Larry enjoyed an athletic career spanning five decades, excelling in golf, curling, baseball and hockey, before turning his sights to the building side of sports.
A 20 year amateur hockey career saw him enjoy success with such teams as the Fort William Beavers, Nipigon Flyers, Red Rock Royals and in Dartmouth, Moncton and England, claiming such honours as MVP and Most Gentlemanly Player. In 1958 Larry led the Red Rock Royals to the North Shore League title.
Involved with baseball for Fort William teams and the Red Rock Paper Kings during the late 1940s and 50s, he was a member of two Lakehead League and Thunder Bay District championship teams.
An active and successful golfer for over 20 years, Larry was a three-time North Shore Golf Club Men's Champion (1962, 1972, 1974) and 9-time North Shore Golf Club Senior Men's Club Champion (1975-80, 1982, 1983 and 1987). In 1986 he also claimed the Thunder Bay District Senior Men's Championship title.
As a builder, Larry served as a playing coach in baseball for the Red Rock Paper Kings, and in hockey with the Nipigon Flyers and Red Rock Royals. In golf, he was a founding member of the North Shore Golf Club in Red Rock in 1961 and served as President from 1968-77 and Vice President from 1978-88. In 1982 the Red Rock Royals held a 'Larry Dunville Night' in recognition of his contributions.
Inducted into the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame, September 28, 1991