Obituary of Tony Gallant
The death occurred peacefully at the Community Hospital, O’Leary on October 19th, 2023 of Anthony “Tony” Joseph Gallant of St. Nicholas and formerly of Kensington, aged 78 years.
Tony was born in Summerside to his late parents, Leo and Anna Gallant. Beloved husband of Irene Gallant (nee Young).
Loving father of Arlene, Tony (Jackie), Sandy (LeeAnne), and Kirk (Jaclyn). Also lovingly remembered by 10 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Survived by the following brothers and sisters: Dianne, Frank, Ivan, Linda, Marie, Melvin, and Orella. Predeceased by his siblings Eddie, Arnold, Nancy, and Shirley.
Resting at the East Prince Funeral Home, 245 Pope Road, Summerside until Monday, October 23rd then to St. John the Baptist Church, Miscouche for a funeral mass at 10:00 a.m. Interment in the church cemetery immediately following the service.
Visiting hours on Sunday, October 22nd from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Donations in Tony’s memory to the O’Leary Palliative Care Unit would be greatly appreciated. (Donations may be mailed directly to 14 MacKinnon Drive, PO Box 160, O’Leary, PE C0B 1V0)
If you know Tony, you would know that he has been an amazing mechanic all his life starting at Hymie's Gulf in 1971 until the beginning of Tony's Auto Repair in St Nicholas in 1997. People travelled from all over PEI to get their car fixed, buy a can of Pepsi, and to sit for a smoke and a chat in the garage.
And if you know Tony, you also know he was a devoted, loving husband and father. Whether it was spending time with 'Rene on the motorcycle or in casinos, building windmills, teeter-totters that went up & down and all around, ice boats, cooking countless potato pancakes on demand or planning trips to Cabot Trail in the blue van with orange curtains, he was always up for an adventure.
He loved to laugh and to make you laugh, sometimes at his own expense but he could give it as well as he could take it. What he lacked in height, he made up for in personality, ingenuity, creativity, and love. He is going to leave crater sized holes in all of our hearts and we will miss him terribly. But we count ourselves so lucky to have had him in our lives as a husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend.
And because we want him to have the last word -
"do- dodadoodo – doo do"
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