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April 8, 2021

Larry Neil Munro of Tiverton, died suddenly at his home, Thursday, April 8, 2021, at the age of 64. Born Nov. 6, 1956, he was the son of the late Clifford and Buelah (née Brunton) Munro. Survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Linda (née Oehring); his devoted daughter, Heather Wilhelm; her husband, Michael; and two precious grandchildren, Jocelyn and Jack, which he put on the highest pedestal. Papa built them many toys and if they wanted to go faster, then more speed it was. His family was his pride and joy and always came first. They travelled many places together and had more plans for the future. Larry was truly a one-of-a-kind, tell-it-like-it-is kind of guy. He could build anything, fix anything and if he couldn’t, then it just wasn’t fixable. One of the many vehicles he wrecked and rebuilt, was a 1967 Cadillac Calais, which soon became a monster machine and was well-known in the area for pulling vehicles out of snowbanks and riding in parades. In 1990, he bought a Chevrolet truck body and built a diesel power train to power it, and it still runs today. Larry had a love of the sky. He has owned seven ultralights since 1994 and couldn’t wait to get back up there on a nice day. He also loved four-wheeling with family and friends - the more mud to play in the better. Summer camping was inevitable, and he enjoyed the past three winters in Florida. He was a heavy-equipment mechanic by trade. In 1980, he worked three contracts at Terra Mine Exploration in the Arctic Circle where he repaired mining equipment, scoop-trams and heavy trucks. Other mechanic positions that he talked about often and made lifetime friends at, were Bruce Coach Lines, RKM Wood Products and the Bruce County Highways Department. In 2008, he received the Better Practices Competition award for Category-Equipment Innovation from the Ontario Good Roads Association. This award was perfect for him because innovation is just another word for McGyver. Not only was he talented, he had many nicknames to go with it: McGyver, Doc, Cecil, and My Larry. Larry is survived by his brother, Murray Munro, and wife, Gladys; and his nephews, Stanley and Jasper (Rachel). Also survived by his mother-in-law, Anna Oehring; brothers-in-law, Jim (Kim) Oehring, and Doug (Teresa) Oehring; and sister-in-law, Ruth Ditner (Ron Dickson). Predeceased by his parents, Clifford and Buelah Munro; and father-in-law, William Oehring. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a private family committal service will be held at the Tiverton Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Tiverton Walk of Memories where his family will plant a tree in his name, or a charity of your choice, would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. The family encourages you to leave a memory on the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home website so that in time, we can reminisce with you and smile;