Gunnar Stallan Naslund

Passed Away April 19, 2023
April 23, 2023 21 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

Gunnar was born in 1934 in the Crowsnest Pass and grew up with two brothers and three sisters in the heart of the mountains. Sonja, Steve, Stan and Sally have all predeceased him. His sister Siri lives in Cranbrook. Gunnar spent his youth fishing, hiking the mountains and helping his neighbours. As a teen, Gunnar was proud of the opportunity to work with renowned photographer Thomas Gushul in Blairmore. He later worked in a coal mine, as a cook in a lumber yard and then as a geotechnician for Hardy Associates for 43 years. He tested soils and foundations across Canada - on the Alaska Highway, Inuvik and Halifax.

He married his wife of 63 years, Mary, on Feb 20, 1960. They lived all their married years in Edmonton and raised three daughters Mary (Bill), Carol (Don) and Barb (Jean-Henri). He has five grandchildren: Holly, Kedra, Marc, Katherine and Jomari and three great-grandchildren: Dominic, Jane and Benedict. His children and grandchildren loved to listen to his stories and to play cards and the marble game with him. Gunnar’s devotion to Mary, especially in their later years, was a powerful witness of love and service. He and Mary prayed the rosary together daily.

Please pray for the eternal peace of his soul.

7:00PM Wednesday, April 26, 2023
St Edmund's Catholic Church
13120-116 street Edmonton, AB

Mass of Christian Burial
2:00PM Thursday, April 27, 2023
St Edmund's Catholic Church
13120-116 street Edmonton, AB

St. Michael’s Cemetery
13819 82 Street Edmonton, AB

  1. Such a fine example of a Husband, Father and Grandfather to live up to.
    Prayers and condolences from our family.

  2. You have our hearts and our prayers.

    God bless you dear Duteau clan.

    St. Augustine: “There, good will shall be so ordered in us that we shall have no other desire than to remain there eternally.”

  3. My condolences to you and your family, I will pray for you so that God gives you resignation and soothes your pain. May your father rest in peace.

  4. Thinking of you all.
    Lots of love from the Mann family.

  5. When I think of Gunnar I always remember him barbecuing those delicious hamburgers or playing solitaire
    Please accept my sincere condolences to you ,Mary and the girls, Mary, Carol, Barbara and their families
    I will always remember Gunnar- he was a wonderful person and a loving father- in- law to my son , Donald

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  7. Our condolences to all of your family. We will keep you and Mr. Naslund in our prayers.

  8. Condolences to the family and wishing Aunty Mary tranquility. Siri (mom) would have loved to have seen him in his later years, but she has short term memory loss and a fear of travelling anywhere. She is comforted with good childhood memories of her younger brother Gunnar. She always brags that he, like Pere was a mathematical genius.

  9. When I think of Mr Naslund, I remember his smile and sense of humor and the kindness Mr and Mrs Naslund showed each other.
    My sincere condolences
    Patti Harasym

  10. Dear Auntie Mary and family,
    I pray for the peace of God to surround all of you as you navigate through this week of loss of your dear loving husband, father, and Grandfather. May God’s blessings renew your hearts as you celebrate his life well lived.
    Love to all of you,
    Ruthie Satnik

  11. Thanks David. We appreciate your thoughts. Carol

  12. Thank you to all of you for sharing your thoughts and memories of my dad. We appreciate it very much, especially my mom.

  13. When I think of Gunnar I always remember him barbecuing those delicious hamburgers or playing solitaire.

    I wish to extend my sincere condolences to you, Mary and your 3 daughters, Mary, Carol, Barbara and their families.

    I will always remember Gunnar as a wonderful person and a loving father- in- law to my son, Donald.

  14. My father, Metro (passed away in 2021) was friends with Gunner for over 50 years. He would often talk about Gunner and working with him. My thoughts and condolences to the family. The Magas family.

  15. Peace and love as you remember your wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, and brother. He was a joy to play marbles, cards, and dice with. God bless you, Gunnar!

  16. My sympathy at the loss of a special man. Uncle Gunnar was quiet but always thinking and often quite a character! Anyone who has played the marble game with him has likely seen that twinkle in his eyes and slight grin coming….then you knew were in trouble. Bless you, Uncle, for your dedication to your family and especially Auntie Mary. We will miss you!

  17. JMJ. Condolences and Prayers to Aunt Mary and her family. Uncle Gunnar was a kind, loving and gracious man. I am grateful to him and his family for hosting us (Ernie and Agnes & kids) during vacation visits to Edmonton. I remember wanting to drive their push-pedal car that I was already way too big to fit in. . . Our visits were always memorable.

  18. Gunnar Was always my favourite Uncle
    He always had everyone in our family in laughter with his sense of humour.
    Hugs and Prayers to Aunt Mary and her girls
    Love Sharon

  19. So sorry for your loss.

    Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God Rest In Peace.

  20. Sending my deep and heartfelt sympathy to you and your family Barb. My heart goes out to you on the passing of your father.

  21. May God Light your way and fill your heart with love during this sad time.
    Condolences to Mary and family from My family.
    Love Roxanne

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