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Barbara Olive Galliver - Mallandaine (nee Beckett)

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. Online condolences may be expressed at Megan Johnson of Thompson Funeral Service has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

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