James William Galloway July 23, 1924 - August 13, 2019 It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of our dear father and grandfather, James William Galloway on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, just weeks after his 95th birthday. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Doreen Galloway. (nee Walley). Dear son of Doris Pauline Paul and William Anthony (Tony) Galloway. Loving father of Stew Galloway (Bronwen), Gail Kovacs, and Lynne Zaraski-Skerlan (Jim). Dear brother of Thelma (Terry) Adam and Dorothy (Dot) Gagne (both deceased). Brother-in-law of the late Stewart and Mildred Walley. Jim leaves behind his grandchildren, Colleen, Kelly and Ryan Galloway, Maddie Kovacs, and Sean and Steve Dawson and Julie Zaraski and also many nieces and nephews. Jim led an adventurous life, joining the Royal Canadian Navy as a boy seaman and serving aboard the HMCS Agassiz, the Huron and the Iroquois during WWII, receiving many medals including the Arctic Star and the French Legion of Honor. In May 1945 he married Doreen Walley of Manchester, England. His life post-war led him to the Hamilton Police Department, serving for thirty-nine years, mostly in the C.I.D. and the Youth Division. He was a proud member of St. Stephen on-the-Mount Anglican church. Also a member of the Acacia Lodge. Jim loved to garden, play Euchre with the Police Retirees and post-retirement became handyman at his sons Tim Horton stores. Jim and the family would love to thank Jennifer McKinnon, his PSW and guardian angel for her loyal dedication to him and the friendly, caring staff at Villages of Wentworth Heights. Resting at the M.A. Clark and Sons Funeral Home, 567 Upper Wellington St., Hamilton. Visitation to be held on Sunday, August 18th from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral to be on Monday, August 19th at 1 p.m. St. Stephen on the Mount Anglican Church (625 Concession St). Refreshments to follow. Interment at the Mount Hamilton Cemetery on Rymal Rd. and Upper Wellington. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be much appreciated.
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Published in The Hamilton Spectator from Aug. 13 to Aug. 20, 2019.