Jay Gatsby

Trudy Gallagher

- August 08, 2017

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It is with deep sorrow and sadness that the family of Trudy (Gertrude) Gallagher announces her sudden passing on August 8th, 2017 at her home in Saskatoon. Trudy was born in 1932 in St. Walburg, Saskatchewan. After high school Trudy moved to Calgary to begin a career in nursing, where she very quickly determined this was not her calling. She then moved to Saskatoon to join the T. Eaton Company where she married Ernest Gallagher July 4, 1956. Trudy was a homemaker for their busy family for many years returning to work in banking until her retirement. Trudy was predeceased by her parents Karl and Therese Erhardt and husband Ernest Gallagher. She is survived by her partner Milburn Smith, two sisters Ingrid Jeanotte and Irma Stone, three sons Doug (Sherry), Ron (Lin) and Kelly (Adrienne), ten grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and numerous extended family members. Trudy loved her family and enjoyed spending time in her garden, playing piano and traveling to exotic places. Trudy will be missed by those who knew and loved her. Thank you to family and friends for their support during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Funeral Details

The Celebration of Trudy’s Life will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. from Saskatoon Funeral Home (338 Ave. 4th Ave. N.) with Sue Panattoni as Celebrant.

Condolence Messages

Howard Doehl

Written August 15, 2017 from Regina, Sask.

My deepest sympathies to the family.

Hugh Wilson and Bernadette Baron

Written August 11, 2017 from Edmonton, Alberta

I was shocked and saddened to hear that Trudy had passed away. I have many fond memories of Trudy (and Mel) and having known Mel since the mid 70’s when he and I both lived in Yellowknife and Trudy since both became partners in life, I recall the numerous times we visited them in Saskatoon and the great conversations we had. Since Mel’s failing health required them to live apart, Trudy was a fantastic caregiver for Mel. Trudy was a fine and generous lady and being partnered with Mel made them, in my mind, a perfect match. I especially recall the time they stayed at our place in Arizona one winter where they both enjoyed the sunshine and met new folks who are also mourning her loss. I will miss the frequent calls to Trudy to get an update on Mel but also to see how she was doing. In every chat, she was positive and upbeat which I will always remember her as being. My heartfelt condolences to the family during this most difficult time.
Hugh Wilson and Bernadette Baron (Edmonton, Alberta)

Jim Corpe & Larry Atkins

Written August 11, 2017 from Lloydminster , Alberta

To all of Trudy's family .
We were shocked to hear of Trudy's passing , we adored her and loved her spirit .We got to spend some time with her a few months ago will traveling thru Saskatoon and she spoke of how much she loved her family . She showed us pics of and reminisced about the good life she had . We hope that you will remain strong in the days to follow and remember the best of times .Thats what Trudy taught us , never regret .