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Gallant, Shirley

July 10, 1945 — March 19, 2020

Shirley Mae Gallant, beloved wife of Gerald Gallant, passed away peacefully in Lethbridge on Thursday, March 19, 2020, after a battle with cancer.

Shirley was born, raised and lived all of her life in southern Alberta. She met Gerry while working in Calgary and they were married on June 17, 1978.

Shirley was a kind and gentle lady who was particularly good with babies and children. She was especially close to her sister, Wendy. Shirley loved to bird watch, play cards, read (especially Maeve Binchy novels) and do crossword puzzles.

Shirley was an excellent homemaker and cook and at Christmas she gave platters of her delicious baking to family and friends.

Shirley is survived by her husband Gerry; her sisters Sharon (Eric) Forner and Linda (Brian) Jones; her brother Ron (Leila) Bunton; and numerous nephews and nieces.

Shirley was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Ileen, and her sisters Wendy and Judy (Joe) Woodward.

Shirley will be sorely missed by all who knew her including her life-long friends, Faye Van Deurzen and Maureen Andrews. 

A burial service was held at the Fort Macleod cemetery on Friday, June 19, 2020, with Rev. Aldeen McKay officiating.

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