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Eileen Marie Gallagher

Aug 8, 1933 - Jul 14, 2023

Service

Friday, July 21, 2023
1:00 pm
A Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church, Sylvan Lake on Friday July 21, 2023, at 1:00 PM

Interment

Lakeview Cemetery, Sylvan Lake

Notice

Inurnment will be at Lakeview Cemetery, Sylvan Lake, ABIn Lieu of flowers, donations in Eileen’s name may be made to The Lending Cupboard in Red Deer which lends medical equipment to people free of charge. TLCdonate@lendingcupboard.caAlso, donations can be made on their website: https://www.lendingcupboard.ca/donation

Obituary

Eileen Marie Gallagher (Metz)

Eileen passed away peacefully on Friday, July 14, 2023 at Rimbey Hospital at the age of 89.
Eileen resided in Sylvan Lake, AB but was born in Regina and raised on a grain farm by Rowatt, SK just south of Regina. She attended the one room schoolhouse, South Regina till grade nine. She moved into Regina for high school to Sacred Heart Academy. Upon graduation, she attended Alliance Business College and then worked at General Motors head o?ce in Regina where she met Ed. Ed and Eileen were married in June 1959 at Our Lady of the Praires church in Rowatt. All ?ve of their children were born in Regina but also lived in Winnipeg and Calgary before they settled in Sylvan Lake, AB in 1979. Ed and Eileen RV’d extensively across North America. Eileen was a homemaker who loved to spend time with her family and friends, especially playing cards. Eileen also enjoyed reading and watching curling and Jeopardy on TV. Ed and Eileen attended Lady of Assumption Catholic Church in Sylvan Lake.

She was predeceased by her husband, Edward Gallagher in August 2020, by her parents, Peter and Magdalene; sister Louise Metz, brothers Leland, Milford and Laverne Metz.
She is survived by her children: Brian Gallagher, Debbie (Greg) Anderson, Neil Gallagher, Sharon (Darcy) Mazurkewich, and Donna (Danny) Desrosiers; 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren, her older brother Melvin Metz and brother-in-law Gary (Sandy) Gallagher all in Regina, SK., many nieces and nephews. Eileen was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
A heartfelt thank you to all the Angels that work for Sylvan Lake Home Care and Rimbey hospital for the amazing care they gave Eileen.

A Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church, Sylvan Lake on Friday July 21, 2023, at 1:00 PM

Inurnment will be at Lakeview Cemetery, Sylvan Lake, AB

In Lieu of flowers, donations in Eileen’s name may be made to The Lending Cupboard in Red Deer which lends medical equipment to people free of charge. TLCdonate@lendingcupboard.ca
Also, donations can be made on their website: https://www.lendingcupboard.ca/donation

Cremation entrusted to the Rocky Mountain Crematorium, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta.
Sylvan Lake and Rocky Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements, 403 887 2151

Condolences

Renee Colbourne:

My sincerest condolences on the passing of Eileen. It was an honour and privilege to care for her. I enjoyed getting to know her through my time in homecare. Thank you for putting a smile on my face Eileen, rest in peace.
Kind Regards,
Renee

Gary and Linda Klassen :

Our thoughts and support are with your family

Tracy and Kelly May:

Our deepest condolences to all. Eileen was a perfect example of what it means to be a wonderful person. I will always remember the many good visits and her beautiful smile!!

Dylan:

My sincere condolences to all the family of Eileen. It was a great privilege to meet and care for Eileen. Her smile and positivity was contagious. She always seemed happy. I enjoyed talking and getting to know her and hearing her stories.

Judy DavidsonLou Davidson:

Condolences to the family. She was loved and is now at peace.

Maureen and John Lamarre :

We are so sorry to hear about Auntie Eileen's passing. I will remember her for her kind heart and for always taking an interest in us as children. She was always easy company and a good sport. Rest in peace along side Uncle Eddie.

Joyce Thrush:

My condolences to the family. The Gallagher family was a part of our Crescent all these years.

Jacqueline & Micheal Hall (Spencer & Darian:

We would like to offer our deepest condolences and prayers. Auntie Eileen was so special. She always was smiling and so kind. I (Jacqueline) have so many wonderful memories visiting with all of you. All our love.

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