HALLADAY- Herbert Douglas, DFC, born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, August 25, 1917. Our dear Grandpa, father, uncle, & special friend passed away suddenly at his beloved golf course community in White Rock, BC, on May 3, 2005, at the age of 87. Herbert spent his younger years farming in North Battleford & later in Kelfied, Saskatchewan, where he met the love of his life, Jackie. He enlisted in the RCAF in 1941, and was posted to England where he flew two tours & 63 operations with No. 429 Squadron & received his Distinguished Flying Cross. After his discharge they moved to Vancouver where he joined the Vancouver Police Force in 1945 & then retired after 28 years to focus full time building homes (H + H Construction). In 1991, he & Jackie truly retired to S. Surrey to play golf & bridge, travel, & visit their extended family & friends. He was active in the Vancouver Superannuated Police Officers’ Association, Aircrew Association, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #240, Royal Canadian Air Force Association, Probus Club, White Rock First United Church & Nico 9’ers. He leaves cherished memories & was predeceased by his much-loved wife of 59 years, Jacqueline, in September, 2000; his caring daughter Donna in February, 1988; & his brothers Frank & Gordon. He will be forever remembered by his surviving family: brothers Bill (Dorothy) & Glen (Doris); sisters Wilma Mitchell & Kay Frame; daughter Edith & her husband Gary Stewart (Campbell River, BC); daughter Ellen Melbin (Napa, CA); son Douglas Halladay & his wife Hope Todd (Ladner, BC); grandchildren, Geoffery, Cameron, Catherine, Rachel, Isabella, & Gresham; his special friend Ethel “Johnnie” Helm; & many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, & family & friends at Nico Wynd & across Canada & USA. He truly touched the hearts of all his family & friends & everyone he mingled with in his travels & golfing. He had a keen sense of humour & joy for life, an avid interest in golf & bridge, duck hunting with the boys, his time at the family cottage in Pt. Roberts, & was always in the thick of things. He will be greatly missed.
He was very grateful to Veteran Affairs for their endless support. Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14, 2005, at First United Church, 15385 Semiahmoo Ave., White Rock, with a celebration of his life to follow at Nico-Wynd Golf Club. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Herbert’s name to the Canadian Diabetes Association.