Gallagher, James (Jim) 1934 – 2012
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved and respected husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, James Patrick Gallagher, on August 2, 2012. Born June 27, 1934 to James and Bridget Gallagher in Liverpool, England, Jim was the third oldest in a family of eight children. He immigrated to Canada in 1955 where he soon became one of the founding partners of Gallagher Bros. Contracting Ltd., a family business still operating today 56 years later. Jim is predeceased by his parents, James Sr. and Bridget, brothers Danny and Peter Sr. and infant sister Kathleen. He leaves behind his brothers Bernard and John, sisters Kathleen and Maureen, Silvia his loving wife of 54 years, sons Kerry and Steve, daughters Colleen and Laura, his 9 grandchildren Amanda, Mallory, Stephanie, Tyrone, Travis, Melissa, Dayna, Brandon and Tyler. Jim will be so dearly missed by family, extended family and all friends and business associates that had the pleasure of knowing him. Jim had a passion for his family as well as his business and a testament to this, during his career with Gallagher Bros. he served as President of the Northwest Wall and Ceiling Bureau, B.C. Wall and Ceiling Contractors and the Amalgamated Wall and Ceiling Contractors. When he was not working to help create a better, safer work environment in his industry Jim was active in many volunteer positions including serving as a member and certified official of both the B.C. Amateur Boxing Association. and the Canadian Amateur Boxing Association. His long standing community involvement included serving for several years as a director of the Cloverdale Fair Board as well as an active member of the Cloverdale Branch # 6 Royal Canadian Legion. For many years you could find Jim with his ready smile, delivering Xmas Hampers to the less fortunate, clothing to the Women’s Shelter, sandwiches to the Sisters of Atonement, and cooking pancakes at the Cloverdale Rodeo and Blueberry Festivals. He was instrumental in encouraging the Cloverdale Legion and its membership to offer their facility as new venue to the local annual Terry Fox Run in 2010. A generous mentor and loyal friend, Jim also enjoyed travelling with his wife Silvia, family gatherings with grandkids surrounding him, and time in his gardens, his faithful dog Buddy often at his side.
Prayer Services will be held on August 14, 2012, 7:30 PM at Precious Blood Parish, 17475- 59 Avenue, Cloverdale. Funeral Services to be held on August 15, 2012, 11:00 AM at Precious Blood Parish. Celebration of Life to follow at Morgan Creek Golf Course, 3500 Morgan Creek Way, Surrey.
Condolences and shared memories can be made online to (Kearney Funeral Services). In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations made to: Parkinson Society of British Columbia Suite 600 – 890 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 1J9 Or online go to www.parkinson.bc.ca for more information on donations. To leave online condolences please go to www.kearneyfs.com.
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