- 17 Jun 1918 - 29 Jan 1989
Fr. John Forest Galvin was born Henry George Galvin to James Patrick Galvin and Olive May Arguin on 17 Jun 1918 in Montreal. He made his solemn profession on 10 Sep 1944 and was ordained to the priesthood on 8 Apr 1945. Fr. John received a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from Loyola College and a Master of Sociology degree from Laval University.
From 1945-1946, Fr. John taught at St. Francis College in Biddeford, and taught at St. Leonard's College in Montreal in 1946. In 1946-1948, Fr. John became the assistant pastor at Immaculate Conception church in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In 1948-1953, he served as the pastor at Beverly church, and the founder and pastor of St. Clare's Parish in Edmonton, Alberta. In 1953-1954, he became the assistant pastor at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Maillardville, BC. In 1954-1961, he was the pastor of St. Anthony's Church in Trail, BC. In 1961-1963, he was the pastor of St. Francis Parish in Vancouver, BC. In 1967, Fr. John was elected as the Provincial of Christ the King Province, which he served as until 1973. In 1973 until his death, Fr. John was the associate pastor of St. Francis Parish in Edmonton, Alberta.
Fr. John Galvin passed away from a cardiac arrest at the Grey Nuns Hospital in Edmonton on 29 Jan 1989. He is buried at the Mount St. Francis Cemetery in Cochrane.