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Born: Jul 15, 1940

Date of Passing: Nov 24, 2021

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After a struggle with multiple myeloma, Nestor left our family on November 24, 2021.
Nestor was born July 15, 1940 in Canora, Saskatchewan, spending his childhood days in the village of Buchanan. He was the fourth child of Michael Phillip Guspodarchuk and Lily Ternowetsky.
Nestor was predeceased by his father, mother, sister Geraldine and her husband Charlie Peckover as well as older brother Marvin and beloved puppy Dixie.
He is survived by sisters, Yvonne (Al) Trupp and Iris (Jack) Bell.
He married Kerry Lynne Bates in 1968 and they had four cherished children, Cheryl (Jason) Jackson and their sons, Connor and Liam, Kevin (Donna) and their daughters, Caitlyn, Catrina and Harmony, Janice (Ruby) and Rick (Jessica) and their sons, Taylor and Austin. He is survived by all his children, seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Nestor's great loves were his family, the youth he taught and mentored over his 52 years of being a classroom teacher, substitute teacher and his involvement as an elder at Grace Christian Church.
Nestor was known to be a loving partner, a kind and generous father and a very gentle, considerate man. His passing leaves a big hole in the fabric of the family.
The family wishes to thank the staff of The Convalescent Home of Winnipeg for their care of his needs during his short stay.
Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on February 24, 2022 at Grace Christian Church, 50 Barnes Street, Winnipeg. Proof of vaccination required to attend.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 27, 2021

Condolences & Memories (14 entries)

  • Our condolences to you, Kerry, and to all your family. Nestor will not be forgotten. - Posted by: Judy and Al Stamler (Friends) on: Dec 19, 2021

  • Mr. Gus was my grade 8 home room teacher in 2002. He was a kind man and he always let me get away with allot. I now know it was Gods grace displayed in him for me. I’m just now learning of his passing and am greatly saddened however, happy that he is with the Lord now. My condolences to the family. He will be missed. - Posted by: Raquel Crawford (Grade 8 Education Teacher ) on: Dec 05, 2021

  • As a former teacher-colleague at Cecil Rhodes school I was able to appreciate Nestor's professional excellence as well as his sincerity and honesty in his personal relationships with co-workers. He was highly respected. My condolences to his family. - Posted by: Erling Braaten (friend) on: Dec 04, 2021

  • We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Nestor. There are so many fond memories over the years, that we can look back on. Our prayers are with the family at this time. Don and Sandra Patterson - Posted by: Sandra Patterson (Friends) on: Dec 01, 2021

  • My wife Linda and I are shocked and saddened to learn of Nestor's passing. Our deepest condolences to Kerry and family. I first met Nestor in 1975 when, as a student teacher, I arrived at Elmwood High School and Gus was assigned to be my cooperating teacher. What began as a professional relationship evolved into a close friendship that flourished for over the past four decades. Great memories were created along the way, including the formation of "The Flashbacks" staff band and its memorable performances at the school talent shows and Elmwood's 50th anniversary celebration. Nestor was much more than a wonderful, caring teacher; he was truly a very special, remarkable human being. Gus was a genuine man of faith who, in his quiet and humble way, demonstrated the fruits of the spirit in his everyday dealings with others. He touched many lives, including mine, with his kindness, caring, understanding and guidance, I am privileged to have known Nestor and honoured to have had him grace the past 46 years of my life. Gus will be sincerely missed. God bless. Rest in peace my friend. - Posted by: Dave Gillis (friend and former colleague) on: Nov 29, 2021

  • Mr Guspodarchuk was a teacher before his times. I had him for my music teacher at Cecil Rhodes in 1968. He taught us how to play guitar, convincing the school to buy guitars for his class. Such an awesome man who I always fondly remember. Condolences to his family and friends. - Posted by: Wendy Marsch (Wensel) (Former student) on: Nov 28, 2021

  • I have known Nestor for many years. He was a very personable and kind person, who would always be there to help with a problem if he could. I worked with Nestor teaching E.S.L. classes and at our Homework Club for people needing help with their school work. Nestor was though of very highly by those he taught school with. He will be greatly missed by the many he knew and served. Condolences to the Guspodarchuk family and all his relatives. We will see you again, my friend. - Posted by: Randy Fisher (Friend) on: Nov 27, 2021

  • I had Mr. Gus as my grade 9 teacher back in the mid 1980's. He was such a wonderful person to be around. He was very patient, understanding and I looked forward to seeing him in the classroom each morning, at Elmwood High School. He'll be deeply missed. God Bless. - Posted by: Claudette Charette (Older Student) on: Nov 27, 2021

  • Mr Gus was a teacher who truly cared about his students and we all knew it. He was soft spoken yet commanded the attention of rowdy Jr high students with ease. He received high respect because he earned it by treating us with respect. He always spoke so highly of his wife and kids. I know he must have been an awesome grandpa! Being a high school teacher, especially in a "rough" school is not an easy task and burns many teachers out but Mr Gus always started each class happy to be there which is something we all needed some days. My thoughts are with his family. I can't imagine the loss you feel right now. - Posted by: Shawna Goodbrandson (Armstrong) (Student) on: Nov 27, 2021

  • Mr. Guspodarchuk was the best teacher I ever had at Cecil Rhodes school, and I wasn’t always an easy student to cope with but he would bring out his guitar and everything seemed better! 😊I left Cecil Rhodes in 1968 and I’ve never forgotten him and over the years I’ve often thought about him, especially since I ended up working as an Educational Assistant and I know how tough it is to be a teacher, especially in these times! I like to think he had something to do with my decision to help struggling students. R.I.P. - Posted by: Harlyne Muys ( Wilkinson) (Student from Cecil Rhodes school) on: Nov 27, 2021

  • He was the sweetest substitute teacher, my deepest condolences. - Posted by: Kaitlin Moar (Student) on: Nov 27, 2021

  • Sincerest sympathy Kerry and family. Nestor will surely be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to you. - Posted by: Lucille Desorcy (friend from square dancing) on: Nov 27, 2021

  • Sincerest condolences, a very nice man and a great teacher. - Posted by: Rita Willcott (Miller) (Student) on: Nov 27, 2021

  • Mr. Gus was the best substitute teacher! When we heard we were getting a sub for class we would always look and hope as we were walking into class hoping it would be him. He was always so nice. May he rest in peace. - Posted by: Jade Y (Was my substitute teacher) on: Nov 27, 2021

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