Larry Vokes

Larry James Vokes

Saturday, April 18th, 1953 - Thursday, January 7th, 2021
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Vokes, Larry James

Peacefully at West Haldimand General Hospital, Hagersville, surrounded by his family, on Thursday, January 7, 2021, in his 68th year. Larry Vokes, beloved husband of Kathryn (nee Duxbury), for 40 years. Loving father of Diana and Matthew Wiedrick, Melissa and Ryan Dickie, Adam and Dana Vokes and Trevor and Emma Vokes. Dear Papa of Caleb, Eleanor, Meredith, Leopold, George, Chloe, Taylor, Charlotte, Lakyn and Addalyn. Brother of Gail and Bill Hobbs, Betty Lou and Peter Baird, Bonnie and the late Jack Wardell and the late David and brother-in-law of the Vicki and late Jim Duxbury, Brian and Ina Duxbury and Bruce and Sue Duxbury.

Larry was born in Hagersville on April 18, 1953 to Harold (Pete) and Audrey Vokes and was the youngest of an older brother and 3 sisters. He grew up a farm boy, learning the trade from his Dad, later taking over the family business and raising his own family on the farm he grew up on. Larry was so proud to share the love of farming with his sons, and he took pleasure in making sure his grandchildren learned that you should only ever play with red tractors.

Larry was a retired Steamfitter and was a member of UA Local 67 for over 40 years.

Aside from farming and spending time with family, Larry was an avid traveler of the many campsites in Norfolk County. He loved nothing more than having a beer with friends at a campfire. Many family and friends spent countless hours getting beat by Larry's card playing skills, but being his card partner came with the added pressure of making sure you always played the right card.

Larry loved onion sandwiches, Ford, making sure his guests were well taken care of, and was famous for his homemade cocktail called a 'Lucky Larry'. Larry will be so incredibly missed by too many people to mention, but he will be remembered as the guy who always made you feel welcome, the friend you called if you needed a hand, and someone who would give you the (35 year-old) shirt off his back.

Cremation has taken place and a Life Celebration will be held at a later date when gathering restrictions are lifted. Arrangements entrusted to COOPER FUNERAL HOME, Jarvis (519-587-4414). If desired, donations to Wesley United Church or West Haldimand Hospital Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Friends are invited send condolences and sign the Book of Memories at
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The Wardell Family

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We loved Larry as a brother and as an uncle and he will forever be in our thoughts. Our prayers go out to all of you. Wishing you peace.
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Roz Rumball

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Please accept our deepest sympathy in the passing of Larry. Rosalind and Gerry Rumball

Gary Marshall

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Mary Lou and I extend our sincere sympathy tp you Katheryn, your family and to the Vokes and Duxbury family.
Gary and Mary Lou Marshall

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