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Posted By Sobering Funeral Chapel On November 9, 2020 @ 4:47 pm In Obituaries | 10 Comments

March 2, 1931 – November 7, 2020

It is with deep sorrow we announce his passing after a five-month struggle with cancer.

He was born in Riga, Latvia and came to Canada at the age of 17.  In 1954 he joined Manitoba Hydro.  Wherever we were as a family, either in Great Falls or Thompson, he was an active member of the community.  He had many interests and hobbies.  He never did anything on a small scale.  He hunted, fished and smoked the best goldeye ever.  He was a Head Scout Master, President of the Maskwa Snowmobile Club and Santa for over 30 years for the children of Great Falls.  He was an active member of the Lutheran Choir in Lac du Bonnet.  Dad and Mom moved to a house they built on the Winnipeg River in 1987.  After he retired in 1991, he kept busy with his bees which he had for many years.  He provided some of the best honey to people in the area.  He had a huge garden, raised pheasants, ducks and managed all wildlife he encountered.  Mom and Dad took every opportunity to do some traveling.  He enjoyed watching the Jets and supporting the Saskatchewan Rough Riders.  His pride and joy was his red Cadillac.

He is survived by his wife Laurie of 64 years, his five children; Debbie (David), Gail, Kelly (Heather), Danny (Alison) and Brenda, 11 grandchildren; Tony, Tim, Chris, Stephanie (Greg), Nelson, Emily, Hunter, Laura, David (Samm), Paul and Michelle (Ashley) and 3 great grandchildren; Zenon, Zofia and Arlo.

The family would like to thank Dr. Gerges, the nurses and staff at Pine Falls Primary Health Centre for taking such good care of our dad.

Cremation has taken place.  Due to Covid restrictions a private service will take place at a later date.


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Condolence from Bunny & Gregg on November 12th, 2020 8:49 am

Our heartfelt sympathy In the loss of your dear husband/dad/grandfather ❤️ Sending Hugs & prayers of support to the whole family

Condolence from Linda and Bill Boyer on November 12th, 2020 1:48 pm

Sincere sympathy to the Postnicks family! Sending hugs and prayers.

Condolence from paula ryplanski marsch on November 12th, 2020 2:20 pm

Uncle Gunner had a huge influence in my life and I will always be grateful for times you allowed to share him with me.
Aunty Laurie and Uncle Gunner are two of the most loving generous people I know and again thanks for letting me be a part of your lives.
hugs hugs to all

Condolence from Marilyn Anderson on November 12th, 2020 4:13 pm

Laurie, my sincerest condolences to you on the loss of your husband Gunnar, and also to your children and their families. Many memories through the years, one of which was his Santa role. He will be missed.

Condolence from Ernie & Louise Blahitka on November 14th, 2020 5:08 pm

Laurie we were saddened to read that Gunnar had passed away. We will miss seeing him at the Manitoba Hydro Retirees’ functions. May the love of family and friends around you help you through the days ahead.
Sincere condolences to you and your Family.
Ernie & Louise Blahitka

Condolence from Dinah Ceplis on November 15th, 2020 9:54 am

Please accept condolences from the Ceplis family. Your father was a grooms man at my parents wedding in 1952. I spoke with Mr. Postnicks in Lac du Bonnet a few years ago when we both attended a session on Latvians in Manitoba.

Condolence from Walter& Audrey Shyiak on November 15th, 2020 4:18 pm

Laurie and family – We were so shocked to hear of Gunnar’s passing . He was undoubtedly a person that
was of a very ‘special character’ and should have lived forever ! . He was a great neighbor and friend ! Unfortunately, as our families got older we seemed to get more focused on them and saw less of each other , BUT , we will always cherish the wonderful times we had together !

Gunnar , along with you and your family , will be in our hearts and memories forever !

With our very deepest and sincerest sympathy .

Condolence from Pat Kraus on November 18th, 2020 9:32 am

Laurie, sorry to hear of Gunner’s passing. My sincere condolences to you and the family.

Condolence from Len and Irene Gendre on November 20th, 2020 7:19 pm

My deepest and sincere sympathy at the loss of Gunnar. That many years together is a great loss but also many great fun times. May the happy memories bring solace and peace.
Len and Irene Gendre.

Condolence from Irene Gendre on November 20th, 2020 7:27 pm

Kelly , Heather , Nelson and Emily.
So sorry to hear of your loss.
Nelson, I believe you were very close to your grandfather; so that will be a great loss for you.
Remember all the fun times you had together and that will help and make you feel better.
A big hug to you all.
Irene Gendre

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