OBITUARY

Greg Wallace

May 12, 1955September 24, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce Greg’s passing at age 66 due to complications from a brain bleed. He will be dearly missed. Greg was born at Montmartre, SK, grew up on the family farm near Moffat and attended school at Wolseley, SK.

His career in the Credit Union (CU) system started as a teller in Wolseley in 1972. He advanced to loans officer, manager at age 19 and at CU Central from 1976 until his retirement in 2008 after 36 years. He held many management and executive positions for 25 years and worked in Toronto from 1983-1985. He did cooperative work in Belize, Australia and Uganda and he consulted at Innovation CU in Swift Current until 2010. He co-wrote a book with Terry MacDonald and Ian MacPherson called Co-operative Development: Building a Better World. In 2017 he was appointed to the CU Deposit Guarantee Corporation board and became the chair in 2020.

Greg loved both sides of our families and could always be relied on in any situation. He also loved travelling, cruising, spending part of the winter in Mexico, reading, building models, playing cards, developing the property at Katepwa Lake, camping and relaxing on the pontoon boat.

Greg was predeceased by his son Clayton; parents Percy and Dini Wallace; brother Craig; parents-in-law Mike and Vicky Erza; sister-in-law Theresa McLeod and brother-in law Brian Erza.

Greg leaves to mourn his wife Sandy of 47 years; son Kent (Alex Boctor); grandson Julian and his mom Kelly Therrien; sister Vivian (Tom) Malach and their children Lynn (Kevin) Colquhoun (Colton & Carson), Kerry (Tim) Mickelborough (Jasmin) and Maureen Malach; sister Carol (Rick) Flight; sister-in-law Fern Wallace (Ken Hale) and her children Tricia (Mark) Guidinger (Ethan & Emma), Kelly (Jody) Beauchemin (Gavin & Mason), Lorrie (Trent) Sorowski (Greyson & Beckam), and Kristin Wallace (Chance); sister-in-law Theresa’s children Kim (Tim) Rose (Colby, Gracyn, Carson & Mykenna) and Kendrick Knoll; sister-in-law Margaret Elliott (Bobby Webster) and her children Raelene (John) Kuffner (Kennedy & Kamdyn) and Dustin (Noah & Talia); brother-in-law Andy (Grace) Erza (Hayley & Jamie, Ian and Andrew); brother-in-law Garry Erza; three Canadian first cousins and their families and many relatives in Holland.

A celebration of Greg’s life was held in the Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 E. Victoria Ave, Regina SK (north service road) on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 2:00 pm. Cremation with interment in Moffat Cemetery will be held at a later date.

Livestreaming of the celebration will be available at 1:55 p.m. with the link that is posted below.

Special Thanks to the General Hospital SICU unit and Neurology unit 5a doctors, nurses and other staff for your care and compassion.

Donations in memory of Greg may be made to the Salvation Army Canada, National Processing Centre, PO Box 8200, Winnipeg MB, R3C 4W5.

Services

  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, October 2, 2021

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Daniel Johnson

October 19, 2021

Very sad to hear about Greg's passing. I've had a chance to work with Greg during my career and found him to be one of the most knowledgeable visionaries that I have met. His mind and ability to communicate was second to none. Not that this is about work but his contributions of the credit union system is substantial and significant. Greg was always very a positive and approachable leader and a true mentor for me. Deepest sympathy to the family and friends.

Helen Markiw

October 4, 2021

Vivian, I just saw the notice of Greg’s passing. So sad for you and all the family. It only seems like yesterday when I would see Greg when I was at your parents place.
My condolences to all of you.

Mark Borgares

October 3, 2021

Dear Sandy and Family

It was a privilege to have known and worked with Greg for many years. Greg was an strong, intellectual man with an amazing financial mind and a sharp sense of humor.
Greg demonstrated thoughtful and thorough work and set a high bar for everyone who had an opportunity to work with him. I learned a great deal from Greg and will carry my memories of him with me.
My condolances to the family for the loss of a great man.

Peter Wouters

October 3, 2021

Dear Sandy and Family ....... I was Sooo Saddened by the news of Greg's untimely passing. He was a Solid Peer, friend and co-worker for decades. No doubt he will be greatly missed as a family member, friend and coworker. From time to time we traveled together, had some great laughs and exchanged some great work related stories. It was never a dull moment and to this day I still smile with the satisfaction that I knew Greg. Thank You for sharing the Funeral Service yesterday through the streaming service. Bonnie and I were so darn pleased to be able to attend and Thank You for that Opportunity . God Bless You and Your Family Sandy.

Pam Skotnitsky

October 2, 2021

My condolences to the family. I worked with Greg at Credit Union. He was always willing and available to share his knowledge and perspective. He believed in the strength of co-operatives to build a better world and spent countless hours contributing his talents to this end. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you reflect on the good times and enduring memories created through your special relationship with Greg.

Audrey & Henry Hozempa

October 1, 2021

Our Deepest Sympathies to Sandy & Greg's family at this time of great loss.
And also thinking of Vivian & Tom, Carol & Rick, so very sad to hear of Greg's passing.

Debbie Lane

October 1, 2021

Dear Sandy and family:

I worked with Greg for many years at Central and learned so much from him. In his quiet and nurturing ways he always was there to help, to guide and to inspire personal growth innovation. Our most sincere thoughts are with you during this time of sorrow, along with wishes that the memories of Greg will bring you peace, strength and comfort. May his memory be eternal.

With our deepest sympathy,

Debbie and Dennis Lane

Lil Cross (Dureault)

September 30, 2021

My sympathies to your entire family. 🙏🏼

Brian &Gail Blaney

September 30, 2021

Fern, Ken and family members
Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Greg. Keep those memories close. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Barbara Falk

September 29, 2021

I am still trying to imagine life without Greg. He was such an icon in the credit union system. He provided a great deal of support to me in the years I worked closely with him. At the same time he took care of his family and loved them dearly. Greg will be in my heart and spirit always. Prayers to Sandy and Kent as well as all his family.

FROM THE FAMILY