From "Memory Book for the Wall of Appreciation"
Larry came to St. Lawrence after working at Alcan (as a Machinist and Tool and Die Maker) and teaching at Thousand Islands Secondary School. He was responsible for developing the General Machinist and Technician programs at the College and for high school liaison. “Wink” is an old hockey nickname (the origins of which are otherwise unknown). In 1982-83, he went to St. Lucia and taught technical teachers there. Ten years later, he took a sabbatical and worked on a degree at Queen’s University.
Peter Disbury, Wink’s best friend at the College, describes him as very consistent, reporting that he had the breakfast special in the cafeteria every day, which by his retirement represented 5700 eggs, 1000 pounds of bacon, 240 loaves of bread and 125 gallons of coffee. Even so, he still only weighs about 120 pounds soaking wet, and all of his vital signs are okay. He was known around the College for liking and having a good time and the general feeling is that they closed the Root Cellar after Wink stopped going there. He was, and still is, a great teacher who gave everything to the students.
We’ll give Wink the last word, with his thoughts on teaching: (1) If it isn’t fun, you shouldn’t be doing it. (2) There are more bad teachers than bad students.