Mary Gallant

Obituary of Mary Gallant

It is with heavy heart that the family of the late Mary Joyce Gallant (nee Quigley) announces her sudden passing at the age of 79 on Sunday, May 29, 2022. Mary left her home in Curling, Newfoundland, with a kitchen counter full of pies and cinnamon buns, ready for any friends and family who might pop in for a visit.

 

We are comforted that she was welcomed into heaven by her husband, Joe Gallant, and her son Peter. She leaves her surviving children and their families in profound sadness – Sheila (Bill), Don (Carolyn), Jamie (Lise), and Brad (Paula). Her ten grandchildren were the light of her life, and she applauded their every life stage and accomplishment. Danny, Peter, Zachary, Ben, Ciara, Sandy, Erika, Kate, Andrea, and Ceili will carry on her love of parties, cards, ‘words with friends,’ sharp wit, and fun. 

 

Mary was a cherished friend, close confidante, and a devoted teacher at Sacred Heart School. She had a deep and abiding faith. She had a large extended family and group of friends, and could trace the family history and relations. She acknowledged everyone’s birthdays and anniversaries, and we will all miss the special calls and other thoughtful remembrances.

 

She is predeceased by her parents Jim and Dot (Joyce) Quigley, and her siblings Jim (Rosalie), Wish, Dot (Bill), Sadie, Dominic (Joan), Phonse, and Patrick; and will be sorely missed by her surviving siblings Dermot (Kathleen deceased), Tom (Gerry), Joe (Annette), Ann (John), and brother-in-law Ray. She mourned her husband Joe’s late siblings Roy, Gerald (Donna still living), Doug (Mary Lou), and Betty (Paul still living); and stayed close to her surviving brothers and sisters in law Phil (Sharon), Linda (Rod), Rita (Chris), George (Roz), and Pat (Irene). She will be missed by her lifelong friends Leah & Rich Byrne, Eva & Kevin McCarthy, Rose & Percy Joyce, Jack & Marie (dec.) Pennell, Clare Walker, Kay Musseau, Mary Bruss, and so many dear friends that were first and second cousins. (We risk offending someone by giving an incomplete list of names.) She also formed special bonds with all her nieces and nephews, and grand nieces and nephews.

 

Special thanks to Aunt Rita, Leah, Aunt Gerry, and Madonna Mitchell for your continued support and caring over the years.

 

We are cheered thinking that Mary is currently rounding up Nan Q, Aunt Marie, Aunt Poll, Aunt Mary, Gran, and her sisters Dot and Sadie for a game of auction. We hope the first round will have her shouting “slam” on the blind.

 

Friends and family are invited to the visitation Tuesday, May 31st from 7-9 pm; and Wednesday, June 1st from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at Fillatre’s Funeral Home in Curling. A funeral Mass will be held by Father Jim Robertson on Thursday, June 2nd at 10 am at Sacred Heart Church in Curling. The funeral service will be live streamed through Fillatre Funeral Homes Ltd. Facebook page.  In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.

Tuesday
31
May

Visitation

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Fillatre Funeral Home
218 Curling Street
Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
(709) 785-2510
Wednesday
1
June

Visitation

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Fillatre Funeral Home
218 Curling Street
Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
(709) 785-2510
Wednesday
1
June

Visitation

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Fillatre Funeral Home
218 Curling Street
Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
(709) 785-2510
Thursday
2
June

Funeral

10:00 am
Thursday, June 2, 2022
Sacred Heart Parish
Curling Street
Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Funeral Mass
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