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GALE – Eric Ralph

January 17, 1941 – March 10, 2010

Eric Gale, husband of Marie (nee Cybulski) Gale, passed away peacefully on Wednesday March 10, 2010, even though he told his grandchildren that he would live to be 192. Maybe he was…who knows?

He has left behind a loving family including his children, Grant Gale, Joyce (Adrian) Martinez, Stuart (Erin) Gale and Heather (Gordon) McIntosh. His grandchildren, Marilyn, Margaret, Krystina, Victoria, Spencer, Graeme, Catherine, Jocelyn, Mikayla, McKenna and Madelyn will miss him, but will keep Chico tuned for when they see him again. He is also survived by his brother, Mel (Roxanne) Gale, and many friends.

Eric gave generously of his time to various organizations, including the Knights of Columbus, Kinsmen, and the Lions. He was a successful entrepreneur, leading several organizations as a hospital administrator, the President of Ergon Management, S.A. Power Corporation, and Universal Power Corporation, which took him to China and Hong Kong. He was also the International Chair for DECUS.

A celebration of Eric’s life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Tuesday March 16, 2010 at 2:00 pm. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In the spirit of how Eric liked to help others, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Inn from the Cold Society, Suite 104, 110 – 11th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 0X5, Telephone: (403) 263-8384, www.innfromthecold.org.

In living memory of Eric Gale, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. May you rest in peace, you big teddy bear. The McBain’s.

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  2. Helder & Heather Meneses :

    To the entire Gale family we share your loss..what a wondeful man to have lost too soon. He will never be forgotten just loved for everyone he touched. Be strong for him, love Heather & Helder

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  3. Rob and Marilyn Rowley :

    Dear Marie and family,
    We today read with sadness the announcement of Eric’s passing. He was a charming man and has been a tireless contributor in the Crawford Bay community and will be sorely missed by all.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
    Love, Rob and Marilyn Rowley

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  4. Ron and Sue Martin :

    Marie and Family:

    Our thoughts are with you as we join in your sorrow. We will miss Eric very much. Sorry we could be be with you in person.

    Ron and Sue Martin
    Puerto Morelos
    Mexico

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  5. Lonnie Gruending DeSorcy :

    Met Eric just a few times but knew him to be someone who lived in the moment and brought out the best in people. Have memories of a mullet wig! We know you will miss him greatly! Deepest sympathies and huge hugs for you all.

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  6. Ronald Howard :

    Mel and Roxanne
    Just a note to let you know we are thinking about you both and your families at this time. Deepest sympathies.

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  7. Pauline (Pixie) Majcher (Nee: Gale) :

    Dearest Marie and family, I send my heartfelt sympathy for your loss.
    Eric was so generous and welcoming at family reunions, opening your home for a splendid Sunday breakfast for the Gale’s.
    I understand and share in your sadness in the passing of my cousin Eric.
    We will also remember and miss him.
    With love,
    Pauline (nee:Gale)

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  8. Anne & Arnie Betz :

    We will remember Eric with great love. Anne & Arnie Betz

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  9. Ron and Ingrid :

    When a loved one becomes a memory.
    A memory becomes a treasure.
    Treasure the memories.

    Love

    RON & INGRID

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  10. Mr and Mrs. Richard Choppe and family :

    Dear Marie and family,
    Please accept our heartfelt sympathy for your loss.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the children at this sad time without Eric. Peace be with you and with your spirit.

    Trudy, Rick and family

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  11. Graham Spencer :

    I met Eric when I cycled across BC 5 years ago. He opened his home to me and my girlfriend, and when I unexpectedly got sick and had to be taken to the Nelson hospital he drove me the whole way without complaint. (Though he did tease me the whole time that I had made him miss a Canucks playoff game on tv). He was a wonderful man and I am truly saddened by this news. My condolences and sympathies to all of his family.

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