Obituary of Dale Gallant
Peacefully passed away at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Saturday, April 22, 2023, at 61 years of age.
Beloved husband of D.D. Loving Dad of Sabrina. Cherished son of Norm and Julie Gallant. Dear brother of Patricia (Les) Jones and Karen (Pete) Mayer. Dear brother-in-law of Anthony Reimer (Joanne Sampson). Dale will also be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews and many friends.
Dale’s life was full of love, laughter and music. A self taught musician and then university educated, Dale became a successful high school music teacher. Dale shared his passions with enthusiasm and humour.
Known for the joy he brought to his family, always a laugh to be had and food to be shared, with him there was a song to sung and a joke to be heard. The appreciation he showed for those he cared about was limitless, always with a helping hand, sympathetic ear and kind word for all those he knew well and who he had newly met.
He will be dearly missed as a generous man, great friend and family man.
Visitation will be held at Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 30 Simcoe Road, Bradford on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, from 3-5 p.m. followed by a celebration of Dale's life at the Portuguese Cultural Centre, 767 Simcoe Rd., Bradford at 7 p.m.
Bring your musical instruments and let's truly celebrate Dale!
In lieu of flowers, and as a lasting tribute to Dale’s commitment to continuous education, the family would sincerely appreciate donations toward Sabrina’s RESP fund. A box will be available at the Celebration of Life and Viewing, alternatively E-transfers to firstname.lastname@example.org will also be extremely appreciated.
Thank you for your loving support.
Written by Sabrina Gallant in memory of her loving Dad's life.
(Originally printed in Dale's memorial card)
Known for the joy he brought to his family, always
a laugh to be had and food to be shared, with him
there was a song to be sung and a joke to be heard.
The appreciation he showed for those he cared
about was limitless, always with a helping hand,
sympathetic ear, and kind word for all those
he knew well and who he had newly met.
He had a heart filled with music that played
in his soul and his notes a constant chorus of
love, uplifting others and creating space for
their tunes to be born, his laughter and
song always strong, a love and light undeniable,
he created harmony and conducted the orchestras
of many, creating love and joy for all those he
knew with his wonder filled presence.
His kindness was a lighthouse in the storm and his
impact will live on, a dandelion in the breeze,
spreading love and life far and wide.
By Sabrina Gallant