Larry Kenneth Weatherbie

May 24, 1958 to February 12, 2021

Obituary

Larry passed away unexpectedly, Friday, February 12, at 62 years. He was predeceased by his father, Kenneth Weatherbie. Larry leaves to mourn his devoted wife, Heather McGarvie, son, Dustin (Jennifer), and granddaughter Ellana (AB), Heather’s daughters Jennifer (Alex), ON and Julie (Rob), SK, his mother, Marie, sister, Donna (Ron), PEI, brother, Allan (Roberta), NB,  mother-in-law, Ivy McGarvie, father-in-law Hugh McGarvie (Vera) ON. In addition to family, he leaves to mourn his friends in Florida, at work, and from the gym he was attended religiously.

Larry grew up in PEI and moved to Newfoundland after completing university and made his life here. He worked with Government of Newfoundland for 32 years. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be at a later date.

Schedule

Condolences

Leave a Condolence

Your email address will not be published.


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

I just learned of Larry’s death. MHA Jordan Brown acknowledged his contribution to placing the final Caribou on the trail of Caribou. I worked with Larry on a challenging file. He was great to work with and, to me, Larry was the ideal civil servant. I know, wherever he is, he is playing at least 36 holes everyday. RIP Larry.

My thoughts have been with you since I heard of your husband’s passing. You have my deepest sympathy. I hope you find comfort in the many people who are thinking of you at this difficult time.

Sorry to hear of your loss Heather. Condolences to you and your family. Take care.

Lucy Rumsey

Heather;
I’m so saddened to hear the news of Larry’s sudden passing.
Please accept my sincere condolences. My Thoughts and Prayers are with you during this time.
Carol Penney

So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Heather and family.
We are so sorry to hear about your loss, please accept our sincere condolences. Such a young man gone too soon
Thinking of you during this very difficult time 💔

Please accept my sincere condolences. Praying for strength and comfort for you and your family at this time.

Heather, my most sincere sympathy. Many are sending support and love.

Heather, my most sincere sympathy. Take care.

Thinking of you Heather. So sorry for your loss.

Heather, I am so sorry to hear the sad news of your husband’s sudden passing. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family at this difficult time! Hugs 🙏💕

Heather and Family
We are so sorry to hear of the sudden passing of your husband Larry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

Dom and Pat Dicks

We were shocked to hear of Larry’s sudden passing. Larry has been a coworker and friend for almost 30 years. He was always available for providing advice and insight professionally and personally. Just a true human being who loved people and life, and enjoyed his family and his golf. He will be missed immensely.

Heather, please accept my condolences for your great loss.

Heather and Family,
I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Heather , my heart is heavy for you on the passing of your husband Larry. Such sad news . May you find comfort in your fond and loving memories and from knowing that others care..

Just wanted to reach out and let you know that you have our our heartfelt condolences and sympathy during this difficult time.

Linda W. & Gail T. ( ladies league)

Heather my thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time and I look forward to again seeing a smile on your face in the future.
Jackie(Ladies Golf League)

Sorry to hear of your loss Heather. Our condolences to you and your family.

Barbara Shave

Dearest Heather
My thoughts & prayers 🙏
are with u sweetheart. 💓

🏌️‍♀️ Golfing buddy
Darlene Payne-Lewis

Heather we are so very sorry to hear about Larry’s passing! He was such a kind hearted and gentle person! Condolences to you and all your family! RIP Larry!
Daphne & Eddy Knox

Wilf and I were saddened to hear of Larrys passing, , we share many memories of happier times, sincere sympathy to you Heather and your family.

Heather
Sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. He was a true gentleman and always had a kind word to me whenever we met RIP Larry

Clayton and Jean Hutchings

Heather so sorry to hear this saddening news.Larry always had kind words to say which went a long way especially if you were having a bad day.A True Gentleman.He will be missed.RIP Larry

So sorry to hear of Larry’s passing., my deepest condolences to his wife and family. I lived next door to the Weatherbie family in Charlottetown when we were young boys. My deepest sympathies to Marie, Allan and Donna from the entire Manuel family.

Heather and family

I am so sorry to learn of Larry’s passing. He made a very significant contribution of change in his term as President of NL Golf You are in our hearts and thoughts.

So sorry to hear of lLarry’s passing. He was a lovely man. Please know we are thinking about you in your time of sorrow. Dawn and Donna (opti)

Sorry to hear of Larry’s. Passing. The News came as a shock
to our Tara community.. God bless you please accept our
deepest sympathy

We are so so sorry for your loss Heather,Jennifer, Julie and family. Life just doesn’t make sense sometimes, and we hope in time you will find peace in the beautiful life Larry lived. Love you all xox

Heather, Wayne and I were shocked and very saddened to hear of Larry’s sudden passing. Our deepest sympathy to you and all Larry’s loved ones

Heather and family,
Jeff and I were truly saddened to hear of Larry’s passing. Sincerely condolences to you and your family.

Heather: My sincere condolences to you and your family. Larry was one of the good ones.

Heather, my sincerest condolences on Larry’s passing. Thinking of you at this sad time. Take care. Marie

Sorry to hear about Larry’s passing. We worked together in a number of capacities. He always treated me and his clients with the upmost respect.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Manuel

My sincere condolences to Larry’s family on his sudden passing. I worked with Larry for a number of years at TCII. He had a great sense of humour & I know his presence will be greatly missed there. May he rest in peace.

So very saddened to hear this news. Larry and I worked together for 8 years at TCII, and while I moved on in the last 18 months, I often saw him in the early bird club going into the building and we’d wave as I drove by. He always gave that big smile .Larry offered so much to the Dept. over the years and I truly came to know him as a friend . Condolences to all family and friends.

I am beyond shocked and saddened to hear of Larry’s passing. It all seems surreal as I had heard from Larry on Wednesday stating that he was home from the hospital and all was good. He was looking forward to returning to the gym. I enjoyed many a workout with Larry over the past years…..always a laugh. Was like a friends happy hour. He was a true genuine friend. My sympathies are with Heather and the Weatherbie family. My life has been enriched by Larry’s friendship and his presence will forever be missed.

My sincere condolences to Larry’s family. Found memories of our UPEI days, trips to watch the Montreal Canadians, and catching up on the golf course. Larry will be missed.

Kind regards,
Dan MacDougall

Sorry to hear the news today on Larry’s passing.
We shared a lot of laughs & good times during our UPEI days and on the golf course whenever he came back to PEI. My condolences to all.
David Stevenson

Heather & family
Rose & I were shocked & saddened to hear of Larry’s sudden passing.. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & the family at this incredibly difficult time.

Heather and family,
I was so saddened to hear of Larry’s passing. I will forever remember the chats we had at the office and his great knowledge of so many topics. A good man taken so young!

Heather and Dustin I was so sad to hear the news today about Larry. I was so fortunate to have met him not long after he moved to Newfoundland.. He was alway,s a Gentleman and a pleasure to see whenever we met My thought,s and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

To all of Larry’s family my sincerest condolences. Such sad news. Professional, kind, funny and ALWAYS a gentleman. Heaven has gained another good guy ! Rest in peace Larry. See you on the other side.

My deepest condolences to Larry’s family and his friends, both here and in Florida. It was such a shock to us all to hear of his passing. We’ve been work colleagues for 30 years, having met first during the formation of ENL. We got to all know Larry best when he came to work as our Acting Director in Eastern Region. We enjoyed his professional managerial style including saucy banter, and got to know his love of golf and warmer days. Larry was incredibly knowledgeable about all things economic development, and passed on many pieces of advice over the years. When he returned to Corporate office, his was always one of the first offices I’d go to to say hello and get a big bear hug. Every turkey Christmas dinner thereafter Larry would call to make sure the turkey had made it to the oven safely. Larry and I spoke just a couple of weeks ago, sharing news with each other of our new grandchildren. I will dearly miss his friendship and that big exuberant smile of his. Rest peacefully my friend. I’m certain there’s a green up there for you to enjoy..

I was so sorry to hear the sad news. Larry was a gret work colleague and will missed very much. Heather, my thoughts are with you and your family.

My deepest condolences to Larry’s family. I worked with Larry from the Corner Brook office. I am so sad to hear this news. He will surely be missed from the office and I will miss his chats about golf. He loved the game. May your memories bring you comfort at this very difficult time.

I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Larry was a wonderful friend and colleague. I worked with Larry the last three years. He was very kind to me when I came to work for the Department, always checking in to see if I needed anything. I will greatly miss our daily chats.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this devastating time.
Sincerely,
Nikki Kavanagh

My sincere condolences to you and your family, Heather. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

My deepest condolences to Larry’s family. I worked with Larry and could always count on his wise advice. I will miss his sense of humor and our chats when we were getting coffee. May your memories bring you comfort at this difficult time.

So very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family

Rest in Peace Larry. Your presence and daily jokes will truly be missed at the office.

We are both so sorry for your loss, we both knew Larry through work. He will be forever missed.

Our deepest condolences to the family, especially for my cousin Dustin in this difficult time. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Heather We’re so sorry to hear about Larry. We had so many great memories from Florida with both. of you . Hugs to you and sending our greatest condolences.. Lori and John

Dustin, so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. He was a great man. I had great respect got him.

Heather, Sandy and I were so sad to hear the news of Larry’s sudden passing. He was a great guy and a true gentleman. He was very kind to us on one of our earlier visits to Tara, drove us to MVR, we hardly new him then, so kind of him. Deepest sympathy to you and all the family, treasure the memories.
Angie & Sandy Gibbons

Heather and family,
Deep condolences on your loss. May you find comfort and peace in your many memories of Larry’s and your life together.
Sincerely,
Carmel Ennis and Bill Smith

Heather & family,
We were so sorry to learn of Larry’s passing. We remember him well from Bally Haly. Please accept our condolences.
Janet OBrien & Jim Oakley

Heather,
I was shocked and saddened to hear of Larry’s passing. You are in my thoughts. Please accept my deepest condolences.

Dear Dustin,
We are so sad to hear the news about your dad,losing your grandfather in November was a lot,now losing your dad is a lot more.We share your grief and may you find comfort remembering the wonderful hope we have of seeing our dear loved ones again in the near future.
Lots of love to you and your family.
Anita and Robert Cote

I am terribly saddened to hear of Larry’s passing. He was a great friend and trusted colleague.

I enjoyed our banter immensely. Our frequent conversations touched on a bit of everything from our PEI/Stanhope connections to politics and from the gym to sports – most notably his love of golf…I always came up short in our friendly wagers over who would win The Masters.

I was so looking forward to hitting the links with him the summer after his long-awaited hip surgery and the ribbing we would give one another over missed putts and missed fairways!

My deepest condolences to Heather and his entire family.

Heather, So sorry to hear of Larry’s sudden passing. I always enjoyed his lively conversation and humor at the social gatherings we shared… Please accept my deepest sympathy.
Marge Brown

My deepest condolences to Larry.’s family, I was shocked and saddened to hear of Larry’s passing. I worked with Larry for 30 years, he was an incredible person. Larry was deeply committed to the important work he did to help grow the province’s economy. As many have said, he often dealt with difficult and complex issues. He dealt with everyone with honesty and respect. He was a good friend and will be missed., Rest In Peace my friend.

So sorry to hear about Larry’s sudden passing..He was a great man and a better workout partner..Larry could always be counted on to motivate you to keep going .
I will miss him

Steve Torraville

Dustin, I’m so very sorry to hear this news. I understand, first hand, what you’re going through. Certainly thinking about you and your family. Hugs from an old friend.

Heather & family

My deepest condolences . I knew larry from the gym. He will be missed.

Heather & Family:
Our Sincerest Condolences on the passing of your beloved husband Larry.
Pippy Park Wednesday Ladies Golf League Members
Anne Peddle, Carol Murphy, Barbara Kelly, Barbara Dooley, Marlene Holden

Please accept our deepest condolences

I would like to extend my condolences to Larry’s family on his passing way too soon. Having worked with Larry for almost 30 years we often worked on projects together. He always brought knowledge and professionalism when dealing with clients and co-workers.

Very sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. My condolences to the family. RIP Larry

Heather, just heard this morning. Can’t believe it. So sorry for your loss. Please keep your friends and family close. Hugs.

Heather,
Extending sincere condolences at this incredibly sad time. May your precious memories of Larry provide you with strength, comfort and peace now and in the days to come.
RIP Larry.

I am so deeply saddened to hear about Larry’s passing. As one of his many gym friends, I truly enjoyed the Saturday morning workouts, the conversations and jokes we all shared. Larry was so very kind and a real gentleman. As I sit in disbelief processing the loss of a friend, my thoughts and prayers are with the entire Weatherbie family. Larry made a difference in the lives he touched and he will be truly missed.

So very sorry to hear this sad news. My condolences to Heather and family. All the best to you all.

Larry was so greatly admired . His family of government colleagues have lost a champion. He is irreplaceable. Deep Condolences to all who loved him .

We send our sincere condolences to Heather and all who loved Larry.

I am so sad to hear of Larry’s passing. My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. I worked with Larry for over two years and he was always quick with a joke, happy to share stories and advice. His presence will be greatly missed. I know the office won’t be the same without him. Rest In Peace my friend.

Heather, I am so sorry for your loss! There are no words! Life is so precious and things can change in a blink! Larry was a great man and a true gentleman. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers! Sending love and healing thoughts to you!

I had the pleasure of working with Larry in the Department of IBRD. He was a wealth of knowledge and you could always count on him for quick responses to any inquiries he handled for our office. To Larry’s family I am sorry for your loss. RIP Larry

Heather and Dustin. I sit here in absolute shock. Rob Kelland..one of our early morning gym rats…just gave me the unfathomable news.. An early morning workout at 6:30 was tradition for so long. Larry’s jokes, banter, stories, wisdom and effervescence were part of our culture. His hip was slowing him down yet he pushed though working another body part. Why wouldn’t he..that is Larry’s way!! I know for myself as well as the other souls who worked out with and adjacent to him every morning there will be a time of disbelief and Immense sorrow. Heather..Dustin..words do very little other than to let you know Larry had a large collection of friends who thoroughly enjoyed the early morning banter. We will miss him immensely. Keep all of those great memories close and treasure them always. May Spirit as you so define walk gently by your side, hold your hand and nurture your heart. This is a very sad day. My deepest condolences.

Heather and Dustin,

Larry and I worked together almost 20 years ago. He was one of the finest people I had the pleasure to work along side. He was a true professional. A great friend and one of the province’s most devoted public servants. He was a proud family man and spoke often of his home life while we were travelling together across the province.

He was relied on to handle the most difficult and sensitive projects for the department we worked in and was respected by coworkers everywhere. He has a quiet manner and confidence in his work. We’ve all lost a great friend. So saddened to hear the news today.

Heather and family
I worked with Larry at IBRD where he was always regarded as a wise and honest colleague. He handled many tough files with determination, passion and compassion. I know he loved his golf and his time in Florida. Larry, you served NL well and you did it being one helluva nice guy. Thoughts and prayers wth his loved ones in the days ahead. Please find comfort in knowing he had an impact and he was well loved.

Heather and Family, Karen and I are in shocks do sadden at the news of Larry’s passing! Words cannot express the sorrow you and your family must be feeling at this time. I worked for a short time with Larry but played many a rounds of golf with him over the years and you as well. He was a great friend and we had many great conversations, he will surely be missed. Please accept our sincere condolences. God Speed to our friend!

I am so sad to learn of Larry’s sudden death. As a Director in the Business, Investment Department, he was a strong, wise and thoughtful support to the executive and Ministers. Since we learned of his passing, numerous staff have noted how much he made a difference in their work and even out side of work lives. Hundreds of messages from staff, clients etc referenced his impact Heather. For me, we shared alot of difficult files of significance in rural Newfoundland, closure of mills, fish plants and mines, and Larry carried these issues with care, compassion and integrity. Larry, you have always supported my efforts, told the truth, and did the right thing. My deepest sympathy to you Heather and your family on the loss of a great and gentle giant. Rita and Bill.

Heather,
We are shocked and saddened to hear of Larry’s passing. Our sincere condolences to you and the family.

We were shocked & saddened to hear of Larry’s passing. We were so looking forward to many more rounds of golf at Tara. Larry was a gentleman and a pleasure to be around and we have a lot of good memories.. He will be missed. RIP & hugs Heather.

Heather,
We are shocked and saddened to hear of Larry’s passing. Our sincere condolences to you and all of Larry’s family. Our thoughts are with you.

Heather and all those who hold Larry dear,
We are so, so saddened and shocked to hear of Larry’s death.. Find comfort in all the great memories. We sure had a few laughs, a few dances, riotous dinners and cards and half- bad birdie juice affected golf games with him. He will be missed. Sending love and support.

Heather
We are shocked and saddened to learn of Larry’s passing. Larry was a great guy and we enjoyed the times we did get to spend with him. Our thoughts are with you.
Rick and Jennifer

Oh Heather, we have heard this sad shocking news today and are heartbroken. We have had so many wonderful fun times with you both and will forever remember Larry as a good friend. “Cart Boy” and I are truly devastated.
Thinking of you at this sad time.
Mary and Bruce MacCuaig

Heather: Please accept my sincere condolences. I am so sorry for your loss. RIP, Larry

Heather and family, I was shocked and saddened to hear of Larry’s passing.. I send you my sincerest condolences. Take care.
Rose Davis

Very sorry to hear of Larry’s sudden passing. I had the pleasure of working with him a few years ago, and was looking forward to reconnecting since returning to the Department. Always the utmost professional, he was a great inspiration to us all and taught me so much about economic development and the importance of a work-life balance.

Wishing you all peace and comfort during this difficult time.

To Heather, and family and friends of Larry: we were so saddened to hear of Larry’s sudden passing. We hope you will find comfort in the coming days and months ahead knowing that Larry was cherished and will be remembered by all who knew him as a true gentleman. He loved a good laugh, a good jug of beer and especially a game of golf. We enjoyed his and Heather’s company immensely, especially our days on the golf course together at Tara, our second home. RIP Larry.

Heather and family, I was shocked to hear of Larry’s passing. He was a wonderful co-worker and friend; we had many laughs. He was always very professional and always willing to help. He will certainly be missed. Please accept our condolences.

My most heartfelt condolences to Larry’s family. I first met Larry 30 years ago and always found him to be the consummate professional but he enjoyed a good laugh too. He will truly be missed.

I would like to express my sincere condolences to the family of the late Larry Weatherbie, a former work colleague of mine.
Larry and I worked together on a few projects, to which Larry brought a skill set that was very unique and appropriate to the task at hand. RIP Larry.

Very sorry for your loss. Knew Larry for years, good fellow, he’ll be missed.

LW,

Rest In Peace, my friend. Your large presence will be greatly missed.

AW

Hi Larry and Family,

It was shocking to hear the unpleasant news least to say, but my thoughts go on to your family, prayers for them for strength in these tough times. They say the sun always rises once the clouds clear, and though one might feel the clouds surround them at times, there is always love and hope on the horizon. Needless to say, will miss our coffee room chats or lunch room check-ins, thanks for always keeping it light, I hope and pray wherever you are …that you rest in peace Sir, much respect.

I am truly sorry to learn of Larry’s passing. I worked with him for the last two years and he was nothing but a true gentleman. He definitely helped me find my place at the office when I first started and he was always good for positive laughs when I needed it. My deepest condolences to your family at this unbelievably tough time.