Lisitza, Larry Jefferson

Lisitza: The family of Larry Lisitza are saddened to announce his passing on Sept. 28, 2020 at the Souris Hospital.  Larry lost his courageous battle with prostate cancer but will be remembered for his sense of humour and amazing positive attitude throughout  the last 5 years.

Larry was born in Sherridon, Mb in 1946 to Frank and Marie Lisitza.  At age 2, Larry and his family moved to Flin Flon, Mb.  Larry met and married Kathy and remained in Flin Flon with their children Jim and Kelly until 1984 when a job opportunity in Brandon with the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba became available.  Larry worked as a Community Addictions Worker in the southern parts of Manitoba until 2002 when he and Kathy retired to spend time travelling to the southern US and Mexico which they loved.

Larry had many hobbies.  His love of country music took them to many music festivals in the 1990’s.  After retirement , Larry’s favorite hobby was collecting and repairing old boat motors and he was successful in getting many of them up and running again.  Every June Larry travelled to Flin Flon to visit old friends and spent many hours out fishing with his buddies.

Larry was predeceased by his parents Frank and Marie; brothers Jim and Lynn, and sister Audrey.  He leaves to cherish his memory; wife Kathy, children Jim(Cassandra), Kelly, and Mark(Bev);  grandchildren, Mikayla, Samara, and Lydia; and brother John.  This past year Larry fortunately was able to meet and spend time with his son Mark, who had been given up for adoption at birth.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Larry’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice.  Family and friends will gather at a later date for a celebration of Larry’s life.

15 thoughts on “Lisitza, Larry Jefferson”

  1. My condolences to Kathy and family in your loss of Larry. He always spoke his truth; he helped many. He will be remembered honourably.

  2. Sorry to hear of Larry’s passing,hung around with him as a teenager and saw him a few times up in Flin Flon in the last few years.He was an amazing guy!!My condoences to his family!!

  3. I am so very sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you Kathy and your family.

  4. I was so very saddened to hear of Larry’s passing. What an amazing life and what an amazing friend! Larry was a friend to many and helped countless others during his journey. He was one of a kind and so very kind. He shall be missed by all who were fortunate to have known him. My heartfelt condolences to Kathy and family.
    Diane

  5. Our condolences to Kathy and Family on Larry’s passing. We were good friends for many years and will truly miss him.

  6. Hi Kathy and families. Larry and I had been kicking around together for 74 years. We were born about a month apart in Sheridon Mb. Larry was born on my mother’s birthday, I was born a day before his mother’s. We’re going to miss him , the phone calls and on line contact.
    Take care all. I share your tears.
    Grant & Diane

  7. Kathy and family: Sincere condolences on Larry’s passing. He was a pillar of support to many and always a pleasure to sit and talk to.

  8. I am very sorry to see that Larry has passed away. I worked for many years with Larry at AFM and I grew to have much respect for Larry and the work he did to help so many. My heartfelt condolences go out to Kathy and family on your loss of a husband and father. Rest easy Larry.

  9. Dear Kathy & Family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. Our sincere condolences to you & yours!
    Love, Janice & Ken Pawlachuk

  10. Larry was one of a kind. He had a big heart and helped many people be better people through his work with clients and his relationships with colleagues and friends. He would stop and talk to anyone. I worked with Larry at AFM. I admired his amazingly positive attitude and Grace in the face of adversity. Larry made it known how much he loved you Kathy and his children. My heart breaks for your loss.

  11. Thanks for turning me on to Merle. We listened to many of his tunes and seen many of his concerts. Even got our pictures taken with him. Thanks for puttin up with me all those years. You and Kathy have a special place in my heart. My sincere condolences to the family. I always heard a lot of good things of how proud he was of you all. Someone should write a book.

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