Robert ‘Bob’ Peter Gurniak was born in the R.M. of Birtle on April 29, 1946. He was the last son of Dan and Mary (nee Sokolan) Gurniak.
Bob passed away at Russell Hospital on July 8, 2020. Bob was pre-deceased by his parents Dan and Mary, brother Donald and sister Olive, brother-in-law Andre Perreault and sister-in-law Lucy Gurniak.
Bob leaves to mourn his beloved wife of 49 years, Linda (nee Dupont) and their three children Dean (Dayna), Derek (Lynette) and their children Chase and Madison, Devon (Gina), his brother Jerry Gurniak, sister-in-law Gail (Poke), brother-in-law Terry (Anita), and nieces and nephews.
Bob was raised on the family farm and received his education in Birtle. He gained a Red Seal welding ticket at Assiniboine College in Brandon and was a fourth degree knight with the Knights of Columbus.
Bob and Linda were married in St. Lazare in September 1970 and moved to Thompson, where they raised their three children. Bob worked at INCO Mines until he retired in 2005.
Bobby built his cabin and spent his summers at Setting Lake. He loved to fish, play cards and to bargain hunt. Bob supported his children in all their endeavors and enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s activities - hockey and dance.
Bobby was resourceful and was always willing to share his knowledge with others. His kindness and sense of humor will be remembered by all who knew him.
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