We, the family, regret the passing of our brother, Tony Gallagher, 78, on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney, after a yearlong battle with cancer.

Born in Sydney, Tony was the son of the late Anthony and Lois (Condon) Gallagher.

Tony was a graduate of St. F.X. University and taught in Whitney Pier schools his entire teaching career. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Tony is survived by his two sisters, Ellen (Frank) McNamara and Lois (Tom) Chmiel; nieces and nephews, Tim (Monica) McNamara, John (Sharon) McNamara, Maureen (Ken) Cheeseman, Michael (Joanne) Chmiel, Jim Chmiel, Tonya (Kevin) Dort and Patty Greencorn; as well as six grandnieces, nine grandnephews, two great-grandnieces and two great-grandnephews.

Besides his parents, Tony was predeceased by his sister, Maureen Gallagher and nephew, Shaun McNamara.

Visitation for the late Anthony ‘Tony’ Gallagher will be held in the Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street), on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 from 6-8 p.m.
Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016 at 2 p.m. in Holy Redeemer Church with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating and Fr. Patrick O’Neill concelebrating. Following the Mass, everyone is invited to a reception at Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.

Donations in memory of Tony may be made to Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County or charity of one’s choice.

Funeral Arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

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Sorry for loosing your brother. My thoughts are with you. Theresa
From:  Theresa Rossetti Nardella

Sincere condolences to Ellen Lois and families on the passing of Tony. Tony was a friend, neighbour and associate teacher,who we always appreciated his intelligence,humour and friendship. He will be missed.
From:  BLICK & COLLEEN, Dartmouth

Ellen, Lois and Family; Sorry to learn of Tony's passing. Will always remember Tony for his fun-loving ways. He was always true to his family, friends and profession. Always up for a debate on any subject, and always came away smiling regardless of the outcome. Overall, he will be Remembered by those of us who were privileged to be his teammate on the Ward Six Indians team that became the first-ever champion of the Sydney Little baseball League back, a few years ago, in 1951.
From:  Russ Doyle

Lois & Ellen, Please accept our sincere sympathy at the passing of your brother, Tony. We regret being unable to convey our message in person. Rest assured you are in our thoughts during these difficult days.
From:  Mike & Laura Dallien

Ellen.. My sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your brother. God Bless.
From:  Phyllis Fudge Reid

Ellen and Lois, I was saddened to hear of Tony's passing. Who can forget the 50th anniversary of our Little League team in 2001, and our induction into the Cape Breton Sports Hall of Fame. Your brother enjoyed those events so much. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
From:  Paul Hartigan

Ellen and Family We are so sorry to hear of Tony's passing. He was a wonderful guy and we have fond memories of him from the early years. Love and prayers go out to all the family. 
From:  Tommy & Maureen