William Leslie Gallamore II
September 21, 1938 - November 11, 2020
Tacoma, Washington - William (Les) was born in Trail BC Canada to William and Janet Gallamore. Dad enjoyed playing hockey, curling and baseball while growing up. He met mom in high school, got married and attended a Trade school for printing in Tennessee. He received a job offer and moved to Tacoma where he began his printing career. He had a creative and inventive mind and was well respected in the industry. He loved to travel and we loved listening to his stories every Sunday at Family dinner. Dad was very active in his church, Redeemer Lutheran. You could always find him working on projects keeping the physical church together but also the "go to" usher. In retirement he found great happiness in volunteering for those in need, in the community, church family, Habitat for Humanity and even an International mission trip with two of his granddaughters. Dad taught us the importance of family and traditions. He attended every event for his grandchildren and they knew he wanted to be there for them! He always told us there were givers and takers in this world. Dad was definitely a giver. How lucky we were to have had him to love, support and guide us. We are so comforted in knowing he is reunited with Mom and Kandace.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife (Marlene) and granddaughter (Kandace). And survived by his children, Cindy, Gordie (Connie),Heather (Mike). Grandchildren, Melissa (Greg), Ashleigh (Danny), Andrew (Max), Anna, and Curt. And great grandchildren Barrett, Simon, Leslie and an early surprise on New Year's Eve, baby Chloe.
You would ask Dad how he was doing and his response would be "damn near perfect" and in the eyes of his children and Grandchildren he was.
Due to Covid 19, we are waiting to have his Celebration of life at a later date, we will keep family and friends updated.
Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on Jan. 10, 2021.