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Gallagher, Jean Helen

Jean Helen Gallagher passed away peacefully at her home in Cochrane, AB one day before her 85th birthday, on Saturday, July 12, 2008. Jean was born on July 13, 1923 in the sub district of Dorking, in the County of Surrey, England. She met and later married Thomas James Gallagher on June 7, 1944 and immigrated to Toronto, Canada with her son Danny as a War Bride in 1946. Together they raised their four children. Although Jean struggled over the years after the passing of her beloved husband, she had an endearing way of capturing the hearts of many and cherished her family and friends dearly. Jean moved to the Big Hill Lodge in Cochrane, AB to be nearer her daughters in August 2006 and it was here that she truly embraced life again. She enthusiastically developed new friendships and enjoyed her many outings with her new found friends and lifestyle. Jean will be lovingly remembered and sorely missed by her children, daughters Sandra (Jake) Burgess, Marlene (Jerry) Harvey, all of Cremona, AB; and her son Jack (Ruth) Gallagher of West Hill, ON; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother Peter (Maureen) Smithers of Surrey, England. Jean was predeceased by her husband Thomas James Gallagher on August 31, 1974, her son Danny Thomas Gallagher on December 29, 2005 and her sister Doris Bridle of Edenbridge Kent, England. A Memorial Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Cochrane Funeral Home (369 Railway Street) on Friday, July 18. 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Cochrane Humane Society (S.P.C.A.), 62 Griffin Industrial Pointe, Cochrane, AB, T4C 0A3. Our family will forever be thankful to the staff and family of Big Hill Lodge for embracing our mother and allowing her to become a member of your family. She left this world knowing how sweet the kindnesses we extend can literally heal the soul. In living memory of Jean Gallagher, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane Funeral Home, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE. Telephone: (403) 932-4740.

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