Sunday, 14 February 2016

Laurence (Larry) Bean (1932-2016)


We are sad to announce that Larry Bean passed away last Sunday. For five year, he and his wife Carol owned and operated The New Forest Naturist Resort which was sold in 2006 and renamed Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park. It started in 2001 when they purchased the assets of Town & Country Resorts Inc out of bankruptcy. The property had once been the Toronto Helios Society and it was their plan to return it to nudism. For the next 5 years, they did a number of renovations. Of those, their most enduring legacy at the park was the creation Lake Beamore. (a combination of part of Larry’s last name and Carol’s maiden name)

His obituary was published yesterday in the Toronto Star: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestar/obituary.aspx?n=laurence-bean&pid=177706310&fhid=17714

A Memorial Gathering is being held on Tuesday, February 16th. Details: http://www.steckleygooderham.com/obituaries/Laurence-Bean/#!/ServicesEvents

A memorial is also being planned at Bare Oaks for next Saturday, February 20th. The exact details have not been finalized so please contact the office next week if you are interested in attending.