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Fr. Edmond Gallant

Fr. Edmond Gallant

Born In: Mont Carmel

Passed in: Laval, Quebec, Canada
Passed on: February 23rd, 2014

Father Edmond Gallant of the Congregation of Holy Cross, died on February 23, 2014, at the Grand-Saint Joseph Infirmary in Laval, Quebec, at the age of 87. Born in Mont-Carmel, P.E.I., he was the son of the late Anaclet and Lucie (Arsenault) Gallant . After his schooling in his village, he continued his studies at Saint Joseph University, in Memramcook, N.B. In August 1949, he entered the Congregation of Holy Cross Noviciate in Montreal. He made religious vows in that Congregation, on August 16, 1950. Then, he returned to Saint Joseph University to complete his classical studies. He studied theology at the Holy Cross Scolasticate in Montreal, and was ordained to the priesthood on June 24, 1956, in his home parish of Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel. After his ordination, he taught at St. Joseph University in Memramcook for a few years. For forty years, he worked, full time or part time at the correctional institutions in Dorchester, Renous and Springhill. He maintained that service while being pastor in Dorchester, Bouctouche, Acadieville, Irishtown, Scoudouc, Pre-d'en-Haut, Notre-Dame de Lourdes. He also ministered in the parishes of Melbourne, Pinkney's Point and Butte-a Comeau in the Yarmouth Diocese for three years. Following his parish ministry, he lived and worked at Maison Sainte-Croix in Pre-d'en-Haut for a few years. He then resided at Residence Sainte-Croix in Moncton. Due to illness, he was admitted later on at the Grand Saint-Joseph Infirmary, where he died. Beside his confreres in Holy Cross, he is survived by four sisters: Zella (Jos Arsenault), Claire (Adrien Bernard) Rose-Marie and Esther, all from Prince Edward Island, and a brother Leonard (Freda) who lives in Ontario, as well as many nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by two brothers, Raymond and Isidore. His body will be resting at Evangeline Funeral Home, with visitation on Thursday Feb. 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at Notre-Dame du Mont-Carmel Church in Mont-Carmel, Friday, Feb. 28, at 10 a.m.


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