass) 403.652.4242.

One Condolence for “LARRY KEITH NELSON”

  1. Garth Crawford says:

    Rick and family prayers are with you- being a ex neighbor and Rick’s freind- knew Larry what a nice guy- always remember when he hand painted his car in 1974- smart and nice guy

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