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MAURICE EDWIN GALLANT

Born: Jul 07, 1937

Date of Passing: Dec 17, 2013

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MAURICE EDWIN GALLANT July 7, 1937 - December 17, 2013 Peacefully, surrounded by family, Maurice, Dad, Papa and Papa Moe passed away at age 76. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 57 years, Darlene (Gemmill), their children, George (Lori), Patti (Don), Michelle (Doug), grandchildren Ryan, Denise, Marcus, Justine, Dane, Erin, and great-grandchildren William, Emily, Isabella, Holden, and Claire. Maurice will be missed by sister Eva, and his brother and sisters-in-law, as well as numerous nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his parents Ernie and Edna (Penny) Gallant, brothers David and Ron. Born in Virden, MB and raised in La Riviere, MB with stopovers in Manitou, MB and Pilot Mound, MB, settling in Selkirk, MB where he was a barber. Following this he began his career with Manitoba Hydro. Maurice was actively involved in all residing communities. He took great pride in many roles within the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #42. Maurice and Darlene returned to La Riviere to enjoy their retirement years. As Dad's health declined he fought with quiet courage and a tremendous will to live. In keeping with Maurice's wishes cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to CancerCare Manitoba and or the Lorne Memorial Hospital, Swan Lake, MB would be appreciated. From his loving wife I have lost my partner, my friend, my helping hand. You always said to me "I am here for you", you were. Till the morning of the day when you had to end your journey here with me and be the star above. I will cherish the many memories that we have had together. Wheatland Funeral Services Pilot Mound, MB - 204-825-2848

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 21, 2013

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • Darlene: My memories are of the very early years: the excitement of you dating Maurice followed by marriage and birth of little George. It's been a long time but I remember him as sensitive, kind, fun and giving. It's good to read of his life with you and family. I am sorry to hear the news, Darlene. We want you to know we're thinking of you. Love Lois and Len - Posted by: Lois Gemmill Townsend (Darlene' s cousin) on: Jan 05, 2014

  • It's the hardest thing we do in life, say goodbye to those who've been there since day 1. Pop, you showed so much strength and courage. I respect the man you were, the man that you raised (my dad), and the man you've inspired me to be. I will always treasure your sense of humour, its with me forever. We miss you deeply. Love Marcus - Posted by: Marcus Gallant (Grandson) on: Dec 31, 2013

  • My condolences to you dee dee. - Posted by: kay friesen (dee dee,s aunt ) on: Dec 26, 2013

  • It's the hardest thing we do in life, say goodbye to those who've been there since day 1. Pop, you showed so much strength and courage. I respect the man you were, the man that you raised (my dad), and the man you've inspired me to be. I will always treasure your sense of humour, it's with me forever. We miss you deeply. Love Marcus - Posted by: Marcus Gallant (Grandson) on: Dec 25, 2013

  • Darlene, my deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. This brings back so many memories of good times with good friends. Maurice was such a good hearted person who would never hesitate to lend someone a helping hand. I was another one who looked forward to one of his Best Ever bran muffins in the morning at the Eastern Region Office and I also have his recipe. Maurice will long be remembered. Bev Rae - Posted by: Bev Rae (Co-worker/friend) on: Dec 24, 2013

  • My condolences to the whole family. I too remember his bran muffins baking early in the morning at 177 Main Street! I have since found the recipe and still enjoy. He arranged for me to purchase my first car, a tan gold Firebird from his daughter Patti. It was always called the Jim Rockford car, from the TV show. Maurice will be long remembered. - Posted by: Maureen Flynn (Co-worker) on: Dec 24, 2013

  • Dear Darlene, We have such good memories of times spent with you and Maurice in Selkirk. (I still use his recipe for bran muffins ) "The Muffin Man" . Our Sincerest Sympathy to you and your family. Jack and Judy. - Posted by: Jack and Judy Tait (Friends) on: Dec 22, 2013

  • Hi Darlene! Surprised and sad to read that Maurice has passed away. I'm sure that he will be missed by many. My thoughts are with you...hugs, Lorraine - Posted by: Lorraine Danielson (friend) on: Dec 22, 2013

  • Darlene & Families, so sorry to hear of the passing of Maurice. We will remember all the happy times when we were together with his Hydro crew and especially with Dennis & Ruth Stewart - Posted by: Mike & Billie Ratkowski (Friends) on: Dec 21, 2013

  • My sympathy to Maurice's family. Gil and I have fond memories of him and the family. Neighbors in the trailer court and just catching up whenever Gil saw George. Rest in Peace. - Posted by: Teri Walker (Former neighbor) on: Dec 21, 2013

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