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Lawrence Joseph Gazdig

GAZDIG, Lawrence Joseph - Sept. 2, 1935 - Nov. 1, 2018 Larry, the creator of Power Plus Skating, passed away peacefully at University Hospital at the age of 83. Husband of 41 years to Anita (Koenig). Father of Cyndi (Chris Weyler) and Nina. Son of the late Vilma and Frank. Brother to Joan and Johnny (Denise), as well as the late Mary and Frank. He will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. Larry is a legend in the London area for teaching high school automotive, and famous for teaching power skating to over 30,000 students in his lifetime. While he will be missed greatly, his legacy will live on. Friends and former students are invited to WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL , 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Larry are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities. Online condolences are available by visiting www.westviewfuneralchapel.com13310482
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Posted by Ryan Aarts (former skating student) On Saturday, November 10, 2018
I just heard of Larry’s passing, and i am saddened to hear of it. My sincere condolensces to his family. I had a few interractions with larry and my late father when i was a younger skating student and his influence is something i have carried through my life. I really appreciate his passion for teaching and disciplined approach. He really was a life inspiration.
Posted by D.Schram (student) On Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Larry taught me in high school back in the early 80s and all 3 of my kids took years of skating lessons from Larry. Great guy always had time to talk. RIP
Very sorry
Posted by Lesley (Friend) On Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Larry, was an amazing man! He taught my brother and I how to skate ! My condolences to his family
Never forgotten
Posted by Bob Wilkins (Hockey dad) On Monday, November 5, 2018
Larry taught several kids as well as my own. He had a big heart for teaching kids and adults alike. He always took the time to talk to anyone who asked. He was as special as they come. Larry will be missed yet remembered by many. God bless you Larry.
1 heck of a guy.
Posted by Len Barnhardt (Auto student) On Sunday, November 4, 2018
MrGazdig was always cool. He told it like is is. Always had time to tell me things that were inportant in life. I took what he taught me to heart. God bless. My condolences to the family.

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