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November 18, 1944 - September 21, 2022
In Loving Memory ~
Born to the late Kinick and Beulah Reaugh, Larry grew up the middle child, between his older sister, Poppy and youngest brother, Robbie in Cache Creek.
A go-getter from the start, Larry walked the highway with a burlap sack slung over his small, ten-year-old shoulder collecting beer bottles to sell for three cents each and later put his back into slinging hay bales on local ranches.
Unsure whether to pursue ranching or mining, Larry's career was cemented in mining in 1962 with his first job at Bethlehem Copper as Geological Assistant and Surveyor. He spent the next seven years learning the industry from the ground up, including a one-year detour as Surveyor working the Peace River Dam in Hudson Hope, before returning to Bethlehem Copper as Safety Engineer.
In 1974, he established his first company, L&L Drilling & Explorations. He even served two separate terms as Alderman of Cache Creek during this busy time. Upon his move to Vancouver in 1980, Larry launched Rea Gold, which resulted in the highly successful development of the Samatosum property, his first high-grade silver producing mine.
He formed many public companies afterwards, the most notable being, Verdstone, Adanac and American Manganese.
Larry's prolific career took him on four decades of adventurous treks into the wilds of Canada and the US and such interesting destinations as Morocco, Europe and China. He made many life-long friends in the industry and around the world.
Larry never sought retirement. He loved his work and continued to show up at the office until it was physically impossible. There was still too much to do with his most visionary company, RecycLiCo Battery Materials, the shining jewel in his crown of accomplishments.
While Larry's achievements were impressive, he'll be most fondly remembered by friends and family for that ever-present, mischievous twinkle in his brown eyes. Larry took glee in delivering a joke whenever possible and his engaging way of telling a story was legendary.
Larry will be sorely missed. Family dinners will be less vibrant without his entertaining stories, but decades of fond memories will live on in his sister, Poppy and brother-in-law Ross, his brother Robbie and sister-in-law Clara, his foster-sisters, JoAnn and Percy, his children, Terry and son-in-law Tony, Jason, Devlan and Garrett, his grandchildren, Tyler, Boston and Maggie, his nieces, Debbie and Dana, his nephew, Justin and grand-nephew, Owen.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Larry's team at the office, Teresa, Shaheem and Zarko for the love and support they showed throughout this difficult time.
Larry's wishes were to have his ashes spread in the same place as his mother, father and other dearly departed family north of 70 Mile on a beautiful patch of land overlooking a valley.
A Celebration of Life will be held in Cache Creek in the spring or summer of 2023.
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