Obituary: Edwin Charles Gallison

Posted at 11:18 AM, Apr 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-23 13:39:37-04

Tuesday, April 14, 2020, our lives took an unexpected turn when we lost our beloved Edwin Charles Gallison, 81, of Great Falls.

Born in East Montpelier, VT on October 15, 1938 to Charles and Esther (McKnight) Gallison, Ed skied to his one room schoolhouse at 5 AM each morning.

A man so full of life, kind and loving, generous to a fault, and able to inspire others with his humility and sense of humor. Ed believed you must live your life to the fullest throughout your life while your health is strong, and not wait for retirement to enjoy the world around you. He lived his life that way.

Lover of sports, an avid outdoorsman, Ed skied in Canada, New England, Switzerland, and Australia. He golfed the worlds’ finest golf courses, including in Scotland. He was certified in scuba diving, enjoying the waters off the coast of Hawaii. In the summer he loved slalom waterskiing and boating. If he wasn’t earning trophies playing tennis, he was following it, along with football, golf, the Yankees, and the Olympics.

He was an avid fisherman and hunter with statewide marksmanship, even hunting in Africa, and has some of his mounts showcased at Scheels in Great Falls.

To read the complete obituary and share condolences, visit the Croxford Funeral Home website.