With his family by his side, Bryan passed away on February 17, 2020 at the Portage District General Hospital at the age of 55 years.
Left to cherish his memory are his mother Ethel Larkins of Portage, siblings David (Dianne) of Saskatoon, Kenneth of Winnipeg, Ronald of Portage, Robert (Carol) of Portage, Donna (Kevin) of Portage, Valerie of Portage, Debbie (Ron) of Delta, Alice (Garry) of Portage, Heather (Drew) of Portage, Norma (Albert) of Sandy Bay, Marjorie (Cam) of Portage, Keith (Debbie) of Consort, AB and Brenda (Donny) of High Bluff, brother-in-law Charlie Hollohan, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, extended family medical staff at PDGH, and a special aide who touched his heart Shyla.
Bryan was predeceased by dad Donald Larkins, sister Linda Hollohan (Flynn), brothers-in-law Kenneth Orr and Bill Flynn, sisters-in-law Audrey Larkins and Eileen Larkins.
Bryan was born on December 9, 1964 in Portage la Prairie, MB. Bryan grew up in rural Portage on the family farm, and attended High Bluff and Crescentview Schools. Bryan enjoyed hunting, skidooing, ice fishing, curling and partying in his younger days. Bryan took over the farm and spent many hours helping his nieces and nephews with their 4-H projects. Bryan was a member of the Simmental Association. In the summer of 2018, Bryan was diagnosed with ALS. Within the last year, he had a lengthy stay on the medical ward at PDGH, and then moved to the Lions Prairie Manor.
Then family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Dr. Finney, medical staff and Skyview staff at Lions Prairie Manor.
Viewing and Visitation will take place at McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel on Friday, February 21, 2020 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Celebration of Bryan’s Life will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at the Herman Prior Centre.
As expressions of sympathy, if friends so wish, donations may be made in Bryan’s memory to the ALS Society of Manitoba,2A – 1717 Dublin Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0H2.
A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel. www.mckenziesportagefuneralchapel.com