Ross Gallaway was born May 27, 1941. He spent the first 13 years of his life growing up on the North side of the Neutral Hills with his parents Tom and Jean and his sister Diane. Following the unfortunate death of his father, the family moved to his uncle’s place south of Consort.
When Ross finished school, he went to work for Rob Polson, on the farm east of Consort. For 18 years he worked along side Rob. He got married to Susan and his 5 children were all born during the time at Rob’s. After the untimely loss of Rob, the family moved back to the original Gallaway homestead north of the Neutral Hills. For the next 6 years he drove the school bus to help supplement the farm. In 1984 Ross went to work for Peter Adams at the feedlot north of Czar, then Harvey Adams east of Czar and finally Allan Johnson North of Amisk. Whether he was in the tractor, the feed truck or the silage cutter, Ross was content and happy. He could spend endless hours doing what he loved to do, operate equipment. Late in life he drove taxi to fill his days of retirement.
When his health started to fail, he moved into the lodge in Consort. After a few short years there, Ross made his final move into the Consort Hospital and Care Centre, where he spent his final years and passed away on November 13, 2023.
He leaves to mourn, his sister, Diane (Terry) Crisp and their families; daughter, Lynn (Jack) McKinlay and their children, Jaclyn, Jason (Hanna and Felix), Curtis (Kelsey) and Justin (Ashley); son, Kevin (Shelly) and their children, Ethan, Skyla (Kris), Robert (Charyna) and Emily (Rhys); son, Kim (Crystal) and their children, Shayanne, Savannah, Ryley, Connor, Ryleigh and Ashlyn; son, Keith (Jennifer) and their children, Alex (Rylan), Sarah and Matthew; daughter, Stacy DeVos and her children, Austin (Layla), Destiny and Sienna; as well as numerous cousins and extended family.
Ross was predeceased by his parents, Tom and Jean Gallaway.
A funeral service for Ross will be held on Monday, November 27, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at the Knox United Church in Consort, Alberta with Reverend OhWang Kwon officiating. Interment will follow at the Lake Road Cemetery.