Chevalier Larry Arkell, Veteran and Knight of the Order of St George passed from this world the evening of May 12, 2021 at 7:30 PM. His last days were spent in the palliative care unit Laurel Place in Surrey, British Columbia. Larry’s life was one of service. He served in the Canadian Armed Forces as an anti-submarine weapons officer. He also served as a volunteer on the ski patrol at Mt Washington near Comox British Columbia. A philosopher (BA University of Victoria) Larry also served as a line social worker for 13 years, and self-identified as Metis, becoming a respected voice of the Metis community in Surrey (Living Historian). His loss is lamented by his friends, family, and community, including Suzanne, Joy, Brian, Louis, Richard, Steve, Caroline, Chelsea, Shelly, Allan and many more too numerous to mention here. Larry loved his Yamaha Maxim Motorcycle and in a last act of service to others donated it to Cascadia Priory to fund raise for two PTSD Service dogs. He was a warrior, a man steadfast in his beliefs, and a tireless champion of the needy. Rest in Peace my fine friend.
It was my Privilege and Honour to sign Larry’s Postulant Application to the Order of St George. He embodied the attributes of chivalry that are the foundation of the Order. A man of many talents, history, understanding and culture beyond his own, he brought blessings to all he met.
I will always remember our conversation the day he passed, the both of us deep in the history of the Plains Archaic People, the origins of Canada and the North West Mounted Police in the West.
Travel well, be guided by the ancestors and the Great Makers Love.
Steven Mohns KGCStG
As Prior of Cascadia Priory and on behalf of our members I lament that our numbers are sadly reduced by the loss of a most honorable soul, Chevalier Larry Arkell. This true Knight has departed the world to “Rest in Peace” in the beyond. Larry was a Gentleman’s Gentleman. I was absolutely overjoyed when he accepted my invitation to become a Knight of the Order of St George and he quickly proved resolute in his dedication to the mission of the Order. As a member of Cascadia Priory and indeed the Order he will never be forgotten.
In the Spirit of St George
Allan Plett CD KCStG
Prior, Cascadia Priory
On behalf of all the Knights and Dames of the Order of St. George, we owe a debt of gratitude to Chevalier Larry Arkell for his service to the Order and his dedication in the service to others. We wish him a pleasant journey on the next stage of his travels…..God bless.
Charles R. Hill, KGCStG
Grand Prior – Canada & The America’s
The Order of St. George
2 thoughts on “In Memoriam: Chevalier Larry Arkell”
A friend since RCAF basic training 54 years ago. I knew this was coming because we spoke in February, but I had hoped for one more time with my friend.
Thanks for saying very well the right words.
Upon meeting Larry, it was immediately obvious that he was a caring and generous person. In the short time that I knew him, I learned of his selflessness, kindness, and sincerity. He was a beautiful man; elegant. He was truly a prince, and the world is a sadder place without him.
I am thankful to have known him, and I celebrate the fabulous life that he lived!
God speed, my brother; God bless!