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LARRY EARL WARD
Born: Oct 01, 1948
Date of Passing: Sep 05, 2021Offer Condolences or Memory
LARRY EARL WARD
October 1, 1948 – September 5, 2021
Our beloved Husband, Father, Papa and "Hibou" unexpectedly passed away on September 5, 2021 at the age of 72.
Larry is survived by his wife of 50 years, Brenda; children, Nicole and Tara (Matus) and son-in-law Steven. He was blessed with seven grandchildren, Jacob, Jessica, Zackery, Jonah, Quinton, Jaxon and Georgia. He is also survived by his mother Lorene; sister Sandra (John) and brother Randy (Kim); along with many nieces and nephews.
Larry was predeceased by his eldest daughter Billie-Jo; his father Earl and brother Brian.
Larry was born in Dauphin. His love for baseball and the outdoors grew throughout his childhood in Roblin. Larry and Brenda married in 1971, settled into their first home in Winnipeg and started their family. Larry instilled strong values and a dedicated work ethic in his three daughters, always supporting and guiding, but leaving them to make their own decisions.
Larry worked for Canada Post for 33 years, where he made many friends along his routes as a letter carrier. He believed in workers' rights, advocating for better conditions.
Over the years, Larry truly enjoyed fitness and going to the gym. Later in life, he enjoyed being a member of the Gateway Gun Club, and the Transcona Senior Centre. A long-time member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Larry played crib regularly.
He loved spending evenings at home enjoying home cooked meals and playing cards with family and friends. Larry, with his wife, travelled to hot destinations where he would enjoy a cold beer on the beach. His love for his wife and all of his family was evident.
Often quiet and unassuming in his good deeds, he also liked to tease others with his unconventional views. He will be remembered for his love of hunting, hooking the old guys, skunking the opponent and reeling in the big fish.
The family would like to thank the first responders and the staff at St. Boniface Hospital.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Glen Eden Funeral Home, 4477 Main Street, West St. Paul, MB.
Family and friends may sign a Book of
Condolence at www.glenedenmemorial.ca
Glen Eden Funeral Home
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 11, 2021
Condolences & Memories (9 entries)
My condolences to Larry's family. I knew Larry at the gun club. I started opening up the club early on Wednesday afternoons and Larry usually dropped by. I really enjoyed our weekly conversations and shooting beside Larry. I'm sorry for his family, Larry was a good guy and will be missed by the guys at the club. God look after Larry now. - Posted by: David Doer (Friend and shooting buddy) on: Oct 03, 2021
Our condolences from Teresa and myself, we both worked with Larry at Canada Post as letter carriers at a few different depots. Terrie also knew Larry from the Legion where he played cribbage. Larry we are sorry you have left this earth so early, you were a true friend and a great coworker. - Posted by: Kevin Davis (Coworker ) on: Sep 18, 2021
So so sorry to hear of Larry's passing...condolences to your family...he will be truly missed... - Posted by: Val and Digger Eckert (Friend) on: Sep 14, 2021
My sincerest condolences to Brenda and family. God bless you all on your loss...🙏 - Posted by: David Cancilla (Friend/ neighbor ) on: Sep 12, 2021
To say that I am shocked at the sudden passing of Larry, my friend/ neighbor would be an understatement. Larry and Brenda have been my neighbor for over 15 years and in that time Larry and I have had some great conversations. Larry loved to talk about politics and world events. Larry and I solved many world problems over the years...lol. I always told Larry that he should run for office and I would be his campaign manager but we decided it would be better if we both just complained...lol. When Larry and Brenda went away on their winter vacations I would look after shoveling their snow and he would do the same for me. The only problem was I could never figure out how he knew when to go. When Larry and Brenda went away it was guaranteed to snow 5 out of the 7 days and when I went away it never snowed. Larry obviously knew something I didn't...lol. I will miss seeing my friend most mornings sitting on his driveway cleaning golf balls and relaxing. That was one of Larry's pastimes. Larry could always be counted on to put our garbage cans away after garbage pick up. Larry was a great neighbor to all and will be sorely missed by everyone. I still look over to Larry's driveway every morning expecting to see my friend but God has called Larry home. God bless you my friend and RIP...🙏 - Posted by: David Cancilla (Friend/ neighbor ) on: Sep 12, 2021
Brenda, we are so sorry for your loss. Larry was an amazing neighbor always so thoughtful and kind. I'll never forget all the times he helped shovel, put all the neighbors garbage cans away, and always had a smile. He will be truly missed! Gary and Dianne - Posted by: Gary and Dianne Beaurivage (Neighbor ) on: Sep 12, 2021
I was saddened to hear of Larry's passing. I have known him and his family for ever. I watched Larry grow from a baby to a fine young man, to a husband and father as well as a faithful son to Earl and Lorene. Please accept my condolences, Brenda to you and the girls Rest in Peace, Larry. - Posted by: Heather Fisher (Long time neighbor and friend.) on: Sep 11, 2021
We met Larry and Brenda 10 years ago when we moved in our home right across the road from them. We always have great conversations and stories with them. We even went to Harbourview and did a couple of rounds of golf last year (where he lost one of his irons in the water). He was a gentle and kind person and if you knew or had the chance to meet him, you would have been lucky to know “one of the good ones” in this world. We are going to miss you and the conversations we had, trying to solve the worlds problems (especially when we were out shovelling the snow at the time). Until we meet again. - Posted by: Duncan & JoAnne McKay (Friend and neighbour ) on: Sep 11, 2021
My sincere condolences to Larry’s family and friends.. I worked at Nairn Avenue Depot and would see him in the depot. He was a really nice fellow. Always very pleasant to me. Rest In Peace Larry. - Posted by: Judy Shkolny (Co worker) on: Sep 11, 2021
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