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Born: Sep 20, 1949
Date of Passing: Aug 15, 2021Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
September 20, 1949 August 15, 2021
Larry was predeceased by his parents, Ralph and Daphna Forbes. Left to mourn him are his wife of 38 years, Elaine; son Jason (Tracy); and grandchildren, Luke, Shea, and Rhett. Larry is also survived by his sisters, Cherlynn and Cindy; his brother Alex; numerous nieces, nephews, and brother and sisters-in-law across Canada. Larry is also remembered by his ex-wife Donna Forbes who remains a close family friend.
Larry was a man who loved his family with all his heart. He loved his country and he loved life itself. He was a proud member of the RCMP for 37 years and spent most of it with his boots on the ground making the most of opportunities to work all over the world. In retirement, Larry was a full-time proud husband, father, and grandfather who lived at hockey rinks, gyms and ball diamonds. He lived life to the fullest, with a fire in his belly, passion in his heart, and a twinkle in his eye. For him, life truly was a series of adventures, and although he was only 71 years old, he left completely satisfied and with few regrets. Words that best describe him and the man he was are: kind, courageous, humble, tenacious, a storyteller, compassionate, honourable, respectful, and proud.
Although Larry was fortunate in that he did not suffer or spend large amounts of time in hospital leading up to his passing, we would be remiss if we did not thank the many frontline health care workers who helped him along the way. Please know that he respected you all so much for your selflessness and commitment to helping others. A special thank you to the doctors and nurses in the MICU at HSC who cared for Larry at the end and allowed him to pass with dignity.
To all Larry's close friends and neighbours, thank you so much for your ongoing support, he was so very lucky to have you all in his life.
A celebration of Larry's life will be held on Wednesday, September 1, at 11:00 a.m., in the chapel of Voyage Funeral Home, 472 Kirkfield Street at McBey Avenue in Winnipeg, MB. A recording of the service will be available on Friday, September 3 on the Voyage Funeral Home website.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the RCMP Slain Peace Officers fund or a meaningful charity of the donor's choice.
To sign the book of condolences, please visit: www.voyagefuneralhomes.com
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 21, 2021
Condolences & Memories (14 entries)
While we only met Larry a few times as we are new to the neighborhood Larry was always quick to make a common ground connection and impressed as a genuine person who cherished his wife and life. So sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Paul and Connie Hamel (neighbor) on: Sep 01, 2021
Having Larry and Elaine as neighbors was special as I loved listening to all his stories with a glass of wine. He was a truly great rare neighbor who cared about the street and all the squirrels. - Posted by: Diane Meek (Neighbor) on: Sep 01, 2021
Larry and Elaine were the first people to greet us when we moved in 10 years ago and have remained close friends ever since. Larry was the most kind and considerate person I know, He would give you the shirt off his back. Larry would love to sit around and tell stories of things he had gone through in his career, and there were many. Always a joy to share a beer and talk. Our deepest condolences to Elaine, Jason and all of the family. John & Julie - Posted by: John & Julie Morris (Neighbour/Friend) on: Aug 31, 2021
To Elaine & Cherlynn: I was certainly surprised to read of Larry's passing. I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to you. I'll be thinking of you on Sept. 1st. Hugs, Wanda Klingbell - Posted by: Wanda Klingbell (Friend) on: Aug 28, 2021
Larry was not only my brother-in-law, but also a fellow sea-faring adventurer with his work in the R.C.M.P. When I drove across Canada in the early 80s on motorcycle, I had my Far East souvenirs in my Naval sea-bag on the back of the bike and visited Elaine and Larry in Winnipeg with my shipmate Vince. Larry thought that was the best thing and reminded him of a sailor on shore leave and we shared many stories of our respective travels since. Storytelling was one of Larry's strengths and it was a true indicator that he indeed was a man of passion, lived life to the fullest, would look you in the eye with warmth and had a razor sharp memory. My sincere condolences to his family and relatives and to my dear sister Elaine, his wife of 38 years. I will miss those rare exchanges we had over the phone and wish I had more. BravoZulu Larry on a life well lived and GodSpeed on your journey. Love Michael - Posted by: Michael McMahon (Brother-in-Law) on: Aug 28, 2021
Elaine and families, Peter and I send our deepest condolences to all you. Larry was a very special person. Larry will be deeply missed by all his friends and family. We have so many special memories between work and friendship. Love always. Peter and Fran Clarke - Posted by: Fran and Peter Clarke (Friends) on: Aug 25, 2021
My thoughts are with you Elaine and family during your sadness. So sorry for your loss. Guy enjoyed working with both of you. RIP Larry. - Posted by: Sharon Bissonnette (Friend) on: Aug 25, 2021
So sorry to hear of Larry's passing. He is gone way to soon. My condolences to Elaine, Jason and the entire family. - Posted by: Rhyse Hanson (Friend) on: Aug 25, 2021
So very sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. He was always so kind, caring and funny. My condolences to you Elaine and family. I feel so fortunate to have seen you both when we were last in Winnipeg. May your hearts be filled with happy memories. Jeff B. and family in Ottawa - Posted by: Jeff B (Friend) on: Aug 23, 2021
Very sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. He truly a very kind and considerate individual. My fondest memory of Larry was back in 1973 when he and I travelled the province of Manitoba on horseback to celebrate the RCMP centennial. Larry wore the traditional Red Serge and I wore a replica RCMP uniform. The last public performance we did was on Remembrance Day in Winnipeg and I have a black and white photo of us on horseback. Rest in Peace - Posted by: Dennis Miller (Co-worker) on: Aug 23, 2021
Words cannot express how deeply sad I am of your passing. You were one of the first members of the RCMP I worked with and we remained friends throughout our careers with the RCMP. You were always kind, considerate and respectful of everyone. I loved when you talked of “Earl”. So funny! Elaine I am so sorry of your loss and hope you find comfort knowing you are in my thoughts and prayers 🙏🏼 - Posted by: Deb Myseniuk (Friend ) on: Aug 21, 2021
I am saddened to read this announcement and I offer my sincere condolences to Family, Friends and Colleagues. May you Rest In Peace Larry. - Posted by: Nuno Camara (Acquaintance ) on: Aug 21, 2021
Elaine and family - I am so sorry to hear of Larry's passing. He certainly was "one of the good guys"! My sincere condolences. - Posted by: Gay Todd (Co-worker at RCMP) on: Aug 21, 2021
I was truly saddened to hear of Larry’s untimely passing. Always enjoyed conversing with Larry regarding a wide range of topics including trying to see if there was a family connection. He was a true gentleman who dedicated his life to his family and those he served with and for as a well respected member of the RCMP. - Posted by: Tom Forbes (C0-Worker) on: Aug 21, 2021
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