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Date of Passing: Feb 15, 2021

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1948 - 2021

With the heaviest of hearts, the family of Larry Cumming announce his death on February 15, 2021, while outdoors in the fresh air on his beloved lake.
His amazing presence will be forever missed by his wife of 40 years, Pat, and his children, Jeff (Amanda), Ryan (Kerrie) and Sherrie (Darrin); and by his siblings, Linda (Richard) and Randy. A host of other family and friends, both here at home in Manitoba and in his "second home", his desert paradise in California, will also miss him. He has been reunited with two brothers, Bob and John; his parents, Stuart and Marion; and with his parents-in-law.
Larry was a passionate man who cared deeply, and gave his all to those he loved, and the things he believed in. To feel the sunshine of his love was to know joy, contentment, and security. He lit up and commanded every room he entered, and the party really started when he arrived. His humour was legendary, wickedly irreverent, and ribald, his charm irresistible.
Larry was proud of his 40-year career with the same transformer company, and his remarkable natural abilities as a leader and an innovator of ingenious solutions to the multitude of production problems that arose daily on the shop floor and in the field made him a highly respected and valued employee. He travelled widely both in Canada and abroad during his years in Field Service, most memorably his trips to Kenya to supervise a multi-unit installation there. He truly was "the man" when you needed something built, fixed, moved, lifted, or figured out. Never afraid of a challenge, he did not quit until the job was done.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Robert Kroeker and Dr. Selena Papetti, for the special care they showed Larry.
As he wished, a celebration of his life will be held for friends and family, at a time when we can safely gather again to share stories and a Rum and Coke in his honour.

& CREMATORIUM, Beausejour
(204) 268-3510 or MB Toll Free 1-877-776-2220

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 20, 2021

Condolences & Memories (15 entries)

  • Pat, I am so shocked and saddened to be reading this obituary. And I am only now hearing about it, so I apologize for the late response. My heart goes out to you and all your family. Sending love and hoping to be out your way this year. Hugs, Debbie - Posted by: Debbie Colley (Friend) on: Mar 08, 2021

  • Pat...I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your husband, Larry . He was always there to help me deal with especially electrical problems at the lake...May he rest in peace. - Posted by: john moncek (friend at the lake) on: Mar 03, 2021

  • Dear Pat and Family, Mike and I were saddened to hear of Larry’s passing. He will be missed! He was always willing to help someone out and such a fun person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. - Posted by: Mike Hofer (Friend) on: Mar 01, 2021

  • Dear Pat and Family, Mike and I were saddened to hear of Larry’s passing. He will be missed! He was always willing to help someone out and such a fun person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. - Posted by: Mike Hofer (Friend) on: Mar 01, 2021

  • Sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. I worked at Pioneer for a number of years and had the pleasure of getting to know Larry. Enjoyed talking about dirt bike/motocross with him....he was even brave enough to come flying with me shortly after I obtained my pilot’s license. My sincere condolences to the family. - Posted by: JOHN KENNEDY (Past coworker) on: Feb 24, 2021

  • Dear Pat and family. A more out going and generous person is hard to imagine than Larry. Ready with laughter, eager to learn about someone new and handy with many a task. Our acquaintance revolved around the big game hunting season and the zeal for the outdoors. Talk of the experience and challenges in coaxing in the ‘big one!’ Usually embellished by detailing a gaff that would cause ones side to ache with laughter in the telling. He will be sorely missed. - Posted by: Dale (Friend of lake family) on: Feb 24, 2021

  • Dear Pat & family It was with sadness that Linda told us of Larry's sudden passing. I remember him to be a very positive and happy person. He always seemed to look at life on the bright side. Keeping everyone in our thoughts and prayers. Anita Chapman & family - Posted by: Anita Chapman (cousin) on: Feb 23, 2021

  • Pat I was so upset to hear of Larry's passing. I am remarried and live in Ottawa now and check the Free Press daily but certainly didn't expect to read this. My condolences and sympathies to you. Please take care of yourself. - Posted by: Bruce Hutchison (former co-worker of Pat) on: Feb 22, 2021

  • To Pat and family, Worked with Larry for many years at Federal Pioneer, had many laughs and good times, Larry was always available to help. Larry RIP, Pat do take care and remember the great times our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ed & Lesley - Posted by: Ed & Lesley Weselak (Friends) on: Feb 22, 2021

  • My deepest condolences to the family. - Posted by: Russell Anderson (Cousin) on: Feb 21, 2021

  • My deepest sympathy Pat & family for the loss of your beloved Larry. May the memories of all you shared, the love he had for you & his family be a source of comfort during this very difficult time. It has been many years since we all partied with Larry’s late brother John but I remember fondly those times. My thoughts & prayers are with you. - Posted by: Bill Sheldon (Friend of his late brother John) on: Feb 21, 2021

  • Oh Pat, I am so sorry. My sincere condolences to you and all Larry's family. Thinking of you during this difficult time now and moving forward. Take good care of yourself. Carol - Posted by: Caroline Weakley (co worker and friend) on: Feb 20, 2021

  • Larry was a generous and kind neighbour to us in Cook’s Creek. We have fond memories of he and Pat joining our 3 children (ages 4 to 10 years) for impromptu soccer games on our shared driveway. Our deepest condolences to Pat and the family on your loss. - Posted by: Layna, Fred and family (Former neighbors) on: Feb 20, 2021

  • Pat and Family, so saddened and shocked to hear. I was the Purchaser where Larry worked as Lead Hand several years ago and dealt with him daily. He was the most patient, friendliest person anyone could ask for. Sincere condolences to his family. Heaven needed another angel and chose the best. RIP, Larry. - Posted by: Dale Barylski (Friend (ex-coworker)) on: Feb 20, 2021

  • Dear Pat We were saddened to learn of Larry’s sudden passing. Although we didn’t know him that well we always enjoyed our brief times of togetherness. In particular the one day you and Larry dropped over when his other relatives (our neighbours) weren’t home. We benefitted then. Larry sounded like the kind of guy everyone should know. We are comforted knowing that you will be surrounded by the love of your sisters and brother during this difficult time. Our thoughts are with you. - Posted by: Bev & Fraser Stewart and family (Cousins) on: Feb 20, 2021

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