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GALIUS, Rimas (Galiauskas, Rymantas) - Passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with a heart condition at Hamilton General Hospital on December 7, 2012 at age 70. Predeceased by loving companion Theresa Lashmar. Beloved father of Kristopher Galius (Susan) and Monika Galius Auburn (Mark). Beloved brother of Dalia Dainora. Loving grandfather of Rebecca. Dear uncle of Paul Dainora (Ramune), Audra Dainora (Randolph Cohen), Tomas Dainora and Aleksandra Dainora (Brad Petersen). Dear family friend of the Lashmars (Colleen, Pat, Josie, Brian) and the Kammermeyers (Paul, Dave, Steve, Mike, Dolly). He will be dearly missed by his many friends and relatives in Canada and the United States. Born in Panevezys, Lithuania (1942), he attended the University of West Virginia and became a successful insurance underwriter and broker. His many passions included dancing, "pun"-ishing humour, art/colour, technology, politics and caring for people. As per his wishes, cremation has already taken place. Visitation will be held in Hamilton at P.X. DERMODY FUNERAL HOME, 796 Upper Gage Ave. (between Mohawk and Fennell), on Wednesday, December 12th from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. with service to follow at 1 p.m. Memorial donations to a charity of your choice may be made in lieu of flowers. www.dermodys.com

Published in the Toronto Star on Dec. 10, 2012