We are extremely sad to announce you that our beloved Lawrence (Larry) passed away unexpectedly on March 24, 2020 at the age of 69. His heart stopped suddenly at 6:15 in the morning leaving his dear wife Maria (whom he treasured so much), his sister-in-law (Aurora), mother-in-law (Ecaterina), as well as his devoted best family friend (Elena) in terrible grief.
Larry was born in Brooklyn, New York, USA, as the son of late parents, Helmer Mauritz Evenson and Jean Marie Ippolito, whom he venerated. He later became the son-in-law of late Gheorghe (Maria’s father) who had happily received him in his family.
He was the brother of late Antony Biaggio, late brother-in-law of Theresa Marie, and the uncle of Toni. In Maria’s family he gained the appreciation and love of a number of relatives and friends.
In April 2015, while driving, Larry entered a cardiac arrest from an unknown cause leading to an anoxic brain injury and faced a hard time being for a while between life and death. With the help of his dear wife Maria and friend Elena, who have been daily working with him, he fought and made great progresses over the time, impressing us every day. He always was our hero, but exceptionally over the last five years, when he showed us that sometimes death can be defeated.
Larry’s passion for numismatic made him a professional in this field. He did not stop studying and working until the illness prevented him from pursuing his passion. He also enjoyed watching baseball together with his wife and friends. He used to sing “Take me out to the ballgame”, a song that his mother sang for him in his childhood and Maria kept singing it for him during his recovery time. Larry loved animals and had special care for his cat Marty.
On the top of all these, Larry loved people. His friends, relatives and acquaintances have known him as a great heart, always ready to help a neighbour or someone in need, generous, and friendly. He was the soul of any gathering, able to cheer up people with his great sense of humour. His broad knowledge and experience were a source of wisdom for those who asked for his advice.
Our family is thankful to friends and relatives who visited Larry and/or provided encouragement. Thanks are due to our old friend Doctor Dragut and to Dan (the acupuncturist) and his wife Carmen (the homeopathist) for their diligence and resilience to help us work during Larry's recovery.
Your family is immensely suffering from parting from you, Larry, and will be always missing you. We will keep you in our hearts and prayers forever.
May God rest your soul in peace in His Kingdom!
We love you!
Note: A vigil prayer will be held with visitation Monday March 30th, 2020 from 12 – 1 p.m. at The Turner & Porter Peel Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St, Mississauga, ON, L5B 1M8, followed by interment at St. John’s Dixie Cemetery, 737 Dundas St E, Mississauga, ON, L4Y 2B5.
DUE TO COVID 19 only 10 people will be allowed to visit at once in the visitation room and please respect social distancing.
If desired, donations may be made to Brain Injury Canada or Muscular Dystrophy Canada.
Turner & Porter Peel Chapel
2180 Hurontario St, Mississauga, Mississauga, ON, L5B 1M8
Monday, 30 Mar 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Info: Please maintain social distance. DUE TO COVID 19 only 10 people will be allowed to visit at once.