March 8, 1938 – February 24, 2016
After many years of declining mental and physical health, Ken Gallinger passed away from congestive heart failure on Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, just shy of his 78th birthday.
Ken is survived by his son, Ronald (Wendy), his daughter, Karen Benoit, his brother, David of Espanola, Ont., and four grandchildren, Jodi, Sara, Joey, and Samantha. He was predeceased by his parents, Gerald and Ida, his brother, John (Jack), and his sister Dawn.
At the family’s request, there will be no wake or funeral. A gravesite service will follow next summer in Ken’s hometown of Espanola.
Although Ken led a difficult life dealing with bipolar disorder, comfort is taken in the fact that he is finally at peace.