July 09, 1946 – April 05, 2021
It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our dear Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunty, Teacher and Friend.
Eunice, was fighting a silent battle for months that she was determined to win. She was stubborn till the end letting her family know she would be fine and saying “I’m not running out of time.” She was a kind, loving woman with a sense of humour and wit like no other. This held constant until the time of her passing.
Our family is beyond thankful for the wonderful care and compassion Eunice experienced during her time at the St. Boniface Hospital. A special thank you to Dr. Mooney and his team of nurses who went above and beyond to make her last days as meaningful as possible. They thoroughly enjoyed her wit and feistiness throughout her time with them. Additionally, a heartfelt thank you goes out to the Pine Falls Hospital team of doctors and nurses who were dedicated to providing Eunice with the initial care she needed.
For 30 plus years Eunice was a passionate English teacher. So many of her students have said her teaching went above and beyond the classroom and curriculum. She cared for her students as if they were her own children and pushed each of them to be the best version of themselves. She loved running into her students outside of school even years after retirement. This brought her so much joy to see how her students grew into wonderful adults. She loved to hear what they were up to in their lives. We are sure that all of her students would have a story to tell about her humour, her enthusiasm for learning, especially History and English and her dedication to their individual success both in school and life.
Eunice was a proud, supportive and loving grandmother. She loved her dog Schnoop, her books, watching basketball, hockey, and endless crosswords. Her granddaughters were always impressed that she used pen for her crosswords and never made mistakes. She would even receive calls from friends, colleagues, and students for crossword advice. It is safe to say that Eunice impacted many lives and was loved by more.
Waiting to greet her in heaven will be her parents Alex and Solange Skrumeda, her loving husband Fred, her brothers Allan and Wayne, and brothers-in-law Lawrence, David and Jim.
Left to grieve and miss her are her son Guy, daughter-in-law Robin, and her granddaughters Trinity (Trentan), Gemini, and Quincy. Her sister Louise Nault, sister-in-law Terry Skrumeda and numerous nieces and nephews. Her sisters-in-law Edna Pichor, Rita (Albert) Lamoureux and their families. Her dear friends, Darcy, Norma, Dennis, Brenda, and Julie; her goddaughter Becky and her sister Marnie. She will be loved and missed by so many of her colleagues, former students and lifelong friends.
A small interment ceremony has taken place for immediate family. A larger celebration of life will be held at a later date for all who wish to attend. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice. Our family finds comfort during this time knowing that one day, we will all meet again.Print This Obituary & Condolences