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Barbara Olive Galliver - Mallandaine (Beckett)

January 1, 1900 - November 27, 2015


Barbara Olive Galliver-Mallandaine

1922 -2015

Barbara Olive Galliver-Mallandaine (nee Beckett) passed away peacefully at the age of 93 on Friday, November 27, 2015 after a lengthy stay in Kootenay Lake District Hospital. She was born in Biggar, Saskatchewan on August 21, 1922 to parents Norman and Mary (nee Alexander). She grew up and spent the majority of her life in Edmonton, Alberta where she met her husband of 38 years William (Bill) Galliver. They had two sons Rick and Glenn. Barb and Bill built their ‘dream’ home just outside of Edmonton on an acreage in Whitecroft and had a summer retreat on the lake in Lac La Biche, Alberta. At retirement in 1980 they moved to Bowser on Vancouver Island for their golden years. Sadly, Bill passed away in 1982. Barb soldiered on and found companionship that grew into marriage to John Mallandaine in 1987. They continued to live in Bowser, later moving to Qualicum Beach enjoying the ‘island life’. In 2009, they moved to Nelson, BC to be closer to family in their twilight years. Barb and John moved into Lakeview Village in 2011 with John passing away in November of that year. Barb found wonderful friendship and companions at Lakeview Village and was well liked by the staff. She loved the comradery during games including bridge, bingo, dominoes and the left/right/centre and at mealtimes. She will be sadly missed by her family, sister Norma (Beckett), sons Rick and wife Jann, Glenn and wife Charlene, grandchildren Bailey, Brady, Kyle and Cole. The family would like to thank those who helped with Barb’s care especially the doctors, nurses, and para professionals on the 3rd floor at Kootenay Lake District Hospital. A private graveside service will be held in Edmonton at a future date where she will be reunited with Bill. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation, 3 View Street, Nelson, BC V1L 2V1.


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: John Eggleton
Relation: Friend of her son Rick, and daughter-in-law.

I cry tears for your loss Rick. You always talked proudly of your mom, and your commitment to her care and well being undying. Although I never had the opportunity to personally meet her, my friendship with you and Jan provided me with a grand sense of her character, her commitment toward her family, and a grand set of values from which you never strayed. Sincere regards.

From: Merla Ridge
Relation: Friend

Rick for you and for the family I am so sorry for your loss, Barb was such a good friend to all of us who played cards, dominos, left, right and centre, we all laughed so much, the tears of laughter brought us even closer. I miss her terribly, she was so upbeat and kind.

From: Madeline Riley
Relation: Barb was a friend of my parents, Ken & Billie Riley, who also lived in Bowser. Barb and I kept in touch. In fact, I'm the one who drove her and John to the Victoria Airport when they moved to Nelson, if she told you about that.

I was just looking at my August calendar and saw Barb’s birthday was coming up, so thought I’d phone her. Her number was not in service, and due to her age, I checked the Nelson obits and found that she had passed away. I just wanted to let you know that I’m sorry for your loss.

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Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation, 3 View Street, Nelson, BC V1L 2V1.

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