“Larry” Lawrence Eugene Paulson

February 12, 1948 - July 20, 2023
July 22, 2023 13 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

(Larry) Lawrence Eugene Paulson was born in Vilna, Alberta on February 12, 1948 where he grew to love Ukranian food and the people around the small town of Vilna.

When Larry was 12 years old he moved with his family to Erith near Edson. He was a very avid curler, skier, golfer and one very skilled fisherman and hunter. He loved the outdoors including camping and BBQ’ing for family and friends. Larry was very involved with his sons’ hockey, baseball, skiing and anything else they loved to do. It was all about family.

Larry worked at a sawmill, helped build the Maligne Canyon road and spent many years working very hard in severe weather in the oil and gas industry over a span of 35 years, gaining many very close and dear friends along the way. He did whatever it took to ensure his family was comfortable and happy.

We will all miss his joking manner and kind, generous ways – he had a charming wit and lit up a room with smile until his last days. In Larry’s 75 years he was a very loyal Toronto Maple Leafs’ fan – never missed a game since birth.

Larry is survived by his loving wife of 51 years Kathy (nee Isinger), sons Brent (Crystal) & Jason (Cheyenne), his sister Margaret (Garry) Schaefer, granddaughters Hailie, Alexa, Layla and Avery. Larry is also survived by numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews and many cherished friends.

Larry was predeceased by his daughter Erin Katrine Paulson, brother Raymond Paulson and his wife Joanne Paulson, his nephew Rodney Paulson, his mother Evelyn Paulson (nee Melling) and his father Oscar Paulson.

A celebration to honor Larry’s life may be held sometime in the future, date and venue to be sent to family and close friends. Any donations in his memory may be made to your local animal rescue as he very much loved all animals and birds, especially his beloved pet dogs. No flowers or food trays please.

  1. Our deepest condolences to you and the boys. We spent so much of our lives together with your wonderful family Larry always made us feel welcomed. Les has missed fishing with Larry the last stages of Larry’s life. His great grin and smirks jokes and kindness will forever be in our hearts.

  2. Kathy, Boys,
    Larry will be sorrowly missed.
    We got along right from the first time we met. Had some laugh till you cry moments which are special for sure.
    Love you guys
    Allen Himer

  3. Sending sincere condolences to Kathy and family. Larry was for sure a very comical and witty man. He definitely had a great big presence and will be missed.

    Costain Family (Former Imber)

    • Our prayers are with Kathy and family at this difficult time.
      Larry always came over to talk and joke with you at any event or gatherings, making us feel included.
      His humour will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
      RIP – Larry

  4. Dear Kathy and boys ,
    Offering my deep condolences to you All.
    Larry had a quick wit , sharp mind and a heck of a crib player !
    His family was everything to him !!
    May you RIP Larry !!

  5. Dear Kathy and family we are sending hugs and condolences from our family to yours. I had many great laughs with Larry at parties and Lynn and Les’s wedding. Thinking of you and sending our love to you.

  6. Deepest condolences

  7. Kathy and family we send our deepest condolences. You and Larry were awesome neighbours in Graybriar. Hugs from Brian and Dawn Klashinsky.

  8. Sincere sympathy to you Kathy, Brent, Jason, and families. I truly enjoyed working with Larry, and he quickly became a good friend. I have a flood of memories fishing, hunting, and golfing.
    You, especially, will have many wonderful memories of Larry to keep. Love from Matt & Fonda.

  9. Kathy & Family, sending you my sincere condolences. I first met Larry when his brother Raymond and my sister Jo-Anne starting dating so that goes back over 55 plus years. I always enjoyed seeing you guys at family get togethers. Larry and I would always end up talking about golf and how much we enjoyed the game even though it could frustrate the heck out you! At one of the family weddings in Edmonton that I came up for, we talked about golf, and he said how lucky he thought I was to be living in Florida as I could golf year-round. We had many a laugh together and he will always be remembered as one of the good guys!
    Wishing you and your family peace and comfort.

  10. Our deepest condolences on your loss. He was a great uncle with a great sense of humour. He was always hardworking and family oriented. Funniest memory I remember when he was excited about email/texting from his cell phone for the first time and he would “text” me while I am sitting at the table with him!!! We love him and you Aunty, Jason and Brent. He will be missed but never ever forgotten. Much love and hugs and may he Rest In Peace.

  11. So sorry to hear the news of Larry’s passing. Always enjoyed his company when we would get together. Our thoughts are with you.

  12. Our sincere sympathy to you Kathy and family!

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