Avis de décès de Harry Halladay
Harry took the last train out of town on Friday, July 17th, 2015. Predeceased by his wife Gladys. Survived by his children Joyce, Harvey (Denise) and Carey (Steve), his sister Anita (Doug), his niece Renita (the late Pierre), his grandchildren Sarah, Kevin, Micheal, Cassie, and Andrew and his great grandson Zander. Predeceased by his mother Alice and his brother Ray. Harry had a number of careers during his life, including a short stint with Canada Post and a lengthy period as a stationary engineer at the Charles Camsell Hospital in Edmonton from which he eventually retired in 1995. However, his first and greatest love was railroading. Coming from a large railroading family, he grew up seeing his maternal grandfather and most of his uncles all working on the railroad. It was hardly surprising then, that as a young man he also was drawn by the excitement and adventure of railroading. Harry had innumerable colourful stories to tell about his railroading experiences and the equally colourful âcharacters’ with whom he worked. To the end of his life he needed little or no encouragement to tell and re-tell his stories to anyone who would listen. Of equal love and pride to Harry was Canada. He truly loved his country. He and his wife Gladys traveled from coast to coast to coast on numerous road trips à always in Canada. He also loved people and developed a network of friends across the country. He and Gladys loved to visit with new and old friends wherever they went. No doubt they are now doing so once again. Visitation will be held at the Pinecrest Visitation Centre, 2500 Baseline Road on Thursday, July 23rd from 1pm until time of the service in the PInecrest Chapel at 3pm. Inurnment to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Nature Conservatory of Canada.