Garth Vallely

April 9, 2018 - 2:16pm Updated: April 10, 2018 - 12:57pm
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Medicine Hat, Alberta

Garth William Vallely, beloved husband of Maryanne Vallely of Medicine Hat, passed away on Saturday, April 7th, 2018 at the age of 79 years. Garth also leaves to cherish his memory one son, Mike (Paula) Vallely; his daughter, Stephanie (Damian) Churla; daughter-in-law, Wendy Vallely (Roman); seven grandchildren, Michael Jr. (Shari), Madison, Emilee, Morgan, Lierin, Ryan (Cristin) and Dale; four great grandchildren, Avaya, Mea, Austin and August; his step-mother, Muriel Vallely; and his half-brother, George (Karen) Vallely and their daughter, Hannah. Garth was predeceased by his son, Pat Vallely; and his parents, George and Amy Vallely. Garth was elected as Mayor of the City of Medicine Hat in October 2001 and re-elected in October 2004. He has given freely of himself to many organizations. He was Campaign Chairman, a Director and Executive Director of the United Way of Southeastern Alberta from 1989 to 1997. He served the Medicine Hat Community Foundation as Chairman from 1996 to 2000. He was on the Provincial Board of the Heart and Stroke Foundation for the years 1997 to 2003. He was also Chairman of the Salvation Army Family Support Centre Board. In addition, Garth provided leadership during his involvement as a Director with the Medicine Hat Chamber of Commerce, as a member of the Community Lottery Board, and as a member of the Alberta Softball Umpires Association, the Medicine Hat Tourism Action Committee and the Southeast Alberta Tourist Association. Garth also served as President of the Brooks and District Chamber of Commerce. He has supported, coached and sponsored numerous sports teams and leagues including softball, baseball, soccer and hockey. The Community recognized Garth with the 1999 Civic Recognition 'Humanitarianism' Award for his contribution to Medicine Hat as a volunteer and community leader. His involvement in the community of Medicine Hat began when he built on his success in Brooks to open The Boston Pizza franchise in Medicine Hat in 1984. A Private Family Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. PATRICK'S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, with Father Tomy Manjaly, Celebrant and Father John L. Maes, Co-Celebrant. A Private Family Interment will take place at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Garth's memory may be made to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, c/o 238 - 2nd Avenue NE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5Z9 or to a charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to [email protected] subject heading Garth Vallely.

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