John P. Larche
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Obituary for John P. Larche

John P. Larche
LARCHE, JOHN P. (1928-2012) The family announces with sorrow his peaceful death at the Timmins and District Hospital on Thanksgiving Monday, October 8, 2012 at age 84 years. Pre-deceased by his first wife Violet (nee Riopel) in 1982, his sister Jeannine, his parents Jean Baptiste and Stella Larche and grandson Jonathon. He is survived by his loving wife Dolores (DeGrace-Capeless), his 5 children Paul (Lawrene) of Barrie, David of Timmins, John A. Capeless (Amber) of Timmins, Nicole Venne (Larry) of Barrie and Lise Camirand (Gilbert) of London. Proud and loving grandfather of one grandson Jack and 15 granddaughters Julie, Jessica, Sydney, Danielle, Cynthia, Victoria, Katerine, Chanelle, Katelyn, Carly, Alexa, Michelle, Brianne, Celeste and Vanessa. John was born in Blind River, ON and came to Timmins at a very young age. He became a prospector in 1955 and is widely known for co-discovering the Hemlo Gold Mine in the early 1980’s. Among his many achievements, he was most proud to have been the co-recipient of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada’s “Prospector of the Year Award” in 1983 as well as his appointment to the Order of Canada in 2002. He was a member of the Porcupine Dante Club for many years and is probably best known as being a loyal and generous supporter of the Timmins and District Hospital as well as many organizations in need. But for those who knew him well, John was an extremely humble and quiet man who preferred the simple things in life and a man who loved and adored his family more than anything else. He will be sadly missed by his friends and family and the community, which is a better place because of him. Funeral mass will be held on Friday, October 12, 2012 at 1 p.m. from Notre Dame de la Paix Church, Timmins. Interment Timmins Memorial Cemetery. Remembrance donations to the Timmins and District Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated. The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the
150 Balsam St. S., Timmins
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