Larry Kim Dorig (May 6, 1954-November 18, 2018)

Larry Kim Dorig of Spirit River, AB passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at Grey Nuns Hospital in Edmonton, AB.

Larry was born May 6, 1954 in Spirit River, AB to Walter Dorig and Thelma “Jean” Smyth. He was raised, along with his brother Glen, on their family farm where they spent their days getting into mischief and fun. It was often said he loved living on the farm where multiple families lived so he could have supper at the house with the best deserts that night. When he was 11 years old, the family moved to Abbotsford, BC where Larry and Glen found all new adventures to get into. In 1973, he married his wife Suzanne and together they moved back to Spirit River to raise their 2 children, Ken and Brandy-Kim. In April of 1976, Larry went to work for Dave Ross equipment where he continued to work for over 42 and a half years until his passing.

Larry was loved by all. He was quick to laugh and even quicker to lend a helping hand to his fellow friend. He cherished his family above all else and doted on his 2 grandchildren Ethan and Lily-Jean. The journey he went through in the last few months was a long and scary time but he faced it head on with courage and strength. Cracking jokes right up to his last moments.

He leaves behind his brother Glen Dorig; son Ken Dorig; daughter Brandy-Kim (Dennis) Cradduck; grandchildren Ethan and Lily-Jean Cradduck; uncles Ted Smyth and Gerry (Kathy Doll Smyth; aunts Edna Kazakawich, Evelyn Blimkie, Judy (James) Brenan, and Carol Smyth; as well as many beloved younger cousins and more friends than I could ever list.

He was predeceased by his father Walter Dorig, mother Jean Yablonski, sister Luise, grandparents Charles and Madge Smyth, and uncle Arnold Smyth.

The void that will be left in lives of those who loved Larry will be great. There was never a room he didn’t light up or a heart that he did not touch.

A Celebration of Life for both Larry and his mother Jean will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018, at 1:00pm, at the Rycroft Ag Society (5010 49 Ave., Rycroft, AB).

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