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Born: Jul 09, 1946

Date of Passing: Apr 05, 2021

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July 9, 1946 - April 5, 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.

& CREMATORIUM, Beausejour
(204) 268-3510 or MB Toll Free 1-877-776-2220

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 10, 2021

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • So sorry for your loss... I can still hear her saying "people!!" to get the student's attention... and if that didn't work... you could count on it that someone's ear would be pulled... I loved that woman, loved her as a teacher, as a woman. She was a fabulous role model... she will be missed. - Posted by: Shirley (Past student) on: Apr 11, 2021

  • As a family we were all saddened to hear the news of Eunices’s passing. Eunice taught all four of our sons and without exception they had a high degree of respect for Eunice. A straight shooter to be sure. To the family, please accept our sincere condolence. The Kelly Sharpe Family - Posted by: Kelly Sharpe (Friend) on: Apr 11, 2021

  • "To die, to sleep-, To sleep, perchance to dream- ay there's the rub, For in this sleep of death what dreams may come..." (Hamlet, act 3 scene 2) Guy, Robin and Family: Please accept my sincerest condolences in the passing of your Mom and Grandmother. Reflecting on Your Mom today and smiling. I have many fond memories of Eunice. How the heck she convinced me to get up and read Twas the night before Christmas, at the Christmas Concert when I was in grade 7 or 8 being one of them! I remember being as nervous as heck and looking off to the side and seeing her standing there and smiling. She knew I could do it and she was right! I recall wonderful evenings listening to music with Eunice and Fred, (as long as there wasn't a game on). I remember trying to fill in a word or two of her crossword puzzles when she would leave the room, and her being both peeved and proud when she would discover what I had done, haha... Your Mom touched so many lives as a wonderfully passionate educator, mentor and friend. " A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read" Mark Twain - Posted by: Jerome (student/friend) on: Apr 10, 2021

  • Guy, Robin and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You have written such a beautiful tribute to your mother - I could hear her laugh as I started to read it. May the memories of happy and special times help to sustain you as you mourn her passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. - Posted by: Margie (Friend) on: Apr 10, 2021

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