Larry Thomas Lattanzi
It is with heavy hearts we announce that on Sunday, May 21, 2023, at Selkirk Regional Health Centre, Larry Thomas Lattanzi, age 75, of Libau, Manitoba passed away, with his loving family by his side.
Larry was born on January 13, 1948, to Shirley and Leo Lattanzi in Virginia, Minnesota, and spent his growing up years in Hibbing, Minnesota, where he graduated from high school in 1966. He then pursued a university degree and later a diploma in Registered Psychiatric Nursing at Selkirk Mental Health Centre, where he enjoyed a career, until retirement.
He was a natural entertainer always willing to share his talents as a songwriter and storyteller. As a musician, picking up any instrument never phased him. Being left-handed wasn’t even an issue, as he played his many stringed instruments upside down.
Travel was also important to Larry. He was thrilled that he was able to visit his relatives in Italy twice and to take various road trips, always with his music blaring!
Dealing with cancer for the past several years took its toll, but even through that he was always concerned about whether he had expressed to others just how much he loved and cared for them. He brought joy to his family, his children, his grandchildren and nieces and nephews, as he never missed an opportunity to uniquely connect with any interest they might have. He was instrumental in inspiring his family with a passion for music. As a person, Larry was kind and caring and always ready with a big hug and smile.
Larry was predeceased by his parents, Leo and Shirley Lattanzi, his mother and father-in-law, Margaret and Dalton Chambers, his brother, Don Lattanzi and his brother-in-law, Jerry Kjorlien and his sister-in-law, Carol Chambers.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 38 years, Myrna, his children, Chadwick (Sarah) Anderson, Christopher Anderson (Emily Lindsey), Caitlin (Scott) Seath, and Jason (Brenda) Sirovy his grandchildren, Liam and Lila Seath, Maggie Anderson, Drew and Callie Sirovy, and Ian Bardeaux. His nephews and nieces, Joe (Hannah) LaFeve, Tim (Carey) LaFeve, Rob (Laurie) LaFeve, Andrea Dowell, Amy (Sheryl) Kjorlien- Lewis, and all of their children.
Also surviving is his sister, Vicki (Pete) LaFeve, his sister-in-law, Marilyn Kjorlien, his brother-in-law and sister-in-law Tom (Sheryl) Chambers, and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bill (Connie) Chambers, as well as many cousins and an incredible circle of friends throughout the U.S. and Canada.
In keeping with Larry’s wishes, there will be no funeral. A family gathering will be held in his honour at a later date in Hibbing, Minnesota.
A special note of gratitude for the wonderful care Larry received must be noted: Thank you to Dr. H. Demsas, Dr. P. Czaykowski, Dr. D. Puff and the I.E.R.H.A. Palliative Care Team, as well as both CancerCare in Winnipeg and Selkirk, Manitoba. The compassionate care Larry received at Selkirk Regional Health Centre during his final hours was very much appreciated by the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may directed to Gaynor Family Regional Library, CancerCare Manitoba, or the charity of your choice.
Condolences may be left on his tribute wall at www.gilbartfuneralhome.com
Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk in care of arrangements.