Larry Reside

Reside, Larry – On Saturday, June 9th, with Maureen at his side, 
Larry peacefully ended his 7 year struggle with cancer. Ever grateful 
for and devoted to his wife Maureen; proud step Dad to Pemi (Emily) 
and Tovy (Sarah-Jane); thrilled to be Grampa to Jorah and Max. Larry 
was also deeply loved and appreciated by his parents, Norman and 
Elinor Reside, brother David (Della), sisters JoAnne (Trevor), Judi 
(Brian) and Janet (Norm) and all his nieces and nephews. Larry was 
born and raised the eldest of the Reside gang on Checkers Road in 
Ottawa. He attended Woodroffe High school and later studied languages 
at Lakehead University and computers at Algonquin College. In 1976, 
he gave up his job with the Law Reform Commission in Ottawa to move 
to Montreal and follow his dream of studying Buddhism. There he found 
the path to personal peace and met and married Maureen-his heart was 
full. They later moved to Orleans and then to country living in 
beautiful Westport Ontario. Kind and gentle; intelligent and funny, 
Larry spent many years learning to appreciate and love and be at 
peace with himself. Always listening, always caring, always taking 
the time, he shared his wisdom and compassion with others teaching 
meditation and always being there when needed. Never taking himself 
too seriously, even when very ill, he could turn your tears to 
laughter just by wiggling his eyebrows and grinning and telling a 
‘groaner’ joke. We will miss him so much.
And he who has considered all the contrasts on this earth, and is no 
more disturbed by anything whatsoever in the world, the Peaceful One, 
freed from rage, from sorrow, and from longing, he has passed beyond 
birth and decay.

(But he does plan to come back!)
A celebration of Larry’s life will be held at the Lions’ Club Beach 
House, 63 Mountain Rd in Westport, Ontario on Saturday, June 16th at 
2:00 pm.
Donations to the charity of your choice.

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