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It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Larry Malbranck. Larry passed away suddenly at his home in Keewatin.
He was predeceased by his dad Al in 2006.
He is survived by his mom, Jo Anne, his daughter Brittinee, his brothers, Allan and Randy, his sister Cindy, and his partner Rose.
Larry was born in Winnipeg, MB and grew up in East Kildonan, attending Neil Campbell and Miles Macdonell Collegiate. At 15 years of age, he worked after school at his father's jewellery business, Al's Jewellers, apprenticing as an engraver and goldsmith, and eventually became a partner.
Larry was known for his sense of humour, infectious laugh, his easy going nature, generosity and kindness. He had many good friends and many good times. Larry loved the lake life and enjoyed boating and snowmobiling adventures, spending many years at Brereton Lake.
He eventually moved to Kenora and started his own business, Larry's Jewellers, on Main Street. He had a passion for his business and made friendships with many clients and supported the community. Larry also enjoyed the yearly "Escape" cruises. In the last few years he enjoyed these activities and travels with Rose. Larry's sudden and early passing have left a void in the hearts of many and he will be greatly missed.
Due to Covid, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. If one wishes, donations may be made in Larry's memory to the charity of their choice.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com for the Malbranck family.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 15, 2022
Condolences & Memories (13 entries)
We are so saddened to hear of Larry's passing. We first met Larry and his contagious laugh and smiles at Red River C.C. We had so many fun times together. We lost touch but never forgot. Rest in peace dear friend. With love and deepest sympathy. Barb & Kory Dubesky (Calgary, AB) - Posted by: Kory Dubesky (Friends) on: Feb 04, 2022
Could the person who received the card from Rita please forward it to Browns Funeral Home, 429 Second St. South, Kenora, Ontario. P9N 1G7 Thank you so much. - Posted by: Cindy (Sister) on: Jan 31, 2022
We have a beautiful embroidered card and message here from Rita that ended up at the wrong address. If you let us know where to forward it on to we'd be happy to send it on to you - Posted by: Rita Lecuyer (-) on: Jan 28, 2022
So shocked and deeply saddened to read of Larry’s passing. Always enjoyed our visits when he came to the clinic, met up at the jewelry store or we got together for a drink! Rest In Peace Larry.... - Posted by: Dr. Zoltan & Janice Horvath (Friend & Dentist) on: Jan 24, 2022
I am shocked to see Larry’s obituary. I am sending my deepest condolences to the family. - Posted by: Steve mikos and family (Family Friend) on: Jan 18, 2022
The day we moved next door to the Malbranck's, Larry took me on a all day bike ride around East Kildonan. He was keen to "show' me the neighbourhood, and was a great tour guide. All through the years Larry and the family were great neighbours. We're sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Robert Holmes (Neighbour) on: Jan 17, 2022
He was a good friend in high school, and stood up at our wedding. My condolences to his family. - Posted by: Bronwyn Swanson (Friend) on: Jan 16, 2022
Dear Allan, Anita and Family, Thinking of you and sending our sincere condolences on the loss of this good man. Robin Shreiber and Family, Sara Wilner, Karen & Richard Howell, Tracey & Chris, Hannah & Samantha Block. - Posted by: Robin Shreiber (Friend of Allan & Anita) on: Jan 16, 2022
I attended all the same schools and was in the same grade as Larry growing up in EK. Never best buds, but was on many of the same sports teams and he was a good guy. I knew he worked for his dad in the Norwood jewelry store, but lost touch after grade school. I am sincerely sorry to hear of his passing and many are missing him so much. He was much too young to leave you and makes me uneasy about the mortality of us boomers. - Posted by: Rob Duncan (Schoolmate) on: Jan 15, 2022
I grew up in Norwood and often bought jewelry from Al and Larry. Larry help me select an engagement ring for my now wife of 40 years. As I always said to him, your hoot! My deepest condolences to the family. - Posted by: Craig Gillon (Client ) on: Jan 15, 2022
I was shocked and saddened to see an obituary for Larry. Jo Anne and all of you, please accept my sympathies on your loss. While we haven't seen each other recently, our families have a history that remains warm in my heart. - Posted by: Pauia Carlson (family friend) on: Jan 15, 2022
I remember Larry well from our days in the scout troop. My condolences to Allan and the rest of the family. Phil Mowatt, Letchworth UK - Posted by: phil mowatt (friend) on: Jan 15, 2022
My deepest condolences to the family. Larry was a great friend and roommate in our earlier years. Great memories of Star Lake. Larry’s infectious laugh, great sense of humour, and practical jokes will be remembered and missed by many. Jack Vanderwerf - Posted by: Jack Vanderwerf (Friend) on: Jan 15, 2022
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