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Susan Lazaruk (Vancouver Sun)
Published: December 27, 2016
Updated: December 28, 2016 11:41 PM

We are sad to announce the passing of Larry Rossiter (Coldstream Commercial Sales)

​Rossiter, Larry Ray October 13, 1938 - August 3, 2017

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Larry, who was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, father in law,brother, uncle and a good friend to many.

Preceded in death, his son Scott in 2010 (Shelley) , Larry leaves behind to mourn his beloved wife Joan of 56 years, his daughter Sandi, granddaughter Ashlee, grandsons Cody and Dallas. He is also survived by many relatives and dear friends. Larry was one of a kind, a caring man,who was larger than life. Larry was involved and put in many hours with the South Delta Kiwanis. Larry's passion besides being with his family and friends was the love of vehicles, one of his last treasures was his 1949 Dodge Flat deck that he restored and had been shown in many parades.We will miss him dearly we love you poppers!

A celebration of Life will be held on August 20, 2017 from 1 - 4 at the Sundance Pub in Ladner in the party room upstairs.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Society and or the Delta Hospital would be appreciated.

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East Vancouver’s Ace of Suedes is getting ready to deal its last hand, meaning locals wanting to have their valuable leather, suede or fur coats drycleaned will have to send them to Calgary, Toronto or Kansas City.


The closure of the last leather drycleaning specialist in B.C. also signals a decline in the drycleaning industry, thanks to environmental concerns and disposable clothing, says Frank Wagner, president of B.C. Fabricare.

“This (Ace of Suedes closing) has been on the horizon for some time now. There will no longer be an active speciality cleaner of leather, suede and fur in Greater Vancouver,” said Wagner, whose family roots in the business date back to Germany in the 1800s.

“(Cleaning leathers) is just not a viable business anymore.”  Read more



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