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GALLAHER, Patrick Wallace

GALLAHER, Patrick Wallace

January 12, 1958 – January 6, 2021

It is with great sorrow we announce the unexpected passing of Patrick Wallace Gallaher on January 6th, 2021 at the age of 62 at his home in Vernon, BC.

Lovingly remembered by his children Ryan, Jessica and Matthew (Maria) Gallaher, ex-wife Susan Ivey, brothers Robert and Donald Gallaher as well as in-laws, extended family and many friends.

Pat was born on January 12th, 1958 in Victoria, BC and grew up in many cities within the province. His father Doug, supervised various provincial and international construction projects, ranging from as far north as Hudson’s Hope all the way down to Crescent Beach before settling in Kamloops. He was an avid athlete in hockey, football and basketball throughout his life. Pat graduated from Simon Fraser University with a bachelor of arts and started a career in sales for SmithKline Beecham pharmaceutical company. After a few years living and working in Vancouver, he was transferred to the company’s office in Oakville, Ontario with his wife Susan (Ivey) Gallaher.

He had a wonderful life in Ontario raising his three children and being a loving husband. He was very active in coaching and playing basketball and hockey with his children. He enjoyed taking his family on trips back to his homeland of BC to visit relatives and spend time in the mountains skiing. Pat loved being up north at his cottage in the Muskokas, especially if he had friends and family to entertain. Taking everyone on boat rides, having bonfires, playing cards and just relaxing on the dock were some of the times he cherished most. Pat later retired early and moved to Vernon, BC to enjoy the many things the Okanagan had to offer. He was a member of the Vernon golf and country club in the summer and enjoyed skiing in the winter. He was an amazing son, brother, father, husband, grandfather and friend. He will be greatly missed by everyone he touched.

Cremation has occurred at Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, and no service will be held at this time.

Link: dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/vernon-bc/patrick-gallaher-9999115
Condolence Messages
  • Jan 26, 2021
    Dear Jess and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Pat's sudden passing. We have never met, but Pat was part of our group for Thursday Golf. He will be surely missed as he was a pleasure to play golf with and great in our after round gathering.
    May God Bless you and your family. You know we will miss him greatly.
    Jack Fife
  • Jan 21, 2021
    Jess, I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad seemed like a truly amazing man. Keep on adventuring and enjoying life Jess. I know it will be hard but you have a pretty amazing guardian angel to guide you onto your next chapter. (((hugs)))
    Love the Tysons
  • Jan 20, 2021
    My sweet sweet friend, I am so sorry about your Dad.. such a terrible loss for you...if you ever need anything at all, you know how to reach me.
    Sending HUGE hugs and love,
    Heather Gernack
  • Jan 20, 2021
    Dear Jess, and family,
    I'm very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.
    Sincerely, Mark Charlebois
  • Jan 20, 2021
    Dear Jess and family,
    I am very sorry about the passing of your Dad.
    I never had the chance to meet him, but if he was anything like his little girl, he must have been an amazing person and someone I would have liked to have known.
    My thoughts and prayers for all of you.
    Sincerely, Rick VanderHoek
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