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May 15th, 1956 - April 17th, 2024
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Greg Dyno as he was known by many, passed away in his home from a heart attack. It appeared a quick event with no apparent suffering which brings some comfort to his family. 

Greg leaves behind his sister Linda Gallagher-Pugh(Tracy), brother Stephen Gallagher(Svetlana), pre-deceased sister, Monica Rose, sister Cathy Melchor(Pedro) brother Edward(Alma) & nephews Joshua(Aubrie), Zachary(Ashton), Cody, Joshua & Jonah, Peter, Joseph & Edward, nieces Stefana(Steve), Billie-Lin, Shari, Cheyenne & Izabell great nephews Maddox, Carter, & great nieces Klaudiya, Kristen & Olivia, Lily, Scotlyn & Lelani & great great nephew Grayson, his extended Edwards family uncles, aunt & cousins & his many lifelong friends. Greg will be surrounded by love from family & close friends who have journeyed before him.

Greg was born in Kitchener, Ontario & lived there until the family moved to Aurora, Ontario in 1966 where he lived until he moved west.  His years in Aurora were some of the most colourful & eventful times of his life & where he nurtured lifelong friendships. He was a big teddy bear standing 6’2’ ,  a gentle giant.  Greg loved the outdoors & the majority of his career was spent on the road, 8 months a year for the Department of Highways.  These years added to the collection of stories he shared.  His reputation for story telling was infamous as was his memory. The detailed recall he had about anything he read or experienced  was next level. We all loved to sit & listen to the unique ways he would share stories & the humour that came along with them. Belly laughter was not uncommon. There was a downside to the out-of-town work not leaving opportunity to meet & nurture a relationship. Once the government privatized the work done by the Highways crews Greg moved onto traffic control  & construction signing along with seasonal work with the PNE & the City of Pitt Meadows. He spent a few years working the two jobs until he landed full time with Pitt Meadows where he eventually retired from.

Greg was a big music & movie lover & could recite or sing word for word from just about anything.  He would often just sit for hours with headphones on or watching one of his favourite movies for the umpteenth time. His life was not without struggles that rocked his world several times throughout his life, but he had his favourites  to nurture his soul in visiting with animals & in particular children would love to engage with him & light his face, drawing  the biggest smiles. His hugs would always make you feel safe & protected & will be missed most.

As Dyno’s life friendships & family span 2 provinces (both BC & Ontario) the family has elected to have Celebrations in each province to minimize any travel expense for those wishing to  participate in a celebration. The dates are to be advised.  Anticipated dates are a date in early-mid June for BC & mid-August for Ontario. 

If interested in attending, please share your e-mail by e-mailing Linda The e-mail’s will be used to do an electronic ‘Celebration of Life Event’ invite.

May you remember Dyno fondly & share your stories & photos.

The Gallagher Family


Curtis L
April 29th, 2024
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To the big man, king of the road and my best buddy of 14 years. Greg and I met at the City of Pitt Meadows as we both were hired at the same time. He taught me a lot of different skills and Greg also gave me advice on life. He was respected by the public during work and always had a soft spot for animals. I always enjoyed our coffee breaks and lunch time down at the Pitt River boat launch. I’ll miss our good Summer days but the song, the lights go out by Journey will always remind me of Greg singing in the truck. My family and I will miss him.
Greg’s favourite sayings were, Ya man and brush the hair out of your eyes.
Rest In Peace buddy.

Bert Horton
April 29th, 2024

We had fun at parties with him and the"Crows"everyone remembers fondly. RIP

April 25th, 2024

Dyno, I will miss you. So many great times, great places and great tunes to remember you by. Also, when I watch a duster, as you called them, I will think of you.
RIP brother. You were a giant on many levels.

April 25th, 2024

Gregg was such a peace keeper and so loving. He sure was the tallest and biggest amongst us and that's when we were in our teens. Most places he went a party followed. His heart was just as big as he was and we had many long talks back then. Anything happened around town and you always wanted his version because you can be guaranteed it was funniest. It's heartbreaking growing in such a small town where all the teens were so close. We always had each other and now watching them leave us one by one way too young makes it so hard to say goodbye. I'm so very sorry for your loss Linda and Tracy. I know you were always close. I'm sure it's a big loss for all his nephews and nieces and for so many friends in the West Coast. I really praying all these forever friends who are now our angels are building another Aurora in heaven. How nice it would be to have all of you who have left at just one more field party. I treasure those days. I treasure those friends. With you all in spirit in these hard times. Sending so much love and light your way. 💖

Joyce Legall
April 24th, 2024
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Dyno was a “one of a kind” person who I was lucky to know; he was a very special friend.

He will be greatly missed and well remembered. I am sure going to miss our monthly phone calls. Loved that we were able to stay in touch over the years.

My heart goes out to the whole family.

Sincere condolences.

Diane Newhook
April 24th, 2024

God bless. It seems you had a good life well lived Greg.

Kathy van Nostrand
April 24th, 2024

You will be missed Greg, Very Much!! Our friendship never wavered. ❤️

Billie-Lin Pugh
April 24th, 2024

Uncle Greg had a heart as big as him. There is nothing he wouldn’t do, for the ones he cared about and the ones he loved. He loved his sister She was the centre of his world, and his gravity to this earth. I know he loved her, very much. He would talk about his friends, as though, he just spent the night before with them. Like the years between them, didn’t exist.
He could tell a story, and transport you through the years, as if you were there.
He was extremely intelligent, his passion for history was inspiring. Every word, missed no detail.
He loved animals. I’ll always remember his adorable voice, and giggles, when, he was playing with the family dogs.
His classic quote “Ya man…” and the way he said it, I am going to miss.
I am going to miss a lot of things about Uncle Greg
It’s not often you encounter people in this world, who go above and beyond, when it comes to helping others….I never forgot, what he did for me, years ago.
Love you Uncle Greg. I wish, so much this wasn’t good bye.

Nancy O’Neil
April 23rd, 2024

I was young when we lived in
Aurora but I still remember the fun
Times. Sorry for your loss.

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