Doris HALLADAY

HALLADAY, Doris May (nee Arthur). Doris passed away January 3, 2012 at Rosemary Heights Care Facility following a stroke, with her two daughters by her side. Doris was born in Mayfair, Saskatchewan on May 8, 1914, the eldest child of Roy and May Arthur (nee Allenby). She is predeceased by her youngest sister Lillian and brother Fred. Doris remained on the family farm until age 24, when she went to work for her Uncle Bill Allenby and Aunt May in their family business in Vancouver. There she volunteered with the war effort and met her first husband, Gilbert Thomas Wallis, who died in 1998. She is survived by the two daughters of that marriage: Norma Weathersby (nee Wallis) & Patrick; Fran Wallis, grandson Westley Sherrick and granddaughter Kaylee. Doris spent her working years in a hospital environment and later in building management. A talented seamstress and a wonderful cook, she volunteered in the Guiding Movement when her daughters were young, and enjoyed tennis and watercolour painting. At the age of 59 Doris married Glenn Halladay and became the matriarch of the Halladay clan. With Glenn she enjoyed golf, traveling & social dancing. Glenn Halladay died in 2008 after a lengthy illness. Doris’s feisty nature, wry wit and tell-it-like-it-is attitude drew people to her. Doris is survived by step children: Heather Sveen (nee Halladay) & Ron; Elaine Wirtz (nee Halladay)& Steve; and Wayne Halladay & Ione; and grandchildren: Kirsten Shaw (nee Halladay) & Jesse; Erin Hopson (nee Halladay) & Rob; and great grandchildren: Kali and Ethan Shaw, Abby and Cole Hopson and Jake & Russ Halladay. Doris is survived by her younger sister Eileen Cyr of Calgary and many nieces, nephews and cousins in B.C., Alta. and Sask. Her ashes will be ensconced with her husband Glenn’s at the Valley View Memorial Gardens. A service and celebration of her life will be held in April at the home of Heather Sveen in Langley.


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