Cyril Gallant

Obituary of Cyril Gallant

Cyril William Gallant Glace Bay It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our amazing father and grandfather, Cyril William Gallant, 78, of Glace Bay on June 7th, 2020 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital with his daughters by his side. Born in Reserve Mines, N.S., he was the son of the late Alex and Annie Mae (MacNeil) Gallant and was a member of St Joseph’s Church, Reserve Mines. He was employed with the Cape Breton Development Corporation for 35 years. Dad’s greatest enjoyment was spending time with his daughters (best Girl Dad ever!), granddaughter and grandson. Dad loved both playing and watching sports, especially if it involved his Toronto teams. Cyril was extremely community oriented, always helping others in need, whether it was carpentry, or electrical jobs. He was a lifetime member of the Glace Bay Seniors and Pensioners Club, and his greatest passion in later years was playing 45’s and Cribbage. His love of the game provided him the opportunity to play cards several times a week, at many different locations. While playing cards, he was introduced to new people and developed lasting friendships with many. Cyril is survived by Daughters; Leah, Michelle (Joe Morrison), June (Steve Bredy) and Corri. Granddaughter, Mackenzie and Grandson, Rowan. He is also survived by Brother Earl, and Nephew Blair MacNeil. Cyril was predeceased by his Wife Helen (Cathcart), Infant Daughter Norma, as well as siblings, Jimmy, Sheldon, Verna, Margaret, Olive, Bernice and Delores. A special thank you, to the Physicians and Staff at the ICU/ED and 4A of the CBRH, who demonstrated such incredible care and compassion for our father during this time. A memorial mass for the late Cyril Gallant will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 17, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Church, Main St., Reserve Mines, with Fr. Daniel Boudreau officiating. Burial to follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, MacLeod’s Road. A celebration of life will take place at Glace Bay Senior Pensioners Club from 2:00-5:00 p.m. In keeping with Covid -19 restrictions all guests are reminded that they are to wear masks and practice social distancing. Memorial donations may be made to the Glace Bay Seniors and Pensioners Club. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, 370 Reserve St., Glace Bay. 902-849-4199. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family by visiting www.tjtracey.com. That man is a success- Who leaves the world better than he found it; who has never lacked appreciation of earth’s beauty or failed to express it; Who looked for the best in others And gave the best he had And think of him as living in the hearts of those he touched. For nothing loved is ever lost…. And he was loved so much
Saturday
17
October

A memorial service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, October 17, 2020
St. Joseph's Church
Main Street
Reserve Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada
Saturday
17
October

Interment

12:00 pm - 12:15 pm
Saturday, October 17, 2020
St. Joseph's Church Cemetery
MacLeod's Road
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada

Celebration of Life

Guests are invited to a Celebration of Life for Cyril at the Glace Bay Pensioners Club from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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