Larry PIC
In Loving Memory of

Larry Michael Pelt

1955 - 2021

Obituary of Larry Michael Pelt

It is with great sadness, we announce the sudden passing of Larry Pelt on Friday, October 8, 2021, at 66 years young. Larry was a life-long companion and loving husband of Liz. Loving father of Derek, and cherished son of Ann Pelt of Fonthill. Larry will be greatly missed by his Harper family in-laws, Ann, Mark, Chris & Paul, Gail and his nieces Alex and Natasha. Larry is predeceased by his father Joseph.

Larry will be fondly thought of by many in the Pelham community and will be remembered by many customers and colleagues from the Fonthill Sobeys and IGA. His friendly and caring demeanour was well known to those who knew him from his volunteer work with the local fire department for the past 25 years. Friends in the cycling community will remember his joking behaviour, camaraderie and passion for the sport.

In keeping with Larry's wishes, cremation has taken place. Arrangements are entrusted with Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-734-1031). At this time there will be a private family gathering. A celebration of Larry’s life will be announced at a later time. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Larry's name to the Steve Ludzik Foundation. Online condolences may be shared on Larry’s tribute page found at EssentialsNiagara.com.

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Robert and Celine Meginnis
9 months ago

Sending our sincerest sympathies. Larry, a good frien and collegue, will be missed.

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Harvey Luong
9 months ago

On behalf of the Luong family, we would like to extend our sincerest condolences, to Liz, Derek, Mrs. Pelt and the Harper family. Uncle Larry will be greatly missed by all.

Bev Wright & Rick Hesp
9 months ago

Rick & I were so saddened to learn of Larry’s passing. We met Larry through his passion for cycling when he joined our cycling club, Amici per la Vita. Larry was a dedicated volunteer as a ride leader, always willing to help out and take his friends on new roads. He did like to go his own way sometimes…. I remember riding in Dunnville on a pre-determined route and he went “off route”… only to pop up ahead, naturally later on. He had gone off eagerly exploring. Amici per la Vita means “Friends for Life” and life should never be so short. Our thoughts and prayers are with Larry’s family.

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Mike DeFazio
9 months ago

Sending our deepest sympathies to Liz, Derek, and family. Extremely saddened to learn about this loss. ‘Uncle Larry’ was such a great guy, know he’ll be remembered forever. Many many many great memories of him growing up, exceeding all speed limits up Woodstream in his VW, and many passionate/forceful conversations about Neil Young…he definitely had a Heart of Gold and it’s been getting a lot of airtime since we learned of the news. RIP Uncle Larry.

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Amy Hiltebrand
9 months ago

Our deepest condolences to Larry‘s gamely – Larry was an amazing guy always super friendly – helping you get whatever you needed – he knew where it was and even getting it for you.
I’ve known Larry for over 40 years – he is a huge loss to our community.
RIP Larry
I enjoyed looking at your lovely garden many times!

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Jim Lococo and Family
9 months ago

Larry has been the very best next door neighbour you could have for almost 40 years. Our sincere condolences go out to Liz, Derek and family.
We shall all miss him.

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Joseph & Cindy Minicucci
9 months ago

Our deepest sympathies Liz.

Karen
9 months ago

My sincerest sympathies to you, Liz and Derek. Larry was so much fun to work with at the IGA.

Melissa Dunham
9 months ago

Liz I was so heart broken to hear the news of Larry’s passing. My condolences to you and your family. I am sending you a huge virtual hug and you are in my thoughts.

Paul and Kate Nemy
9 months ago

Ride in Peace!!

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Lucy and Ralph DeFazio
9 months ago

Larry was a long time friend, cycling companion and “uncle Larry” the baseball coach to our boys.
We will always remember him for his fun loving, kind spirit, driving speeds and his willingness to help with anything..
Our hearts go out to Liz, Derek and the Pelt and Harper families. RIP Larry.
The DeFazio Family

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Peter Tallis
9 months ago

Such fond high school memories of Larry. Two on two winter football with Rob, Frank & Larry. He was forever pretending to be a player from his beloved Dallas Cowboys. Larry and I analyzing all of Neil Young’s songs whom we shared a great admiration for.
Long May You Run Larry.
Heartfelt condolences to the Pelt family.

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Melissa Peters (nee McConnell)
9 months ago

Larry, Liz and later on Derek were our neighbours on Fallingbrook Drive in the 80s. They were such good neighbours! Always willing to lend a hand or share a story. When we moved away, we always missed them but we were still able to visit with Larry at the IGA. I am so sad to hear this news. Larry was truly a wonderful man. Much love and hugs to Liz and Derek.

Paul and Kate Nemy
9 months ago

Memories forever!!

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Randy Ellen Jay Potipcoe
9 months ago

Larry Liz Derek were neighbours when our boys were young. He always was ready to chat and never said a bad word about anybody. He had a great sense of humour.
Saddened at his passing.
Sincere condolences Liz Derek and family

Kristina [Merk] Inman
9 months ago

My heart aches to write this. I worked with Larry at the IGA and then Sobey’s. He was the warmth and laughter that filled each shift, and his friendship that continued in the years after I greatly cherished. Our world has lost a bit of sunshine. Much love to his family and friends, and all of the veteran IGA crew.

Paul and Kate Nemy
9 months ago

Memories forever my friend!!. Does it get better than this? Cycling the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, CANADA. Pit stop.

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Dan and Barb Learn
9 months ago

So sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. Many great memories coaching Derek’s baseball team with Larry. He was kind, encouraging and a wonderful human being. Deepest condolences to Liz and Derek.

Paul and Kate Nemy
9 months ago

Memories forever!! (Britt boat tour)

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Paul and Kate Nemy
9 months ago

Memories forever!!! (Montreal, CANADA)

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Paul and Kate Nemy
9 months ago

Our dearest friend. Memories forever!!

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Doriano & Suzanne Degano
9 months ago

We extend our deepest sincere condolences to Liz and the Pelt family. I was a high school colleague of Larry, and shared our mutual grocery business experiences. That warm welcoming smile will be kept alive forever in our hearts. Our prayers will be with you during this time of sorrow. God Bless Larry.

Colin and Laurie Dart
9 months ago

Sending heartfelt condolences to Larry’s mother Ann, his wife Liz and son Derek. Larry was a wonderful man and as next door neighbours of Ann’s we witnessed his dedication to her well-being and loved to hear the two of them sharing a laugh together. He will be very much missed.

Paul and Kate Nemy
9 months ago

Our dearest friend. Memories forever!!

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Paul and Kate Nemy
9 months ago

Our dearest Friend. Memories forever!

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Paul and Kate Nemy
9 months ago

Our dearest friend!! Memories forever!!

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Paul and Kate Nemy
9 months ago

Georgian Bay, ON

Paul and Kate Nemy
9 months ago

Our dearest friend! Memories forever!

Laura Schuler nee McConnell
9 months ago

Larry was the best neighbour. He made me laugh as a kid so many times. I remember my dad had put the Christmas lights up and was video taping the house when Larry jumped onto our driveway out of nowhere and let out a yell to get into the shot, then he got shy and hid. We will have that memory forever! Liz and Derek, your loss is immense, but the memories you can share will carry you through the years. Xo

Clara Dedonato
9 months ago

I was so saddened to hear of Larry’s passing. I worked with Larry at IGA and Sobeys for several years. He was always such a great person to be around. Sending Liz and Derek my deepest condolences and treasure all the memories you had with him. RIP Larry

David Jervis
9 months ago

Liz – Never met Larry but you often spoke passionately and enthusiastically about him, his love of cycling and his basic zest for life. You are truly such a wonderful person it is hard to see you grieving and at a loss. Please accept my deepest condolences and know that my heart will always have room for you in it… you are good people.

Chris Goulden
10 months ago

My deepest condolences to Larry’s family. I had the honor of working with Larry at Fonthill Sobeys for almost 9 years. He was one of the nicest men I know…

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