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Jeanette R. Gallant


Jeanette R. Gallant

Jeanette R. Gallant, 80 years of age, of Amherst, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on March 7, 2019 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre.

Jeanette initially worked at Brookfield Dairy before being a stay at home mother to raise her two children (Eric & Nancy).  She returned to the workforce and spent many years with the team at Kmart.  Over the past couple of decades, she has spent time volunteering at the Salvation Army and the Christmas for Kids, which she especially cherished.  Jeanette had a great support system of friends and family in the Amherst and surrounding areas.  She had a wonderful time with friends going for coffee, weekend breakfasts, restaurant outings, and many trips to the Superstore for groceries.  If she didn’t fill her day in this fashion, she was on the phone talking for hours with those she loved.

Jeanette will be sadly missed by her son Eric (Shelley) and her grandchildren Meaghan, Adam, and David, her daughter Nancy Bollivar (Mike) and her step grandsons Michael, Matthew and their families.

Besides her parents Robert and Marion Hedley, Jeanette was predeceased by her husband, Joseph, her sisters Anne, Dolores, Susan, and her brother Peter.  She is survived by her siblings, Joan, Eleanor (Mel), Gloria, Carolyn, Bob (Gayle), Lynn, and Jack (Annamarie).  

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Jones Family Funeral Centre, 70 Church Street, Amherst. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Sunday, March 10, 2019 from 2 -4 & 6-8 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family Parish on Monday, March 11, 2019 at 2 p.m. Father Craig Christenson officiating. 

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Canadian Diabetic Association, Kidney Foundation or to the charity of your choice.  Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Jeanette's online memorial at or through the Jones Family Funeral Centre's Facebook Page.

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Service Date
Monday, March 11, 2019
Service Time
2 p.m.
Service Location
Holy Family Parish, Amherst, NS

Visitation Time
2-4 & 6-8 p.m.
Visitation Location
Jones Family Funeral Centre, Amherst, NS

Requested Charity
Heart & Stroke Foundation, Canadian Diabetic Association, Kidney Foundation, Choice.