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Richard John William Gallagher

July 10, 2021

Death Notice

GALLAGHER, Richard John William (Former truck driver with L&M Contracting and Jutras)

Well Dad... Like you said, 81 good years. We lost you on Saturday, July 10, 2021 to a quick cancer. You told me on Thursday "Go get your brother Dave, go up to camp and go fishing" Well we did.... like you new we needed to be with each other, and we were. You loved your children (Stacey Gallagher (Heidi), David Gallagher (Teresa) and Carrie Gallagher), grandchildren (Rachelle Proulx and Bethany Vandeburg), niece and nephews (Dwayne, Isabella and Joshua Becker), sister (Joan Becker), siblings-in-law (David and Margaret Edgar) and most of all, your wife (Kathryn (Edgar)). You loved the outdoors and family.  Because of that, you taught us how to fish, camp (which meant that we were carrying the canoes!), set up camp, pitch a tent, build a fire, and store food under stumps (because they’re nature's fridges in the spring). You loved to fish and loved those trips, just like in the pictures of you. You loved fishing with the old guys when you were younger, you loved it with us and Dwayne, and you loved it with all the guys who have been part of the crew for the last 20 years. You taught us how to hunt and made sure we understood what the outdoors meant - respect the land, creatures in it, and how we need to protect and enjoy it. You taught us how to use our hands to fix things, mechanics, plumbing - all the fun, hard stuff. For that I thank you. You will be missed. You are in pain no more.️ Love you always.

Cremation has taken place. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society ( would be greatly appreciated. To leave a message of support, or a tribute in memory of Richard, please visit or call the Paul Funeral Home, Powassan at 705-724-2024.

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