1943 ~ GALLUP ~ 2012

Posted: September 5th, 2012

Mr. Walter William Gallup, beloved husband of Mrs. Ruby Gallup of Medicine Hat, passed away on Saturday, September 1st, 2012 at the age of 68 years. Walter also leaves to cherish his memory his two daughters, Sherry (Dale) Heino of Lethbridge and Kim (Bryce) Penner of Medicine Hat; two grandchildren, Tanner and Emersyn Penner; one sister, Darlene (John) Moore of Airdrie; as well as numerous in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews. Walter was predeceased by his parents, Ernie and Kathy Gallup; and one brother, Ed Gallup. Walter was born on December 1st, 1943 in Medicine Hat where he was raised and graduated from Medicine Hat High School. He attended SAIT and became an electrician working in Medicine Hat for 48 years. Walter loved music and was an avid drummer who played in various bands throughout the years. His signature song was Long Tall Texan of which he had many versions. Walter also enjoyed camping, fishing, playing pool and darts, cooking, and the company of his family and friends, especially his children and grandchildren. Memories of Walter will be treasured by all those who knew and loved him. Family and Friends are invited to share in a TIME OF FELLOWSHIP in remembrance of Walter to be held at the ELKS CLUB, 305 – 3rd Street NW, on Thursday, September 6th, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. A Private Graveside Service will be held at Hillside Cemetery, 10th Avenue & Gershaw Drive SW, on Thursday, September 6th, 2012 with Gary W. Goran officiating. Memorial gifts in Walter’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 102 – 1865 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 1Z8, or to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre, 666 – 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com www.gonebutnotforgotten.ca condolences@saamis.com subject heading Walter Gallup. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone 528-2599.

6 Condolences for “1943 ~ GALLUP ~ 2012”

  1. Dorothy Martian says:

    So Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you.

  2. Melissa Hirsch says:

    Kim my deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. Just know that you are surrounded by love and light and many people are thinking of you.

  3. R Clarence Baumbach says:

    Sorry for your loss. I remember the good times we had together. He will always be remembered. When he played in the band and that special song (Long Tall Texan). We were both electricians and even if we worked for different companies. May God bless you and yours Clarence Baumbach rcwoodcrafts@telus.net

  4. R Clarence Baumbach says:

    Sorry for your loss. He will be remembered. I enjoyed being in his company. I loved when he sang (Long Tall Texan). We worked as electricians even though we for different companies,we were still friends. May God Bless you and yours Clarence Baumbach rcwoodcrafts@telus.net

  5. Darlene Moore says:

    I will say goodbye to you my brother, I will miss you more than I can even explain. I saw you take your final breath and I now am convinced as you looked towards the sky, there is something wonderful waiting for all of us. I shall stay on this earth as long as I can, but I am no longer afraid of what is waiting for me at the end. You have paved my way my dear brother, and for that I will always thank-you. We will see each other again to smile another day.

  6. Mary Ann says:

    Ruby and family,
    I am truly saddened to hear of your loss. Walter and our parents were great friends and there was nothing my parents enjoyed more then dancing at the Elks when Walter and the bands played there. Please take comfort from each other. I am sure Walter and our parents are setting up in Heaven waiting for the band to start.
    Mary Ann, April and Sonja.

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