GALLAGHER, James Emmet
June 7, 1933 - June 14, 2013
We are sad to announce the passing of Dr. James Emmet Gallagher at Bow View Manor, Calgary, AB on Friday, June 14, 2013 at the age of 80.
Jim was born in Lamont and lived in Chipman, AB, completing his schooling in Edmonton. He obtained his BEd degree from the University of Alberta, earning his journeyman's carpenter certificate along the way. This was followed by an MEd from the U of A and an EdD from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Jim taught in Yellowknife, NWT and later joined the Faculty of Education at the U of A, where he soon became a Full Professor and Department Head. During his career, Jim travelled the world, engaged in projects with the Canadian International Development Agency, the International Labour Organization, and other groups.
Jim is survived by his loving companion, Dr. Sharon Robertson; his three children, Shelley Gallagher (Brent Podiluk), Patrick Gallagher, and James Robertson; his former spouse, Marvey Gallagher (née Ridley); his nephews, Doug Sims and Mark Gallagher. He is predeceased by his parents, Emmet and Edna Gallagher, and by his siblings, Spencer and Avis.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at EDEN BROOK FUNERAL HOME (corner of 17th Avenue S.W. and Lower Springbank Road, Calgary, 403-240-4032). Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
Donations in Jim's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (1-888-473-4636, www.heartandstroke.com) or to the Canadian Disaster Relief Fund through the Red Cross to help with on-going emergency relief efforts in Southern Alberta (1-800-418-1111, www.redcross.com).
In living memory of James Gallagher, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane.
Published in The Edmonton Journal on June 22, 2013