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Born: Jul 15, 1973
Date of Passing: Mar 10, 2020Offer Condolences or Memory
Larry was predeceased by his loving mom, Martha, in 2002. He will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by his dad, Ruben; sister Sharon (Ken); brother Verner (Jennifer); nieces and nephews, Brittany (Jordan), Amy, Sarah, Anders, Holly and Carter; great-nephew Henry, and many other loving relatives and friends.
Larry was born on July 15, 1973 and grew up on the family farm in Dugald, Manitoba. He left the farm for the Alberta oil patch in 1991. This lead him to Russia where he also worked in the oil industry. While in Alberta he made lifelong friendships that he held close to his heart. The pull of what was most important to Larry, family, friends and life on the prairies, brought him back home to put roots down in Dugald. He started a career in the trucking industry which led him to becoming an owner operator and starting a gravel hauling business.
Larry loved spending time with friends on many adventures. From snowmobiling and skiing in the winter to jet skiing and time at the lake in summer. He also enjoyed several trips to the Dominican Republic. Larry's fun-loving, easy going spirit made him a cherished friend.
After being diagnosed with MS Larry still loved the outdoors and could be found most summer days out on the deck chatting with friends and keeping an eye on the activities of the farm. He enjoyed drives to watch the progress of the crops and the equipment working in the fields. As Larry's struggles with MS progressed his friends were a daily source of strength and courage. One special friend, Johana, brightened many of Larry's days with her friendship and companionship.
A celebration of Larry's life will be held on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at the Oakbank United Church, 582 Balsam Crescent. Reception at Springfield Curling Club, 27019 Hwy. 15. Interment at Millbrook cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the MS Society.
Condolences and memories can be shared on Larry's memorial page by visiting Seasonsfunerals.ca
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 14, 2020
Condolences & Memories (6 entries)
Our deepest condolences to Ruben, Verner, and the Johnson family, I had the fortunate experience of attending elementary and high school with Larry and I have some great memories that I'll always keep of him... I remember once sneaking out in the middle of the night when we were young kids, and attempting to hunt rabbits in the middle of a deep snow storm - we didn't get any rabbits but we sure had a lot of fun. As kids, we were always in awe of the awesome SRV / Exciter snowmobiles that Larry had access to on the farm... its unsurprising that he turned into quite the expert sledder. He was also a talented skier who used to carve some great turns at Spring Hill Winter Park and abroad. While I haven't seen Larry for many years I am very saddened to hear of his battle with MS and his untimely passing. He was a great friend who will be missed by many. - Posted by: Jason Zushman (Friend) on: Mar 16, 2020
To Johnson Family, So sad to hear this. Our thoughts are with you. With sympathy, Adele Tait daughter of Emma and John Eckhardt Grande Prairie AB - Posted by: Adele Tait (Friend) on: Mar 15, 2020
I only met Larry for a short visit, but enjoyed that visit very much. He came to see me concerning the wheelchair lift that I had. I really wanted it to go to Larry, but didn't work out that way. I told him that I remember my dad saying the name Rubin Johnson when I was young. When he said Rubin was his dad, I really was hoping the lift would work for this amazing young man. Just sending hugs to his family, Lorraine (Brown) Hughes. - Posted by: Lorraine Hughes (daughter of Marvin and Edith Brown) (Friend ) on: Mar 14, 2020
I'm so sorry to the entire Johnson family. He will be sadly missed. I have so many memories of Larry out at the farm with his brother Vernor and with his mom and dad. Biggest memory of all was Larry dragging sleds with my brother Jeff on the Johnson farm to see who had the biggest and baddest sled. He truly had a knack at riding sleds! And from the the entire Colbert family our deepest condolences. - Posted by: Garry Colbert (Friend) on: Mar 14, 2020
Our sincere condolences to the Johnson family. It was a few years that we partied with Larry but a sweet memory. Love to all. - Posted by: Linda and Pat Aldous (Cousin) on: Mar 14, 2020
Verner and family, I am saddened to hear of Larry's passing. My most sincere condolences to you all. - Posted by: Barb (Draper) Franks (Schoolmate and neighbour) on: Mar 14, 2020
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