Obituary of Alan Hubert Gallais
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Alan was born on September 16th 1953, the third of five sons of
Hubert and Margaret Gallais. Growing up on the family farm in
the Ethelton District, Alan developed a strong love for horses at
an early age which continued through to the time of his death. He
attended Grades 1 – 7 at Harriville School, followed by Grades 8 – 12
in Kinistino, Saskatchewan.
A hard worker his entire life, Alan built his family farm in 1982, where
he raised his children, Nicole, Trixie and Dustin. He had a talent for
making and fixing machinery, turning and creating beautiful wood
work and was a draft horse enthusiast, raising teams of Percheron,
Belgian and various other draft horses. He loved nothing better than
talking about horses and participating in horse-pull competitions,
winning both provincial and national competitions with his teams
and making life-long friends across the country. He was fearless when
it came to breaking horses. When he was no longer physically able to
compete in competitions, he moved on to judging the competitors,
many of whom he had previously competed against.
In 2020, Alan decided to reduce the size of his farming operation
and moved to an acreage at Silver Park with the love of his life,
Wendy Smith. Not ready to give up all of his horses, he continued to
have a team of Haflingers together with a team of mules. Alan was
always willing to hitch up the team to take Wendy, friends, family
and grandkids on wagon and sleigh rides and those memories will
live on in our hearts forever.
Alan is survived and deeply missed by his best friend and life partner,
Wendy Smith; his three children, Nicole, Trixie and Dustin; stepsons,
James (Jenna), Danny, and Blair (Laura) Smith; grandchildren
Meryssa, Alexa and Taylor Smith, Ace and Wyatt Gallais, Jessica,
Caytlin and Eric Edge; his mother Margaret and brothers, Art
(Marion), Terry (Iris), Ralph (Peggy), and Mike (Lianne) Gallais,
mother-in-law Blondie (Mildred) Siegel, sisters-in-law Joan Meyer,
June (Ken) Bartel, Beverly (Jake) Pavelich and Bettyann Cox, as
well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Alan was
predeceased by his father Hubert in 1994.
Memorial contributions in memory of Alan may be directed to the Silver Park Community Hall.
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