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Born: May 09, 1932

Date of Passing: May 12, 2014

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LAWRENCE (LARRY) DONALD CURRY 1932 - 2014 On Monday, May 12, 2014 at the Pembina-Manitou Health Centre, Larry Curry aged 82 years went to his eternal rest. Lawrence (Larry) Donald Curry was born May 9, 1932 in Hamiota, MB to Clarence and Winnifred (Honey) Curry. He married Everyne Johnston on September 20, 1952. Dad grew up on a farm with his family. His first business venture with his brother, Garth was "Risk & Hope". They went on to buy a transfer business and moved to Manitou in 1959. The "Curry Bros Business" farmed, bought cattle, created the Manitou Auction Barn, the Behlen Bin Business and finally partnering with other family to start Manitou's 4C gas station and restaurant. Larry also ran some businesses on his own or with other partners, notably the Lundar Auction Barn and Ranch and his golf cart business. Throughout all of these business ventures there was only one bookkeeper capable of handling the nuances of these businesses, and that was Mom. Dad had a true entrepreneurial spirit and was one of Manitou's biggest promoters throughout his life there. Dad was there to support his community be it the Manitou Fair 4H calf sale, a Curling Calcutta or the ball diamond and he was also a lifetime member of the Manitou Golf Course and Curling Rink. Dad had many interests in his life including baseball, golfing, curling and horses. Dad was also a great dancer and loved his country music. In his later years, his interest for current events and reading could be seen by the newspapers present on his chair or the floor. Dad became a cabin owner in Pleasant Valley and many fun times were spent on the golf course or driving the golf carts around the beach. Dad's cabin was easily identified by the red geraniums found hanging from planters and fences around the cabin. Dad always loved children. He spent hours entertaining us with his famous "stick out teeth" routine. This routine never got old from the time we were children to the time of his grandchildren. When Dad's health required him to move to Morden, it brought him closer to his grandchildren. The children knew that when you went to visit Grandpa there would be one or more jelly beans or hard candies waiting for them in his pocket or cupboard. The last two years of Dad's life brought him back to Manitou. We saw the return of his sense of humour while being with friends and family in familiar settings. Dad was content and happy in his home, the Pembina Manitou Health Centre. We will be forever grateful to all the wonderful staff and friends who cared for Dad and popped by for a visit. Dad has left us all a legacy of love, laughter, loyalty and friendship. Larry was predeceased by his wife of 40 years, Everyne, daughter, Patsi, his parents, sister, Audrey, brothers, Garth and Verne and son-in-law, Don Compton. He is survived by daughters, Adel, Trudy and son, Lane (Krista), eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, his sister, Doreen Jenkins, sister-in-law, Shirlee Curry, numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews who all knew and loved Uncle Larry. Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at St. Andrew's United Church in Manitou with Rev. Bev and Laurie Simpson officiating. Public viewing will be from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Church prior to the service with a private family interment to follow at the Manitou Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Larry's memory to the Pembina-Manitou Health Centre. Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden in care of arrangements, 204-822-4755

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 14, 2014

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Sad to hear of Larry's passing. We were next-door neighbors to Don and Adel in Manitou and Lane was a good friend during the high school years. It was always interesting at the Curry household when Larry had to ask "Penner! What are you doin' in my house?!" His sense of humour on the golf course always made you laugh one was excused from a comment or taunt. My sincere condolences go out to the family. - Posted by: Darcy Penner (Friend) on: May 15, 2014

  • It's been many years since I've connected with the Curry family. I remember Larry and Everyne and children being at Aunt Winnie's in Kenton. She and Uncle Clarence lived across the street from Grandma Georgina and Grandpa Arthur. Sincere sympathy to you all. - Posted by: Bev Bennett (my mother was a cousin (Shirley (Wallace) Hunt) on: May 15, 2014

  • I enjoyed reading the tribute to your Dad. As a kid you remember my Dad buying a grain bin from Curry Brothers. Our thoughts are with you at the time. - Posted by: andrea and farrin gates (friends) on: May 14, 2014

  • Very sorry for your loss. Though we never met him, Larry sounded like a really neat fellow, who had a full and interesting life. - Posted by: Peter and Karren Graham (Friend) on: May 14, 2014

  • Such a lovely tribute to Uncle Larry. I had a little chuckle remembering the "teeth" thing as this is definitely one of my most vivid memories of Uncle Larry! I remembering as a child always being strangely curious of Uncle Larry....a little timid of his ruff, booming voice... but drawn in by his mischievous smirk, the "teeth" and I'm sure the sweets may have had something to do with it! I am very thankful for all the great memories I have and will hold them close. He will be greatly missed. Much Love to all the family xoxoxo - Posted by: Jillian Rocke (McMillan), Damian, Owen, Emett, Oliver & Ellis (Grand-niece) on: May 14, 2014

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