Passed away on July 26th, 2019 in his 65th year after a courageous battle with cancer.  Predeceased by son, Matthew and parents, Alan Munro Proud and Lorraine Vera Proud. Born on November 10th, 1953 in Hamilton, Ontario, Larry grew up in that province graduating from the University of Toronto in 1977. He relocated to Victoria in 1988 and had a long successful career as Supply Services Manager with BC Transit.

Larry is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Jean and their three children, Michael, Christopher and Victoria (Mike); his grandsons, Damien, Kaiden and Colten; granddaughter, Justice and his sisters, Sandra and Suzanne (Gerald).

He is remembered by his friends and family for his sense of humor, generosity, and love for life.

A Celebration of Life will be held in the Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, please donate in honour of Larry to the BC Cancer Society and Victoria Hospice.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens

  • Brian Dodd

    Larry, we will miss you at First Canadian Toastmasters Club 38. You joined us over 5 years ago and became a powerful influence on all of us. You brought your own kind of humour to the club.

    Year after year you when voted in as our Outstanding Toastmaster.

    We miss your Larry.

  • Kevin and Anna Minor

    Our deepest condolences to Larry’s wife Jean and their children, and to his sisters, Suzanne and Sandra. It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to a wonderful cousin and friend.
    – Kevin and Anna Minor

  • Lynn DeYaeger

    It is so sad and unfair that a person who was so dedicated to BC Transit and his work not have an opportunity to enjoy a truly well deserved retirement. My sympathy is with the family.

  • Roderick Urquhart

    My dear and humble friend, your quiet courage and outstanding humour brought great joy to me. To say you will be missed, is an understatement. We talked just prior to you going into hospital and you outlined how you wanted one last trip back to Ontario, to see your friends and the beauty up north. Unfortunately, you didn’t make it — but your memory will always live on in Ontario. Rest in Peace my good friend! My sincere condolences to the family, including his wife Jean, who I had the distinct pleasure of being at her union to my such a good friend Larry. He fought a brave battle!

  • Tom Bogle

    This is tragic and unfair beyond words. I am still trying to process. To say I was “stunned” when I found out in December that Larry had cancer would be an understatement. I know he had exciting plans for his retirement. Some would call it a “bucket list.” Larry and I have been friends for many, many years with irreplaceable memories between us. They will always be kept alive. I was honoured to call Larry my friend and Bud, and I will miss him dreadfully. We have lost one of the kindest and gentlest people I have ever had the privilege to know.

    Condolences to Jean, Mike, Chris,Victoria and family. This is a very difficult time for everyone.

  • Carla Stenvig

    Victoria and Family

    Our deepest sympathies to all of you ♥️
    This is such a difficult time
    Hug each other
    Carla Kim and Noah Stenvig

  • Dee Mason

    Such a loss. His selfless leadership, limitless patience and constant encouragement had an impact on so many. Condolences to Jean and his family. You were always first and foremost with him.

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