GALL, Louis Joseph
Louis Joseph Gall, 94, of Edmonton, husband of Josephine Gall, passed on to his eternal home on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at his home.
Born on May 10, 1920, in Nanaimo, BC, he was the son of the late Paul Gall and Theresa Slaniesky. Lou was a coalminer who graduated from UBC in mining and constructional engineering. He worked up in the Artic for a couple of years and then settled in Edmonton. On September 3, 1945, Lou married the love of his life, Josephine Boychuk.
Lou was a longtime member, deacon, advisor, and financial supporter of Zion Baptist Church. He was also very involved in several building projects at Gull Lake Baptist Camp. He enjoyed sports – both to play and to watch. He loved his family dearly – especially his five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. His accomplishments were many, but he will be remembered most for the countless lives he touched with friendship and generosity.
He was pre-deceased by three brothers: George Gall, Paul Gall, and Steven Gall, as well as four sisters: Cecilia Davidson, Mary Fournier, Emily Van Boyen, and Elizabeth Gall.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Carol of Edmonton, and Laura Chamberlain (Richard) of Winchester, Kentucky; five grandchildren, Jeff Chamberlain (Maureen), Tina Hogan (Michael), Ben Chamberlain, Amy Chamberlain, and Jodi Chamberlain; three great-grandchildren, Thomas Chamberlain, Bronwyn Chamberlain, and Louis Hogan; one sister, Ann MacMurray of Vancouver, BC; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and Rita Aeichele, a special family friend and caregiver.
Visitation will be held on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Serenity Funeral Service North Chapel, 10129 Princess Elizabeth Avenue, Edmonton.
A Celebration of Papa’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Zion Baptist Church of Kensington, 11908 – 132 Avenue, conducted by Rev. Craig Traynor.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Zion Baptist Church.