Obituary Notice in Cape Breton Post – June 3, 2021
Walter MacNeil writes:
“Larry was an avid chess player here in Cape Breton. He was involved in organizing many chess events on Cape Breton Island over the years going back to the late 70s, 80s, and 90s. Larry was on the Board of Governors for The Nova Scotia Chess Association for many years. He acted as a certified Regional Tournament Director and promoter of chess for all ages. He would often host many individuals at his house to encourage people to play when travelling from away for tournaments here in Sydney and the surrounding areas.
Larry was a very strong chess opponent, winning many tournaments over the years including the Cape Breton Open. His chess posters for the various chess events were a work of art, showing his great artistic abilities as a graphics design artist. He would often make many road trips on the long weekends with other chess players to Newfoundland, New Brunswick, PEI, and many parts of Nova Scotia.
He inspired many Cape Breton chess juniors over the years including myself. He would often loan chess books or make copies of important chess articles for everyone. I remember many drives down to Halifax for the big tournaments held at Dalhousie University and Saint Mary’s University.
My deepest sympathies to his wife Marilyn, two daughters Zoe and Sarah, and brother Alan.