It is with sadness that the family of Larry Sandford announces his death at Hospice Fredericton on Monday, February 14, 2022, at the age of 54. Born in Ottawa, ON, he was the husband of Tina Sandford of Tracyville, NB.
In addition to his wife, Tina, Larry leaves behind his son, Andrew Sandford; daughter-in-law, Carri Sandford; mother, Jean Sandford; father-in-law, Bill Matthews; brother-in-law, Carl Matthews; sister-in-law, Christina Matthews; nephew, Jaxon Matthews; many extended family members. He also leaves his military brothers and many friends. Larry was predeceased by his father, Eugene Sandford, and sister, Lisa Sandford.
Aside from his family Larry’s greatest devotion was to the military and those he served with. He joined the Military in 1987 first serving with Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (1987-2003) in 1PPCLI Calgary, CFRS Cornwallis and 2PPCLI Winnipeg. During his time with the PPCLI he also served in Germany (1987), Croatia (1993) and Bosnia (1997). In 2003 he was offered his Commission with the Royal Canadian Regiment and served the remainder of his career at CFB Gagetown (2003-2020). He served three tours overseas with the RCR in the Afghanistan conflict both in Kandahar and Kabul (2005, 2007 and 2012).
Larry was an avid outdoorsman and supported many groups including the New Brunswick Sport Fishing Association (Past Chairman). Larry was a man that held presence in the spaces he graced. He was someone that made lifelong friends from strangers. His kindness and unwavering resilience to raise those around him to their full potential, is his legacy.
Visitation will take at Oromocto Funeral Home on Saturday, February 19, 2022, from 2 – 4 pm. Due to current restrictions, proof of vaccination and government issued identification will be required for entry to the visitation. For those who wish, donations in Larry’s memory can be made to Hospice Fredericton.