Gunnar Einarson Death, Obituary – Lawrence, Gunnar On December 2, 2022, John Einarson, our husband, father, grandpa, and brother, died abruptly. He was 61 years old at the time. His wife Rachel, son Kyle and wife Katelyn, daughter Kayla and husband Nathan, and much-loved grandchildren Liam and Ava Grace, as well as Bryndis and Tummy, survive him. His sisters Lillian (Ernest), Patricia (Raymond), Marlene, and Rose survive him. His wife Rachel, son Kyle, daughter Kayla, and much-loved grandchildren Liam and Ava Grace will be devastated by his death (Gord).

He also leaves a great number of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles who will never forget him and cherish his memories. Gunnar’s paternal grandpa, John Gunnestein, and maternal grandmother, Ellen Einarson, died before him, as did a huge number of his aunts, uncles, and cousins. Gunnar was born on June 25, 1961, in Arborg, Manitoba. Despite having an older sister, our father was pleased to become a father to a male and always referred to him as “baby boy.”

Gunnar began his job as a newspaper delivery boy at an early age, and it was during this time that he first acquired an interest in traveling the world. Gunnar adored going on excursions and was happy to “ride shotgun” for anyone who asked. He worked in Grand Rapids until the age of 18, when he traveled out west with his friend Barry in pursuit of new job prospects. After working at an Esso station near his birthplace for a while, he eventually joined his father’s family business as a mechanic and began working alongside his father.

He worked for the Town of Grand Rapids, later joining the fire department to clear the way for his son to do the same. In addition, he served on the town council for one term and was just re-elected. After that, he retired from the Town in order to pursue a longer career with the Highways Department, where he worked until his death. During this difficult time, the family would like to thank everyone who has shown their profound condolences. We would like to thank the Misipawistik Cree Nation as well as the Town of Grand Rapids.