Laurence “Larry” Giordano

Laurence Edward Giordano, “Larry,” passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at Chatham-Kent Hospice at the age of 72. Husband of Helen McKay-Giordano for 28 years. Father of Michelle Giordano of Thunder Bay. Uncle of Taryn Turner of London. Brother of the late Jeanette Henderson. Larry is also survived by his puppy dog Tiki. Larry worked for over 20 years at Pinewood Ford in Thunder Bay and after moving to Chatham he enjoyed his role as Fleet Manager with Victory Ford. Larry loved all the times he spent fishing with the great folks at Erieau Marina. He will be deeply missed and forever remembered by all those that knew him. Heartfelt shout out to great friends Kathy and Al Mc Eachran and Donna and John Booth for their compassion and comfort during this trying time. Thanks to the Chatham – Kent Hospice staff and volunteers for their compassionate care. A private service to honour Larry will take place at a later date. Donations may be directed to Chatham – Kent Hospice. Online condolences are welcome at

23 Comments on “Laurence “Larry” Giordano”

  1. So sorry for your Lose Helen and Michelle we loved our Mr Larry and he will be in our hearts forever till we meet again

  2. How do you sum up the love and respect you have had for someone as special as Larry in a few words? From the moment you met him and saw that infectious smile, he had you! Even though much of our relationship was long distance, it never felt like that when we were together. He was warm, charming, loving and a wonderful host. Thank goodness for Facebook! It kept our relationship alive and real. He always had a kind comment for everyone. Larry, you will be missed terribly. Helen, our hearts and prayers go out to you through this very difficult and trying time. Our love always

  3. To Helen and Michelle. Our deapest condolences. Our hearts and thoughts are with you at this time. I just think of all the great times i had fishing and at Kinsmen with Larry. He will never be forgotten and deeply missed. All our love to both of you. Gary and Sue Prezio.

  4. Helen and Michelle. We are so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. He was such a wonderful caring and very social man! Larry left behind a lot of wonderful memories! Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of your loss. Patty & Jim

  5. Very sorry for your loss Helen and Michelle. Larry was a great guy to work with for over 20 years. From all the staff at Pinewood Ford we will never forget Larry at least those old enough to remember working with the” Gigler”

  6. So sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. Our thoughts are with you and family at this most difficult time.

  7. Helen please know how our hearts are breaking for you. Larry was a great guy and the two of you were a great couple. Big hugs my friend.

  8. Helen our deep condolences. Larry will be sadly missed by everyone that knew him. Toni and Kerry

  9. Our deepest condolences Helen. We were fortunate to meet Larry when he first put his boat out at Erieau Marina and we became friends. Stories after stories he told back to Thunder Bay and Victory Ford when we brought truck in for maintenance. We had the pleasure of his company when all us boat people went to Nashville this spring. Memories not to be forgotten. He will be missed by all.
    Bradley J & Donna

  10. I have great memories of Larry, always a smile on his face and sparkle in his eye. Sending thoughts and prayers to you Helen in the loss of your husband and to Michelle in the loss of her Dad. May memories bring you strength now and soon bring you smiles.
    ~ Pam Henderson

  11. Thinking of Helen and family and friends at this time. Larry was a pleasure to work with and could always put a smile on our faces. Work will not be the same without him.

  12. Helen, we are so sorry. We will always remember Larry for the kind, loving gentlemen we loved. Karen, Darryl and family

  13. Sincere condolences to Larry’s family and friends!
    Larry brought a cheerful, positive, and sincere contribution to all whose lives he touched.

  14. We (at Victory Ford) will definitely miss Larry at the dealership, as we have lost a family member. Helen, Michelle and Taryn, I am thinking of you and your family at this time. This is such a cruel disease, and again we are taught that time is so precious, as we waited for him to come back and tell us of his latest adventures….
    My sincere sympathies.

  15. Helen and Family,

    I am so sorry to learn of Larry’s passing. My deepest condolences to all of you at this most difficult time. I have missed not seeing you and Tiki on my daily walks in the neighborhood recently.

  16. Helen & Michelle – Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Take Care, John & Maria Arnone

  17. So sorry to hear of the loss of dearest Larry. He will be sadly miss. He was a wonderful kind and helping brother-in-law. We will miss him dearly. Cynthia Turner

  18. Dearest Helen, our hearts are heavy with the loss of Larry. We will carry his memory forever, and our arms will always be around you at this difficult time. Sending our love and concern for you…… KATHY AND ALLEN ❤️

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