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Dictionary of Miramichi Biography

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GALLOWAY, NORA (STEWART) (1894-1977)

GALLOWAY, NORA (STEWART), charitable organization leader; b. Sussex, N.B., 1894, d/o James Stewart and Cecilia Ann Perry; m. 1920, William Henry Galloway, of Newcastle; d. Chatham, 28 Dec 1977.

Nora (Stewart) Galloway, who moved to Newcastle after her marriage, was a correspondent for many years for the Fredericton and Moncton daily newspapers, but she was best known for the educational and charitable work she undertook in the town, from the period of the Great Depression onward. During World War II she was a member of the Red Cross welfare committee and chaired the Soldiers' entertainment committee, which sponsored concerts, dances, and card parties for the recruits in training and the Veterans' Guard, and welcomed returning servicemen. She was a leading member of the ladies' auxiliary of the Newcastle branch of the Royal Canadian Legion for many years and provincial president for two years. In 1952 she was awarded the George Medal for her Legion work.

Galloway, who followed the motto, "We must do the best we can while we can," was a charter member and active participant in the Sanatoria Club, in which a troupe of entertainers staged shows for patients in the the sanatoria and nursing homes of the province. She was an elocutionist with the troupe, reciting comedy works, many of which she wrote herself.

Galloway had a lengthy association with the work of the IODE and wore a 25-Year Pin. For many years she was educational secretary of the Lord Beaverbrook chapter and in this capacity helped place library books in rural schools. She was a participant in the work of the Canadian Mental Health Association and was in charge of the Newcastle Community Care Program, through which the needy were remembered at Christmas and on other special occasions. She was a participant in the work of the Miramichi Hospital Board and the Miramichi Historical Society. In recognition of these and other contributions to community life she was awarded the Centennial (1967) and Queen's Silver Jubilee (1977) medals. In 1977 she was also made a Freeman of the town of Newcastle.

Galloway was predeceased in 1972 by her husband, who had been a railway employee, and was survived in 1977 by one son: the journalist Graham Galloway.

Sources

[b/d] Leader 4 Jan 1978 [m] Commercial World 24 Nov 1960 / Leader 4 Jan 1968, 13 Jan 1972, 27 Jul 1977; Miramichi Press 7 Jan 1978; Telegraph 25 Aug 1977


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