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Born: May 22, 1939
Date of Passing: Jun 28, 2021Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
He was born in Neepawa, MB on May 22, 1939. He grew up on a farm near Gladstone and went to Bear Creek School one mile west where he got his education up to Grade 10 then Grade 11 at Gladstone Collegiate.
He was the eldest son of Jack and Lillian Schlamb so he did all the chores such as pumping water for the cattle, cleaning the barn and hauling wood and coal for the stoves. In his preschool years he had rode the fender of the tractor while his dad was plowing.
At 17 he moved to Winnipeg and worked many jobs: Chicken Delight, Grosvenor Taxi, cook on the train and finally with Canada Post for 37 years before retiring in 2001. He loved being in his woodworking shop. The last several years he has had several health issues: thyroid, skin and bladder cancer. The last five years he was treated for multiple myeloma.
In 1961 he met Helen - the love of his life. Larry is survived by four children: Wanda, Darren (Carol), Brian (Kim) and Rhonda, and one granddaughter, Caitlin. Also one brother and two sisters. He was predeceased by his mom and dad, one brother, one sister, son-in-law, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Our family would like to thank the following people for their care and compassion that was given to Larry during his illnesses: Dr. Dao, Brittney and Dr. Musleh and the Palliative Care nurses.
Cremation has taken place and due to current Covid 19 restrictions a gathering will be held at a later date.
Family and friends may sign a
book of condolence online at www.desjardinsfuneralchapel.ca
Desjardins Funeral Home
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 03, 2021
Condolences & Memories (5 entries)
Wanda, my deepest condolences on your Father's passing. I know you were very close to him. ❤❤ Emilie Delf - Posted by: Emilie Delf (Daughter's friend) on: Jul 12, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. Larry was such an awesome person. He will be missed by many. Hugs to you Helen and the family. - Posted by: Pamela Foster (first cousin) on: Jul 08, 2021
I just want to send my deepest condolences to Wanda and her family. Your dad sounds like he was a well rounded, interesting gentleman with lots of life experiences. So sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Sandi Lemoine(Sitar) (Wanda's friend) on: Jul 05, 2021
Larry will be missed. We worked in UTS for many years together. Lots of jokes, laughs and had the best smile ever. So very sorry to hear of your loss. - Posted by: Kathy Evinger (work friend at Post office) on: Jul 04, 2021
Sincere condolences to Helen and all of her family. May Larry rest in peace. Roger & Yvette Leuzinger - Posted by: Roger Leuzinger (Acquaintence for nearly 60 years) on: Jul 04, 2021
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