Eunice Gustafson

passed away at the age of 50 years on June 2, 2017 at the Kamsack Hospital.

A funeral service was  held on   June 15, 2017 from the chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home.

After what seemed to be such a short intense battle with pancreatic cancer, Eunice peacefully drifted to sleep to start the next chapter in her life. She died with grace, dignity and beauty. Eunice was such a strong person, she was caring and compassionate. She loved everyone she met in a special kind of way, and touched so many lives. Eunice fought, hard, every minute of every day-she stayed positive and had a smile on her face no matter how much she was hurting inside.
Her first battle dated back to August 21, 1966, the day she was born. Eunice had a brachial sinus opening, or a hole in her neck, which required surgical repair. Being the tough little human she was she fought her way through and lived a completely healthy life. In September of 2016 was her next battle, when she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. That diagnosis didn’t dampen her spirits though, if anything it made her stronger and fight harder.
Eunice was born and raised on a farm in the Swan River Valley. She was always referred to as the “outside girl” as she was always out doing yard work or playing with the chickens and pigs or helping feed the cows. Even in her adult life she enjoyed gardening, puttering around the yard, pretending to be a lumberjack with Brad. Eunice went to school in Swan River, she played and marched in the school band and went on many trips with them. She graduated from SVRSS in 1984. She had many jobs as a young women, she was a waitress at the Roadrunner, worked at the ice rink, server at the legion, assistant manager at the Met store. In May of 1985 Eunice married Vince Gustafson and in June of 1987 they had their very first bundle of joy (Becki). Then in August of 1990 their baby boy came along (Joseph). Eunice then took her health care aide and worked in various care homes in Swan River and Benito. Eunice’s passion for looking after people wasn’t quite fulfilled so she went into nursing. She graduated with her LPN in 2003 and started her career working in The Pas casually and then permanently in Kamsack. The family lived in Swan River and then later moved to the farm out in Alpine. She moved to Kamsack and in with Brad in 2007. She didn’t waste any time making that home and winning over his heart. She filled her dreams of travelling to Cuba, BC, Palm Springs, Costa Rica and Mexico and when she wasn’t travelling she was at home gardening, planting flowers, ”logging”, baking, cooking or canning or following Brad around trying to figure out their next job or adventure.
Eunice touched many people and although we are left with heavy hearts and an empty space in our lives we are also left with so many lessons and memories. Eunice taught us all strength, she taught us how to listen and be non-judgmental. She taught us that everyone has a story worth hearing. Eunice was always a listening ear and an open heart. She was such an inspiring women, always had a smile on her face, a story to tell, a quirky joke or a hand to lend. She was a pleasure to be around and we are all so lucky to have had her in our lives one way or another. She will be dearly missed by so many.
Eunice is survived by her fiancé Brad Weber, her daughter Becki(Mike), son Joseph(Caitlyn; Mason), step daughter Tanya(Curtis) and step son Jesse, her mother Mildred, sister Bonnie(Ken), brothers Michael, Jim(Stephanie), Kevin, her grandmother Mary. Also left to mourn are many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and special friends.
Eunice was predeceased by her father Tony as well as grandparents, aunts and uncles.

If friends so desire donations in Eunice’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society..

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  1. Carol says:

    My dear friend, you brought so much joy to my life–you were a true friend–always caring and loving–never forgetting anyone–such a kind and beautiful soul–I will miss you so–God Bless You . I love you …….
    Brad , Becki, Joe and families–my thoughts and prayers are with you all

  2. Tara Gish says:

    Brad, I am so sorry. I pray for strength for you at this sorrowful time.

  3. Cindy Slivenski says:

    My condolences to all of Eunice’s family. Eunice was a great co-worker and friend.We will miss her dearly.

  4. Sherry Howdle says:

    My deepest condolences to Eunice’s family and friends. I hope you have many found memories that will get you through the days and years ahead. I was shocked to hear the news of her passing and I have been recalling so many memories of her as we were growing up together and going to school together.

    I’m so sorry for your loss. 50 is way too young and cancer sucks!

  5. Fran Richardson says:

    Brad, So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you with sympathy and caring.

  6. Don Formo says:

    Sincere condolences to Joseph, Becky and family. It was always a pleasure when your Mom stopped by the dealership, wether it was to have her Mustang fixed or to visit with Tracy. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you.

  7. Marion Matechuk says:

    So sorry for your loss, Eunice was a great coworker, dependable, always ready to assist, pleasant, kind and caring. She will be missed.

  8. Sandra Zinchuk says:

    I just learned of Eunice’s passing this morning from Mom. Both of us were shocked and saddened. I have many memories of Eunice, growing up as neighbours and riding the school bus together. Sincere sympathy to Mildred and the family.

  9. Elizabeth Dor (Doroshuk) says:

    To Mildred, Eunice’s husband, and her family — Sadly I share my deepest condolences with you at this most painful time. I pray that you will experience the love and comfort of Christ. With love, Liz Dor, Cousin to Tony Stupak, Eunice’s dad.

  10. Myrna Dey says:

    Eunice gave strength to me and my family when we needed it most. I won’t forget her.

    Myrna Dey

  11. Della says:

    Sincerest condolences … Rest Peacefully Eunice ❤️

  12. Diane Jaques (Jean Bettinson's daughter) says:

    Euinice made me laugh. Her crazy sense of humour and honesty were traits that made it bearable for those in Kamsack nursing home – both for the residents but more importantly the families of the residents. This is how I came to meet her. She called “a spade a spade” and was always “approachable” , getting us through the emotional struggle of our Mom’s care. My heartfelt condolences to her family. You will be greatly missed my friend.

  13. Roland & Lorrie Giroux says:

    So Sorry To Hear of The Loss of This Beautiful Inside & Out Woman- Eunice Roland and I Express Our Deepest Sympathies To Brad and Family Our Thoughts and Prayers are with You.

  14. Cindy McGregor says:

    Eunice and I had a lot in common and shared many secrets as good friends do, I will miss her dearly as she was so special. I will love you like a sister forever my chickie, til we meet again…..and hey don’t snap my dads suspenders to hard but get him to play some tunes on his guitar and yoodle your little heart…..forever

  15. Cheryl Guttman (Mohr) says:

    My deepest sympathy to Eunice ‘s family. I am saddened but know that she is resting peaceful. God Bless!

  16. Ken & Georgette Helmkay says:

    We will miss Eunice’s generosity and kindness. Our deepest sympathy to Brad and family.

  17. Kim & Earl Pfeifer says:

    Our deepest sympathy to Brad, Becky, Joseph, & family. Eunice was a wonderful person, always kind & pleasant. A great co-worker. May she rest in peace.

  18. Carol Marriott says:

    There are those who we meet briefly along the path, like Eunice, whose energy and uplifting spirit forge lasting memories. Shine on Eunice. I will remember you with fondness for your strength of spirit and honest heart. Love to Brad, family, and friends.

  19. Anna-Marie (Hudye) West says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. My Mom (Stephanie Hudye) is so sorry for your loss, also hers too. Eunice was a very dear friend that she will miss forever. May she rest to peace. Memories keep everyone strong.

  20. Dawna Griffith (Hardy) says:

    My Deepest Sympathy to all Eunice’s family
    I worked with Eunice at The Roadrunner Drive Inn and we had a blast together. She was such a beautiful, caring person
    Keep your memories close

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