Gale Pelletier

Obituary of Gale Pelletier

Gale Gilbert Pelletier was the one and only son born to Gilbert and Mary Pelletier on August 15th, 1963 in Medicine Hat, AB. Shortly after his birth the family relocated to Yorkton, Sk. where his two sisters Eleanore and Avaline were born. He quickly became the protector of his sisters, who affectionately called him “Bubby”. Gale had a very special bond with his Father; he was his best friend, confidant and partner in everything they did. The relationship that Gale shared with his mother was rich in love and respect. The marriage his parents shared, helped to form the strong foundation of Gale and Rena’s loving, fruitful marriage of 37 years.

Gale met the love of his life Rena, in the summer of 1978 when he was just the tender age of 15. They were married in 1986 in Yorkton. From the start of their relationship to the end, they were inseparable.

Everything Gale did, he did with love for his wife and his children. Rena was his queen; he did everything and anything for her. They leaned on one-another throughout their life together. He made sure she was well looked after and he loved her with a never-ending love. Gale was the patriarch of his family, a fearless protector, discipliner, role model, and listening ear. He believed in the power of prayer, and the sentiment that states “a family that prays together stays together”. He taught his family the true definition of love and what family values represent. Gale worked hard to make a life for his family so that they never went without. He supported his young family while attending university classes to achieve his Business Diploma through the University of Regina.


In 1996, he began his career with the Painted Hand Casino as a live games supervisor and   very quickly rose through the ranks to became Senior Operations Manager. Gale spent 28 years of his life working at the Painted Hand Casino where he forged life-long friendships with many colleagues whom ultimately became his “work” family.


Gale was involved in numerous boards and committees; he was an active board member with the Yorkton Metis Local 13, Yorkton Business Improvement District (YBID) and contributed to the community in countless ways. Gale was a proud, founding member of GMAC Construction, the family business. Gale’s influence, character, valour and esteemed presence was valued and respected by all through-out the community.


Some of Gale’s most treasured hobbies included annual family hunts, cherished weekends at the farm, riding horses, playing cards, horseshoes, fishing, playing hockey, croquet, working out, lifting weights, and being active and playing games with his family. Gale had a special love and bond with all his grandchildren; his fun-loving antics and playful family competitions have always kept his family strong. Gale always found a way to create memories and start new traditions with his family that will carry on with his children forever.


Gale passed away unexpectedly in the comfort of his home after spending the weekend doing all the things he loved, with the people he loved. Gale leaves to mourn his loving wife Rena, his mother Mary. His children; Tina (Matthew), Ryan (Cynthia), Anita (Angus), Tania (Avery), Alyssa (Morgan), Tyra (Jordan). His grandchildren Tabyn, Aliya, McKenna, Tessa, Aubree, Lylorraine, Tia, Damryn, Gracie, Liam, Zoe, Westyn, Mya, and Trudy. His sisters, Eleanore (Frank) and Avaline (Rod). Along with numerous nieces, nephews, godchildren and cousins. He is predeceased by his father, and grandparents.


Prayers were held on Thursday, June 20, 2024 from the Gallagher Centre Flexihall. The Funeral Service was held on Friday, June 21, 2024 from the Gallagher Centre Flexihall. Pastor Rick Flamont officiated both services. The honorary casket bearers are all of Gale's children, grandchildren and all the special people that shared in his life. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Matthew Brass, Curtis Pelletier, Joseph Pelletier, Angus Vincent, Tabyn Brass, Jason Leclerc, Morgan Keshane, Elijah Pelletier, Steve Vallard, Avery Belanger, Frank Sholopiak and Rod Edworthy serving as casket bearers.


Gale was an active board member of the Yorkton Metis Local 13 Inc. Donations in his memory may be made to the Yorkton Metis Local 13 or to the Canadian Diabetes Association as gifts of remembrance.


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Prayer Service

6:00 pm
Thursday, June 20, 2024
Gallagher Centre Flexi Hall
455 Broadway St. W
Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Friday, June 21, 2024
Gallagher Centre Flexi Hall
455 Broadway St. W
Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada


Yorkton City Cemetery
King Street
Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada
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