The Times-Gazette (Oshawa) October 11, 1945


In the death of Mrs. W. A. Holliday at her home, 201 Byron St. north on Tuesday of this week (Oct. 9), Whitby lost one of its esteemed women and beloved by all who knew her best.

She had celebrated her 80th birthday in the midst of children and grandchildren just ten days before and just prior to her death she had attended the meeting of the Women's Missionary Society in the United Church, of which she was a life member, in usual health. Although she had become less robust in recent years, it was a shock to the community to learn of her sudden passing.

Mrs. Holliday was born in Uxbridge, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Harrison and lived there until her marriage in 1894 to W. A. Holliday who at that time conducted a general store in Brooklin. Nineteen years later, they took up residence in Toronto and in 1928 came back to Ontario County to make their home in Whitby where they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in June of 1944.

Besides her husband she is survived by one daughter and one son, Miss Dorothy Holliday R.N. on the staff of the Infants Home, Toronto, and Capt. Douglas, Ganadian Armoured Brigade, posted at Stanley Barracks, Toronto. There are two grandchildren, Jane and Andrew Holliday.

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday at 2 p.m. from Whitby United Church with interment taking place in Mount Lawn Cemetery.

Copied from clipping owned by Whitby Historical Society, 1981.