August 1st, 1957 – December 24th, 2019
It is with tremendous grief we announce the passing of Larry Woynarski on Tuesday, December 24th, 2019 at 62 years of age, after nearly three years spent living with pancreatic cancer. Larry was born in Wadena, SK and grew up on a farm just outside the small town of Mozart, SK. A childhood as a true prairie farm boy instilled in him a tireless work ethic that he would carry with him for the rest of his life. As a teenager, he moved to the town of Strasbourg, where, working in his parents’ hardware store, he picked up an interest in refrigeration, which would go on to be his career for many years. After completing a course at SIAST Kelsey, he moved to Moose Jaw in 1977. A few years later, he co-founded his own business, D&L Refrigeration, with longtime partner Doug Burnett, and he got to know many of the local business owners in Moose Jaw through his frequent visits to service their coolers. He changed career tracks in 1994 when he went to work as an HVAC mechanic at 15-Wing Moose Jaw, where he worked dutifully for more than 20 years before illness forced him to take leave. Larry married his wife Sharon in 1984 and has remained a faithful and caring husband for 35 years, as well as a father to his sons Mark and Blair. As a husband and a father, he never ceased to care and provide for his family. He was always on hand to fix anything that was broken, often before anyone else had realized something was wrong. He was always prepared for any eventuality and whenever anything needed to get done right away, he would be there to do it. Those who knew Larry will remember that he was always the first to step in and lend a hand or fix a problem; they will remember his work ethic and integrity as much as they will his elaborate backyard gardenscape or his homemade bacon and sausage. He was predeceased by his father, Walter. Larry will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Sharon (née: Osmond); sons, Mark (Amber) and Blair; mother, Anne; stepfather, Arnold; siblings: Linda (Clay), Michelle (Gary), Bev (Alvan), and Brent (Danielle); step-siblings, Greg (Melissa) and Shelley (Conrad); in-laws, Janis (Bill) and Glen (Mandy); as well as many nieces and nephews. Larry’s family also owe a profound debt of gratitude to the members of the medical community who have provided stalwart and compassionate support during this terrible time: Dr. H.V. Rininsland, The Allan Blair Cancer Clinic, Home Care and Palliative Care services, and the staff of Pioneers Lodge Memory Lane. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 4th, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home. Deacon Lamont Dyck will officiate and interment will take place at Rosedale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Larry’s name may be made to Heartland Hospice Moose Jaw. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Michelle Surtees, Funeral Director 306-693-4550.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Larry Paul Woynarski 2019..
Death notice for the town of: Moose Jaw, Province: Saskatchewan