GALLANT, Kathleen “Kitty” Rose
The funeral for Kitty Gallant, of North Rustico, was held on Monday, January 4, 2016, at Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, North Rustico. The presider for the mass of Christian burial was Reverend Arulraj Santiago, who also proclaimed the Gospel and delivered the homily. The pall was placed on the casket by her sisters, Tessie Gallant and Mary Eileen Emond. The first reading, from Wisdom, was addressed by Anna Pineau. The second reading, from II Corinthians, was addressed by Karen Gallant, who also led the prayers of the faithful. Bulletins were passed out by Cathy Gallant. The altar servers were Peter Gallant, Curtis Gallant, Norman Gallant and Donnie Gallant. Carl Pineau assisted Father Santiago as a eucharistic minister. The music was provided by the church choir with Sister Phyllis Gallant, CND, as organist and Noreen Down as song leader. The hymns were: Entrance, Be Not Afraid; psalm, Psalm of the Good Shepherd, with Noreen Down as cantor; Gospel acclamation, Celtic Alleluia, with Noreen Down as cantor; offertory, Like a Shepherd; communion, Seek Ye First; post communion, Hail Mary, Gentle Woman, sung by Janet Doiron; commendation, Songs of the Angels; and recessional, Lord, You Have Come. Honorary pallbearers were everyone present. Pallbearers were Randy Pineau, Harold Gallant, Neil Gallant, Karl Dunfield, Bobby Gallant and Lee Gallant. Interment took place in Stella Maris Cemetery where Father Santiago conducted the committal service. Arrangements were entrusted to Central Queen’s Funeral Home, New Glasgow.