Walter Nicholas Gallant

April 2, 1952 – January14, 2023

Walter “Wally” Gallant was a caring husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He left this world peacefully on January 14, 2023.

He is survived and missed by his wife of 50 years, Darlene Gallant, his dog Lucky, and his children Cindy (Mike) Burrell; Kenneth (Joanne) Gallant, and Kristin (Aaron) De Souza. He will be forever cherished and remembered by his grandchildren, Caitlyn, Braeden, Brody, and Kolton.

He was pre-deceased by his parents and two brothers.

Wally was born on April 2, 1952, in Rossburn, MB. He was the son of Adolph and Margaret and grew up on a farm until he was nine years old when he moved to Winnipeg.

After graduating from high school, Wally chased his dreams as a diesel Mechanic and spent most of his career working at Cummins Mid Canada, retiring in 2017. He was known as the ROAD GUY and spent many days and nights fixing heavy machinery in Western and Northern Manitoba.

He met his wife, Darlene, in the early 1970s. And soon after, they started a family. Some of his greatest joys came from spending time and creating many memories with his family while enjoying trips and camping all over Manitoba, Ontario, and parts of the USA. He also volunteered as a coach for his kid’s teams and always loved sharing advice on life skills.

He took an active role in his grandchildren’s lives and loved taking them to hockey games, School events, and camping. Wally also enjoyed bowling, darts, golf, hockey, and playing poker with his family.

In 2019, Wally was diagnosed with ALS. His battle with the disease in recent years showed his courage in facing life’s challenges with a smile. Despite the pain, Wally came out a hero and stayed strong until the end.

The family would like to thank ALS Manitoba, healthcare workers family, and friends for their assistance, care, and compassion over the past three years.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, January 22, at 2:00 p.m., at the Holy Eucharist Parish Centre located at 460 Munroe Avenue.

Donations can be made in memory of Wally to the ALS Society of Manitoba, link below.  

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Norman Walter Shewchuk

Norman Walter Shewchuk was born to Anne (Pichur) and Walter Shewchuk on April 19, 1942 in Winnipeg, MB. He passed away peacefully on January 14, 2022 at the age of 79, following a battle with cancer.

Norman leaves behind his loving wife Helen (Dear), brother Jim (Velma), son Doug (Vicki), daughter Lee-Ann, grandchildren, Charna, Jamie-Lynn, Mandy (Sean), Shawn (Kendall), and great grandchildren Theo, Raegan and Ethan as well as other numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws and other extended family.

Norman married Helen on November 17, 1962. In 1965, they moved from Winnipeg to the homestead in Lockport where they built their home, raised their family and shared many memories with family and friends. Norman loved to bullshit with company, always offering a whiskey or beer and some moose sausage that he proudly made and was happy to share. He loved to go hunting with his father Walter, his son Doug and recently his grandson Shawn. Norman was often found out in the garage working on cars. He could fix and drive anything that had a motor. Norman enjoyed attending car shows where he proudly displayed his 1958 Dodge. He also enjoyed starting and tending to the wood stove, spending countless hours in the summer kitchen listening to old records.

The Shewchuk family would like to thank the staff on the second floor of CancerCare at the Interlake Regional Health Centre in Selkirk, MB. A special thank you to Nurse Darren and Dr. Brown for their compassionate care in Norman’s final days.

A Celebration of Life to take place in the early spring for those family, friends and acquaintances
who wish to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.

Life’s Journey
There’s a trail that leads out yonder,
To a land of peace and repose;
Where tranquil rest awaits us,
When our long day draws to a close.
It’s a long winding trail we must travel,
Through sunshine and darkness, alone;
As its troublest woes and its joys unfold
And each man must travel his own.
The pathway is oft times stoney,
There’s many a thrust from a thorn;
We find ourselves halting and weary
Feeling heartbroken, sick, and forlorn,
Many are the times we will stumble,
And many are the times we will fall;
We must right ourselves and go onward,
Ever meeting life’s beckoning call,
But there’s rest at the end of our journey,
When our long day draws to a close;
When we all must keep, our long last sleep,
In the land of Peace and Repose.

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