Larry Keith Peckham, age 63, passed away suddenly but peacefully, on March 24, 2019 at the QEII in Halifax.
Larry was born on June 18,1955 in New Glasgow. He fought hard to get into this world as a 4 lb preemie and he fought hard to stay, but it wasn't to be. He faced numerous challenges in his life. He tackled them all with dignity and bravery, never showing fear or letting anything keep him down.
He was employed as a spray painter at Trenton Works for 30 years. His true passions were working on cars, home improvement projects and caring for his pets that he adored.
Larry was always there for friends and family whenever they needed a helping hand. He was always on the go. He was an easy going, forgiving, tolerant man. He will be so greatly missed by all who had the pleasure and privilege to know him.
Larry was preceded in death by his father, Reginald, his maternal grandmother, Dorothy Grant, his paternal grandmother, Christena Stuart and several uncles and aunts.
He is survived by his mother, Greta Peckham, brother, Glenn Peckham, sister, Suzanne Peckham, nephew, Christopher Peckham, niece, Sarah Clarke, wife, Susan Peckham, step daughter, Amanda (George MacPhee) MacDonald, grandchildren, Peter, Keith and Haley, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins who loved him dearly.
Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held 2 pm Sunday, May 26, in Abercrombie Cemetery. Reception to follow in the Abercrombie Community Centre.
Donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the SPCA. Arrangements are under the direction of the R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow.