Jeffrey “Jeff” James Galger, was born in Langenburg Saskatchewan on September 8th 1958 to Gerald “Jerry” and Vera (Cairns) Galger. In his first years the family moved between Regina, Wawota, and Langenburg. They eventually settled permanently in Langenburg where Jeff took all of his schooling. Jeff was involved in many activities, including Boy Scouts, hockey, figure skating, and foot ball. His first job was working at the Langenburg vet clinic. After graduating high school he attended trade school in Moose Jaw and apprenticed under his Dad to become a journeyman electrician. Shortly after, he began working at the IMC potash mine in Esterhazy. In November of 1978 he married Maxine Prince of Marchwell Sk. They lived in Langenburg for a few years but then moved to Saskatoon where Jeff worked at the Allan potash mine. In 1984 they returned to Langenburg to start a family which began in 1987 with son Brendon and followed soon after with daughter Jade in 1989. During this time Jeff worked with his Dad at Jerry’s Electric but then decided to return to the potash mine where he remained until the end of his career. As a lifelong lover of music and singing, Jeff looked for opportunities to sing himself. Some of these include: swing choir, musical drama, Christmas choirs, community cantatas, and barbershoppers. Sports continued to be part of Jeff’s life. He participated in rec hockey went water skiing and also loved to go out with the dirt bikes and snowmobiles. Although he didn’t continue playing football beyond high school he always maintained a strong passion for the Roughriders. Volunteering and community involvement were something Jeff gravitated towards. He served on the swimming pool committee, organized for laugh and linger, was a 4H leader, and was part of the Langenburg volunteer fire department. He took his roll on the fire department very seriously, holding the position of assistant chief for many years. Jeff was instrumental in developing the local fire safety program for preschool and elementary kids and taught fire safety for the annual babysitter’s course. He also competed in fire fighting competitions to build his skills. As fire fighting evolved Jeff prioritized learning new techniques and took pride in sharing this knowledge with his fellow firefighters. Jeff and Maxine separated in 2006 after which he moved into an apartment in Langenburg. Jeff continued his work as an electrician for a few more years until his declining health forced him to go on long term disability. Unable to work, Jeff stayed busy with his two passions, his grand children and the Roughriders. His health continued to decline and he chose to move into the Langenburg Centennial Care Home where he resided less than two weeks before passing away on October 3rd, 2020 just a few weeks after his 62nd birthday. He was predeceased by his Mother Vera and leaves to mourn his Father Jerry; Son Brendon (April) Galger; Daughter Jade (Tyler) Singer; grandchildren Annika, Shaun, and Rilee; Sisters, Susan (Keith) Neumier, Nancy (Randy) Fuchs, Geraldine (Kelly) Hertlein; Friend Coralee Wienheimer; and numerous nieces and nephews.
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