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George Shanley Galbraith
It is with profound sadness that the family announces the passing of their dear Husband, Father, Grandfather, Father-in-law, Brother and Uncle.
George passed peacefully after a very long but courageous battle with cancer.
Left to rejoice his memory but mourn his loss is Elsie, wife of 63 years; sons: Wes (Carol) - their children Davin (Bobbi-Jo) and great grandchildren Tatum, Kaleb, and Hailey; Karla (Monte) and great grandchildren (Nash and Josey); Kelly - his children Lacey (Jim), Mark (Christa) and great grandson Braylen and their Mother, Odette Galbraith; Tim (Laura) and their children Kelsey (Will) and Toni (Matt); John (Joann) and their children Kyle, Lise, and Cole; Sister, Dorothy McFarlane, Brother Pat (Shirley); Sisters-in-law: Ellen Stork and Carolyn Wehr as well as numerous nieces and nephews
He was predeceased by his parents Ken and Wylia Galbraith (1985 / 2003), Mother and Father-in-law Robert and Maude Studer (1982 / 1994), Brother-in-laws Jack McFarlane (1984), Raymond Wehr (2001) and Bobby Stork (2011) and Nieces Tammy Wehr (1985) and Debbie Heller (2016)
George was born March 26, 1933 in the Murraydale area. He met Elsie Barbara Studer in 1952, they married in 1954 and in 1957 moved north of Eastend. They bought their ranch in 1960 where they lived and raised their family. They semi-retired north of Maple Creek in 2001, then finally settled into full retirement in 2013 when they moved into Maple Creek.
George was a true cattleman and horseman. He knew his herd and his horses inside and out and was very diligent in being their caregiver. They were lucky animals! Also lucky were his grandchildren that brought him much joy as he spent time with them and taught them the respect of animals, the respect of the land, and the countless hours of fun in the hills, at the creek, and just being together. He was a man who taught by example and never complained about the size of the task or what it took to get it done. He demonstrated that hard work always pays off. Through his multiple battles with cancer he never complained of the pain or showed a negative attitude towards life to his family. He just shrugged his shoulders and carried on.
Celebration of George’s life was officiated by Captain Ed Dean at the Elks Hall on Friday August 31st at 2pm. Honorable messages were presented by Lyle Stork, Randy Weiss and Seccora Mazur. Toni, Kelsey and Karla with the rest of the grand children’s help worked diligently to create a slideshow of their grandpa’s life with two of his favourite songs.
Southwest Healthcare Trust Fund
c/o Cypress Credit Union, Maple Creek SK S0N 1N0