Four Generations of Devoted Service
In the Selkirk area and Interlake Since 1935
Gary Raymond Einarson
Gary Einarson, beloved husband of Linda, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on March 1, 2019.
Gary was born in Gimli on October 4, 1949 to Palmi and Violet Einarson. Gary had a wonderful childhood growing up on a farm in the Minerva area near Gimli. He attended the University of Manitoba where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education. Later he completed a Masters in Education and a Certificate in Special Education. In 1971 he married Linda Sargeant and they settled in Souris, where they raised their two children, Bjorn and Erika. Gary liked to say Souris was “a good place to raise children”, and it was. Gary spent his entire career working for the Souris Valley/Southwest Horizon School Division, first as an English teacher and later as the Coordinator of Special Education.
Gary was predeceased by his brother Lynn and his sister-in-law Lori Sargeant-Radomski. Gary is survived by his wife and best friend of 47 years, Linda, children Bjorn Einarson and Erika Martin (Jarrod), grandson Greyson Martin, sister Judy MacKinnon (Rod), brother-in-law Terence Sargeant (Tag Haney), sisters-in-law Gail Syberg (Christian), Eileen Soprovich (Dan), Christine Sargeant (Jim Brittain), and brother-in-law Phil Sargeant-Radomski, as well as numerous nieces and nephews who all loved him dearly.
Gary was a kind, patient, and compassionate man. Wise and witty, he especially loved writing, telling stories, participating in theatre and being a home handyman. Family life, at home and at his cottage, was what he valued most. He met the challenges of Parkinson’s Disease with stoic resolve, even as it robbed him of his strength and freedom.
A celebration of Gary’s life will be held in the summer. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Parkinson Canada in Manitoba, #7-414 Westmount Dr. Winnipeg MB R2J 1P2.
Condolences may be left on his tribute wall at www.gilbartfuneralhome.com
Gilbart Funeral Home, Gimli in care of arrangements.