Lawrence "Larry" James Crook

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CROOK;  Lawrence “Larry” James ~ Peacefully at Ed’s House Hospice, Cobourg on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at the age of 87. Larry was an exceptional man who did things his own way and he will be dearly missed by many friends and family across the world.  Larry had a very successful career in the Food Industry propelling himself through self-education and dedication from Delivery Driver to Sales to Vice President of Major Food and Beverage Corporations in Canada. Ultimately Ownership of his on Food and Beverage Brokerage Firm – Food World Sales.  Larry’s love of animals led to his true vocation as a horseman. He was an Owner, Driver and Trainer and later was an avid Race Commissioner.  Larry Crook was the beloved best friend and former partner of Lynda Smart and a dear friend of his former wife, the late Margaret Crook (nee Ewing).  Beloved father of Kelley Hennessey (Rocky Cortis), Lawrence “Larry Jr” Crook (Crystal Wreaks), Jeff Merrikin, Carrie Bailey (Steve), Glenn Merrikin and the late Guy Merrikin.  Loving and honoured grandfather of Justin Hennessey, Katie Hennessey (Paul Sammut), Travis Bailey (Kirsten Leigh),  Breanna Bailey, Sarah Bailey,  Lawrence “Xander” Crook, Rex Hennessey, Noelle Hennessey, Tyler Merrikin  and Ashley Barnsley. Great Grandfather of Ava, Lyla and Jax Sammut.  Cherished brother of Barbara Bruce (Barry), Bob Watson (Nancy), Jim Watson (Judy Dusto) and the late Lorraine Watson.

Service Information

A Celebration of Life gathering will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at the Lion’s Community Centre, 157 Elgin St. E., Cobourg from 1 pm to 4 pm. (Covid- Social Distancing and Mask Rules will be in effect. If you plan on attending, please call 905 269 1024). In memory of Larry, donations to Ed’s House Northumberland’s Hospice Care Centre at would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be made at


We will miss you Larry and condolences to all the family with all our love at this time.. We are so happy we got to visit a few weeks ago and share some stories from the past ..

Bob & Nancy Watson

Larry ..You where a great friend to Tom and I one of my best confidants ,and supporters!! It wasn’t just a manicure - Yes he got his hands looked after ! It was always a great visit and conversation!! Be Free Larry , As You Always loved To Be! RIP

Marylou ODonnell

I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ve only met him once but so impressed on how in dependent he was. I know how much you all loved him and how much you will miss him. Keep your memories close to your heart. Again my prayers are with you. Hold each other close.

Lynda Wreaks

Condolences to Larry's family RIP Larry We all shared wonderful times at the lake with you and your family growing up ..Life is short, memories are now treasures..and those days were blessings. Love to all Annie


Our sincere condolences to the entire family. We spent many happy hours with Larry, Linda and the horses, and look back on them with great fondness. Larry was so much fun to be with and will be greatly missed.

Pam Dew

I knew Larry from when I used to sell hay to him when he lived on the Vernonville road. Always happy, vibrant, and a pleasure to visit with. We shared mutual friends who felt the same way. My condolences on his passing. Paul Simonsen