In Memory

Nobel Larsen

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01/23/13 07:54 AM #1    

Don Rivers

Nobel and I shared an apartment in Kitsilano.  He was in science at U.B.C. and did not feel the need to attend all his classes.   Science was easy for him.  Organic chemistry, for example, was a piece of cake.  Some students would come to our apartment to get help from Nobel, a very smart guy. 

We also had the Slocan connection.  Nobel grew up on a large farm at Lemon Creek.  I spent a lot of time in Slocan. 

Nobel visited us a few times in Cranbrook.  He had done very well.  He was the head of a large mining company. He had moved his operation to Salt Lake City, where his family now lives. I would phone him from time to time.

Nobel was a great guy.  I miss him.


06/04/13 12:59 AM #2    

Betty Anne Rivers (Wang)

My brother Don and Noble were good friends, so Noble was often at our home, as Don has mentioned. Though Don was in touch with Noble over the years , I never saw him again after those Nelson days.   I do remember Nobel  quite well, as  he was a really fine young person, with a quiet sense of humour.  I recall reading what his family wrote about him when they lost him in 2010, and thinking it captured Noble well,  I copied and pasted it into a file.  They said:

Noble was a retired drilling and mining executive; he was a giant in his business adventures and the world was his office. Noble championed the underdog and loved without reservation. He became a father to those who befriended him, always supporting them and encouraging them to reach their greatest potential. He was the embodiment of dignity, grace and generosity. Noble opened his home and heart to legions of friends, and created a beautiful life for those who treasured him. There are so many things to love about this wonderful man that it is hard to put into words.

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