Roy was known for his sense of humor, which was often times inappropriate and sometimes misunderstood, but as his family says "you got to love him" and boy did we! He joked with everyone he came in contact with, from cashiers at the supermarket to the nurses at his doctor’s office.
Before his illness, Roy had an adventurous side and a love of travel. He loved going to different countries, taking pride in maneuvering around Hong Kong by himself. He would often go off the beaten path to explore while living in Costa Rica.
He loved taking care of and riding horses-a love he developed when his youngest daughter, Leah got into competitive horse jumping. He never missed a competition, even making it to one 4 days after a major surgery.
Roy's biggest love was his family and close circle of friends. When you think of Roy, Dad, Grampy, Gump Gump, Uncle Eddie Leroy, Uncle Spicy, Old Man,The Little Man, Gallant, ( or any of the other names out there) know that he loved you unconditionally, deeply, and forever.
Roy is survived by his wife of 43 years, Christine Salzmann Gallant; daughter, Melanie Taylor and husband,Troy; son, Brent Gallant; Daughter in law, Michelle Gallant; son, Jason Gallant and wife, Susan; daughter, Leah Kane and husband, Brian; Grandchildren, Amanda, Kaylee, Ashley, Kaitlyn, Drew, Spencer, Brystal, Tucker, Denise, and his partner in crime, Ethan; nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Roy was predeceased in death by his parents Henry and Elinor Gallant; brother, Henry "Hank" Gallant; and grandson, Cory Bryan
In lieu of flowers, the family’s wishes are for memorial donations in Roy’s name to be made to: CHANS Home Health & Hospice, c/o Annual Giving Fund Mid Coast Hospital, PO Box 279, Brunswick, ME 04011-9992
Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, Oct 22, 2020 from 11:00 – 12:00pm at the David E. Desmond & Son Funeral Home, 638 High Street, Bath. A graveside service will follow at 12:00pm at Oak Grove Cemetery, Bath, (between the ponds to the right)
In accordance with CDC guidelines for Covid-19, attendees are required to wear a mask and social distance.
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CHANS Home Health Care & Hospice C/O Annual Giving Fund Mid Coast Hospital
P.O. Box 279, Brunswick ME 04011-9992