The PGA of Canada Remembers

Peacefully at his home, on Friday afternoon, July 27th, 2018. William James Gallinger, of Lion’s Head, at the age of 75 years. A kind, gentle gentleman, affectionate teaser, sometimes annoyingly analytical, “reigner- in” of over-extravagant plans, and thoughtful soulmate of his cherished Linda (nee Myles). Ever teasing and loving of his children Willa-Lyn Ferigo and her husband, Mike, James Gallinger and his wife, Laurie, Melissa Tackaberry, Melanie Locking and her husband, Chris, Ryan Tackaberry and his wife, Sarah, and Jon Tackaberry and his wife, Dawn. Lover of a well-salted, toasted tomato sandwich on white bread, and proud, play-on-the-floor, “sorry…that is going to have to wait, I’m with my grandkids”, passionate papa of Alexander, Jacob, Jessica, Brandon, Aryanna, Taylor, Stella, Simone, Isla, and Celeste. Merciless teaser of his dear sister Shirley Munroe (Lloyd), and compassionate brother-in-law of Beryl Baker (Murray), Wayne Myles (Angie), Carman Myles (Lisa), Sherrill Myles (Brad), and Wanda Warder (Peter). Bill will be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Melville and Doris Gallinger, and his brother-in-law, Bryon Myles. Bill, a retired golf professional, pursued this passion his entire life where he not only taught the mechanics of the sport but also inspired those around him to have a love for the game.

Friends may call at the BRIAN E. WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 250 – 14th Street West, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 3X8 (519-376-7492) on Wednesday evening from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. A Memorial Service for Bill will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.  Please feel free to wear your favourite golf shirt. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the Parkinson Society of South Western Ontario as an expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family on-line at