Thomas Arthur Galloway

October 12, 1915November 11, 2012

Galloway, T.A. (Scotty) - 97, passed away peacefully and naturally with the rising sun on November 11, 2012 at Camphill VG Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He spent the last year and a half in Halifax with the company of his son, Steven (Pam) Galloway, his daughter, Cheryl (David) Murray and granddaughters, Lindsey and Leah Murray. Born in Newcastle, NB to the late Robert K. and Eva (MacMurray) Galloway, he is survived by his brother, Jack (Helen) Galloway and predeceased by his sister, Jean Smart and wife of 56 years, Eliza Pearl (Copp) Galloway, with whom he shared many special memories in Moncton, NB.

Scotty was a WW2 veteran and member of the Northumberland Lodge #17 F&AM, Miramichi, the Masonic Lodges in Moncton and Saint John, NB and the Shriner’s Club in Moncton. He was a member of Mount Royal United Church in Moncton. He was an avid curler, competing with his father on the NB curling team at the 1949 Dominion Curling Championship, known today as the Briar. His active and competitive nature led to interests in hockey, badminton, basketball, golf, bowling, judging figure skating and fly-fishing on the Miramichi River where he cherished his time catching salmon. Scotty enjoyed many hours in his workshop crafting furniture, birdhouses, dollhouses and toys to brighten his family & friends’ days throughout the years.

After 35 years as Atlantic Canada’s best-dressed and most punctual branch manager for Snap-On Tools, Scotty – or ‘Poppie’ – was still always the proudest of his children and grandchildren’s accomplishments. He was happiest celebrating their successes with his wife (Nannie) and spending time in their backyard as a pool-keeper for swimming lessons, birthday parties and barbeques where he kept watch from his gazebo.

Always an entertainer, you could count on Scotty for his quick wit and sparkle that made every moment shine. He found friends wherever life took him; from daily coffee with the boys at McDonald’s on West Main St. Moncton, where he had the staff cooking “Scotty’s Special” – poached eggs on toast – to new buddies at Royal Court in Riverview and Camphill in Halifax. Scotty’s humor, charm and love will stay with those who knew him forever.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Camphill for their devoted care and attention. There will be a private family service in Halifax with no visitation by request. Interment will be with his wife, Eliza, at the Miramichi Cemetery, Miramichi, NB. In Scotty’s memory, donations to the Shriners Hospital for Children or a memorial of choice would be appreciated. Please visit:


  • Memorial Service Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thomas Arthur Galloway

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Steve & Mary

November 22, 2012

So sorry to read of the passing of your father.
It's a shame that you really don't know how great people really are until it's all published in an obit.
The pictures on the Snow web site were a nice reflection on the years past.
With sorrow & condolences,
Steve & Mary

November 20, 2012

Please accept my Deepest Sympathies on the death of your father.
He was such a wonderful man and a great friend.
May God Bless you all
Blanche Hubbard

Normand Leger

November 16, 2012

Steven and family, I was so happy to meet you and your father a few years ago in Moncton... sorry for the loss for your family.... Scotty did have an interesting life and I always remember his devotion to family and interest in figure skating... I still have a few snap-on tools on hand... all the best for years to come.

Normand A.Léger

November 16, 2012

Cheryl, David & Family...Thinking of you with heartfelt sympathy during this difficult time....We have wonderful memories of your Dad---loved his sense of humour and I especially remember him sitting beside us or behind us, on most Sundays at Mount Royal Church....
Hugs and Prayers
Susan & Steve Jackson(Moncton, NB)

Gary Tower

November 15, 2012

Thinking of you during this difficult time, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Gary, Joan, Josh and Morgan

November 15, 2012

Cheryl, David, Lindsey, Leah my thoughts are with you at this difficult time. I was so blessed to have had the opportunity to meet your Father, Grand-Father. He was a witty man even at his young age, real fine example to follow. Thinking go you all very often Marie-Marthe Rees

Tammy Baxter

November 15, 2012

Cheryl & Steve, Scotty was a lucky man to have such a wonderfully dedicated family to take care of him. It was my pleasure to be able to take care of your Dad. Thank you for sharing the photos of Scotty, it has allowed me to see him in his life before Veterans. Scotty made us all laugh, I will always remember him.

November 15, 2012

Cheryl, Steven and Family- Billy and I just finished looking at your Dad's photo memories - It brought back wonderful memories of Scotty. Liza and all of you over the years
There is well over half a century that your family and ours connecting and making life long friends- Snap-On( Jimmy Dalton), Miramchi, visits to Liza's family home, to Scotty's family home and my visits to your homes both on Court Street and Alexander Street-- Every memory is full of fun and laughter and of course friendship
Liza and Scotty would bring me down to Moncton to stay at your home for a few days at a time - I think that is when I grew to love Moncton and would eventually would make Moncton our home
The last few years , we re-connected at Tims's on west main over coffee- he was still full of laughter and the sparkle in his eyes showed everyone there what a kind and giving man he was- always wanted to get one up on sombody and took great pleasue when this happened- again that twinkle showed up
It is sad, but there is only a couple of men of the Tim Club left
Miramichi, Moncton, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and the World was a much better place because of him
Our prayers and thoughts and memories are with you and you families today and will be with you always- Knowing Scotty and Liza Galloway was a privledge and an honor and we are so thankful to be a small part of their lives
As hard as this day is- your memories will help you during this time
If you are in Moncton , we would love to see you
Carol Anne(Dalton) and Billy Dinan
106 Hedgewood Dr
Moncton N.B.
E1E 2W5

Pat and Lisa Whitehouse

November 15, 2012

We were so sorry to hear about your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sending you long-distance hugs.

Susan Fowler

November 15, 2012

Cheryl, David, Lindsey and Leah: Your Dad and Grandfather "Scotty" was so witty and full of life. He had more energy at 80 than many people do at 40. I know you will miss him but I am sure you are all so thankful to have had him in your lives. I feel honoured to have known him and Eliza. Thinking of you all. Please extend my sympathy to Steven and his family as well.