GAL­LANT, Nelson Joseph

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - OBITUARIES -

The fu­neral for Nelson Joseph Gal­lant, beloved hus­band of Ethel Ann (nee Gavin) Gal­lant, of Cas­cumpec, was held on Wed­nes­day, Jan­uary 7, 2016 from the Rooney Fu­neral Home, Al­ber­ton to St. An­thony's Church, Wood­stock, where the fu­neral mass was cel­e­brated at 10:30 a.m. by the Rev. Danny Wil­son who de­liv­ered the homily and had the prayers of fi­nal com­men­da­tion and farewell. The co-cel­e­brant was Rev. Al­bin Arse­nault. The first read­ing, from the Book of Wis­dom 4;7-15, was ad­dressed by Paige Gal­lant. The se­cond read­ing, A Let­ter of Paul to Ti­mothy 4;6-8, was ad­dressed by An­drea Evans. An­gela Sharp led the as­sem­bly with the Prayers of the Faith­full. The eucharis­tic min­is­ters were An­gela Sharp and Jeanie Bul­ger. The cru­cifer was Yvonne Wedge. The can­dle bear­ers were Leith Bul­ger and Don­nie Jones. The holy wa­ter bearer was Bill Costain. The choir was un­der the di­rec­tion of the or­gan­ist Diane Handrahan. The hymns were: Pro­ces­sional, Be Not Afraid; psalm, The Lord is My Shep­herd; of­fer­tory, Peace Is Flow­ing Like A River; com­mu­nion, Come to The Wa­ter; song of farewell, Songs of the An­gels; and the re­ces­sional, Sing With All The Saints In Glory. At­tend­ing the visi­ta­tion and the fu­neral liturgy were pupils, staff and for­mer staff from Hol­land Col­lege P.E.I. Ev­ery­one present for the fu­neral liturgy were con­sid­ered as hon­orary pall­bear­ers. The ac­tive pall­bear­ers were Ron Arse­nault, Philip Evans, Blair O'Hal­lo­ran, Noel Gaudet, Earl Gavin and Fred Mur­phy. The flower­bear­ers were step grand­chil­dren, Paige, Mariah and Lu­cas Gal­lant, Do­minic, Ben­jamin, Heidi and Josie Arse­nault. In­ter­ment will later take place in St. An­thony’s Ceme­tery.

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