Larry  Scarbo
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Celebration of Life

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Cobden Legion
43A Main Street
Cobden, Ontario, Canada


Ottawa Heart Institute or Hospice Renfrew

Obituary of Larry George Scarbo

(Employee of ICS courier)

Suddenly at home on Wednesday April 17, 2019 in his 70th year.  Loving partner of Dianne Dennis. Dear father of Kelly, step-father of Bobby Conron and David Dennis.  Dear grandpa of Georgia, Ashley, Bradley. and great-granddaughter Lakaiya. Cherished nephew of his aunt Marie and uncle Lawrence Scarbo.  He will be greatly missed by his many friends and co-workers at ICS and his many customers.

At Larry’s request cremation will take place. A Celebration of Larry's Life will be held at the Cobden Legion, 43A Main Street Cobden, on Saturday May 11th  from 2-4 pm.   Donations in memory of Larry may be made the Ottawa Heart Institute or Hospice Renfrew.  Online condolences/donations may be made at



These are the words I would say to him whenever he was confused about something, forgot something, or just didn’t hear me properly.  Larry loved car races, smash up derby, and old cars.  Whenever he spotted one, he would tell me a story about it, who had one, what colour it was, and how much he liked it.  I had no interest in them because, after all, I lived with an old model, and while a little rusty, he gave me arms to feel secure in.

Larry had an excellent work ethic, which he learned from his grandfather.  He rarely missed a day’s work even in bad weather.  The weather often caused me to worry about him, but he pushed through, and when he walked in the door, hours late, with a weary smile, he’d say “I’m Home, Babe”.

Larry knew most of his customers for years; he knew their families, their children, their grandchildren, and what cars they drove, and he enjoyed the daily banter that he had with everyone.

Larry was an avid reader, and he would get excited when somebody would tell him about an interesting author.  He would often bring books home to add to his collection.  He would then listen patiently to my familiar “LARRY, LARRY, LARRY”, over my dilemma of where to place his new book among his vast collection.  However, we would make room for one more.

Larry loved playing cards.  When his Uncle Johnny was alive, we would go out to his place to play every couple of weeks.  We would have dinner and play long into the night.  When it was time to go, someone would always say “stay for just one more game”.  I knew Larry would want to stay longer, so I would give in.  Afterwards, Larry would take the wheel and drive us home through all types of weather.  My knuckles would be white from holding on through some nasty snow storms, but Larry always got us home safe and sound.  Other times we would go to Peterborough and play Texas Hold ‘em with our group of Poker friends.  Larry would never say no to cards, because he loved the get togethers, the food, the beer, and the jokes.  We had some of our happiest moments, sharing those good times with our friends and family.

When I would go out with my girlfriends for the evening, Larry would enjoy having dinner out with his stepson, Bobby.  They would laugh over Chinese food, and later swear to me that they had eaten a full plate of vegetables, knowing that I preferred them to eat nutritionally.  However, Larry loved his food, and as much as he denied that he didn’t care about dessert, he was never too full to enjoy some.

Larry had a big heart, and now that it has stopped, many people will have a hole in their lives, that he used to fill.  I know that my heart will be empty for a long, long time.  Now that God has reached down and taken you in his loving hands, you can banter with the Angels.

LARRY, LARRY, LARRY……... You left me too soon.  I will miss your giving spirit, your hugs, and how we made each other laugh.  And now you can rest in heaven with the comfort of knowing that you don’t have to do any more driving.

In closing, I would like to thank all of Larry’s customers for making his job enjoyable.  Thank you all for your kind words, kind thoughts, and all of the lovely cards and well wishes that so many people gave to Larry during his last week.


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