Louis Joseph Gall


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.

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Gordon Van Boeyen

Although not much contact with Uncle Lou in the past 25 years, I remember him for his friendly attitude and good advice for myself in my younger years. He was a very honorable man.
Our prayers to his wife, Jo, and all that large family.
Sandra and Gordon Van Boeyen….. (south surrey, bc)

Martha Jean Brodhead

We remember warm welcomes, strong hugs and many good conversations with Lou at Zion Baptist Church. He was a great man. Sending our love and prayers to the family. The Brodheads

Ruth Harris

In my memories – Lou was always at the church entrance on a Sunday morning with that hearty welcome and strong handshake. He will be sadly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Jo and all the family. Ruth Harris and family

Frances and JIm Martin

We are sorry to hear about Lou’s passing. We will always remember him as a strong hard working man. Jim and him built the shed that is still outside. of the church. We send our condolences to his family.
Frances and Jim Martin

Chris Fraser

My fondest memory of my Uncle Lou, my Godfather, he always was so kind and caring. When at family gathering’s in my younger days, he always took the time to talk with me and share some wisdom and laughter. Even as I got older he always showed concern for my health, shared a good story and more laughter.

Uncle Lou was a blessing on earth, he will always be in my heart and forever in my memory.

With all my love and deepest sympathy,

Burkhard and Ursula Flender

Lou was one extraordinary person which we met at Zion Baptist Church first time after our immigration into Canada in 1999. He was the one who made it easy for us to get started both in the Canadian life, work and relationships as well as after our returning back home to Germany. Although he was a man of many words, an impressing memory and a special humor he tried in every possible way to help, especially in practical ways. We were so glad that he shared his home grown spinach and other vegetables of which he was so proud of. We will never forget the dinners we shared with him and his Family.
It meant so much to us to have someone staying in touch all the time as a fatherly friend and counsellor.
We miss you Lou!

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