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Born: Aug 28, 1911

Date of Passing: Jan 07, 2000

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DR. H. LAIRD WYLIE Dr. H. Laird, born in Oxbow, Saskatchewan August 28, 1911, passed away peacefully January 7, 2000, in Victoria, B.C. surrounded by his loving family. He leaves behind to celebrate his life his adoring wife Dorothy; devoted children, Barbara Ann (Trevor Haigh) and Don (Calgary) loving granddaughters, Debra and Deanna; his "little guys," twin great-grandsons, Benjamin and Dylan (born on Laird and Dorothys 50th anniversary) and brothers, Mel (Ottawa) and Maj. Gen. Lewis (Margaret) Wylie, Saanichton, B.C., and a large extended family. During the "Depression," Laird taught in a rural prairie school in Carnduff, Saskatchewan. While at university in Manitoba Laird spent summers working as a lay-minister of the United Church in Northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan. He attended the Medical School at the University of Manitoba, graduating in 1941. Laird began practicing medicine in Vita, Manitoba. On May 18, 1942, Laird and Dorothy were married and the same day Laird enrolled in the Royal Canadian Airforce and was a Flight Surgeon for the BCATP. After honorable discharge, Laird took up medical practice in Unity, Saskatchewan (1947-1953) and on to Cranbrook, B.C. where he retired in 1976. Dr. and Mrs. Wylie were deeply involved in the Lions Club, Masons, the Shriners and United Church activities. Laird and Dorothy moved to Victoria in 1994. Memorial service to be held Tuesday, January 11 at 1:00 p.m. at Oak Bay United Church (Gardiner Hall), corner of Granite and Mitchell Streets, Victoria, B.C., Rev. Robert Smith officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the Oak Bay United Church Building Fund. McCall Bros. (250)385-4465.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 10, 2000

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