Lawrence Keith Lynch
Lawrence Keith (Larry) Lynch – 80, of Wolfville, Kings Co., passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2018 in Grand View Manor, Berwick with his loving wife Christine by his side. Born in Greenhill, Hants Co. he was the son of the late Raymond and Mary (Canavan) Lynch. He grew up in Newport Corner and attended Windsor Academy, hitchhiking the 10 miles to and fro each week. After graduating in 1954 he joined the Bank of Nova Scotia at age 17 ("shaving once a week!") starting a career of 40 years. He first worked in Windsor’s Gerrish St. branch with short assignments in Westphal NS, St. Andrews, St. Stephen and Sackville, N.B., followed at age 20 by a move to Toronto. Over the next few years he worked at Yonge & St. Clair, Lawrence and Birchmount, then in Hamilton, Belleville, Galt and Kitchener branches. In 1970, he became Senior Assistant Manager in Nassau, Bahamas. In 1972, he was offered the post of Manager in Piraeus, Greece. It was there he met his future wife, then an Immigration Officer at the Canadian Embassy in Athens. A posting to Dublin, Ireland (and marriage) followed in 1974 and 2 years later a posting to Port of Spain, Trinidad. Promised a return to Canada, he worked in various positions in Ontario; in Regional office for Eastern Canada, as Area Manager of about 30 Branches west of Toronto and in head office. Another international assignment followed as Managing Director in Scotiabank affiliate Maduro and Curiel’s Bank, Curacao, where he served until his retirement in 1995. While in Curacao, he also served as Canadian Consul. Upon retirement, Larry moved to Wolfville, N.S., where he took a keen interest in town affairs, was for a time member of the Wolfville Curling Club, and served in executive positions in a number of community groups such as Friends of the Library and the Atlantic Theatre Festival. He was a regular at Tims. He made many firm friends square dancing with the Hightide Twirlers, singing tenor as a member of the Dukes of Kent Barbershop Chorus and playing his beloved guitar with the Kings Fiddlers. In addition to his parents, he is pre-deceased by his sister Helen Pate, brother-in-law John Pate, and brother, Charles. He will be terribly missed by his wife Christine, Wolfville, his daughter Carol, son-in-law Benn Millman, grand-children William and Charlotte, of Port Moody B.C., brother Darryl (Debbie), Inisfil, Ont., sister-in-law Wilma Lynch, Windsor, aunts Evelyn McPhadden and Pearl Lauder, as well as cousins, nephews, nieces and friends both local and distant. Christine would like to thank the staff at Grand View Manor for their care and compassion in Larry’s final days. A celebration of Larry’s life, followed by a reception, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 29, 2018 in St. John’s Anglican Church, Port Williams, Reverend Maya Bevan officiating. Funeral Arrangements are entrusted to White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville and cremation has taken place. Memorial donations may be directed to the Alzheimer Society or the Valley Hospice Foundation.