Lawrence John ”Larry” Nantais

Apr. 8, 1956 – June 29, 2019

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With great care, the Creator has taken Lawrence John Nantais, after an aggressive illness. Larry passed on at the Ottawa General Hospital Cancer Centre on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at the age of 63 years. Blessed with a loving family, Mom Louise (late Maurice Nantais); beloved husband of Bonnie and loving father of Curtis. Brother of Michele, Joanne (Rick Fields) and Linda (Paul Ryerse). He will be fondly remembered by his mother-in-law, Gwendolyn  (late John Gagnon), many nieces, nephews and friends.

Family, friends, fun and laughter were the loves of his life. Due to his sudden departure, his wish was for a private yard party will be at a later date at our home to celebrate his full life.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Lamarre & Son Funeral Home, 453 St. Philippe Street, Alfred, Ont., (613) 679-2802. For messages of condolences or any other information please visit our website at

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    • Melanie Goestl Posted 2019-07-06 1:26 pm

      I only had the pleasure of meeting Larry a few times over the many years he’s been part of our family but I will always remember him for his genuine warmth and kindness.

      Dearest Bonnie and Curtis, please know you are being held closely in thoughts and love. Sending prayers for comfort, strength and healing to you and to all of Larry’s loved ones.

    • Jacqueline Meehan Posted 2019-07-05 5:08 pm

      Still struggling to find words….just know, Bonnie, Curtis, Family, and Friends, that you are in our thoughts and our hearts. Jacqueline, Patrick, Jazmyn, Jennifer, and Riley.

    • Marilyne Doyle Posted 2019-07-05 11:23 am

      My sincere sympathy to Bonnie and Curtis. I pray that you will find comfort in the love of your family.

    • Carol French Posted 2019-07-05 9:30 am

      On behalf of the staff at Quinte Detention Centre, our sincere condolences to Bonnie and family. We will treasure our memories of Larry during his years here at QDC and on “The Bay”. Always a lot of laughs and oh, …. those stories!!! Rest now, Larry, you have done your time!!!

    • Andrea Gagnon Posted 2019-07-04 8:35 pm

      Wishing peace to all of Larry’s family and friends. We are thinking of you Bonnie and Curtis during this time. Larry was such a nice man and won’t be forgotten.
      Sending our condolences,
      Andrea, Travis and Ali

    • Frances Percy-Campbell Posted 2019-07-04 2:44 pm

      I am so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing, many fond memories of grade school and Carlton Court. My Mother Winnie Kelly would also like to send her condolences to all the family. Rest in peace Larry.

    • Aldea Gowsell Posted 2019-07-04 11:30 am

      Our deepest sympathies to all of you who loved Larry so much. We always enjoyed his company, his humour and his stories – he will be missed. Sending our love and condolences. Aldea, Emily & Tallulah

    • Pauline Gagnon Posted 2019-07-03 8:39 pm

      We will all miss this witty, yet gentle and gracious man. You were a gift to our family dear Larry…a gift taken much too soon.
      Sending heartfelt condolences and love to his family and his precious Bonnie and Curtis.
      May the angels hold you all in their love.

    • Dave Blair Posted 2019-07-03 6:59 pm

      Death leaves a heartache no one can heal…Love leaves a memory no one can steal. To Bonnie & Family when someone we love becomes a memory that memory becomes a treasure.

      As has been so eloquently said by my best friends (Rob & JJ) I to thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Larry & his legendary visits to our Hunt Camp! Larry was a real gentleman who had a wicked sense of humour as well as being an expert gourmet cook. We loved when he would bring us his world famous pizza pie & a new CD with all my hits from the 70’s.

      On what would be our last visit with Larry we had an awesome time chatting and his cooking expertise rose to the top – he left us with a “dish” he really loved – GNOCCHI!! So now every deer season at the camp in Larry’s honour we shall feast on Gnocchi.

      My heartfelt sympathies & sincere condolences to you Bonnie, to Larry’s family and to all his loved ones. R.I.P. my friend we have the watch from here❤️

    • The Noel Family Posted 2019-07-03 5:18 pm

      Our Condolences to Bonnie, Louise , Linda Michelle, Joanne and all the family at this difficult time
      RIP cousin
      Sue, Dan , Dee and families

    • michael gagnon Posted 2019-07-03 4:52 pm

      To a person whom we did not get to know enough.we wish him the best up there.He was Bonnie and Curtis’s rock.They were all blessed to have each other in their lives.
      We thank him so much.RIP!

    • Jo-anne Fields Posted 2019-07-03 4:51 pm

      Til we meet again my precious brother. I love you forever

    • JJ Johnstone Posted 2019-07-03 10:30 am

      Larry will be missed. Every Fall during hunting season. Larry would attend our camp, and enlighten us, with music CD’s, and the previous night hockey games and scores. He will be missed and remembered by us this Fall. Remembered but never forgotten! Rest in peace.

    • Rob &. Cynthia Giff Posted 2019-07-03 10:11 am

      Our Sincere Condolences to you all in these Difficult Times. Larry will be truly missed by the Tombstone Hunt Gang we always enjoyed his morning visits for Coffee and Laughter during his walks.