It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lawrence “Larry” Leon Pawlitsky after a brief battle with cancer on Saturday December 19th, 2020 at Queen Victoria Hospital in Revelstoke at the age of 74.
Larry was born on November 5, 1946 in Dauphin, Manitoba and had been a resident of Revelstoke since 1948. A true outdoor enthusiast, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, ski jumping, downhill skiing, dirt biking, golfing, photography, astronomy and playing guitar both acoustic and electric. Along with his ardent love of his dogs and family, his true passion was gardening.
Larry loved living in Revelstoke surrounded by the mountains and the Columbia River. He enjoyed volunteering his time in many areas, including spending time with the Senior’s at Mount Cartier Court, assisting Ruby Nobbs with her Revelstoke History and Heritage book, he wrote astronomy articles for the local paper, and was well known for his work with the Lifeline service, he will be fondly remembered as “The LifeLine Guy.” for which he received a Spirit of Revelstoke award in 2019. Larry was one of the first Avalanche Technicians when Rogers Pass opened. He was an award-winning member of the Toastmasters Club, an avid reader and a history buff who did an extensive genealogy report on his family. He loved animals, was deeply spiritual and had a keen sense of humour and a kind, loving heart.
Larry is survived by his loving wife Nancy, son Chris (Annette) Pawlitsky and grandson True of Revelstoke, daughter Ryah and grandson Leo Pawlitsky of Calgary; two sisters: Susan (Frank) Morabito of Langley, Shelley Pawlitsky (Kevin Biden) of Coquitlam; sisters-in-law: Tammy Hascarl of Nakusp and Shadow Butler of Celista; nephews: Jeff, Scott, Justin, Kelly, Mitchell, niece Erin and his beloved dog Annie Pearl. He was predeceased by his son Jared in 1989, father Leo in 1998, brother Mark in 2009, mother Mary in 2013 and mother-in-law Lee Woods in 2018.
The family sincerely thanks the BC Ambulance service, Dr. MacLeod and the nursing staff at QVH for their excellent care of Larry. They would also like to express their sincere gratitude to the ladies of the Hospice Society for their amazing compassion and support. The family would also like to thank Gary and Chrissie Sulz of Brandon Bowers for their kind guidance and assistance.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date due to current restrictions. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your local food bank.
Messages of sympathy may be sent to Larry’s family by viewing his obituary at:
Cremation arrangements are in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.