Galbraith – A long-time former employee of the Canadian Pacific Railway and later of the Eastern Irrigation District, Charles Spence Galbraith died on July 8, 1978 in Newell Nursing Home, Brooks. He was 90.
Mr. Galbraith was born at Guelph, Ont. on Feb. 5, 1888 and came west to Saskatchewan in 1906. He and Florence Davis were married July 12, 1912 in Maple Creek and they moved to that town in 1916. He was familiar with the ranching country of southwest Saskatchewan and the names of the big ranches.
Mr. and Mrs. Galbraith moved to Brooks and district in 1920 where he was employed by the Canadian Pacific Railway, Irrigation Department and later by the Eastern Irrigation District which succeeded the CPR. He served at Patricia, Rolling Hills, Duchess and Brooks, moving here in 1928 and residing since.
He was a land man with the EID in more recent years and retired in the late 1950s, maintaining his home in Brooks,
Mr. Galbraith was predeceased by his wife Florence on March 30, 1976; a son, James Howard, on April 21, 1977 and one sister Mrs. Jean Prettie.
He is survived by one son, Donald Galbraith of Brooks, five grandchildren and four great great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 12 at 2 p.m. in Smith Memorial Chapel with the Rev. George Scott officiating and interment will be in Brooks cemetery. If friends desire, donations may be made to Newell Nursing Home.
Smith Funeral Home is directing arrangements.