Larry Negrave
Larry Negrave

Obituary of Larry Negrave

August 16, 1935 – Rosebud, Alberta

July 13, 2022 – Calgary, Alberta


Larry “Bud” Negrave, passed away peacefully and surrounded with love on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at the age of 86 years.


Larry was born in Rosebud, AB. Larry spent his youth in Vancouver, BC, with his family. In 1950, the family moved back to Alberta where they farmed near Queenstown. He completed his high school in Milo, where he was class valedictorian. Larry moved to Calgary in 1954 and began his career in accounting after graduating with his CMA (Certified Management Accountant). Larry worked for PanCanadian and Revenue Canada. He finished his career working for himself as an auditor and retired at 65.


Larry was married to Helen in 1961. He and the family enjoyed many camping vacations. Larry and Helen spent numerous winters in Southern California with their RV and traveled to China and Europe. Larry loved youth sports and coached little league baseball for over 10 years and enjoyed watching all sporting events. He also enjoyed fishing, especially the times he spent salmon fishing on the west coast with his son, son-in-law, and grandson.


Larry is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Helen, children, Nancy (Craig) Cathers, and Brian Negrave; grandchildren, Shawn (Aaron), and Kristen; and great-grandchildren, Brooklyn, and Jack. Larry is also survived by his brother Peter, and brother-in-law Larry Androsoff. Larry was predeceased by his parents Mabel and Peter, and sisters, Barbara, and Marion.


The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff on the Fish Creek Unit in Millrise Seniors Village.


The family will be having a private Celebration of Life.


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In living memory of Larry Negrave, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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