New endowment creates scholarship in name of talented local woodworker

Larry Ennis

The Sunshine Coast Community Foundation has established a new scholarship fund in honour of the late Larry Ennis.

Ennis grew up in Gibsons and always knew it was the best place to be. His early days were spent working in construction and as a building contractor. Later he served as an operator for Sunshine Coast Transit. After retirement, Ennis enjoyed working around the property he shared with his wife, Wendy Bone. He became an excellent carpenter and woodworker. 

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“I don’t want Larry to be forgotten and I thought that creating a scholarship in his name was a great way to keep his memory alive,” Bone said. 

Bone made a donation to the Foundation that will form the capital in the fund. 

“We are honoured to establish this fund,” said Foundation executive director Vicki Dobbyn. “Each spring we will make a grant to School District No. 46, which will use it to provide a scholarship to a student pursuing studies in fine woodworking or carpentry.” 

Ennis was a past member of the Gibsons Volunteer Fire Department. In addition to his passion for woodworking, he was a great fisherman, mariner and gardener. Larry Ennis passed away in July of 2018. 

Anyone who wishes to make a donation to the endowment is welcome to contact the Foundation at 604-741-7360.

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