Gunnar Einarson Obituary, Death – Gunnar Lawrence John Einarson, who was our husband, father, grandpa, and brother, went suddenly unexpectedly on December 2, 2022. He was 61 years old. He is survived by his wife Rachel, his son Kyle and his wife Katelyn, his daughter Kayla and her husband Nathan, and his much-loved grandchildren Liam and Ava Grace, as well as Bryndis and Tummy. He is also survived by his sisters Lillian (Ernest), Patricia (Raymond), Marlene, and Rose. His wife Rachel, son Kyle, daughter Kayla, and his much-loved grandchildren Liam and Ava Grace will mourn his passing (Gord).
In addition, he leaves behind a large number of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles who will never forget him and always treasure his memories. Gunnar’s paternal grandfather John Gunnestein and maternal grandmother Ellen Einarson, in addition to a large number of his aunts, uncles, and cousins, passed away before him. Gunnar was born on June 25th, 1961 in the town of Arborg, Manitoba. Despite the fact that we have an older sister, our father was overjoyed to become a parent to a son and always referred to him as “baby boy.”
At a young age, Gunnar began his career as a newspaper delivery boy, and it was during this time that he first developed an interest in exploring the world.
Gunnar enjoyed going on adventures and was willing to “ride shot gun” for anyone who asked him to do so. He held a job in Grand Rapids up until the age of 18, at which point he moved out west with his friend Barry in search of new employment opportunities.
After spending some time working at an Esso station near his hometown, he eventually joined his father in the family business as a mechanic and began working alongside his father. He was employed by the Town of Grand Rapids, where he eventually joined the fire department in order to pave the way for his son to do the same. In addition to that, he was a member of the town council for one term and was just recently re-elected. After that, he took his retirement from the Town to pursue a longer career with the Highways Department, where he continued to work up until the time of his death.