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Date of Passing: May 05, 2018

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RICHARD (RICK) DEAN HALLIDAY With heavy hearts, we announce the sudden passing of Richard Halliday on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Richard was born on the Bay of Fundy in Digby, Nova Scotia. A loving and supportive husband of Helen (Howes) Halliday for more than 30 years, and the abundantly proud father of Austin and Douglas. He and Helen met in Calgary, and he embraced each of the cities they lived in across Canada over the years, but first and foremost, he was a proud Nova Scotian. At the time of his death, the family was rooted in their beloved Winnipeg, and at the "Halliday Inn," their Eagle Bay home near Kenora. Richard earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of New Brunswick (Saint John). He enjoyed a varied and successful professional career in operations/sales and marketing with Holiday Inn, CP Hotels (Fairmont), the Winnipeg Convention Centre, Skyward Aviation and Manitoba Lotteries. He took immense satisfaction from his work for the North End Community Renewal Corporation and most recently, as President and CEO of the Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce while being part of the larger Chamber movement / family. Richard will be remembered by his family and many friends and colleagues for his quiet, steady and effective leadership of projects near and dear to his heart, his love of singing and dancing, his passion for war history and art - he will be most remembered for his sarcastic wit with a smirk that left very few untouched. Most at home by the water - best if combined with salt air - Richard was the social director and consummate host at the Halliday Inn, a dream with Helen which became a reality and their sanctuary. A curler, golfer, and a sports dad who met his Charleswood "soul mates" that he adored. Words cannot express how sorely he will be missed by so many that loved him. Richard is survived by his mother Joan and sister Shaunda McCully (Kevin); parents-in-law, Bill and Merle Howes; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Craig Howes and Sara Collins and Wynn and Sharon Howes. He was a wonderful uncle to Seth Howes (Linda Langness), Kasha Burke (Ryan) and Kalesha McCully (Kyle), and the best of great-uncles to Maeva Langness and Harlow Burke. He was predeceased by his father Wellington (Welly) in 2011. A celebration of Richard's life will be held at Charleswood United Church, 4820 Roblin Blvd., Winnipeg, on Friday, May 11 at 10:00 a.m. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Richard's memory to the North End Community Renewal Corporation (NECRC); Lake of the Woods District Hospital Foundation; or Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada. For those who wish to sign the online Guest Book please visit Chapel Lawn Funeral Home 204-885-9715

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on May 09, 2018

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • So shocked and saddened to hear this news today. A fine gentleman with a quick wit, and a big heart. My thoughts are with you during this time Helen. - Posted by: Anthony Hlynka (Physician) on: Jun 01, 2018

  • So very sorry for your loss. His sarcastic wit kept us all sharp. My thoughts are with you all. - Posted by: Vicki Balak (acquaintance) on: May 11, 2018

  • Helen, my deepest condolences...this is a great loss to all of us. Richard was a great man, that manage to make everyone smile. He will be missed! Prayers are with you and your family! Jocelyn - Posted by: Jocelyn chipman (Friend) on: May 10, 2018

  • We wish to express our deepest condolences, to Helen, Austin, and Douglas. Richard had a way of lighting up a room, with his smile, and his sense of humour. He loved life, and was so proud of his Nova Scotia roots, and his family. We feel blessed, to have known Richard, as a friend, and he will be sorely missed. Love, Jim and Margaret Suzuki - Posted by: Jim and Margaret Suzuki (Friend) on: May 10, 2018

  • I had the privilege of working with Richard for three years at North End Community Renewal Corporation. I always appreciated connecting with Richard. We would talk about his work, the Halliday Inn, his family and of course, Nova Scotia. He certainly had a love for his family and a passion to help others. All who knew Richard will miss him and wish to extend to his family our thoughts and prayers. - Posted by: Richard Gilbert (Co-worker with North End Community Renewal Corporatoin) on: May 09, 2018

  • Helen, I wish to pass on my heartfelt condolences to you and your sons, I was shocked to here of Rick's passing, he was way to young to leave us. - Posted by: Jimmy MacAlpine (Friend) on: May 09, 2018

  • We feel blessed to have had Rick as a good friend for 18 years. He was kind, generous, loveable, and he made us laugh all the time. We have many fond memories of our "OsKaHaLeWo" trips to Mexico, good times at the "Halliday Inn", and at many Charleswood get-togethers. We will miss him dearly. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Helen, Austin, Douglas and their extended family. Love, Harvey & Sandra - Posted by: Harvey & Sandra Kaita (Friend) on: May 09, 2018

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