GALLANT, Joseph “Eugene” On March 24, 2020, Eugene Gallant, age 91, of 167 Belvedere Avenue and formerly of Oyster Bed Bridge, said goodbye to his family, and passed away peacefully of natural causes at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. He leaves behind his cherished wife, Louise (nee Gallant ) of 70 years, and his loving children: Roland (Joanne) Gallant, Rustico; Nancy (Reg) Murphy, Kensington; Kevin (Rosemary), Oyster Bed Bridge; and Ian (Shelley) Gallant, Sherwood. Eugene was a very proud Grampy to Natasha, Chantelle, Jillyan, Jenna, Andrew, Louanna, Hilary, Jamie, Michael, Christina and Ashley. He was Great Grampy to Eva, Elliot, Avery, Owen, Olivia, Sienna, Emi Louise, Levi, Hugh, Mack, Vera, Caden, Luka and Connor. Also left to mourn are his sisters: Rita Blanchard, St. John, New Brunswick; and Eleanor (Gerry) Desveau, Montreal, Quebec; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Eugene was predeceased by his parents, Vital and Angelina Gallant, his sisters and brothers in law: Loretta (Harold) Quinn, Melina (Leo) Daley, Yvonne (Artie) Gallant, Zeta (Arthur) Peters, Clarence Blanchard, and Melina (in infancy); brothers and sister in law: Alan (Betty), Louis and Wallace (in infancy); and his mother in law and father in law, Alvena and Joseph Gallant. Eugene’s remains are resting at Central Queen’s Funeral Home, 2538 Glasgow Road, New Glasgow. Due to the health restrictions currently in place, there will be no public viewing or funeral at this time. Further arrangements will be announced at a later date. Online condolences may be made at www.funeralcoops.com or by sending an email to email@example.com Eugene’s immediate family will come together this week to celebrate his life. Although his large extended family and the many friends who were like family to him cannot be with us at this time, they will be with us in spirit. They include: members of the communities of Oyster Bed Bridge and Rustico, where he grew, up, fell in love and raised his family; the many people he befriended across the Island, while working in a variety jobs throughout his lifetime; the friends he made at UPEI, where he spent his last working years as a painter and with whom he kept in touch long after he retired; his fellow members of Holy Redeemer Church community, where he proudly served as a volunteer; the Thursday night Bowling Group he looked forward to seeing every week; his Chappell Court family, who embraced him and gave him the support and companionship he needed when he moved from his home in Sherwood; Dr. Wohlgomert and the QEH staff, who treated him with such care and compassion; and last but not least, the Atlantic Baptist residents and staff, he mingled with every afternoon. He loved to help out with bingo, etc, always with Louise, his sweetheart, by his side. Dad, Grampy, Great Grampy had a huge heart, warm smile and strong hands. He loved to chat, play cards and make puzzles. He was devoted to his family and his faith. He gathered friends wherever he went and never forgot a face. He was always willing to lend a helping hand. He will be missed. “We shape our lives not by what we carry with us, but by what we leave behind.” If so desired, donations to Eugene’s memory may be made to The PEI Lung Association, Alzheimer’s Society of PEI, or a charity of your choice.