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It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Marilyn Einarson (nee Chudd), with her husband and sons by her side, after a brief illness.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, David Einarson, her brother Edward, sons, Jon and Eric and her grandchildren, Brayden, Eve and Handsome David. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Anne, her brother Johnny and her sister Joyce.
Marilyn was born in Gimli in 1947, and it was a joyous occasion because she was younger than her siblings by more than a decade. Her feet never touched the ground as a child because there was always someone who wanted to carry her in their arms. That was a tradition that her devoted husband carried on for the rest of her life. And she did the same for him and her sons and grandchildren.
Marilyn was an elementary school teacher by profession and spent 50 years as an educator in the River East School Division. Though she retired many years ago, she continued to substitute teach up until the moment she became unwell a short time ago. It was her passion, and she was so good at it, and beloved for it. Marilyn could go almost nowhere in East Kildonan, not the grocery store or the mall or any activity, without having someone come up to her and say "Hello Mrs. Einarson, you taught me Grade 2". And the thing about Marilyn was that she remembered every one of them, their siblings and parents. She could reminisce with stories about them. That was how sharp and caring she was.
But her true passion was her family and friends. She and David had an incredibly close group of friends that they raised their children with, travelled with and spent endless hours of companionship with (mom as an educator and grammarian would correct that to "with which they would spend endless hours of companionship", because you cannot end a sentence with a preposition).
And when it came to her family, Marilyn lived for them. Not with them. Not because of them. But for them. She existed to do everything in her power to bring joy and love to her husband, her children and her grandchildren. No task for her was too big or small in that regard. She would find the perfect gift, make the most perfect food, she would hug the strongest and hardest, anything to see a smile on the face of her family members.
She was our rock. She was the one that that made the perfect dream of our family be real. We are lost without her. Things will never be the same. But we will honour and love her forever.
Thank you for the compassionate and exceptional care from the staff at the Grace Hospital Emergency Department and 3 North Unit, and the Health Sciences Centre staff on GA4 and the MICU Unit. We will always be grateful for all you did for her.
A celebration of Marilyn's life will be held on Saturday, April 2 at 11:00 a.m. at Gilbart Funeral Home in Selkirk, Manitoba.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Marilyn's honour to the Grace Hospital Foundation or Health Sciences Centre Foundation.

Condolences may be left on her tribute wall at
Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk
in care of arrangements.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 26, 2022

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • Dave My deepest condolences to you and your family. May the wonderful memories of Marilyn be with you and comfort you at this time. Mickey & Emily Lucko - Posted by: Emily Lucko (Co worker (WCB)) on: Apr 05, 2022

  • I was so terribly saddened to hear about Marilyn's passing. She was a wonderful lady, who always had a smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye. She had the best laugh and the best hug, and always enjoyed a good joke. I first met Marilyn when we both joined Curves in Bird's Hill, and we became friends. We discovered that we both had been teachers in the River East School Division and didn't live far from each other. We decided we would meet each other every day at Curves, and encourage each other to work those machines! We soon became fast friends, and after exercising we would walk up and down the highway and through parts of Bird's Hill, all the while sharing stories of our families and friends. Our friendship continued and extended to a few whirlwind day trips to Grand Forks, hitting as many stores as we could, in the short time we had. One last stop at Kentucky Fried Chicken would send us on our way home, loaded down with our treasures often arriving home quite close to midnight!! We sure had fun!! Marilyn told such wonderful stories about her family, and even though David was the only one I met, I felt like I knew Jon and Eric and her wonderful grandchildren Brayden and Eve, because when she talked about them her eyes lit up like a Christmas tree. After Curves closed Marilyn and I didn't see much of each other, meeting for the occasional lunch to get caught up on the news. When we moved,we continued to run into each other when we were both out and about, both vowing to get in touch with the other for coffee or lunch, but our busy lives went on and you know the rest of the story. Marilyn's life ended far too soon, as I know she had way more love and hugs to hand out.Noone that ever met Marilyn, could ever forget her her. She was special! - Posted by: Sandra Smerek (Friend) on: Apr 01, 2022

  • My heart goes out to her family. Marilyn was so caring, supportive and had a great sense of humour. Dave, Jon, and Eric and their families will be devastated. I’m so sorry for your loss. Elaine DeLorme - Posted by: Elaine DeLorme (Friend) on: Mar 28, 2022

  • I found Marilyn to be a good friend with always a happy, wonderful smile and and if you were feeling down she had a great way of turning your frown into a smile. When she talked about David her boys and grandkids you could tell how much she loved them she will be sorely missed by her family and friends - Posted by: Linda Milliner (Friend ) on: Mar 26, 2022

  • My deepest sympathies David and family. You're in my thoughts, sending hugs Kim Hutton - Posted by: Kim (Friend) on: Mar 26, 2022

  • Sincerest sympathies to David and family. I taught with Marilyn. She was a wonderful person and dear friend. May she Rest In Peace. Olia Susky - Posted by: Olia Susky (Friend) on: Mar 26, 2022

  • Marilyn was my sister Rilla’s godmother. I have so many happy memories playing with Jon and Erik. when they got too old and too cool to play with us, I have memories of hide and seek or of Dave making us ice cream cones after running through the hose in the yard. Or hosing us off after we got covered in mud we were told not to plan in. Many meals were shared at Lotus Gardens on New Years Eve and at our home in Petersfield as well as theirs over the years. I’m so saddened by this news. We had drifted apart somewhat over the years but after my mom died I always received a card at Christmas from Marilyn with a brief family update. You were truly an amazing woman Marilyn!! I know you boys and grandkids will miss you so much. They were truly blessed to have this time with you. Rest in Paradise!! Tell my parents we miss them. I know my daddy was waiting for you with open arms! ❤️❤️❤️ - Posted by: Leif Hitton (Family friend ) on: Mar 26, 2022

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