Everett Alfred LARSON
April 5, 1926 - July 2, 2019
The passing of Everett Larson, age 93 years, occurred peacefully on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Veterans Village at Sherbrooke in Saskatoon with his family by his side. He is survived by his wife of 66 years Mary (nee Nycholat), son Cal (Marj), daughters: Val (Maurice) Bonnet and Susan (Barry) Miazga. Grandchildren: Tara Larson (Wayne Thompson), Andrea (Sam) Petlikau, Celeste (Willy) Korol, Brennan Bonnet, Danielle (Cole) Trayhorne, Colin Miazga, Chris Miazga and Kyle Miazga. Great grandchildren: Taylor Korol (Rory McIntyre), Jordan Korol; Brooklyn, Colton and Ryan Thompson; Gavin, Connor and Hunter Petlikau; Monica Trayhorne. Great-great grandchildren: Kolby and Rowan Korol. Everett was predeceased by his parents Selmer and Olga Larson, brothers and sisters-in-laws: Gordon (Phyllis) Larson and Marvin (Dorothy) Larson; in-laws Mary and Joseph Nycholat, brothers-in-laws: Mike (Anne) Nycholat, Peter Lysyshyn, Pat Downey and Bob South. Everett was born and raised on the farm in Fosston, Saskatchewan. His music career started at age 5 influenced by his parents, grandparents, uncle and cousins. Long winters during the depression, he learned to play violin, accordion, guitar, clarinet, saxophone and other instruments. He would perform at house parties, school performances, community dances and live radio variety shows. Everett's father died in a farm accident when he was fourteen so as the oldest son, he quit school to run the farm so his brothers could graduate. In his mid-twenties, Everett was an army sergeant stationed in Whitehorse as a drill instructor with the Lord Strathcona regiment. On October 23, 1952 he married Mary Nycholat in Wadena, Saskatchewan and left the farm to begin his teaching career in Yorkton, traveling to various small towns to give weekly music lessons. In 1956 Everett and his family moved to Saskatoon where he soon opened his own music studio and instrument repair business. He eventually began instructing at various fiddle camps throughout Saskatchewan and was a regular performer at the Norwegian Pavilion during Folkfest. He received numerous awards including Saskatoon Preschool Foundation Educator of Distinction Award in 2001. At Fiddle Fest in 2008 he was the first recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition and appreciation of his outstanding contribution to Old Time Fiddling and Saskatchewan Music. He had a great love for music and was grateful to be able to earn a living from it, teaching music for over 60 years. Thank you to the CPAS home care team, medical staff and caregivers at Veterans Village for your compassionate care and kindness. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice. A Celebration of Everett’s Life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 17th at Lakeview Church (South off Hwy 16 East & Boychuck Dr., Saskatoon) conducted by Pastor Marilyn Fowlie-Neufeld. Interment will take place at a later date in Fosston, Saskatchewan. Arrangements are in care of Chelsea Krentz – Mourning Glory Funeral Services (306) 978-5200
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