Larry Andrew Kruk, 67, of Arran, SK, died suddenly on Monday, September 2, 2013 in the Arran District.
A viewing took place on Saturday, September 7, 2013 followed by a funeral service from the O.C.C. Hall in Kamsack.
Interment followed at the Riverview Cemetery in Kamsack.
Larry was born to the late Katie and Steve Kruk, on Nov. 22, 1945,
in Kamsack, Saskatchewan. He went to school in Arran. In his late teens, he spent
one summer picking tobacco in southern Ontario and then drove a scraper in
Grand Rapids, MB. He married the love of his life, Valerie Ann Yarema on June 10, 1967,
and they lived in Binscarth, MB for 8 years where he worked as a grain buyer for the
United Grain Growers. In 1975 they moved to Arran to take over the family farm
where he farmed with his brother and best friend, Herman Kruk, for 38 years.
Larry is survived by Valerie his loving wife and soul mate of 46 years, four children:
Ronda Van Kleek (Mike) of Kenville, MB, Kevin Kruk (Shelley) of Vancouver, BC,
Angie Eiffert (Kevin) of Regina, SK and Carrie Kruk-Lylyk (Kory) of Benito, MB;
ten very special grandchildren: Brayden, Tyler, Mason, Madisyn, Anna, Krista, Dawsen,
Brooklyn, Addison and Katie; four siblings: Adeline Bowman (Keith) of Kelowna, BC,
Patty Nimetz (Gene) of Kelowna, BC, Ron Kurk (Evelyn) of Surrey, BC and
Herman Kruk (Betsy) of Arran, SK; 12 special nieces and nephews;
he was predeceased by his brother Donnie Kruk.
Larry was a pillar of the community in Arran and enjoyed curling, fishing, listening
to country music and cheering on the Saskatchewan Roughriders. A big-kid at heart,
he had a fun-loving personality that brought out the best in people and made
everyone happier just by being around him. His smile was contagious and his
willingness to give was infinite. He had a heart of gold.
Larry had a passion for farming, but nothing surpassed the love he had for his family
and the devotion he had to Valerie. His grandchildren were the light of his life,
each holding a special place in his heart. He was our strength and our guide.
He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him.
Larry my love, our Gido, our Dad, our brother and our uncle,
will live forever in our hearts and memories.