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JOHN R. GALBRAITH (published on October 17, 2008)

JOHN R. GALBRAITH May 21, 1916 – October 17, 2008 It is with sadness that we announce the passing of John Galbraith, beloved husband of Marion Galbraith on October 17, 2008 at the age of 92. John was born at Tenby, Manitoba, but educated in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, the son of John and Ina (Barber) Galbraith, both deceased. He was predeceased by his sisters, Jessie Galbraith, and Marian Anderson, brothers Archibald (Amelia), Duncan, and James. Left to mourn his memory is his wife Marion, step son Graham Campbell, and step daughter Lauren Dent (Jack), granddaughter Melissa Dent, and grandson John C. Dent, brother Gordon Galbraith (Audrey) at Qualicum Beach, British Columbia. He devoted 26 years of his life to the service of his country through the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, retiring in 1966. He took his police training in Regina, after which he was posted to Edmonton. He served in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba and as a plain clothes man, subsequently; he was posted to Ottawa as a crime reader in the preventive service branch. John was a life member of the RCMP Veterans Association, Manitoba Division. He was also a life member of the Masonic Lodge, namely #21 Edmonton, Alberta. John was a past member of Khartum Shrine Temple, Winnipeg, Manitoba, for which he took a certificate of demit sue to his retirement, spending winters in California, and time at their hobby farm at Carberry, Manitoba. Anyone who knew John recognized that he was true gentleman and a man of integrity. The family wishes to thank the staff at Deer Lodge Centre Tower 3 for their compassion and dignified care. A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, October 24, 2008 in Thomson “In the Park” Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Blvd. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Thomson “In the ParK” 925-1120 Send expressions of sympathy to www.mem.com


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