Wallace Arthur “Wally” Ballagh, of Lucknow and formerly of Teeswater and Culross Township, passed away at Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home in Lucknow on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, in his 84th year.
Beloved husband, for over 60 years, to the former Ruth Bradburn.
Dear father of Byron Ballagh, of Wingham; Gary and Janice Ballagh, of R. R. #2, Teeswater; and Donna and Paul Inglis, of Belmore.
Loving grandpa to Heather VanderHoek (Bryce), Mark Ballagh (Courtney Bakker), Blake Scott (Aly Hummel), Devan Ballagh, Michael Ballagh, Paige Ballagh, Matthew Ballagh, Warren Inglis (Nicole Hopkins), Marilyn Gibson (Blair) and Cheryl Inglis. Great-grandpa to Cayden and Cole VanderHoek and Taylor and Russell Gibson.
Survived by his sister Dora Alton, of Brussels. Brother-in-law of Audrey and Jack Adair, of Molesworth; Murray and Joan Bradburn, and Shirley and Murray Keyes, all of London. Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Eva (Wallace) Ballagh; sister Elda Norman; brothers-in-law John Norman and Blake Alton; daughter-in-law Debbie Ballagh; and family friend Lois Ballagh.
Visitation was held at the Tiffin Funeral Home in Teeswater on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 from 1-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.
The funeral service celebrating Wally’s life was conducted from Knox Presbyterian Church in Teeswater at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 with Reverend Owen Kim officiating. Frank Leahy, a family friend, provided music on his violin for the processional, and "Wally's Jig" for the recessional as well as Wally's favourite fiddle tune, "The Blue Bells of Scotland", during the service. Son in law, Paul Inglis sang the solo "Take My Hand Precious Lord". Granddaughter Heather and niece Mary Anne Lemm read from scripture.
Musical tributes were provided by Gary (son), Janice and family playing "Amazing Grace" followed by remembrances and readings given by Bonnie Falconer (family friend), Donna Inglis (daughter) and Byron (son)."How Great Thou Art" was the congregational hymn with the musical prelude and hymn accompaniment provided by Jo Reid.
Wally and Ruth's granddaughters: Heather, Marilyn, Cheryl, Devan and Paige carried floral tributes. Pallbearers were Wally and Ruth's grandsons: Mark, Blake, Warren, Michael, Matthew, and family friend Garry Falconer. The Honourary Pallbearers were some of Wally's long-time friends: Gerald Baptist, Lloyd McGlynn, Bob Colvin, Bob Gilchrist, Bob Charters and Karl Lang. A touching Honour Guard was presented by the Teeswater Farmall Square Dancing Tractors, which led Wally and his family to his final resting place and interment at the Culross-Teeswater Cemetery.
Memorial donations to the Teeswater Town Hall “Kitchen Renovation Fund” or Knox Presbyterian Church were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial on-line at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.
Carl Robert Gallant, of Blair’s Grove, passed away at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre-Kincardine, on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, in his 78th year.
Beloved husband, for over 56 years, of Kathy Gallant (née Franz).
Dear father of Michael (Laurie) Gallant, Donna (Rick) Skinner, all of Blair’s Grove; and Jamie (Sherri) Gallant, of Bowmanville.
Sadly missed by his grandchildren: Erin (Rob) Young, Alexis Gallant (Mark Yalden), Kyle (Lisa) Gallant, and Cole, Tyler and Matthew Skinner (Chloe Miller); also missed by great-grandchildren: Evan Young and Myles Gallant; by step-grandchildren: Tyson, Kristen, Josh and Kyle Sullivan; and by step-great-grandchildren: Emma Caesar, and Alexa, Madeline and Hannah Collins.
Also survived by his brother-in-law Lloyd Shepherd, of Charlottetown, P.E.I.; sister-in-law Joy Stieler, of Waterloo; and by several nieces and nephews from P.E.I. and Ontario.
Predeceased by his infant son, Scott Douglas Gallant; parents, Stanley and Velda (Wedge) Gallant; sister Erma Shepherd; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Albert and Rose Franz. Carl was a member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union - Local #527.
Visitation was held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Sunday, Dec.15, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass was celebrated at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Kincardine at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 with Rev. Fr. Jason Charron officiating.
Interment Kincardine Cemetery.
Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, London Health Sciences Foundation (Thoracic Surgery Patient Care Fund) or a charity of your choice would be appreciated as expression of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.