Zink– Peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Bluewater Health, Sarnia on Tuesday January 4, 2022. Larry Douglas Zink, age 74 years of Mooretown. Loving husband for 52 years to Diana. Dear father of Kristine Brown (Keith) of Courtright, Laureen Armstrong (Brian) of Niagara Falls and Karie Noyle of Mooretown. Treasured grandfather of Kaley (Brad), Kurtis, Kassie, Zayn, Cohen, Keenan (Ally), Kyle and Kait and great-grandfather of Audrey and Paisley. Larry was a loving brother to Kathleen (Paul), James (Connie), Bruce (Susan) and Barb. He is also survived by; his mother-in-law, Jean Walker; his brother-in-law, Tom Walker (Dianne) and by numerous nieces, nephews and close friends. He was predeceased by; his parents, Doug and Evelyn Zink; his sister, Louise and father-in-law, Howard Walker. Larry was a devoted Papa to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was one of a kind and leaves a very big empty space in our family and will be forever missed by many. He was a longtime member of the Boilermakers Local #128. A special thank you is extended to the doctors, nurses and staff on Med G at Bluewater Health for the compassion and care shown to Larry and his family during his time spent there. Cremation has taken place and due to the current COVID situation the family will be remembering Larry privately. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to Autism Awareness or to Pathways Health Centre for Children. Arrangements entrusted to Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna. Messages and condolences may be left online @ www.knightfuneralhome.ca Knight 519-862-2845.
There will be no formal visitation at this time.
Autism Awareness Pathways Health Centre for Children
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
26 thoughts on “Larry Zink”
Diana and girls, we are so sorry for your loss. Larry was a great family friend to the DuChenes . We will miss his smiling face as he would jet ski by. RIP big guy!
Sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. Larry was Donny’s first Foreman. Then Donny was his, on his last job out of retirement. Great guy to work with. Thinking of you all.
Diana and the entire Zink Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Over the years I truly enjoyed seeing and talking to Larry at the ball park and the arena as he was out there cheering and encouraging his grandkids. He will be missed by all.
Diana and Family
Sending our deepest sympathies and a very big hug to all at this sad time. Larry’s presence will be deeply missed by many.
Ruthann & Bruce Aberhart
Our condolences to Dianna and family. Rip Larry, you will be missed by many.
Laurie,Kris, Karie and Diana,
I am very sorry to learn of the loss of your dad and husband. I can still hear his booming voice calling for “Luce!”
My thoughts are with you all
Dru and I would like to send our condolences to the whole Zink family. Larry was such a nice person and will be missed by so many people.
Heartfelt condolences to you Diana and family. He was a beloved family man and will be surely missed by all that knew him. RIP.
To All the Zink Family,
We are so sorry for your great loss. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all from BC. It is so hard to say good bye to someone loved so deeply.
Big hugs to you all, Love, Uncle Alex, Auntie Rene, Doug, Don & Kathy, Diane & Jack (Boersma) Urquhart.
Diana and Family
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad and difficult time. I remember the wonderful days spent down at the beautiful little beach that Larry created for his family and neighbours. It was there, I witnessed the great love Larry had for his family and the closeness and kindness of the Zink family. Wishing you courage, strength and love to help you through your loss.
Sorry I didn’t get to know Mr ZinK but l did have the pleasure of working with Larry in Miramar BC on the smelter . Hope you and your family getting through this ok. Best your family from ours , and once again my heart to you . Later Bake
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.
To Diana, Kristine, Laureen and Karie (The Zink Family)
Our hearts are saddened as we learn of Larry’s passing.
Larry was one of the most gentlest giants with the kindest heart anyone could’ve ever known.
George worked many years with Larry at the Bruce Nuclear Power Plant and he always spoke highly of him.
We would visit Larry and Diana in the summer to take in the boat races. Larry introduced us to his family and his mini beach that he had cleared away for them all to enjoy! Each time we would visit, Larry was all for the kids. He would take their dingy’s and have them blown up in no time, to head to the beach.
He would make sure the kids were never hungry or thirsty and loved spending time with them, making sand castles and didn’t worry about getting full of mud!
We moved and didn’t see each other as much but kept in touch. My husband tried calling him during Christmas without success, and now to learn that he will never be able to call him again. It just saddens our heart’s to think there’ll be no more visits with Larry and his family at the beach.
Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time and in the days, months and years ahead.
Much love from George, Nancy, Liam, Michael and Zachary.
Sincere sympathy to Diana and family…Lloyd and myself attended Corunna Public School (later known as Hill Street) with Larry and remember his good humor and personality. The years passed quickly and many Corunna schoolmates went their separate ways. May Larry’s family rest in the memories and the legacy he has left.–Nadine (Cook) Wark.
Dianna and family
We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sheila and Bob
My sincerest condolences to the Zink families. My heart goes out to Diana losing her life partner as I know there is a hole in her heart but please be comforted knowing Larry will always be with you and you will “see” him in many ways. Our history goes back to when Larry and Wayne worked together at Fabco Metals and we met just after Diana and Larry got married and from there a friendship was formed. So many weekends in Corunna sharing fun times and so many camping trips to Algonquin and Montreal for Expo 1967 – always fun times. Larry meant the world to my hubby Wayne and I know if he was here, this would devastate him to lose Larry – but I’m comforted to know that both these great men are reunited and toasting each other and fishing – always fishing. Love to Diana, Kristine, Laurie, and Karie and their families.
Our condolences to the Zink family. Remembering Larry from his involvement in hockey and baseball from years gone by in Corunna. RIP Larry
Dear Diana and Family. I want to send to you my sincere sympathy and my prayers and thoughts are with you. I remember the days at Bentinck street with all the neighbour boys! Larry was one of the “Good Guys from Corunna town”. I am so sorry Diana for your loss! Lynn Dobson and family!
Just read in the newspaper about Larry’s passing. My sincere sympathy to Diana and family. I grew up in Corunna so knew
Larry from “the good old days”. It is a difficult time but keep the good memories close.
Big Lar will always be a legend and my favourite neighbour.
We adore each of you and know his memory will live through you all. His kindness, endless acts of service, and his quiet contemplation will never be forgotten.
Bram’s exasperated “Oh Larry!” Is a heart song to cherish.
Sending love and strength, Karin, Iain, Rhyse & Egan
Thoughts and prayers for Diana , Kris , Kari Laureen and my numerous nephews and nieces. The measure of a man is the indelible impression he leaves on those he encountered . Cantankerous at times, but underneath that gruff exterior was benevolent heart evident to all those who
Thinking of you and your family and sending my deepest sympathies. Larry was a such a good man and together you shared a beautiful family and a lifetime of wonderful memories. I am so sorry for your loss.
We are so sorry to hear of Big Lar’s passing. We will miss him coming on his quad and parking in the back to watch the ball games in the summer . We send our condolences to all of you and thinking of you’s at this difficult time
Diana and family, our condolences on Larry’s passing. He was a proud man who loved his family, taken too soon.
Diana and family
I am so so sorry to hear of my buddy Larry’s passing. He was a one of a kind and a true friend and union brother. I will remember always our work trips together over the years and the trips over to stag island on his boat. I just wish I had stayed in touch more and I will forever be saddened that I didn’t. A few weeks before Christmas I saw Keith at the Bruce and he mentioned that Larry was having some health issues but little did I know or think that I may never see LAR again. Diana and girls please accept my sincere condolences on your loss of such a great husband, father and grandfather, I will remember Larry always.
Sending my deepest condolences to you and your Family. His suffering is over. See you soon.