John Michael Gallagher

Passed away on May 10, 2019

June 9, 1947- May 10, 2019

It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, dad, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, John.

Born in Liverpool, John immigrated to Canada when he was 9 years old with his mom and two sisters to join his dad and brothers.

He met Linda in 1964 and they married in 1969. They would have celebrated their “50th” Anniversary on the 5th of July.

He will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Linda, daughter Lynne (Shawn), son Sean (Kristi), grandchildren Shelby and Tyler, his surviving sisters Kathleen and Maureen and his grand fur babies, Bartels, Geroy and Oakley.

John is predeceased by his parents James and Bridget, brothers Danny, Peter, Jim and Bernard.

John started his construction career with Gallagher Brothers in 1967 and in 1996 started his own company, Celtic Contractors with his nephews Michael and Kevin.

He retired in 2012 and in 2017 moved to Nanaimo with Linda to enjoy their retirement years.

Some of John’s favorite past times were racing and breeding horses, golfing & fishing, traveling with his family, 3 hour lunches with at least a half litre of red wine and naps anytime, any place.

Please join us in celebrating John’s amazing life on Thursday May 30th at Burnaby Mountain Golf Course- 7600 Halifax Street, 1:00-4:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.


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John Michael Gallagher

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