12/12/1945 - 12/22/2023
Service Date: 12/29/2023
Service Time: 2:00PM
Service Location: Gilbert Memorial Park Cemetery Funeral Home 2100 E. Queen Creek Rd. Gilbert, AZ 85297

Larry Bigam passed away peacefully on Friday, December 22nd, at 9:45 pm, after bravely fighting cancer for nine years. His unwavering courage and steadfast positivity were a testament to his faith. Larry’s positive outlook on life brought joy and smiles to the faces of nurses, doctors, and all those around him.

Born on December 12th, 1945, at Red Deer Hospital in Alberta, Canada.  He was the youngest of five children.  He grew up on a farm outside of Sylvan Lake. He had many pleasant memories and was raised in the Christian faith by loving parents.   His professional journey led him to the Canadian Bank of Commerce in Downtown Edmonton, followed by Bible school. He later pursued a career in the insurance industry as an insurance adjuster over 20 years.   In 1993 they immigrated to the US and settled in Mesa Arizona.  Larry then worked at Custom House Currency Exchange and eventually assisted at his wife’s music studio Music Maker Workshops. Following retirement they settled in Sun Lakes, Arizona.

In 1969, Larry found his soulmate, Beverly, and within a mere six months, they were married. Recently celebrating their 53rd wedding anniversary, Beverly and Larry cherished amazing years together, especially their travels. Among their many adventures was a remarkable trip to Israel, creating cherished memories with church friends.

A dedicated family man, Larry loved all things to do with family, In addition he delighted in traveling to Victoria and Eugene to see extended family.

Larry had a deep fondness for reminiscing about his childhood and took the time to document his stories in a small book format. He believed in preserving the love and joy he experienced as a child, ensuring that these memories could be shared and cherished for generations to come. He always loved to do projects to keep busy.  In the last few years he discovered a passion for painting.  He lovingly created artworks for numerous friends and family, ensuring each of his grandchildren received a special painting before he lost his eyesight.

Larry is survived by his beloved wife Beverly, his children: Murray (Abigail) Bigam, Kim (Sean) Steedman, Shelley (Craig) Yakubow, 9 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

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  • Please accept our sincere condolences to you and your whole family ❤️

  • Larry was truly a wonderful man. He has been an inspiration and a friend. Just a great guy!
    I’m so sorry for your loss. You will all be in my prayers. I know Larry is in Heaven painting with Jesus. Sending Bev and the family love

  • Glenn and Maryann Harper

    Our deepest condolences to Bev and family. What a beautiful tribute to a remarkable man. May the Lird comfort you in your grief.

  • He will be missed:
    Great Man of Faith
    Loving Husband
    Devoted Father
    Wonderful Grandfather and Great Grandfather and a
    Passionate Artist
    All of these things made him special!
    Rest in Peace.

  • My wife, Joyce met Larry and Bev on that Israel trip. We enjoyed spending time with them there and on a few occasions after that trip. I was able to meet them for lunch not all that long ago. I’m certainly going to miss seeing his completed works of art and his numerous Facebook posts. May he be comfortably surrounded by his family and friends as he enjoys the heaven Jesus promised us, until we meet again. God bless you Larry.

  • Mr. B., Kindness and consideration oozed from him in every moment. He always made you feel seen, safe,heard and held in reverence. His gentle acceptance and encouragement were felt deeply by my little family here in the Ahwatukee Foothills. Truly grateful and privileged for the time and attention he gave. Love, Cindy, Joseph, Helen & Eva

  • Dennis & Sylvia Yakubow

    It’s with sad hearts that we had to say good bye to Larry. We always enjoyed our visits and time with him. Our condolance to you Beverly, family and grandkids. God Bless

  • Dear best friend Bev. I know you will miss your dear husband and wonderful father, grandfather and great grandfather in your family. May the loving memories of the past and Larry in heaven sustain you now with the support of your amazing family. Love, Lee

  • Marilyn Peladeau

    So sorry. Sending our sympathy. Marilyn and Rick Peladeau

  • Larry was a person I met at Bibble in Edmonton. We spent a summer in Hay River NWT. as interns. I enjoyed his Facebook posts. Beverly I never met you. Sorry for your loss. God will give youpeace.

  • To know Larry is to have your heart touched by him – his faith, his demeanor and his character. Knowing him has made my life richer. For Bev’s sake and for the rest of us, it is sad to see him go home, but we know that the life he has now is even better than the life he had here.

  • Barbara (Thompson) Orban

    So thankful to have connected with Larry & Bev & be able to have him share life experiences with me. It has been a blessing that I will treasure the rest of my life. He touched my life in many ways. His strong faith was an encouragement to me. He will be missed. Love & prayers for Bev & all the family.

  • Ron and Doris Giles

    Larry and Bev were the first people to speak to us at Red Deer church and invited us to lunch. That was 41 years ago and we’ve been great friends ever since. So glad we got to visit in April. A fantastic Easter visit, seeing the family, going to church, eating and playing games with laughter in the air. Larry told us of his plans for his funeral and most importantly was that people would hear Gods word and his saving grace. Right until the end Larry cared more about other people than himself. Bev was his world all these years and his love was evident. We know Larry is praising our Lord and is pain free. We love you Larry.
    Ron and Doris

  • Tim and Debra Aldrich

    Knowing Larry is knowing a man that ”Fought the good fight of the faith. Took hold of the eternal life to which he was called and made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.“
    ‭‭1 Timothy‬ ‭6‬:‭12‬ It was an honor to know him, a great witness of Jesus.

  • Rev. Don and Helen Allan

    I grew up going to school with Larry on tge same school bus when he was in Grade 2. He has been a life long friend. Helen and I extend our condolences to you and your family, Bev. We are so thankful for the good times we have had as couples. May the Lord be with you in this time of loss in a special way. We look forward to your next visit to Victoria. God bless you.

  • Lynn and Abe Herrewynen.

    Our condolences to you Bev and family. May the memories be with you always. He was such a blessing to everyone in his life.

  • My dear Bev.
    I am sorry for your loss. May Gods comfort and peace be with you and with your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love Miriam

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