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Daniel "Leonard" Gallant

1929-2021

Daniel "Leonard" Gallant

You can view Leonard's funeral Mass after 4pm Wednesday by following the link below:

https://youtu.be/dU1IxmekJkk

 

Gallant, Daniel "Leonard", Ohio West, Antigonish County.  Surrounded by love and family on February 5, 2021, a true gentleman Leonard Gallant, passed away peacefully in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Palliative Care Unit, Antigonish.

Son of the late Philip and Regina (Gallant) Gallant of Ohio West.

Leonard will be so missed by his wife and best friend of sixty-three years Janet Fraser.  Proud father of George (Joy), and Donald, Truro; Sheila (Terry) Gottschall and Kenneth (Joe) of Antigonish; Allan (Karen), Calgary; grandfather of Derek (Heather) Dunlap, New Glasgow, Christopher (Sara) Dunlap, St. Andrews; Allison and Ryan Gallant, Calgary; Corrine, Traci and Brittany Boyton; great grandchildren: Amelia and Hudson Edward Dunlap, Malcolm and Graham Dunlap; sister, Lillian Durant; nephews, Art (Terése), Calgary and Tom (Rufus) Saskatoon.

Leonard’s working years took him from sawmills, to St. FX., a painter and an insulating tradesman.  He finished up working for the Sisters of St. Martha at Bethany for twenty years.  Once he retired, he got involved in Bauer Theatre, St. Joseph’s Choir, the Christopher Leadership Course, CB and Amateur Radio, The Harbour Players Dinner Theatre, the Voices of Praise Singers (who produced The Journey CD) and he learned sign language.  At age 83 he took up bowling and in his last year started drumming classes.  Always, the listener the time spent with Toastmasters was not wasted.

He was predeceased by brother, Robert; great granddaughter, Amber Nicole, brother in law, Francis Durant and nephew, John Durant.

There will be no visitation.  Cremation has taken place.  A private Funeral Mass will be held in St. Joseph’s Church, St. Joseph’s on Wednesday, February 10th at 2:00 pm with Father Lazarus presiding.  Burial at a later date.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions funeral has to be by invitation only because of social distancing protocols.  Masks are mandatory.  The funeral will be recorded with link available on C.L. Curry website obituary later in the day.

In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Foundation in Leonard’s memory.

The family wish to thank Dr. W. Booth for his years of care, also Dr. Jane Howard, Dr. Gibson and Dr. R. MacNeil, St. Martha’s E.A. staff,  3rd floor GARU Unit,  and the nurses and staff of the Palliative Care Unit for the kindness and love that surrounded Leonard and his family.

Thank you to C.L. Curry Funeral Home and a very special thank you to our family, friends and neighbors for all your kindness care and support over the years. You are the wind beneath my wings I am so proud of the Ohio.

"Your love knows no limits."

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Service Location
St. Joseph's Church, St. Joseph's

Visitation
There will be no visitation. Due to covid 19 restrictions the funeral Mass will be private.

Requested Charity
St Martha's Regional Hospital Foundation