In Memory of

Larry

Moore

Obituary for Larry Moore

Robert Lawrence Moore (Larry)

November 1st, 1955 – October 26th, 2023 

On the night of October 26th, 2023, Larry passed away peacefully with his beloved by his side at the Victorian Community Health Centre in Kaslo, BC. He was 67 years old when his battle with esophageal cancer ended. 

Born on November 1, 1955, in Kingston, Ontario to Marilyn and Bill Moore, Larry grew up with his brothers, Tony and David. He attended school in Ignace, Ontario, Calgary, Alberta and Victoria, BC.  

Larry's energy and enthusiasm seemed boundless.  He lived with an air of spontaneity but was steadfast in his belief and values. He was a mystic and seeker at heart, inspired by the likes of George Harrison and Bruce Lee.  He acknowledged his many teachers, and none touched him more profoundly than those who shared their indigenous wisdom and traditions with him.  Fierce in his support of what he knew to be right, he did not turn away from telling truth to power. In this, he was a bit of a contradiction - while openly and frequently confronting authority, much of his truth telling and advocacy was done doggedly and quietly.  To many of his friends, he was a true ally and a beacon of hope.    

Larry was an intelligent and creative man who did good work with both his hands and his heart. Throughout his life, he was a draftsman, painter of high rises, ski school instructor and manager, high end audio salesman, trapper, carpenter, acoustic treatment designer and business owner.  In mid-life, Larry devoted himself to Restorative Justice, working as a facilitator and a prison volunteer with the Alternatives to Violence Project and the Native Brotherhood. Larry with his partner Cathie Douglas co-founded Heartspeak Productions and produced a number of conceptually innovative and groundbreaking videos to promote awareness and understanding of Restorative and Aboriginal Justice.  Larry’s accomplishments were widely recognized.  He received the Ron Wiebe Award, a national restorative justice award presented annually by the Correctional Service of Canada.  The Simon Fraser University Hummingbird Award sponsored by the John Howard Society was especially meaningful to him. 

Larry was a skilled craftsman and found joy and solace in building a cedar strip kayak, a couple of paddleboards and a truck canopy.  Larry loved and thoroughly enjoyed hanging with his feline best buddies, Little One and Big Bear, who have also sadly passed recently. His happiest places were on the lake fishing in his kayak and navigating forest trails on his ebike. He never failed to entice others to join in his adventures. In later years, Larry was fascinated by the healing power of sound and music and spent his days crafting and learning to play a variety of instruments.  In true Larry spirit, his enthusiasm and the fruits of his labour were happily shared with friends and family.

Larry was predeceased by his father, Bill Moore, and father-in-law Bob Douglas.  Larry leaves behind his love and best friend Cathie Douglas, his mother Marilyn Moore, brothers Tony (Linda) and David (Isabel), mother-in-law Barb Douglas, sister-in-law Laura Douglas, brothers-in-law David Douglas and Bryan MacMillan, nephews Wils, Andre, Jesse (Lynda), Kevin, Douglas (Laura-Lee), Conrad and Nick (Candace), niece Melanie, great nephews Willem and Owen, great nieces Ashleigh and Brianne, and great great niece Taylor. 

Larry will be remembered by friends and family on Saturday March 30th at the Legion Hall in Kaslo from 6-9pm. The evening promises to be filled with music, reminiscence, and stories.  We will celebrate not only the man he was but the enduring thoughts and memories of those who were fortunate enough to know him.  

Please consider making a donation to the Kaslo Community Acupuncture Society in Larry’s memory. Donations can be made by e-transfer to kaslocas@gmail.com or deposit to Kootenay Savings Credit Union Account 1641612 Masterplan Community Plus, or online by searching KCAS at www.CanadaHelps.org.