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Memorable Manitobans: Roy J. H. Larrabee (1920-2009)


Born at Weyburn, Saskatchewan on 15 January 1920, son of Homer Larrabee and Marie Roy, after attending high school and college at College Mathieu at Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan, he studied for the priesthood at St. Joseph’s Seminary at Edmonton, Alberta. He interrupted his studies with overseas service during the Second World War, after which he ordained in June 1949.

He was a priest of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg for over 60 years, as Assistant Priest at St. Mary’s Cathedral (1949-1955), Pastor of St. Joseph’s Parish at Russell (1955-1964), St. John’s Parish at Portage la Prairie (1964-1968), and Rector of St. Mary’s Cathedral from 1968 to retirement in 1997. In 1993, in recognition of his exemplary community service, he was inducted into the Order of the Buffalo Hunt.

He died at Surrey, British Columbia on 20 November 2009 and was buried in Assumption Cemetery.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 November 2009, page 36.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 October 2011

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