Pat Gailing of Magrath, Alberta passed away peacefully at home on Friday, October 22, 2021.
Born in Elbow, Saskatchewan on September 19, 1936 to Lou and Ethel Gailing, he was the youngest of three children.
Pat proudly served in the Canadian Military from 1955 – 1972. He travelled the world, from Germany to Egypt, and served as a Peace Keeper in the Gaza strip. Pat was promoted to Master Corporal, which is the highest rank in his trade.
On August 15, 1958, Pat married the love of his life, Joan (Pickard), and together, they had four children; Sheldon (Helen) Gailing, Dwain (Ellie Mensinger) Gailing, Teresa (Rudy) Neufeld, and Tina (Ken) Gruninger. He will also be missed by his seven grandchildren, his eight great-grandchildren, which he loved to tease (bucket of poop), as well as his sister Arlene, who resides in Moose Jaw, Sk.
He is predeceased by his parents, and his sister Ann (Sandy Hoy).
Pat was an entrepreneur and owned and operated his own transmission shop for many years. He was a lucky man in life. He was lucky right to the end.
An avid golfer, and some might even say; he was a good one. He loved the legion, where never ending stories would flow. Pat loved playing, and beating his sons-in-law at crib, or playing poker with Ken and Tina.
We will miss Dad’s stories that were, like him, larger than life. Dad would not admit, but truth be told, he was an old softie. We will greatly miss the Man, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Uncle and Friend he was.
“We love you, and safe travels”
Cremation has been entrusted to Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home. A memorial gathering will take place at the funeral home - 703-13 St. N. Lethbridge. - on Thursday, October 28, at 2:00PM. Please bring a special memory or story of Pat to share. The event will be live-streamed and available to view day of service as a link will appear below this listing.
Donations to your local Humane Society, in Pat's name, would be greatly appreciated.
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