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HALLIDAY, Anthony Lionel
1935 - 2016
After a short illness, Anthony Lionel (Tony) Halliday on January 4, 2016 with family by his side. Beloved husband of Philippa (Pippa). Father of Caroline Waters (Robert), Suzanne Lewis (Michael) and Philip (Evelyn). Loving grandfather of Ryan (Megan), Brittany (Andrew), Amanda, Madeleine, Brennan, Charlotte, Catherine, Christopher and Colin. Tony was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1935 and grew up in Salisbury, Rhodesia. He obtained his BA at Oxford University and returned to Salisbury in 1958 to work for the Government of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. He married Pippa in 1959 and in 1962 moved his growing family to Geneva, Switzerland where he joined the secretariat of the GATT. In 1968 the family moved to Ottawa where Tony worked at the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Commerce on international wheat issues, and later on multilateral and bilateral trade relations. In 1976 he was appointed Minister Counselor Commercial at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. Returning to Ottawa in 1979, Tony held senior positions in the bilateral relations field. In 1986 he was appointed Consul General in Chicago. He retired from Government in 1991. For Tony this signalled the emergence of a second career as a consultant on international trade issues to a range of governments: Russia, Ukraine, Saudi Arabia, Mauritius, and the Caribbean region. He enjoyed the travel and the opportunities it offered to enlarge his "life list" of bird species. Until the onset of his illness, Tony was a keen golfer, and spent time working on African issues. He and Pippa enjoyed their extensive travels together, and being with family and friends. Friends are invited to join the family for a celebration of Tony's life at Beechwood, Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services, 280 Beechwood Ave., Ottawa, on Sunday, January 10, 2016 from 2 to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made to Hospice Care Ottawa or to The Salvation Army would be much appreciated by the family.

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Published in Ottawa Citizen on Jan. 6, 2016.
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December 31, 2016
Dear Pippa and family, as the first anniversary of Tony's death approaches, please know that I am thinking of you. May you be blessed with God's Peace.
I send warm Greetings from the Dominican Republic.
Catherine O'Shea
September 12, 2016
Condolences from your cousins in Australia and New Zealand.
Gerald Halliday
April 10, 2016
Dear Pippa, I have only just learned about Tony's passing. Please accept my condolences to you and your family. It was a pleasure and privilege to have known Tony. He was charming, accomplished and witty. You are in my thoughts. Larissa
Larissa Blavatska
January 13, 2016

Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Tony was always a pleasure to be around and his insights into many issues were appreciated.
Michael McLean
January 9, 2016
Pippa, our deepest sympathies, Tony...'Lala mushi shamwari'
Peter and Bindy Maitland
January 8, 2016
Dear Pippa and family, I remember Tony fondly from my time in Government and especially the Far East Division of ITC.I had the honour to work closely with him on leather negotiations with the Japanese, and he taught me a lot about negotiating techniques. My sincere condolences. I will light a candle in his memory.
Robert (Bob) Fairweather
January 8, 2016
So very sorry to hear of your loss of your beloved husband and Dad, you are in my prayers. May his memory be a blessing.
Pamela (Church) Cogan
January 7, 2016
Dear Pippa, Caroline, Suzanne, Phillip and all the family,
Sincere Condolences as you mourn the loss of Tony, beloved husband,father and grandfather. He touched all of us who knew him.
I keep you in thought and prayer,
Catherine O'Shea gsic
Dominican Republic
Catherine O'Shea gsic
January 7, 2016
I knew Tony from my days at the Canadian Mission in Geneva in the early 1970s, where he came frequently on assignment. I always enjoyed his company. We kept in contact on trade-policy issues, close to his heart, over the years after I left government service. I am deeply saddened by this news and send my sincere condolences to his wife and family. Tony will be truly missed by his many former colleagues and vast array of friends.
Larry Herman
January 7, 2016
Dear Pippa,
We were saddened to learn of Tony's passing. Please accept our most sincere condolences. Tony was a great guy whether in DFAIT, RHOMA, CTPL, the CIC National Capital Branch and its Africa Study Group, or as a keen bird watcher. He made real contributions to whatever he did and we will miss him. Unfortunately we will not be able to make the memorial service as we will be out of the country. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
John and Linda
John and Linda Noble
January 6, 2016
Dearest Pippa, Caroline, Suzanne and Phillip and all the Halliday family,
Our deepest sympathies to you all. We are so sorry we can't be there to support you at this sad time. We are all thinking of you on this side of the Atlantic. Love Cathy, John, Ciara, Declan, Annie and Fiona.
January 6, 2016
I will cherish memories of stimulating conversations, enjoyable golf games and shared history at St.George's, Rhodesia.
Anthony Pocket...
Anthony Pocket
January 6, 2016
To Pippa and the Halliday family,
So very sorry for your loss. We will miss him at family dinners; we appreciated his upbeat, happy demeanor and keen interest in the lives of everyone.
May your many fond memories keep him alive in your hearts.
Mark, Mary-Ann, and family
January 6, 2016
I am so sorry to read about Tony's death.I recall with great fondness years on the trade policy circuit where Tony could always be relied upon to bring clarity and insight to any issue, and since then running into the two of you at various events. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
Anne Marie
Anne Marie Doyle
January 6, 2016
Dear Pippa,
It was with much sadness that I read of Tony's passing. Steven & I send our deepest sympathy to you & your family & please know that you are in our thoughts at this difficult time. Rosalie.
Rosalie Grannum
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