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Born: Jul 10, 1936

Date of Passing: Jul 04, 2017

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LAWRENCE A. FRIESEN July 10, 1936 - July 4, 2017 Peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer and surrounded by the love of his family, Larry passed away at the age of 80 years, at the Victoria General Hospital, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on July 4, 2017. Larry was predeceased by his parents, Isaac and Justina Friesen; his brothers, Bill, Isaac, Jack and Art; and his sisters, Agathe Grabinsky, Tenie Grabinsky, Sally Braun and Elizabeth (Toots) Klassen. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 56 years, Margaret (nee Baldwin); his children, Darryl Friesen (Robyn), Dale Friesen (Cathy) and Jan Magnusson (Todd); his grand-children, Mason and Brady Braha Friesen, Ryan and Carly Friesen, Ashley and Scott Magnusson; his sister Yvonne Barkman (Burt); and his sisters-in-law, Olive Friesen, Lil Friesen and Tina Friesen. Larry was born in Altona, MB and spent his younger years in and around the Steinbach area. In 1960, Larry and Marg were married and built their life together in Winnipeg. Larry worked construction as a Steam Fitter for many years and was later employed by CN Rail, from where he retired after 33 years, in 1997. Larry's children were his pride and joy. In the early years, he spent many hours cheering them on in their various sporting activities. Larry and Marg made many friends while raising their family in Windsor Park, enjoying many summers at their cottage in Belair, MB and winters in both Mazatlán, Mexico and Osoyoos, BC. Larry loved to entertain! One of his favourite sayings was "It's Four O'clock...Time for Happy Hour". An evening with friends or family usually involved BBQ'd steaks, Crown Royal and some intense games of cards. A celebration of Larry's life will be held on Monday, July 10, 2017 at Windsor Park United Church, 1062 Autumnwood Drive at 2:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place and a private interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Windsor Park United Church Building Fund. Arrangements entrusted to Eternal Grace Funerals of Winnipeg Manitoba (204) 505-4559
Publish Date: Jul 8, 2017

LAWRENCE A. FRIESEN July 10, 1936 - July 4, 2017 Larry passed away at the Victoria General Hospital surrounded by love. A celebration of his life will be held at Windsor Park United Church on Monday, July 10, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Full obituary to follow in Saturday's paper. Eternal Grace Funerals 204-505-4559

Publish Date: Jul 6, 2017

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 08, 2017

Condolences & Memories (9 entries)

  • Our deepest sympathies to you Margaret & family. Larry was a good friend and he will be missed by many. - Posted by: Claude & Norma Johnson (Friends) on: Jul 11, 2017

  • Our thoughts and hearts are with you all at this time of loss. The wish is to remember the good times and hope it helps with the sadness. Our deepest condolences. - Posted by: Sandra and Casey (Friend of family) on: Jul 10, 2017

  • Margaret and family, please accept our deepest sympathies and condolences for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and may your memories of him provide solace in the days ahead. A better neighbour and friend could not be had. Larry was ever willing to come over and give our family a helping hand. We will miss his advice, his stories, his smile and laughter, and sharing of a Crown Royal or two. We will treasure our memories of Larry and always remember him with great fondness. May he rest in peace and may God's perpetual light shine upon him. - Posted by: Roman Korbutiak, Irka Semaniuk and Luba Semaniuk (Cottage Neighbours) on: Jul 10, 2017

  • Margaret, I remember Larry being a happy-go-lucky kind of guy, always with a smile on his face. You were fortunate to have so many years together. May God give you the strength to cope with the lonely days and nights ahead. My thoughts and prayer are with you and your family. - Posted by: Thelma Guenther (freind from long ago) on: Jul 09, 2017

  • So sorry for you and your families loss .. My thoughts and Prays are with you and your family 🙏🏾❤️ - Posted by: Malcolm (Friend of the family ) on: Jul 08, 2017

  • Darryl, very sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. - Posted by: Mike (Davis) and Mel (Friend of family ) on: Jul 08, 2017

  • Margaret and family, sincere condolences, our thoughts and prayers are with you ant this difficult time. Cherish all the precious memories!! Barb and Gord Cooke (friends of Ron and Mandy Meissner) - Posted by: Barb and Gord Cooke (Friends, vacationed in Mazatlan many years ago..) on: Jul 08, 2017

  • John and I met Larry and Marg in Osoyoos and got to know them as friends. We enjoyed many games of cards and lots of laughs together. His smiling face will be missed by those who knew and loved him. May your memories sustain you at this difficult time and keep him forever in your hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Marg and the rest of your family. - Posted by: John/Lorette Gunnell (snowbird friends) on: Jul 08, 2017

  • I am so sorry for the passing of Uncle Larry. I have lots of fond memories of him and Aunt Margaret and Dale, Jan and Darrel. He's now with Grandpa and the rest of his siblings that have passed. He will missed. I hope the memories you shared help during this difficult time. ❤️ Susan - Posted by: Susan Stevenson (Friesen) (Great niece) on: Jul 06, 2017

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