The people of Almonte were shocked, Tuesday, to learn that Dr. Guy Burton Halladay one of the best known citizens of the town, had died at his home shortly before noon. Dr. Halladay had been at his office that morning and it is thought that the exertion of working over his car, which refused to start because of the cold weather that prevailed, brought on a heart seizure. The late Dr. Halladay, native of Elgin, Ont., was born there 49 years ago, son of Mrs. Elisabeth Halladay, and her husband, the late Edward Halladay.
He acquired his high school education at Athens and graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in 1921. For three years he practiced in Elgin, then he moved to Arnprior in 1924 and five years later moved again to Almonte where he had been ever since, building a large practice and identifying himself actively with the Canadian Club, the One Hundred Club, the Curling Club and as member of the board of managers of United church.
Surviving are his widow, the former Ida Ferguson of Rockport, Leeds county, one son Bernard, and his mother at Athens, Ont., and one brother Leonard Halladay of Elgin. Halladay served his country in World War of 1914-18. He went overseas with the 156th Battalion and when it was broken up in England, he was transferred to Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, one of the most distinguished units that the Dominion sent to France. That was on March 5th, 1918. The Doctor passedon active service and on July 5 was demobilized and returned to Canada to resume his studies at the Toronto Dental College.
Several years ago Dr. Halladay was appointed clerk of the Division Court here. He served on the Board of Education for some years and was a member of the Library Board at the time of his death. Dr. Halladay was one of Almonte’s popular professional men. He filled an important place in the community and his death is a loss to the town. He had an engaging personality and his interest in public spirited movements is too wellknown to need further mention at this time.
The Doctor was above all a friendly man who could recognize everyone by his first name and his sudden passing has created profound sorrow. Tlie funeral, which was largely attended took place from the family residence, Reserve Street, to the Auld Kirk cemetery. Services were conducted at the home and the vault by Rev. C. D. McLellan, pastor of Bethany United Church.
Honorary pallbearers were: Messrs. J. D. McCallum, A. C. Wylie, W. J. Stewart arid Dr. W. M. Jolirieon. The active pallbearers were Messrs. F. S. Hogan, N. S. Lee, John Lindsay, M. J. Black, Grant W. Dunlop and W. R. Pierce. Among the many floral tributes were pieces from the following organisations: Renfrew Presbyterial W.M.S.; Almonte Branch of the Legion; Robertson Lake Hunt Club; Executive of the Women’s Association of Bethany Church; Almonte Ladies Travel Club; staff and students of the Almonte high School; Board of Managers of Bethany Church; District 16 of the -provincial Lawn Bowling Association; the Canadian Club; the Men’s Bowling -Club; the Ladies Bowling Club; The Auld Kirk Cemetery Committee.
Guy Burton Halladay
|BIRTH||21 Aug 1890Leeds and Grenville United Counties, Ontario, Canada|
|DEATH||2 Jan 1940 (aged 49)Almonte, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada|
|BURIAL||Halladay Burial PlaceElgin, Leeds and Grenville United Counties, Ontario, Canada|
|Name:||Guy Burton Halladay|
|Birth Date:||21 Aug 1890|
|Birth Place:||Leeds and Grenville United Counties, Ontario, Canada|
|Death Date:||2 Jan 1940|
|Death Place:||Almonte, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada|
|Cemetery:||Halladay Burial Place|
|Burial or Cremation Place:||Elgin, Leeds and Grenville United Counties, Ontario, Canada|
|Father:||Edward Elkins Halladay|
|Spouse:||Ida Alvira Ferguson|