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Douglas Samuel Farish Halliday

Male 1920 - 2013  (92 years)


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  • Name Douglas Samuel Farish Halliday 
    Born 13 Oct 1920  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Feb 2013  Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Misericordia Hospital
    Person ID I112  Our Family History
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2015 

    Father Andrew Halliday,   b. 18 Oct 1890, Greenbrae, Dumfries, Dumfries-shire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1953, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Dinwoodie Jolly Farish,   b. 25 Oct 1891, Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1956, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 30 Oct 1913  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F67  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ruby Phyllis Cadle,   b. 29 Feb 1920, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Mar 2002, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 06 Dec 1941  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Dianne Phyllis Halliday
     2. Gerald Douglas Halliday
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2015 
    Family ID F68  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ingeborg Nyhuus,   b. 26 Sep 1919, Sandvika, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 2009, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2015 
    Family ID F1994  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Junior Curling Champ 1935

      Graduated from Kelvin High School June 1938
      Joined RCAF in 1941. Discharged in 1942 for medical reasons.
      He was a Corporal and worked in the Hospital in Clareshome, Alberta

      DOUGLAS HALLIDAY

      DOUGLAS HALLIDAY October 13, 1920 - February 13, 2013 It is with deep regret that we announce the quiet passing of Douglas Halliday on February 13, 2013, at Edmonton's Misericordia Hospital. Doug was predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Ruby Halliday, his parents, Andrew and Elizabeth Halliday, his mother-in-law Florence Cadle and father-in-law Harry Cadle, his sisters Jean Bretz and Isabel Hinam, sister-in-law Winifred Thoresby, brothers-in-law Howard Bretz, William Sinclair, Morris Hinam and Frank Thoresby, Doug's great friend Donald DeWolfe, and the love of Doug's later days, Ingeborg Nyhuus. Doug is survived by his daughter Dianne (John) Betton, son Gerry (Leda) Halliday, grandchildren Carla (Dana) Tadla, Allison (Kevin) MacMillen, Jonathon (Teresa) Betton, and Bronwyn (Simon) Lasair, great-grandchildren Emily, Jayne, and Aidan MacMillen, Casey and Jack Tadla, and Doug's honourary granddaughters Lesley Trask and Shelley Betton, as well as nieces and nephews throughout Canada. Doug was born in Winnipeg and lived in Fort Rouge where he attended Lord Roberts and Kelvin Schools. Doug was an active athlete and an avid curler. In 1938, he won the Manitoba Juvenile Curling Championship, the forerunner to today's Junior Championship. Doug regularly represented Fort Rouge Curling Club and Fort Rouge Legion in bonspiels in southern Manitoba and northern Ontario. On the Labour Day weekend in 1939, Doug met Ruby on the Moonlight Special train that travelled from Grand Beach, MB, to Winnipeg. Shortly thereafter, Doug, like many of his Kelvin classmates, enlisted in the RCAF and, during the Second World War, served in Mountain View and Trenton, ON, and in Claresholm, AB. Mom and Dad were married on December 6, 1941. After the War Doug worked in Winnipeg for a number of businesses before becoming an employee of Hays-Dana Corporation. Doug was in sales and management with Dana in Winnipeg, Edmonton and Thorold, ON, before retiring in Winnipeg. He received excellent treatment from his employer and his mentor, the late Don Betz. Doug was a long-time member of the Grand Beach community. He and Ruby bought and finished a cottage in Grand Beach that has become our family's summer home. The cottage and his neighbours brought Doug great joy. He loved the Beach. A park bench commemorating Ruby and Doug is located at the west end of 4th Avenue at Grand Beach. Visitors are invited to sit on the bench overlooking Lake Winnipeg and remember Ruby and Doug Halliday. Doug was a loyal friend, a fixer, a problem-solver, a source of sound advice, a handyman with many skills, a story-teller, a crossword puzzle expert, a reader of mystery novels, a fan of his beloved Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Winnipeg Jets and the young-gun Edmonton Oilers, a man who grew constantly as a father, grandfather and great-grandfather. His family was the centre of his life. We are indebted to Dad's "Winnipeg Family", Helen and Ed Toews and their extended family, who did so much for Dad in his years at The Waverley Retirement Community in Winnipeg. Ing's family brought love, adventure and a renewed sense of purpose into Doug's life after Ruby died. We wish to thank Doctors Craig Hildahl in Winnipeg, Keith Bowering in Edmonton, and Leon Lefebvre in St. Albert for their kindness and professionalism. Stephanie Boonstra and her colleagues from South-West Home Care in Edmonton were wonderful. The medical teams in Emergency and 7 West at the Misericordia provided Dad with excellent care. We also wish to thank the staff members, especially Dawn, at The Waverley Retirement Community in Winnipeg and, Ursula, at The Waterford in Edmonton, for all that they did for Dad. Thanks to caring staff members these retirement communities became Dad's homes. Cremation has taken place. There will be a memorial service at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home in Winnipeg at a later date. Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, The Lake Winnipeg Foundation Inc. (Box 450 Matlock MB R0C2B0), or a charity of your choice. We adored him. God reward him. Per Ardua Per Astra Douglas Samuel Farish Halliday A good husband. A good father. A good citizen. We love you and miss you, Dad; we always will. Howard McBride Westlawn Chapel (780) 484-5500

  • Sources 
    1. [S122] Web: Manitoba, Marriage Index, 1879-1931, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;), Database online.
      Record for Andrew Halliday