Four Generations of Devoted Service
In the Selkirk area and Interlake Since 1935
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Robert Earl Gudmundson at the Gimli Hospital, surrounded by the love of his family on March 21, 2018.
Earl was born on September 2, 1937 and is survived by his wife, Toby; his children, Terry (Susan), Bobby (Joanne) and Kim (Alex); his stepchildren that he treated like his own, Sherri (Brian), Darryl, Dean, and Mark; grandchildren, Derek, Stefan, Darren, Justin, Jon, Erin (Eric), Stephanie, Darren, Sasha, Dale, Selena and Sella; great-grandchildren Lucas and Kenzie; brothers, Roy (Carol), Gene, Ken (Theresa); many nieces, nephews and friends, especially his good buddy, Russell Collins.
He was predeceased by his parents, Gudjon and Stina; brothers Lloyd and Ernie; sister Joanne; also a sister Darlene in infancy. He will also be re-united with his best bud Hughie Sigurdson.
The way Earl lived his life could be an example to all. He was hard working, honest and truly young at heart. He loved being with family and he enjoyed nothing more than joining in with the noise and chaos of the youngsters. We often wondered who was having more fun and making more noise, Earl or the kids...they all loved him! We also commented that perhaps he should get a job at a day care, he would have been a big hit with all the kids there! He had a heart of gold and would do anything for his family and friends. We are sad that he is gone and we will miss him so much, but we are left with wonderful memories that will keep him near and dear forever. His stories were always a part of any visit and he could tell some good ones!
He enjoyed making birdhouses which are proudly displayed throughout the yard. Also made sure that the bird feeders were stocked with seeds for his feathered friends.
He worked at many different jobs, at a lumber mill, logging, trapping, farming & fishing, but of them all, it was fishing he loved best.
Cremation has taken place and in accordance with his wishes, no formal service will be held. A private interment will take place at a later date.
The family would like the thank the nursing staff at the Gimli Hospital, with special thanks to Donna and Christina for their caring and support.
Don't remember me with sadness, don't remember me with tears
Remember all the laughter, We've shared throughout the years.
Now I am contented, that my life it was worthwhile
Knowing that along the way, I made somebody smile.
When you're walking down the street,and you've got me on your mind
I'm walking in your footsteps, only half a step behind.
So please don't be unhappy, just because I'm out of sight
Remember that I'm with you, each morning, noon and night.
Goda Nott, Elskan