We Remember

FOSTER, Lawrence (Larry) Victor

January 1, 1970 — January 1, 1970

Larry was a gentle man with a keen sense of humor who loved family above all else. He passed away peacefully on July 11, 2014 in Kelowna, BC.


Lost without him are his wife and love for 53 years Marilyn, his cherished daughters Jodie (Paul) in Kelowna and Megan (Mark) in Nigeria, as well as his treasured grandson Isaac. He also leaves behind a large extended family of Fosters, Joneses and Irish relatives including many beloved nieces and nephews.


Larry was born in High River, Alberta and was raised in Banff where nature became part of his spirit as he lived among the mountains.


He graduated from the University of Guelph with a degree in Landscape Architecture and followed with a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from the University of British Columbia.


He chose his life’s work with the belief that he could help make the community we live a better place. He spent several years developing a community park system for the Vancouver Parks Board. The next 20 plus years were at the City of Kelowna as a long range urban planner. He had a particular fondness for heritage planning, serving for many years on local and provincial heritage committees.


To hike a mountain or seaside trail or to travel to a new country and culture were his passions, best shared with family and friends. He also enjoyed skiing, boating and gardening.


As we say goodbye, we wish Larry peace and love on the next steps of his journey.


A celebration of Larry’s life is planned for 1:00 pm on Friday, July 25, 2014 at Springfield Funeral Home (2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna).


No flowers please. Donations gratefully accepted at the Canadian Cancer Society or Canadian Blood Services.  If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

1:00 pm on Friday, July 25, 2014

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for FOSTER, Lawrence (Larry) Victor is scheduled for 1:00 pm on Friday, July 25, 2014 . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Eve Wegscheidler says:

    Thinking about you all at this very sad time. Larry was a good man, he’ll be missed.

  • Jan Johnston says:

    I never had the pleasure of working directly with Larry but I knew of his very highly respected reputation at City Hall and all the great work that he did and continued to do long after his retirement. Kelowna was fortunate to have him as a resident and a supporter. He will be greatly missed. My deepest condolences to his family.

  • Gordon Greffen says:

    My sympathy and caring thoughts are extended to you and your family at this sad time. I hope with love and support, you will help each other on your next journey of grieving.
    Cousin Gordon

  • Richard & Lillian Squires says:

    I had the pleasure of 11 years of School with Larry in Banff, and shared a few cold ones with Larry and Marilyn during the years after , our school reunion for 50 years class of 57 in Canmore was great, all our condolences to Marilyn and family he will be missed Best regards Richard and Lillian Squires

  • Carol Romanchuk says:

    Dear Marilyn and family. Sending you my most sincere sympathies. I always enjoyed planning vacations for you and Larry. I will remember him always a such a gentleman. Sincerely, Carol at Capri Travel

  • Barry Evans says:

    Sorry to hear of this very sad news. Condolences to the foster family.
    Barry evans

  • Lynn Welder Lalonde says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. I worked with Larry at City Hall years ago and always enjoyed his sense of humour and kind nature. We crossed paths many times since then which I am grateful for. He was a special man – his youthful energy and love of nature will be missed.

  • Mickey Patryluk says:

    Marilyn, Meg and Jodie
    I am so sorry to learn this news. Your wonderful husband and dad lives on in the love and respect felt for him by so many, including your entire families and friends.I know that you have treasured memories – I hope they bring you comfort and peace as the days unfold. Hugs to all…

  • Anne & Bill Fairless says:

    Although we haven’t shared much contact over the years, we often think of Larry and you Marilyn, particularly in relation to past lives in Banff. Our sincere sympathy in this loss and a hope for comfort in the future.

  • Isao and Linda Terai says:

    Dear Marilyn and Family
    Was so saddened to hear of Larry’s passing. Our sincere and deepest condolences to you and your family and our thoughts are with you. We have such kind and wonderful memories of the times we spent together. Take care.

    Isao and Linda

  • Ron and Donna Scott says:

    Our sincere sympathy to you Marilyn, and all your Family for such a loss, as young kids in Banff we all spent many happy, fun filled hours together with Larry. The memories we shared as couples will be treasured always. God Bless You and Your Family.

  • Suzanne and Ross Anderton. says:

    This world has lost an honest, gentle man who has left a lasting legacy in Kelowna City for his work at City Hall.
    Our sincere condolences to the Foster family.

  • Jim jacques says:

    Marilyn, Jodi, Megan,
    It’s with great sadness that I’ve read of Larry’s death. I have many fond memories of our times on the Lake O’Hara and other hikes. A great Dad,A kind and gentle man who had a great love of family. Our sincere
    condolences to all of the family.

  • Theresa Eichler says:

    I’m so very sad to hear of Larry’s passing. He interviewed me for my job at the City of Kelowna in 1995 and I had the pleasure of working with him for several years and knowing him as a friend. His knowledge and pleasant manner made life richer for all who knew him. Thanks Larry and condolences to your family.

  • Cliff Kraft says:

    Dear Marilyn and family..I was saddened to hear of Larry’s passing and I would like to pass on my sincere condolences. Working with Larry on many City projects was always a very enjoyable and he was indeed a very be gentle and respected person.

  • Patti Jennens says:

    Dear Marilyn, Jodie, Megan and Family: My thoughts are with you all at this difficult time. When one thinks of Larry it is with a smile. Such a gentle and kind man he was. Never will I forget the wonderful years we all spent on the soccer field and school functions. Sense of family overflowed with the Foster Family. It will continue with all the wonderful memories you have. Having each other will help you through this grieving process. I send you all much love. Patti

  • Gerhard Tonn says:

    I am very sad to hear of Larry’s passing. I had the privilege of working with and for Larry on many projects in the City. Much of what is great about our City is due to Larry’s gentle yet persuasive and principled approach to ensuring that the interests of the community were protected and enhanced. He was the consummate professional although what I will remember most about Larry was that he was a great human being who respected and cared for others. My deepest condolences to Marilyn and the rest of the family. He left a great legacy.

  • Lyla and Jim Lindsay says:

    Our sincere sympathy to you, Jodie, Paul and Isaac and to all the Foster family on Larry’s passing. He always had such a pleasant, friendly smile any time he came into the Regional District office when I was working with you Jodie. I know he will be greatly missed.

  • Isobel & Bob Dow Reid says:

    We knew Larry as a kind and thoughtful
    person. He will be dearly missed.

  • Sharon Shepherd says:

    Dear Marilyn, Jodie, Megan and family,

    We are thinking about all of you and hope that your cherished memories will help you through the tough times. Larry was such an asset for our community in his work and his volunteering. There will be a large void without him and he will be truly missed. I loved the opportunity of working with him from the community perspective and as an elected official. His approach with planning and with people was always highly respected and valued!Love to all of you.
    Sharon and Michael Shepherd

  • Karen Waldal says:

    Dear Marilyn and Family,
    I was so saddened to hear the sad news of Larry’s passing. He was such a kind and gentle man, and his calm and quiet demeanor was greatly appreciated in the work we did together at the COHS. He gave greatly of himself for the benefit of our community, and his contributions will be remembered and appreciated always. My sincere condolences to all of you at this difficult time.

  • Bill and Linda Knowles says:

    So sorry to hear of Larry’s passing.Working with Larry on various committees over the years was always a pleasure – he was always so cheerful, positive and insightful. We will miss him.
    With our deepest sympathies, Bill and Linda Knowles

  • Tony Markoff says:

    Marilyn, Jody and Megan
    My deepest condolences to you on Larry’s
    passing. I trust you will hold dear the many
    achievements Larry accomplished for all
    the citizens of Kelowna in his most kind
    and caring ways
    Larry and I had many good times together
    over the 10 years working as planners
    during tumultuous 80’s
    Unequivocally, he was most dedicated,
    conscientious and trustworthy.
    I believe the world gentleman befits Larry in so many respects.

  • Jeanette Nelson. says:

    My sincere sympathy to you Marilyn & your family. I’m so sorry for your loss. Will be thinking of you, will phone one of these days. Jeanette

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