June 22, 1937 – March 24, 2014
Sadly, Larry Vogstad passed away at the North Okanagan Hospice, Vernon at 2:15pm March 24, 2014. He was predeceased by his parents, Inez & Arnfin Vogstad, Mary, wife and mother of his children, brother Arne, and sons Larry & Paul. He is survived by his wife of ten years, Susan Bartch, daughters Marla Schidler (Jim), Gail (Rick), son Robert Vogstad (Gabi), brother Allen (Joan), sister-in-law Anna Hillier, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends. Larry was born in Athabasca, Alberta, the youngest of three boys. He moved to Agassiz with his family in 1946 where he attended school until completing Grade 10. In 1979 he received his GED diploma. Larry worked for RIVTOW, logging camps on Harrison Lake, in oil patch at Fort St. John and as a truck mechanic for McMillan Bloedel in the Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii) where he met his wife Mary. His many years working for BC Hydro started at the Diesel Generating plant in Sandspit, then to the Stave Falls Generating Station and the Burrard Thermal Steam Plant in Port Moody. He also worked in Mica Creek, Prince Rupert and Prince George. Larry retired as “South Interior Electrical System Operator-Dispatcher” from Merritt to Golden and the USA border to 100 Mile House. Larry became a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and became very involved with the Gospel Outreach Program, first as a director and then President working on their newsletter shortly before he died. Larry was a kind and gentle man who really enjoyed cookies and ice cream. A Memorial Service was held at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Vernon on March 28, 2014.