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Dorothy Terese (Terry) McNEIL O’GALLAGHER
December 2, 1939 – February 9, 2020

“She was our teacher
and role model on
how to live a life with purpose, meaning and courage.”

Mrs. Terry O’Gallagher passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at the age of 80 at Saint Brigid’s Home in Quebec City. She was the daughter of the late Major John T.E. McNeil and the late Dorothy (Dot) Schmeisser. Predeceased by her cherished husband, Brendan, Terry leaves to mourn her loving children and their spouses: Bryan (Johanne Marceau), Catherine (Guy Cantin), Rhonda (Yvon Rouleau) and Ian (Manon Kirouac); as well as her beloved grandchildren: Julia, Elizabeth, Laura, Emma and Gabriel; her brothers and sisters: Sandra (Robert Jackson), Michaele (Earl Goodeve), Patrick (Catherine Palmer), the late Donna Marie (the late J. Alphonsus Kane), the late Jacquelyn (the late Paul Kelly), and the late John (Kelly Code-McNeil); her brothers- and sisters-in-law: Ellen Clare (Kenneth Wood), the late Marianna, the late John (Nicole Paquette), the late Patrick (Liliane Blanchard), the late Neil and Shirley Miller. Also left to mourn are Terry’s many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
One of the most important measures of how someone’s life has been lived is the extent to which they have touched others. By this measure, and thanks to Terry’s chosen career as a dedicated teacher, we can say her life was an important one. Terry was to us, her four children, our first and most important teacher. She was a role model on how to live a life with purpose, meaning and courage. We are deeply grateful to have been loved and guided by her and our father, Brendan.

Family and friends will meet at
Complexe de la Cité
1600 Avenue Le Gendre
Québec, QC, G2G 2W5
on Friday, February 21, from 2 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m.

On Saturday, February 22, family and friends will meet at St. Patrick’s Church, 1145 Avenue De Salaberry, Quebec City, from 10 to 11:30 a.m, followed by a funeral service at 11:30 a.m. The burial will take place at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Quebec City, at a later date.
Special thanks to all the physicians and staff on the third floor of Saint Brigid’s Home for their care and support to Terry these past six months as well as to the Jeffery-Hale Community Partners Day Centre and Day Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations in Terry’s memory to the Saint Brigid’s Home Foundation ( would be appreciated.

For information
Phone number: 418-529-3371
Fax: 418-767-2309
Email: [email protected]

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