October 25, 1930– Rudkobing, Denmark
September 10, 2014 – Calgary, AB
Gunnar Christensen, born in Rudkobing Denmark on October 25, 1930, passed away suddenly in Calgary, on September 10, 2014, at the age of 83 years. He was the beloved husband and partner to Rocio; father of William (Karen), Gunnar (Elaine) and Thomas (Jenny); step-father Guillermo and to Itza (David); and grandfather to Grace, Martin, Emily Anne, Jack, Emma, Giacamo and Diego, who were the pride and joy of his life. The legacy of Gunnar’s kind spirit, zest for life and love of all things outdoors, will live on through them.
Gunnar was well known and respected as a masterful cabinetmaker in Collingwood, Ontario. He (and Rocio) started a new chapter in his (their) life and moved to Calgary Alberta just one year ago. Gunnar and Rocio had a collaborative and caring relationship. It was based on mutual support and a deep love for each other.
When Gunnar moved to Calgary, he had the privilege of working at Mantei Woodcraft – doing what he loved most – working with his hands and wood. His generous spirit inspired everyone who knew him. He always had a smile on his lips and a kind word to say to everyone. He will truly be remembered as a man who worked hard all his life. He was a prince of a man.
Gunnar was a kind and gentle person who loved spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed life and all it had to offer. He was always there to brighten the lives of others. He will truly be missed.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in Collingwood, Ontario. Expressions of sympathy may also be forwarded to the family at www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Gunnar Christensen a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: 403-256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences