Feb 16, 1947 - Sep 17, 2021
A celebration of Larry's life will be announced later.
The family of Larry Pangborn announce his passing on Sept 17, 2021. He was 74.
Larry was one of four children born to James and Lillian Pangborn. He grew up in Moose-Jaw with his siblings Marilyn Steinson, Lorraine Heron (Stew) and Randy (Susan Milburn). His younger years were spent working on the family farm near Brownlee. After graduating from Riverview Collegiate Institute, Larry began his career in the financial industry, which landed him in Estevan with his wife, Muriel. Working for the Credit Union in various positions he later joined the upper management team and retired after 40 plus years.
Larry was a Volunteer Firefighter in Lampman and then joined Estevan Fire Rescue, retiring with over 40 years of exemplary service. Larry also maintained his love of farming and spent his free time in the fields helping his friends. After retiring Larry and Muriel moved to Sylvan Lake, Alberta. He spent his time enjoying his family and was always on the go. He loved going to the gym and golfing with his buddies. He loved to travel and enjoyed wintering in Texas.
Larry’s passion was being a Rotarian. He was a dedicated member of the Rotary Club of Estevan and continued serving his new community through the Rotary Club of Sylvan Lake. Larry exemplified the motto of “Service Above Self” and was nominated Rotarian of the Year 2019-20. He is a Paul Harris Fellow and Major Donor to the Rotary Foundation.
Larry is survived by his wife of 55 years, Muriel and their three children, Cindy Geisel (Jeff), David (Lisa) Tyler (Shella), 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He also leaves behind his siblings and their families and many others who loved him.
Predeceased by his parents, elder family members and a few special friends, Larry will not be alone on his next journey.
Larry’s greatest legacy to us is the gift of a large extended family. This gift grew from years of dedication to his family, friends, career and community. Today we feel the arms of that extended family wrapped around us and we are forever grateful.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to City of Estevan Fire Services or your local Rotary Club.
Cremation entrusted to Rocky Mountain Crematorium, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta.
Rocky and Sylvan Lake Funeral Homes, Your Golden Rule Funeral homes, entrusted with the arrangements. 403-887-2151.
So sorry for your loss. My condolences to the entire family.
Larry was a good friend and could always find the "good" in a situation and determine what was an honest and "fair" outcome. I know he loved to golf and his golfing buddies are missing his happy attitude on the fairways. RIP Larry.
Dan and Gail Lacoste:
Our deepest sympathy to Muriel and extended family.
Mark & Brenda Walliser:
Very sorry to hear of Larry’s passing he was a great guy and a dear friend, our prayers are with you all.
Lynn and Neil Wirtz:
My sincere condolences to Muriel and family. I always loved my time working at the credit union with Larry and all of the social events we attended as a credit union group. He will be missed. RIP
Jim & Marian Stark:
Our condolences to Muriel and family. Larry was truly a wonderful man. He will be deeply missed by many.
Bob and Audrey Hornung:
Our sincere condolences to the family. We have fond memories of Larry from our days in Estevan.
Always enjoyed our relationship with both Larry (Estevan Fire) and his Dad Jim (Moose Jaw Fire). Both dedicated members and great supporters' of the fire service. They cannot take away some fond memories of our times together. RIP bother.
Jan and Doug Blue :
Once he showed it to them, our kids never missed an opportunity to visit him in his office and and rifle through “That Desk Drawer “ searching for the treat they’d inevitably find. His hearty laugh and giant smile belied his indignant protests.
A true and sincere Gentleman by every definition.
Muriel, Cindy, David and Tyler, though several years separate us, we share in your loss.
Nathan & Brenda Lamb:
Our sincere sympathy for your loss Muriel and family. Larry was the perfect example of a kind, caring and true gentleman.
Ron and Donna Tocker:
Muriel and family: Our sincere and heartfelt sympathy is with you all during this sad and difficult time. Larry's kind and gentle nature will be remembered forever.
Dear Muriel and family:
You have my deepest sympathy.
Don & Verna Hahn:
Rest In Peace Papa! That is the name I gave him when Cindy had her first baby! It always stuck with us! Till we meet again my friend. Sincere sympathies to Muriel & family. I'm a phone call away if I can do anything for you. Love to you always my friends.
What a shock to see Larry has passed. He was such a talented, dedicated, hardworking leader who I very much enjoyed work for and with over many years. What a very sad day. My condolences to family, friends and former colleagues.
Drew and Debbie Bongfeldt:
We were truly saddened to hear of Larry’s passing. Our condolences to Muriel and the family. Larry was a man of many talents and never shied away from sharing his expertise when needed. We thoroughly enjoyed our Texas get togethers and are blessed to have shared your friendship. May he Rest In Peace.
While working with Larry at the credit union we had laughs every morning as we were always the first two there and he would catch me up on all the Community news. He will be missed and Iam glad we had our brief time working together.
Raymond and Glenys Dorwart:
Always a gentleman. You will be missed Larry. Our deepest condolences to Muriel, Cindy, Dave, Tyler and their families.
Anita and Barry Kuntz:
Dear Muriel and family,
I had the privilege of working with Larry at the Credit Union in Estevan for 11 years. He was kind, contentious and a pleasure to work with who also contributed much to the community. Sending our condolences to the family.
Jody Godlonton :
My condolences to Muriel and family. Larry was a wonderful person and has affected many people’s lives in a positive way, mine included. He will be missed by so many! My thoughts are with you all.
Victor And Holly Frank:
Our deepest condolences to you Muriel and Cindy and Dave and Tyler Larry was a great man and we all can call a great friend we’re so srry for your lost RIP Larry
Our sincere condolences to Muriel and family. We were very privileged to know Larry, he was a great guy and full of smiles. He will truly be missed by all that knew him. Rest In Peace.
Mickey and Lorne Heron
So sorry for your loss. Condolences to the family.
Chad and Kerry Wilhelm:
Sorry for your loss to all the Pangborn’s.
Hope your well Tyler and Shella.
My Condolences to you Muriel and family..
We are so saddened to hear of Larry’s passing. We remember him as a wonderful friend and a dedicated community volunteer. We send heartfelt sympathy to you, Muriel and your family.
Carl and Karen Stepp:
Our sympathies to the family. May all your precious memories help you through the sadness of loss. Always a smile and pleasant conversation when we ran into him.
Barb and Todd Kreics:
Our deepest condolences to Muriel, Cindy, Dave and Tyler and all your families.
Dean and Bev Nagel :
Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength. Our deepest sympathy to all of the family . HUGS
I was blessed to grow up around many great people and Larry was one, Muriel and family you have my deepest sympathy!
Connie & Gary St Onge:
Dear Muriel and family,
Great souls never ever part. They leave an impression on anyone they come across. Everyone will remember Larry as the fantastic person he was. Our deepest sympathy. I enjoyed working with Larry for many years at the Credit Union. May he Rest In Peace.
Grant and Wanda Laviolette :
condolences to Muriel and all the family - Larry had an infectious smile and was front and centre helping in anyway he could - sad to see you go but glad our paths crossed - you made our days better in every way -
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