Larry Cottam Obituary, Death – In memory of retired Kenora Fire Captain Larry Cottam, who passed away on April 3, 2023, the flags of the City of Kenora are currently flying in a half-staff position. The death of Larry has been categorized as a “Line of Duty Death,” which means that it is covered under presumption legislation in the province. In honor of Larry’s 34 years of service with the Kenora Fire and Emergency Services, the flags will be flown at half-staff while they are displayed. In 2019, Larry took his retirement.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Larry’s family as well as the members of our fire department who served alongside him. Captain Cottam, I hope you get some rest. My deepest condolences go out to his family, his friends, and his family in the fire department. Brother Fire Fighter, we had a great time together at union gatherings and when we got to spend time together eating and drinking.
Everyone who knew Larry and worked with him will grieve his passing in a profound way. He was such a lovely and kind man, and he was always prepared to provide a hand. You, Judy, and the rest of the family are in our thoughts and prayers. Larry is a fantastic human being. Everyone who knew him and loved him will be devastated by his passing.