Larry Augustus Rodrigues
It is with the heaviest of hearts that we let the world know that Larry Augustus Rodrigues, a loving, funny, kind, caring, proud, partner, father, son, brother, grandfather, and friend left this world suddenly on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at age 63. Even though a failing heart took him from us all too soon; his loving heart touched all who knew him. Born in Halifax, he was the son to Winnifred (Bishop) Rodrigues and the late Augustus Rodrigues.
Larry was a Metrologist employed by Michelin Waterville where he had worked and joked for over thirty years. Larry lived life to the fullest, making quick witted puns, pulling pranks, talking cars and sports, and bragging about his family. His family was the most important thing in his life. Second to his family Larry loved sports, especially watching his children play, and music. He coached hockey, soccer and basketball and he had volunteered with far too many sports organizations to list here. When he had the time there was nothing better than a family get-together, where he would often over feed you, followed by a "fam jam", so when he wasn’t stuffing you with his famous full breakfast or making you groan with his dad jokes, he was cheering on the Habs or banging on his drums. He had an uncanny ability to put everyone at ease and make them laugh and he gave the best hugs.
Larry is survived by the love of his life his partner, Patricia "Trish" MacNeil, Kentville; mother, Winnifred "Winnie" (Bishop), Halifax; children, Ryan, Coldbrook; Derek (Michelle), Lower Sackville; Amy, New Minas; Ben (Corinne), Kentville; John (Jennifer), Saint John, NB: Maria, Kentville; grandchildren, MacKensie, Jaxon, Piper, Oliver and Lincoln; sisters, Linda Higgins (Wes Howie), Halifax; Lita Rodrigues (Mark Merrimen), Timberlea; brother by heart, Wayne Lynch (Sheree Coke), Halifax; sisters-in-law, Debbie Pike (Dwayne McComber), Sydney; Katherine McIsaac (Glen) Chestermere AB; his nieces, nephews, Carlye, Vanessa and Josh; and extended family.
Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. A celebration of Larry’s life will be held at a later date once COVID restrictions allow for a large gathering. Donations in memory may be brought to CIBC account number 00433-8009694 or email [email protected] to be used to continue his daughter, Maria’s, university education. Arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. On-line condolences and inquiries may be directed to www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com.