Larry's grandfather (Donald Lewis) supplied Christmas decorations to the Royal York Hotel in Toronto for many Christmas Seasons. Each year Mr. Lewis would make up samples and then hire an artist to draw up renditions of how these would look in, for example, the Ballroom. These would be presented to the hotel for approval. He would also do the same for the Eaton's Centre on Younge Street in Toronto. He passed away in early January of 1959.