In Loving Memory Of

Garrett Roy Larson

February 13, 1981 - June 30, 2012


Garrett Roy Larson, resident of Grande Prairie, passed away suddenly in Grande Prairie on June 30, 2012 at the age of 31 years. He was born February 13, 1981 in Grande Prairie, the son of Roy and Georgie Larson. Garrett attended school in Rycroft, Spirit River, and finished high school in Grande Prairie while playing Junior Hockey with the Grande Prairie Storm. He then received a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division 1 Scholarship for hockey and played four years (2001-2005) at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. He graduated from University with a degree in Business Management. He returned to Grande Prairie to begin his career at the family business of Roy Larson Construction. On September 23, 2006 he began his family life by marrying Jennifer Ames. Soon after their first child was born, son Cohan Garrett (June 19, 2007), followed by daughter Chloe Lee (March 2, 2009), and most recently the addition of their daughter Lily Francis (June 2, 2012). It was Garrett’s dream in life to work for the family business while beginning a family of his own. Garrett had advanced to Operations Manager with Roy Larson Construction, Division of Petrowest. He was also pursuing his passion of flying airplanes and had recently acquired his twin engine IFR rating and float plane rating. Above all Garrett was a strong family man while managing to balance all other loves of life which included golf, hockey, fishing, and many other outdoor activities. Garrett was on the Board of Directors at the Grande Prairie Golf and Country Club and had played Senior Hockey with the Grande Prairie A’s. He will be sadly missed by his wife Jennifer and three children, Cohan, Chloe, and Lily; his parents Roy and Georgie, sister Stacey Hanzel and husband Jay, their daughters Bree and Paige. He will also be missed by Mother/Father-in-law Danny and Donna Ames, sister-in-law Holly Kyle and husband Brady, along with their children Tristan and Quinn, along with numerous Aunts, Uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his Grandmother, Lillian McBean, Uncle Lowell Larson and Jennifer’s Grandfather Frank Redwood. Funeral service will be held at St. Joesph’s Catholic Church (10404-102 Street, Grande Prairie) on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, an Educational Trust Fund is being set up at ScotiaMcLeod for Garrett and Jennifer's children. Please contact Curtis Tipler directly at 780-513-3505.


The world is less one great young man. Lars was always a pleasure to be with and I was in awe of his leadership, loyalty and reserve while he was a student-athlete at SHU. He was the model and they broke the mold when he was born. God has a beautiful angel in his mist. My condolences to his family, wife and cildren.

posted by Lucy Cox, Monroe, CT USA : Jul 04, 2012


We are thinking of you all at this time Roy, Georgie, Jennifer and Family. Wishing you Comfort. Les and Marg Fowler

posted by Les and Marg Fowler, Grande Prairie, Alberta : Jul 04, 2012


We are sadened to hear about Garret, our thoughts are prayers are with all the family, we hope it helps to know just a little that he was so well thought of by everyone that knew him. Pat and Linda.

posted by Pat and Linda Benedict ( formally Paramount water), Boyd Lakeshore Lake Shore : Jul 05, 2012


My heartfelt condolences go out to Roy, Georgie & Stacey as well as Garrett's wife Jennifer and their young family. My thoughts are with you. Kenda Jackson

posted by Kenda Jackson, Grande Prairie : Jul 04, 2012


I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

posted by Candace Berlinguette, Edmonton : Jul 05, 2012


I was very sad to hear about Garrett. I remember all the great times on and off the ice we had. I know there are a lot more people from St. Albert that are thinking of Garrett as well as your family .

posted by Peter Christensen, : Jul 05, 2012


Dear Roy and Georgie, Stacey, Jennifer and family. We offer our most sincere sympathy at this most tragic and difficult time for you all. Our hearts go out to you and may you be given strength to go ahead one day at a time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sincere sympathy. Paul & Vicky Yaremko

posted by Paul & Vicky Yaremko, Tangent, Alberta : Jul 06, 2012


Are heartfelt condolences go out to Roy and Georgie as well as Garrett's wife and their family.Are thoughts and prays are with you all.

posted by Ken Mitchell, Sexsmith,Alberta : Jul 05, 2012


Stacey & family, Our heartfelt condolences to you and all your family - such a tragedy. We want to share your grief and trust many more closer to you than we, will support you throughout this time. Thinking of you, as always, Tom & Barb

posted by Tom&Barb Brewer, Augustine Cove P.E.I. : Jul 06, 2012


It is with very heavy hearts that we send this message to Jenn, Cohan, Chloe, Lily,and Danny & Donna of our deep sadness over the tragic loss of Garrett. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love Dave and Cathy

posted by Dave & Cathy Luckwell, Pigeon Lake, Alberta : Jul 03, 2012


Roy & Georgie, my thoughts are with you and Garrett's family. Rita (Erickson) Beck.

posted by Rita Beck, : Jul 12, 2012


I was so very sorry to learn about Garrett's sudden passing. I know I'm speaking for the entire Sacred Heart University Athletics Family in expressing our deepest sympathy. Garrett was a wonderful credit to the University, not just because he played hockey so well, but more so because he was a gentleman and class act in every way. His legacy will always be treasured by all of us at the University. C. Donald Cook, Executive Director of Athletics, Sacred Heart University

posted by Don Cook, Fairfield, CT. : Jul 03, 2012


I was very saddened and shocked to hear of Garrett's sudden passing. I grew up playing hockey and going to school with Garrett. I had'nt spoke with him for a long time but charished our camping/fishing trips to Firth lake, and the Murray River as kids. Garrett was a supremely confident and hilarious friend, that most everybody wanted to be around. I'll never forget You GL.

posted by Chris Purves, Edmonton, Alberta : Jul 02, 2012


My condolences to the Larsen and Ames families. It's with a fond memory of Garrett that I send this message. I will be thinking of you all this Thursday. Take comfort in each other and celebrate his spectacular life. Tracy Grimm

posted by Tracy Grimm, Dublin, Ireland : Jul 03, 2012


Roy, Georgie, Stacy, Jennifer & families...We are so deeply sorry to hear about the untimely passing of Garrett. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Sent with love and remembrance...

posted by Al & Sandy Sandul, Grande Prairie, AB : Jul 03, 2012


Our hearts break for all of the family. May God hold you tightly in His hands while you go through this most difficult time.

posted by Maggi Sproule/Edie Burroughs, Lacombe, Alberta : Jul 12, 2012


Jennifer, Donna and Danny, It is with deep sadness and regret that we express our sympathy to you. May the memories of the family life shared remain close to your heart. Harry and Marie Stevens

posted by Harry and Marie Stevens, CANADA : Jul 03, 2012


On behalf of the Lincoln Community Hall Society we want to express our sincere sympathy to all of Garrett's family on this tragic accident. We were looking forward to this next weekend having everyone attending the family reunion that was planned at the hall. We hope to see you in the future. We are parents and also recent first time grandparents and cannot imagine what you are all going through. Our thought are with you. Take care of each other.

posted by Kathy & Tony Kamlah, Lincoln District of Lacombe County, AB : Jul 03, 2012


Roy, Georgie, Jen, Stacey & all the family. Our deepest sympathy on this very difficult time. May Garrett's memory keep him ever so near, and close to your hearts. God bless all. Mike & Sonja, Athabasca

posted by Mike Hanzel & Sonja Suik, Athabasca Ab. : Jul 02, 2012


Roy, Georgie, Stacy and Jen and your familys. We cannot tell you how deeply sorry we are to here of your loss. We can only say we are praying for you as your hearts are broken and say hold on to the many memories. Thank God for those little ones that will help brighten your days ahead. God Be with you. Luv you and many hugs Jim and Gaynel Sawers

posted by Jim and GAynel Sawers, Spirit River : Jul 02, 2012


You don't know us but we were very good friends of Joe & Phyllis Golemeic & Laurie. Praying for the family Phil 4:7

posted by Tony & Phyllis Cherban, Fort Sask AB : Jul 02, 2012


Roy and Georgie, our deepest sympathies for the loss of your son. Andy and Marg kilkus

posted by andykilkus, Kelowna : Aug 10, 2012


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