Thelma Jean GALISKY (nee Skeels)

GALISKY (nee Skeels)

Thelma Jean

Feb. 5, 1940 – Dec. 17, 2014

On February 5, 1940, Lester and Alda Skeels were blessed with an angelic little baby girl named “Thelma”, she completed their family on a little farm outside of Rimbey, AB. Thelma loved the farm life, she cherished all the time with her Mom and Dad, she loved all animals, especially horses. She grew up as the baby sister of two older brothers (Gerald and Delmer and an older sister (Louise). She met Dennis Galisky and they were married in 1958 they moved to Prince George and began their family. Soon after their two boys were born, Bob and John. Missing family, they moved back to Rimbey. Dennis and Thelma separated in 1976. This is when Thelma began the journey of raising two teenage boys in a town where everyone knew your name! Thelma worked for Jack Perry at the Rimbey Record and overseen 4 other newspapers. In 1981 The RD Advisor gave Thelma the opportunity to begin a new career in Red Deer with her two boys, -where everyone didn’t know your name! Thelma loved working with people and always found the good in everyone. Thelma had quite a successful real estate career, with Sutton, C.A.R.E. realty. Thelma was an active member in a few Christian churches, her faith in the Lord was unwavering. In 2000 She rekindled a friendship with a special man, Robert Watts. Over the past few years they travelled together across the US, attended car rallies and numerous visits with old friends. He was so special to her and treated her like a porcelain doll. Thelma’s health problems began 4 years ago and has steadily worsened over the last year, those who knew her, take comfort in knowing that she was cared for by an amazing, caring and passionate group of people at Villa Marie, RD. She was predeceased by her Mother and Father, brother in law Tommy Sanderson-1998, Dennis Galisky-1986, and her partner Robert Watts- 2013. Left to cherish Thelma’s memory, her two boys, John (Twyla), grandson Conner, Bob (KeriLynn) grandsons Cameron, and Dylan. Her sister, Louise Sanderson, brothers Gerald (Mae) Skeels, Delmer (Joyce) Skeels, and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will announce a date for a service in Rimbey in the spring 2015.