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Diana Gallaway (Bradley)

May 1, 1944 - April 21, 2016


Diana M Gallaway (nee Bradley)

May1,1944 – April 21, 2016

Diana passed suddenly, leaving behind her daughters Nicole Carter and Jennifer Gallaway, her sister Penny Reilly (David Reilly), daughter-in-law Ursa Jeanettechild and granddaughter Rhya Bartlett Falconer as well as many nieces and nephew. Diana is pre-deceased by her parents Vera and Gerald Bradley and sister Stephanie Scutter. A tenacious and multifaceted woman who forged a path for herself and her daughters, Diana advocated for many who were less fortunate in our society, both human and animal. After retiring and moving to Nelson to be closer to her younger daughter, Diana lived peacefully and quietly by Kootenay Lake always cherishing the visits from her family and the many wild animals and pets who came near or across her threshold. Diana taught her daughters so much; she was the rock for both of them, teaching Nicki about perseverance and compassion, being Jenn’s everything in her formative years and beyond. Diana will forever be remembered for her dry wit, political mind, and deep love of animals. As Diana had expressed in life, only a private family viewing followed by cremation will take place. In lieu of flowers (of which she certainly enjoyed) donations can be made to Kootenay Animal Assistance P (KAAP), the BC SPCA or another animal charity of your choice.

Bright Eyes

Is it a kind of dream,
Floating out on the tide,
Following the river of death downstream?
Oh, is it a dream?

There's a fog along the horizon,
A strange glow in the sky,
And nobody seems to know where you go,
And what does it mean?
Oh, is it a dream?

Bright eyes,
Burning like fire.
Bright eyes,
How can you close and fail?
How can the light that burned so brightly
Suddenly burn so pale?
Bright eyes.

Is it a kind of shadow,
Reaching into the night,
Wandering over the hills unseen,
Or is it a dream?

There's a high wind in the trees,
A cold sound in the air,
And nobody ever knows when you go,
And where do you start,
Oh, into the dark.

Bright eyes,
burning like fire.
Bright eyes,
how can you close and fail?
How can the light that burned so brightly
Suddenly burn so pale?
Bright eyes.

Bright eyes,
burning like fire.
Bright eyes,
how can you close and fail?
How can the light that burned so brightly
Suddenly burn so pale?
Bright eyes.


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Staff

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

From: Penny Reilly
Relation: Elder sister

Dearest Dee,
You will be forever missed. I can’t be there for you or for your beautiful girls but I will be there in spirit.

To my girls Nicki and Jenn, my love and condolences. I’m here thinking of you, missing you and will love you always… and the Aussie contingency send their love and hugs…

Auntie Penny

From: Jennifer MacLachlan
Relation: Mother of my friends Nick and Ursa

Nicki, Ursa, and Jennifer, I am so saddened to hear of your Mum’s sudden passing, and so very sorry for your terrible loss. I didn’t know Diana well, but felt such affinity with her. A lovely, lovely soul. Big hugs and love to you all.

From: Donna Hiscock
Relation: Friend

The world will be an emptier place without you and heaven has gained one heck of a terrific lady
*Godspeed* Diana …

From: MJ O'Connor
Relation: former collegue

I was terribly sad to hear of Diana passing. I worked with her for many years at the Region of Halton and enjoyed her wit and wisdom on many occasions. My deepest sympathies for both her much adored girls.

From: Laurie Cockerill
Relation: Co-worker - Halton Region

A gracious lady she was. Always compassionate and caring for those less fortunate than she. An avid animal lover taking in strays to call her own. My sincere sympathy for her family. I was known as the “purple lady” by her daugher Jennifer. Diana will be deeply missed.

From: Elaine vanalphen
Relation: collleague

My sincere condolences to your family. I hold such fond memories of Diana. She showed such strength, dignity and eloquence when faced with trials and tribulations in her life. She was a woman of strength.

From: Douglas Bartholomew-Saunders
Relation: Former Director, Halton Region

Please accept my condolences at Diana’s passing. We worked together for about five years up to her retirement. Truly one of the most caring and creative people I’ve ever known … she had a very big heart and worked hard on behalf of the clients she served. I loved her sense of humour, our periodic chats, her political analysis and we shared Coronation Street. I am sorry for your loss and will think of her often.

From: Sue Farbas
Relation: friend of the family

My dear Dee, what sad news to learn of your passing , your daughters Jenn and Nicki are heartbroken as you knew they would be , but just think of what wonderful women they are and how well you taught them, they are so proud of who you were and they will miss you beyond words.Jenn and Nicki you will never heal but I promise the pain will eventually get softer and you will breath gentler .Your Mum would want you to go on and live your lives full of love and happiness. My dear friend we had lost touch but you were never very far from my heart , fly high and let your spirit be free…..love always Sue xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

From: Lise Infante
Relation: Co-worker - Halton Region

My sincerest sympathies to your family. Diana and I worked together for many years and I have a lot of fond memories of her. She adored her daughters Jen and Nicki, and was always the proud mother sharing stories. She was an avid horse and animal lover. Kind, considerate, passionate and caring. She will be dearly missed by all.

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