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ROBERT DALE LARKIN Suddenly at his residence, shortly before his 39th birthday, Robert Larkin passed away. He leaves to mourn his father and mother Mark and Eileen Larkin; brother Doug OLarkin (Lauri) and his sisters Linda Wilson and Alice (Paul) Challoner and his nieces and nephews, Jennifer, Andrea, Jodi, Jeremi, Colleen, Ainsley, Kevin and Aaron, as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. Rob was employed as a welder at Motor Coach Industries at the time of his death. Robs greatest love was fishing and from the time he was a young boy, he could outfish just about anyone. Whether he was fishing for salmon in B.C. or pickerel in Manitoba, he more often than not, ended up with the biggest fish and the largest daily catch, much to the chagrin of his fishing buddies. The 25 lb. plus salmon he proudly displays in the picture above he caught four years ago in the Pacific Ocean. Not only could Rob outfish almost anyone, but he could fry up the best tasting pickerel fillets. The secret, he said, was getting the butter to just the right temperature before dropping in the breaded fillets. Those who Robert left behind will always remember him as a kind-hearted soul, who was always ready to help his relatives or friends move, paint, repair or build something. He was very mechanical and could fix almost anything. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, September 23 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Bedes Anglican Church, 99 Turner Ave. In lieu of flowers, friends may, if they wish, send a donation in Robs name to the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba, 4-1000 Notre Dame Ave., R3E ON3 or a charity of their choice. Every life has a measure of sorrow. Sometimes it is this that awakens us.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 22, 1999
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