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Born: Sep 22, 1953

Date of Passing: May 23, 2015

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LARRY MATTHEW ZIFFLE With deep sadness we announce that Larry, beloved husband of Augustine passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at home with his family at his side at the age of 61 years. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. (today) at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Burrin Avenue, Winnipeg.
Publish Date: May 27, 2015

LARRY MATTHEW ZIFFLE September 22, 1953 - May 23, 2015 With deep sadness, we announce that Larry passed away peacefully on Saturday at home with his family at his side, at the age of 61, after a six year battle with cancer. Larry was predeceased by his father Alfred. He is survived by his loving wife Augustine; daughter Lauren; stepsons, Corey and Andrew Bainard; his mother Olga; brothers, Robert and Allan; sisters, Linda (Darryle) Desbiens (Laura, Chris), Marlene (Mark) Drawbridge (Megan, Mathew and Brittany) and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was born and raised in the North End of Winnipeg and worked at MTS for 40 years until his retirement in June of 2014. Larry had a lifetime love of lacrosse and bowling. Included in his many interests were model trains, photography, painting and guitar. His active involvement with his beloved pastimes allowed him to create wonderful lasting friendships throughout his life that he cherished deeply. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Burrin Avenue, Winnipeg with Father Dominic Yuen presiding. Interment to follow at Glen Eden Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba.
Publish Date: May 26, 2015

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 27, 2015

Condolences & Memories (30 entries)

  • It's been 5 years since your passsing, Larry, and tonight, I came across a CD of your photographs that you burned for me while at Mardi Gras in 2007 in Winnipeg. There were a few pics of you with some of the entertainers that I took with your camera - you looked wonderful! Brought back some good memories of when I used to see you at train shows and up at the Selkirk model train club. Great seeing you once more, my friend. You are remembered and missed... - Posted by: Morgan Turney (Fellow model railroader and photographer) on: Dec 30, 2020

  • I was catching up on lacrosse news on the MLA website when I was shocked by the mention of Larry's passing. I don't think there are too many people involved with lacrosse in Winnipeg who don't know Larry regardless of what generation they are from. I have many fond memories of the year's I played lacrosse and Larry is definitely in a number of them. The lacrosse world has truly lost a memorable supporter. - Posted by: Willie Trowell (Lacrosse teamate) on: Jul 29, 2015

  • I was saddened to hear of Larry's passing, I was talking with some friends at a small high school reunion last night when it came up. I played Lacrosse from 1983 - 2003 and Larry was a part of all of it. I last saw all the guys at the Hall of Fame induction and of course there was Larry taking photos and getting emails to send to guys. We were not close friends outside of the Lacrosse world but for a few months of the year for 20 years we saw each other quite a bit and I am glad to have at least that. My condolences to the family, I am sorry I was not at the funeral but hopefully this will get seen, I would have been there but I honestly didn't know any of this happened. He left far too soon.....Chris Jankowski "Janker" - Posted by: Chris Jankowski (Friend) on: Jul 09, 2015

  • My condolences to the Ziffle family. Although Larry and I were to realize our families were not related, I did get to meet and enjoy Larry on a couple of occasions and he was one of the most optimistic and caring person I have encountered. Always a smile despite ongoing illness that would come his way..but never thought of his own crosses to bear, but would talk of his wife and family with a twinkle in his eye, such happiness. Thank you for my time with you, Larry and rest in peace. Anita Ziffle-Moyse - Posted by: Anita Moyse ne Anita Ziffle (friend) on: Jul 03, 2015

  • I was sad to hear of Larry's death. He was a lacrosse teammate for several years while I was living in Winnipeg. Quite often I would see him when I visited Winnipeg and always found him interesting to talk to about lacrosse, music and photography. I always found him to be an honest, hardworking, dedicated person. - Posted by: Dave Stonoga (lacrosse) on: Jun 05, 2015

  • Worked with Larry at MTS. I remember Larry at the MTS bowling league always looking for that perfect game. RIP Larry! - Posted by: Andrew Dolenjuk (Worked with Larry at MTS.) on: May 31, 2015

  • My sympathies to Augustine and Larry's entire family and his many friends on their loss. I only knew Larry through lacrosse but as a fellow historian, I truly appreciated his efforts to record lacrosse's history through his passion for photography. He was a great guy and will be missed. - Posted by: Rick Brownlee (MB Sports Hall of Fame) on: May 29, 2015

  • Was a pleasure to have met you Larry. Will miss your presence and help around the hockey rink. Even through the illness your admired for the dedication to be there to have the game sheet done and water bottles filled. Your other talents made you the unique man you were. Farewell my friend , rest in peace. The K Hill Wings ! - Posted by: Eugene (The Wings ) on: May 29, 2015

  • I already miss my painting friend, Larry was so passionate and was such a perfectionist , he would not be happy with his painting til it was perfect... they always were beautiful. My husband Bruce & I were both co workers at MTS with Larry and I also bowled with Larry and his Dad Al.... they were both so serious and only wanted perfect games and they were very close to achieving that every game. We'll miss him, hugs to Augustine and family, he loved you all. Augustine please stay in touch, Enza. - Posted by: Enza Bell (friend) on: May 27, 2015

  • Ziffle Family - Just heard the news about sad. Larry was very thoughtful and kind. We have our own story about him and he was always thought of. He would come around and surprise visit with my father Erwin once in awhile. (My father who was a good friend to Alfred - Larry's dad. His father and my dad met on the boat when they immigrated to Canada.) These 3 also bowled together at Empress Lanes...good times. Our story dad now 84, we moved him to an apartment and we would joke with my dad..."You have to know how to press 9 on the phone to open the apt door downstairs in case Larry Ziffle comes around to visit". With Sincere Sympathy Erwin Huemmer / Ramona Walczak - Posted by: Erwin Huemmer / Ramona Walczak (Good Friend) on: May 27, 2015

  • Michael and I send our deepest condolences to the family. We knew Larry from bowling. I competed with him on the Manitoba team in Reno last year. We also spent many hours during bowling talking about painting as it was another thing we both enjoyed. He was an incredible artist. His paintings were amazing. He was a wonderful person who gave his all to everything he did and he will be greatly missed. - Posted by: Marion Marko (Friend) on: May 27, 2015

  • Larry was a great friend, we had many laughs playing baseball, bowling and curling. He was alway there taking pictures of cars and many of the show events. Miss you already. - Posted by: Bruno Bevacqua (Friend ) on: May 27, 2015

  • Larry will be sadly missed. He was such a super photographer at all the Raider games. A very dedicated volunteer. - Posted by: Patty (friend ) on: May 27, 2015

  • Larry's talent at painting our club and project backdrops will be missed. His involvement at SMRA model train club will create a large void (club PR man, photographer, and painter to mention a few). He will be missed as a friend and fellow model railroader. Our deepest sympathies go out to Larry's wife and his family. - Posted by: Peter and Joanne Hall (Fellow club member @SMRA) on: May 27, 2015

  • When we lose a loved one, the best part is left in our heart. Sincere sympathy from THE MTS VOLUNTEERS - Posted by: Veronica Sichewski (MTS) on: May 27, 2015

  • I knew Larry as the Central Officeman from Sherbrook. And I looked forward to any chance I had to visit him there. Any work discussions took a back seat to our chats about Model railroading, painting, music, family, all the important things. I'll miss his North End Bravado. Safe trip Larry - Posted by: Michael (Co-worker) on: May 27, 2015

  • Larry had an eye for detail and a passion for the arts. I will miss having him in my class as he challenged me as much as I pushed Him. He was a perfectionist in what he did. He was a go getter. Only three weeks ago he was in class to complete his painting of his dog for his wife. He left a wonderful legacy for so many. - Posted by: Eunice Mckay (Painting instructer) on: May 26, 2015

  • My condolences to Larry's family. We had many good times bowling and playing baseball at Little Mountain Park. - Posted by: Garry Pospishell (MTS employee and bowler) (friend) on: May 26, 2015

  • It is hard to believe that such a creative, supportive and eventful life has come to an end. To Larry's family our deepest condolences may not be enough, but it's all we can give. To Larry, so long my cousin, my friend. From the times we used to play at Uncle Theo's farm to these last few years, I am proud to be related and friends with such a beautiful person. His rays of sunshine and his non wavering in the face of huge odds give inspiration to us who knew him. Vichnaya Pamyet - Posted by: Ronnie Bugera (cousin) on: May 26, 2015

  • A man in a mission grace by a multitude of talents, a friend that will be deeply missed but never forgotten. Rest in peace Larry till we meet again on the platform of the station named Heaven. - Posted by: Joe Laroche (Friend and co-member of train club) on: May 26, 2015

  • Dear Augie. My sincerest sympathy to you and your family in the passing of Larry. May memories keep him in your thoughts each day. I did not really know Larry but I know he brought you much happiness and love. Blessing to you all. Norma - Posted by: Norma Einarson (former colleague and friend of Augie's) on: May 26, 2015

  • Larry was a true north ender, always seen Larry at North End events, hockey games, golf tournaments etc., taking photographs, my thoughts and prayers to Larry's family. Remembering where we came from. - Posted by: Kirby Saunders - Platinum Jets (Friend) on: May 26, 2015

  • Larry has left a legacy of diligence and artistic accomplishment in the land and skyscapes he painted for the Selkirk Model Railroad Club Inc. He has given a fine example to each one of us of carrying on despite physical weaknesses. We will not forget Larry. We pray for the comfort of his wife and family. - Posted by: Bruce Brand (model train club colleague) on: May 26, 2015

  • Had many wonderful fun times with Larry - golfing, bowling - will miss him dearly. - Posted by: Cathy Maughan (Good Friend) on: May 26, 2015

  • My thoughts and prayers to the family. Larry will always be remembered by the Wings Hockey for his support and friendship towards all. His lacrosse teammates (many lacrosse trip stories) and friends will miss him for his humour, friendship and for his diligent contribution on recording lacrosse history in Manitoba. - Posted by: Joey Harris (Friend) on: May 26, 2015

  • I didn't know you very well or for a long time, but you left a big impression on my life. You never frowned or had a bad word to say about anyone. Your outlook on life was always positive. You gave of yourself whenever possible. Rest in peace, your fight is over. - Posted by: Gladys Bugera (Cousin) on: May 26, 2015

  • I am very saddened to learn of Larry's passing. His passion for the game of lacrosse and the legacy of his dedication and unselfish contributions to the Manitoba lacrosse community serve as an inspiration to others. As a director of the Manitoba Lacrosse Hall of Fame, Larry - despite being in obvious pain - courageously continued to exhibit his incredible commitment while attending a board meeting the evening before he was admitted to the hospital. He will be missed. My wife Linda and I extend our deepest sympathies to Larry's family. May his memories bring you peace, strength and comfort. Dave Gillis - Posted by: Dave Gillis (Manitoba Lacrosse Hall of Fame ) on: May 26, 2015

  • Our sincere condolences to Larry's family. We met through work, and caught up at our Norwood get togethers, sharing interests in photography and painting. He will be missed. - Posted by: Val McNaughton & Darryl Penny (MTS retiree & friend) on: May 26, 2015

  • Till we meet again my friend RIP - Posted by: John Fazio (co-worker) on: May 26, 2015

  • So sorry to hear this, Larry was a great guy to work with, his paintings are incredible. - Posted by: Terry (Co-worker) on: May 26, 2015

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