Shiner Gallagher was a Hamilton Alderman in 1933-34 and was active in the community. He served as Director of Chedoke Hospital during the Great Depression.
Mr. Gallagher was the driving force, along with G. Vert Rayner and Jean McTaggart, in answering a community need by founding Amity Goodwill Industries in 1935.
In 1984, to celebrate his 50th year of volunteer to service to Amity, “Shiner” established the Amity Goodwill Fund to encourage and stimulate people with disabilities in their efforts to recreate their lives and achieve their career and personal goals. Mr. Gallagher was a valued ambassador for this agency in our community for many years. (Source:Hamilton Community Foundation.)