Great Uncle Bruno Edward (Wart Gabe) Gallant 1915-2000


BIRTH 12 OCT 1915 Mont Carmel, Prince Edward Island, Canada

DEATH 17 NOV 2000 Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada

My Great Uncle Edward, nicknamed Wart Gabe, appears on the 1921 census.

1921 Gallant Census Summerside PEI

He also appears at Mamie’s 1964 funeral, on the steps of St. Paul’s in Summerside, along side his wife, Mildred Perry.

Uncle Edward and Mildred Gallant

Of his military service, one Summerside 1981 newspaper featured all of the brothers and said this about Edward’s service.

Edward Gallant

Newspaper Article as it appeared Gallant Boys

This later photo was collected from Henry Brenton’s (Millie’s husband) research.  Edward appears to have been employed by the Armouries in Ontario for some time and so this leads me on another tangent during my research.  I find Mildred and Edward living in Hamilton east in 1949 on the Voter’s Lists.  10 William Street is somewhere near the grey house that you see across the street.

10 William Street Hamilton, Ontario Edward Gallant

Edward and Mildred Gallant Hamilton East 1949 Voter List

Bruno Edward Gallant

Edward’s wife, Mildred Perry’s obituary appeared in the newspaper in January of 2013, although I can find little else on Edward.

Edward Gallant's wife Mildred Gallant PERRY

Gallant – The death occurred at MacEwen Mews Seniors Residence, Margate, on Saturday, January 19, 2013, of Mildred Gallant, of Margate, and formerly of Summerside, aged 96 years.  Born in Summerside, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Roseanna (Blacquiere) Perry.  Survived by brother-in-law Earl (Inez) Gallant; sisters-in-law Mary Perry and Gladys Gallant; and by numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband Edward Gallant; brothers Fred, Joseph and Cedric Perry; and by her sisters Edna Arsenault and Madeleyne Perry. Resting at the Moase Funeral Home, Summerside, until Tuesday, then to St. Paul’s Church, Summerside, for funeral mass at 1:30 p.m. Interment will later take place in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Summerside. No visiting hours by personal request. Memorial donations to the St. Paul’s Cemetery Fund would be appreciated.

Mildred’s family…

Mildred Perry's family (wife of Edward Gallant)

Blessings on my family members who help me to build upon these narratives…finally, two wonderful photographs of Great Uncle Ed!  Grateful!

Great Uncle Ed Gallant and Auntie Mildred Gallant

Great Uncle Ed and Great Auntie Mildred

Great Auntie Kaye, Great Auntie Mildred, Great Uncle Ed, Great Uncle Calice

Great Auntie Kaye, Great Auntie Mildred, Great Uncle Ed, Great Uncle Calice

A new photograph was shared with me on the Prince Edward Island Genealogy page by BettyAnn Arsenault.  Thank you, so much, BettyAnn!

Mildred Perry and my Great Uncle Edward Gallant