Obituary of Velma Florence Gallant
With loving hearts, we say “Goodbye for now, until we reunite again”. After a courageous battle with cancer, Velma Florence Gallant (Sorrie) left this world peacefully at the age of 82, at home with her family by her side, on Saturday, April 8th, 2023. Velma was born in Sturgeon, PEI, to her parents, Christine and William Sorrie.
Loving wife of the late Robert Joseph Gallant, Velma is survived by five children, Shelley Gallant, Gwen Simpson, Jean Gallant, Brian (Mona) Gallant, Jason (Kim Oatway) Gallant, and daughter-in-law, Angela Profit. She is also survived by six grandchildren, two great grandchildren, several cherished nieces and nephews, her cherished sister and brother, Jeanette Detlor of Summerside, and Glen Llewellyn of Charlottetown.
Velma is Predeceased by her husband, Robert Joseph Gallant, her Mother Christine Llewellyn, her father William Sorrie, her sister Jean Zajkowski, her brothers Albert Sorrie and Clarence Sorrie, her son Robert Gallant and her son Stephen Gallant (in infancy).
Velma’s heart was always with her family. She loved and adored all of her children and grandchildren. Family always came first above anything in Velma’s years here. She had a kind heart and was always ready to help others in any way she could. You could always feel so welcomed with kindness and warmth walking into Velma’s home.
Velma will be resting at the East Prince Funeral home on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Funeral to be held at St. Paul’s Parish Wednesday morning at 10:30am. Burial will be at a later date. Donations to East Prince Palliative Care Program and PEI Cancer Treatment Centre would be much appreciated.
In the late 1980's, a group of citizens from the East Prince area met to discuss the possibility of establishing a co-operative funeral home. Two such homes were operating successfully in Prince County, namely the West Prince Funeral Home in Palmer Road and the Evangeline Funeral Home in Urbainville. As a result, on January 24th, 1989, the East Prince Funeral Co-operative Ltd. was formed.
East Prince Funeral Home
245 Pope Rd, Summerside, PE C1N 5T2, Canada
Phone: (902) 436-0915
Fax: (902) 888-3112