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Larry Orville Hegg was born on August 10, 1948 in Rose Valley, Sk. He was the third of four children of Vernon and Marvel Hegg (twin older brother and sister, Gary and Gail and younger sister, Linda). They had a wholesome childhood where they lived off the land and learned to be self-sufficient.
On October 8, 1969, Larry married Nancy Hutchison, his "southern belle" of Ponca City, Oklahoma and they had three daughters; Candace, Heather and Shari.
Larry was an extremely talented and creative individual. He was truly a master carpenter and woodworker. Throughout his life he built many custom homes including two beautiful homes he built with Nancy for their family. Larry filled the homes with ornately carved furniture and cabinets that only an extremely skilled craftsman could build.
His creative genius did not end there. Larry also had a great love of music. Larry played the guitar, the violin and pretty much any instrument he picked up. Not only did Larry play many instruments, he also made the instruments he played. Larry spent literally thousands of hours meticulously carving violins, guitars and even a cello. His creativity was limitless.
Larry was also a wonderful father. Larry's girls always had the biggest swing sets, the prettiest playhouses and the best home-made ice rinks; in the winter Larry would always make the girls a large rink for figure skating in the back yard making sure to flood the ice with buckets of hot water he poured by hand for a smooth finish. In the summer he would build big bon fires to chase away the mosquitoes while roasting marshmallows and hot dogs.
Larry also always made time to help out with any impromptu projects his daughters would bring to him. He was never too busy to stop what he was working on to help his girls with a woodworking project or listen to a silly story or joke.
The family has fond memories of helping Larry build granary bins in the summer and always looked forward to lunch when they'd share a few jokes and a delicious treat or two.
Larry was also an amazing grandfather to Nathaniel, Paige and Joel. He showered his grand kids with custom made dollhouses, playhouses and go carts and hosted many memorable wiener roasts and trike rides around the yard. He always encouraged creativity and took a genuine interest in what his grandkids were doing.
Larry was smart, talented and had a unique sense of humour. He is loved immensely and will be greatly missed.
One of Larry's most quoted poems:
The Ships of Yule by Bliss Carman
When I was just a little boy
Before I went to school
I had a fleet of forty sai
I called the Ships of Yule;
Of every rig, from rakish brig
And gallant barkentine,
To little Fundy fishing boats
With gunwales painted green.
They used to go on trading trips
Around the world for me,
For though I had to stay on shore
My heart was on the sea.
They stopped at every port to call
From Babylon to Rome,
To load with all the lovely things
We never had at home;
With elephants and ivory
Bought from the King of Tyre,
And shells and silks and sandal-wood
That sailor men admire;
With figs and dates from Samarcand,
And squatty ginger-jars,
And scented silver amulets
From Indian bazaars;
With sugar-cane from Port of Spain,
And monkeys from Ceylon,
And paper lanterns from Peking
With painted dragons on;
With cocoanuts from Zanzibar,
And pines from Singapore;
And when they had unloaded these
They could go back for more.
And even after I was big
And had to go to school,
My mind was often far away
Aboard the Ships of Yule.