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Born: Feb 13, 1955

Date of Passing: Nov 20, 2019

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It is with shock and sadness we announce the sudden passing of Lawrence (Larry) George Argue on November 20, 2019 at St. Boniface Hospital.
Larry was predeceased by his parents, Clifford and Helen Argue, and his father-in- law Neil Wither. He is survived by his brother Doug Argue (Heather), his loving wife Linda, son Daniel (Cara), and daughter Lindsay (Matty McGregor), as well as grandson Nixon, mother-in-law Verda Wither, many extended family and fur babies who will miss their plays, treats and walks.
Larry was born in Edmonton, Alberta on February 13, 1955 and lived his early life in Edmonton, settling for his remaining years in Winnipeg after moving around western Canada with his dad's job during his youth with his parents and brother. Linda and Larry met in 1977 and within a year they began a life together where there was never a dull moment. Larry graduated from the University of Manitoba and began his teaching career at Monroe Junior High, later moving to Westdale Junior High and finally Oak Park High School. It was at Oak Park that Larry co-managed the hockey team and he also chaperoned/survived two school trips to Europe.
Summers were spent at the family cabin in Sandy Hook - the cabin that he was always looking to upgrade, expand for grandchildren and constantly renovating. Larry retired in 2015, and he was now able to happily increase his time at Sandy Hook with Linda, as well as attending auctions to grow his collection of coal oil lamps - much to the family's dismay.
Larry was a very talented woodworker who built so many things for his family to enjoy and forever treasure. Many daycare centres also benefited from his talent and patience. He had a love for boats, spending time on the water and he successfully restored many different boats, including three classic Peterborough boats along with good friend Doug Bunting over the years. He was well known for not being able to sit still and was always busy puttering and building.
Larry lived his life filled with love, surrounded by his family. He was the rock of his family and was always willing to lend an ear, a back, and provide thoughtful words of wisdom. Larry proudly supported Linda, Daniel and Lindsay in all of their endeavours.
Arrangements have been made to celebrate his life on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Neil Bardal Funeral Centre, 3030 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 1379 Kenaston Blvd., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2T5, would be appreciated.


Publish Date: Nov 23, 2019


It is with broken hearts we announce the sudden passing of Lawrence (Larry) George Argue on November 20, 2019.
Arrangements are pending.
Longer obituary notice to follow in Saturday, November 23, 2019 edition.


Publish Date: Nov 22, 2019

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 22, 2019, Nov 23, 2019

Condolences & Memories (27 entries)

  • We are so very sorry for your sudden loss. Words can’t say how saddened we feel. Our condolences to the family. - Posted by: Robin& Laurie Massey (Sandy hook neighbours ) on: Nov 26, 2019

  • Dear Linda, It has been many years since our paths have crossed but my husband Stan pointed out your very sad news while reading Saturday's paper. We both offer our deepest sympathies. We took some time to remember my time at Campus Day Care and all the weddings and socials we shared with you and the other girls. Take Care, Sharon Haines - Posted by: Sharon Haines (U of M daycare) on: Nov 26, 2019

  • Dear Linda, Daniel and Lindsey My deepest condolences are with you at this time. I was shocked to hear of Larry's sudden passing. I got to know Larry while working for Pembina Trails. Had the pleasure of going on a conference with him years ago and appreciated his warm and sensitive nature. I would meet up with him at different times and he spoke and related the updates of the family. He will truly be missed. His memory will not be forgotten. Sincerely Arnold Pereles - Posted by: Arnold Pereles (Fellow Industrial Arts Teacher) on: Nov 26, 2019

  • To Linda, Danniel and Linsey, Dwain and I are so shocked and devastated of Larry’s passing. We will miss him at the lake as a wonderful neighbour. He would always wait to hear if there was movement in our house and if so then the saw and hammer would start going. Larry was always building great things. We are truly going to miss him. He was such a kind man with words of wisdom. Our deepest sympathy, Dwain and Kim Wahl - Posted by: Dwain and Kim Wahl (Friends ) on: Nov 26, 2019

  • Linda, Daniel, Lindsay and families... our thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss of Larry. He always had a smile on his face and wore his heart on his sleeve. His love for all of you was evident in the time spent doing the things he loved to do with you and for you. He championed many causes, a hero in many people's lives. Ordinary heroes walk among us with uncommon bravery and profound care, they appear in our lives without warning or fanfare. Some wear uniforms and carry badges, some do not, but all wear the armour of integrity, compassion, courage and honour. Heroes put the needs of others before their own. Their names and deeds are seldom spoken of, rarely heard. Without a blare of trumpets or a cheering crowd, they become heroes unaware by making a decision in an instant, acting on the spur of the moment, or working tirelessly to rescue, comfort, or to be a voice for those who have none. Heroes work to safeguard our world. They know that great things come from a series of small actions. They recognize a need and fill it. They know how to protect and defend so that others may live. Heroes are defiant in their mission. Their values are never for sale. The world may know little of its greatest heroes, but in our hearts we know who they are. Heroes touch humanity through their love and compassion - they give so much of themselves and ask for so little in return. They brave each day with courage, compassion and integrity and make our world a far better place in which to live. Larry was a hero in many peoples lives, quiet and unassuming, but always cheering you on and making you feel important and valued. We will miss your friendly smile, but will carry you in our hearts forever. Your legacy will live on in your children and grandchildren. Love Deb, Vanessa and Cole - Posted by: Deb Woodman (family friend) on: Nov 25, 2019

  • We were so shocked and saddened to hear of Larry's passing. I will always remember his welcoming nature, his personal generosity, his healthy perspective, and his calming outlook: strong and gentle, all at once. I will miss seeing him walk by the cottage with the dog, glancing over, and giving a neighbourly wave. Our deepest condolences to you all at this difficult time, and always. Godspeed, Larry. - Posted by: Art Zuke (Sandy Hook neighbour, friend) on: Nov 25, 2019

  • So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thought and prayers are with you. Sharon and Hugh - Posted by: Sharon and Hugh Stockes (Friend from the lake) on: Nov 25, 2019

  • Our deepest condolences to Linda and family. Larry was a wonderful person - so kind and loving. He will be very much missed by many. Hugs, Laura and James - Posted by: Laura Forth (Cousin-in-law) on: Nov 25, 2019

  • I had the pleasure of being in many of Larry's classes through my years at Oak Park. I loved his style of teaching, always laid back but always had the student's attention. The students always had respect for Mr. Argue. He was such a gentle soul. I used to joke with him about still being a hippie and he would laugh. My deepest condolences to his family. I am so sorry. He was one of the great ones. - Posted by: Toni Kostyra (Retired EA from Oak Park) on: Nov 24, 2019

  • I was saddened and shocked to hear of Larry's passing. Linda, you were there when my daughter and I needed you in 2000. You and your husband provided shelter for her and even helped her celebrate her sixth birthday! I don't think that I can repay the favour. You are one of the most amazing women I have ever met and I want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers all the time and especially now. Jewish people say, "May you be spared further sorrow". - Posted by: Lena Laufer (Daycare client of Linda) on: Nov 24, 2019

  • Larry will be missed very much at the cottage. It will not be the same without him. Our thoughts and prayers are with Linda & family. - Posted by: Bill Sveinson (Friend) on: Nov 24, 2019

  • Linda, Daniel, Lindsay and families. Our deepest sympathies on the passing of Larry. Above all else, Larry was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather who was so very proud of his family. Larry was a true and loyal friend who will be missed, but never forgotten. We pray that you find peace, comfort and healing from all the good times that were shared together. Les and Amelia, Kris and Ashley, Pam and Rod - Posted by: Leslie R. Allen (Long time Friends) on: Nov 24, 2019

  • I worked with Larry for many years at Oak Park. I was fortunate enough to plan a trip and travel to Europe with this kind souled man. His calm nature and ability to have a good laugh contributed to an amazing time for all. I have many fond memories from that trip, and feel so fortunate to have gotten to know Larry and share such quality time with him. I am so sorry to hear of his passing, Larry will be missed by many. Thoughts and prayers to you all in this difficult time, may you find some peace in knowing that he has left a legacy. - Posted by: Cathy Boucher (Colleague) on: Nov 24, 2019

  • Mr Argue was my teacher both at Westdale and Oak Park. I never missed his class, he was always smiling, laughing and made teaching fun. I went back to visit him after graduation for an employment reference which he happily gave and seemed to remember all of his students. My condolences and sympathies to his family and friends. I'm sure he will be missed by many near and far. - Posted by: Chantel (Student) on: Nov 24, 2019

  • Linda, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I am thinking of you and your family. - Posted by: Judi (Colleague) on: Nov 23, 2019

  • My sincere sympathy Linda and family. It’s been many years since we’ve seen each other but I remember the times we all spent together fondly. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. - Posted by: Susan Hopps (Acquaintance ) on: Nov 23, 2019

  • Played two years for Oak Park men’s hockey with Larry as our co-manager. Mr Argue always took care of his players and if you needed to sneak out of class a couple minutes early on game day to prepare then he’d always have your back! Always had a smile on his face and willing to talk to everyone without hesitation. Another good one gone too soon! - Posted by: Jade Lowry (Former hockey player) on: Nov 23, 2019

  • Linda, Daniel, Lindsay and Families, our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers are of you as you deal with this huge loss in your lives. There will be grief but you have so many great memories, especially to share with Nixon. Take care. - Posted by: Joel and Judi Fournier (Fellow Sandy Hookers) on: Nov 23, 2019

  • Linda and family: Lyle, Kate, Jane and I are shocked and saddened to hear of your husband\dad\granddad’s passing. Know that you are in our prayers. Hugs. Catherine Jaworski - Posted by: Catherine Jaworski (Friend to Linda) on: Nov 23, 2019

  • Linda and family, so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. I’m sure he will leave a big hole in all your hearts. Thinking of you at this sad time.... Gail and Rick Rewniak - Posted by: Gail Rewniak (Friend) on: Nov 23, 2019

  • Deepest condolences to Linda and family. - Posted by: Barb Custance (Friend of Linda's) on: Nov 23, 2019

  • Dear Linda, Daniel, and Lindsay, I am deeply saddened to hear of Larry’s passing. Mr. Argue taught me at Westdale, taught at Oak Park while I was there, and then years later I was lucky enough to work with him at Oak Park for several years, working closely with him while coaching the girls hockey team that he and Doug managed. As a teacher, Larry was easily one of my favourites. He was gentle, kind, patient, understanding, supportive, and funny. Although he teased me relentlessly, he treated me exceptionally well, making me feel like I was one of his favourites. I got to know him in a different light as an adult at Oak Park. He spoke of you three often and always with a smile on his face. We often spoke about the cottage, your activities, and his latest projects. It was evident he adored his family. Larry was also a very kind ear to me. He showed interest in my life and my family, and listened with kindness during difficult times. I always felt like he was still in a teacher role with me. I appreciated this about him. Larry will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. - Posted by: Michelle Wren (Former student/colleague) on: Nov 23, 2019

  • Oh Linda, Dan and Lindsay ! Our hearts break for you all at this time !! Larry was such an incredibly kind and caring man . Through the years I knew him through daycare with Linda to Lindsay Beinnour babysitter to his incredible joy of watching his daughter ski. He always enjoyed to the fullest and appreciated life around him. He was a very gentle funny man and boy did he love you all!! Linda, anytime i am here. The world will miss Larry. As Brent would say, "He's one of the good guys." Much love to you all xo - Posted by: Kym Bottomley (friend of family) on: Nov 23, 2019

  • Larry and I taught together, we both had an interest in golf and co- coached the golf team at Oak Park High School. We both had a lot of fun and one year we won the Provincial Boys Championship. I am very sorry to hear of Larry's passing - a great teacher with unlimited patience and a nice man. My sincere condolences to Larry's family and friends. Fond memories of a fellow golf duffer. - Posted by: Colin Turnbull (Fellow teacher at Oak Park High School) on: Nov 22, 2019

  • Mr. Argue was my very favorite high school teacher. His humour and patience made a world of difference to me as a student and as a person. he will be greatly missed. - Posted by: kirsten rose (student) on: Nov 22, 2019

  • Mr. Argue taught me woodworking in junior high. Years later we became colleagues at Oak Park High School. He was always quick with a smile and I appreciated his laid back personality. He loved and supported the hockey programs at OP, becoming team manager for both the boys and the girls teams. The support and kindness of Mr. Argue will not be forgotten. Condolences to his family. - Posted by: Melanie (Colleague ) on: Nov 22, 2019

  • Larry was a kind and gentle soul that always advocated for his students, in particular, the students that struggled with their academic success. In Larry they had a mentor and friend who always saw the good in them when others maybe didn't. He was invaluable to our boy's hockey program which he managed for years. He will be missed. He will always be in our thoughts and I hope you, the family, have nothing but fond memories to help ease your pain. - Posted by: Darren Klapak (Colleague at Oak Park High School) on: Nov 22, 2019

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