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Anthea Gedge on 19 July, 2021 at 7:17pm

A really lovely man taken far too soon, I feel for you Kate please call anytime on 0408512719 especially when you are ready for a random game of bridge. Best wishes Anthea I shall like a candle for Larry

Ron Couacaud on 19 July, 2021 at 11:47am

Condolences to the families. I am really going to miss you Larry. All the times we trained and played footy, went for kicks down at Fraser Park and followed the Perth Demons so avidly in their glory days. Then there were the bike rides, the body surfing and running on the beach for miles and the games of canasta weekly and other card games. Then there were the chats over the phone about footy and cricket. I really missed you at the footy last Saturday when Perth played East Perth -- the footy matches we really looked forward to in the WAFL. Your loss was so sudden and hard to fathom. Rest in peace, my great mate. Ron

Catherine Lachman on 19 July, 2021 at 11:36am

Dearest Kate,
My thoughts are with you at this time

Rodney Carr on 19 July, 2021 at 11:17am

My condolences. Rod Carr (bridge)

on 19 July, 2021 at 9:53am

Much love and sincere condolences to you Michael and your whole family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Love and blessings, Dan, Emma and the kids.

Patrick Zhang on 18 July, 2021 at 11:24pm

Dear Kate,

I was so shocked to hear of Larry's sudden passing. He will be greatly missed in many ways. Last few days, great memories of playing bridge with him keep flashing in my mind. The most memorable journey is driving up to Yarrawonga for a weekend Congress - we (at least me) didn't expect much, but ended up with a good winning, especially team up with another unknown pair (became good friends since then). I haven't been able to play bridge for the past year or so, but always hoped to compete with him again when I have more time. Unfortunately only good memories are left (will be forever).

Kate, my condolences to you and your family. Keep strong.


Adam Roberts on 18 July, 2021 at 2:49pm

Dear Kate
Fiona and I were so shocked and saddened to hear of Larry’s death. We will greatly miss him.
We will especially miss being able to all get together after Saturday bridge and going back to your home to go over the hands of the day, then out for dinner, where he would always order his usual Mongolian Beef to have with his bottle of red.
Whilst he was so competitive at the bridge table (sometimes overly), away from bridge he was a calm and caring person. He had a great laugh and was always happy (as Larry) when socialising, talking about the footy or cricket and about his children and grandchildren. We know he adored Bailey and Harley and he was always talking about all his kids and showing us photos of his grandchildren very proudly with that glint in his eye.
I will always remember the first time I met Larry, when I first started playing Bridge and the first thing he told me to do when I got to his table was to fold my scoring sheet in half so opponents couldn’t see it. He never stopped giving advice and was always willing to impart his expert bridge knowledge and I know I will really miss that from him.
We have great memories of our week in the Gold Coast together in 2018 going out for meals most nights and playing cards afterwards. We were really hoping we would be all able to do it again sometime over the next few years, but will now have to fondly hold onto those memories and time together.
With Larry having just retired fulltime within the last couple of years, he had many more where he should have been able to enjoy his retirement playing more bridge and watching all of his grandchildren growing up.
Our sincere condolences go out to all of Larry’s family and his grandchildren.
Kate, we are so sorry you have lost Larry so early, but Fiona and I know you will stay strong and get through what you need to and enjoy what Larry should have been able to enjoy over many more years.
Adam & Fiona Roberts

Bob Stiles on 17 July, 2021 at 9:12pm

Hi Kate, I would like to say how sad I was when I heard of Larry's passing.
I wish my condolences to you Kate.
I met Larry over the bridge tables. As a keen football follower we struck up a kinship. When we first met I never knew whether he barracked for the lions or the eagles. But he started to wear the colours of the Eagles more often at the bridge club making sure we all knew he was an eagle.
Larry was a very competitive card player. He played with me some Mondays when he could not play with Kate. But I made too many mistakes and I am sure he went home frustrated with my play.
Some times I thought Kate was a saint when playing with Larry as he did not like to make unnecessary errors that cost him points. It was never his fault (cough, cough)
I did notice in the last couple of weeks Larry seemed to be very much a relaxed person at the tables. I liked that side of him as it matched his general demeanor away from the Tables.
Larry was a great Christian person. I found it impossible to have a conversation about the bible with him. Larry to his great benefit believed every word in the bible. His Christian beliefs will ensure that he will be first into heaven with out serving probation elsewhere.
So I will miss Larry.
Our footy discussions were worth our time together at the bridge club. I am sure his children and Grand children will miss his kind and loving nature too.
So Kate I understand your grief, Larry was a good man and he will be missed by all who knew him. 😄
Bob Stiles

Kathy Lacey on 17 July, 2021 at 1:16pm

Dear Kate
I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. Larry was a bright soul and a joy to be with. I know that you will miss his beautiful smile and love everyday. My deepest sympathies are with you. Love Kathy

Philip Knightley on 15 July, 2021 at 6:29pm

Dear Larry,
Such a sudden departure is so typical of you. No fuss no bother.
But I will miss your happy countenance and wise words on sport.
Most of all I will greatly miss the good man you are.
To dearest Kate, such a big loss. We have you in our hearts during this difficult time, Love Philip x

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