Donald James Larka

25/09/1946 - 22/10/2021


Obituary For Donald James Larka

September 25, 1946 – October 22, 2021

Donald James Larka passed away on the morning of Friday, October 22nd, 2021, at his residence, Pleasant View Lodge, in Spirit River, AB. Don was born on September 25th, 1946, to Jack and Betty Larka, in Chilliwack, BC.

In life, Don was known for having a strong work ethic. Whether logging, working as a mill foreman, cutting seismic lines, or helping a friend with the odd task, he could always be counted on to get the job done. Don was also both a solitary and sociable man. While he enjoyed reading a good book and the peaceful life of the family farm, he also took great pleasure in the company of others, sharing stories over a drink, and laughing over a good dirty joke.

Preceded in death by his parents and son, Brian, Don will be fondly remembered by his sons Dennis (Chantal) and Nick (Chas), his former spouse Norma, his brothers Andy (Maryann) and Larry (Paulette), his sister Pat, his friend Judy, his grandchildren, nieces, and nephews, and the many others who encountered him and knew his affable nature.

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780 830 7742

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  • Dennis and I would like to offer our condolences to all Dons family. He was part of our lives for a lot of years. We did a lot of camping and fishing together and with his brother Andy's family too. Our kids grew up together and had a lot of fun. Don and Dennis were always helping each other with fixing issues with our homes; from moving and re piping water and sewer etc for them to replacing frozen piping that burst under ours. So many good memories and so many laughs. We are sorry his life took a bad turn and we had little contact for years but we knew him as a hard working, fun loving friend and brother in law. Our hearts are sad for all his family!! Love Dennis and Cheryl Binks

  • I'm so sorry for your loss of your Dad, Dennis and Nic may he Rest In Peace. Victor and I think of you boys (men) and Norma often wondering how your all doing! Our heart felt condolences ...Vic and Barb Morris

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