Agnes Main Halliday (nee Hunter) “Gus” 1935 — 2016




May 7, 1935 – February 18, 2016

We are saddened to announce the passing of Agnes on February 18, 2016 in Kamloops at the age 80.

Gus, as she was known by many is survived by her husband of 60 years, Allan Halliday; daughter, Sheena Vivian, her husband Paul and their children Graeme and Laura (all of Surrey); son, Allan Halliday, his wife, Etta and their son Braeden (Kamloops); brothers, William Hunter and Drew Hunter and family, as well as other family members in Scotland on the Hunter and Halliday sides. Gus was predeceased by her mother and father Agnes and Henry Hunter; brothers, Harry, George, Tom and Jim; and her sister Bette, all of Lanarkshire Scotland.  Gus is also survived by her long-time friends; Margo Cole, Sally Clow, Pat Mochizuki and Louise Sawatsky.

Gus was born in 1935 in Ashgill,Larankshire Scotland and trained as a clerk/typist. Upon graduating from school she found employment with Garrion Grain Mills and then with the National Coal Board. She met her husband Allan while working at Garrion and they were married in 1956. In 1957 they immigrated to Canada (Winnipeg) where and she found employment with Winnipeg Natural Gas and later, as the executive assistant to Manitoba’s Chief Pathologist. She and Allan had two children, Sheena and Allan Jr. before moving to Kamloops in 1967. She worked with the Town of North Kamloops prior to amalgamation, and later with the City of Kamloops, as the assistant to the City Clerk until 1971, when she left the City to open her own business, Hunter-Dunn Business Services. Gus was a fixture in the Kamloops community for nearly 50 years, not only through Hunter- Dunn which she ran successfully for nearly 30 years, but also through her community service including; Chair of the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce; Chair of the Royal Inland Hospital Board; and Chair of the Thrupp Manor Board of Directors. Well respected in the Answering Service industry, she was elected Chair of the Telephone Answering Association of Canada (TAAC). She was also a passionate Liberal and stood as the Liberal candidate for Kamloops in the 1988 Federal Election.

Gus valued her career, but when she retired she focused her passion to her family, and particularly her grandchildren, Graeme, Laura and Braeden who spent countless hours at “Gran and Papa’s” on weekends and during the summers while growing up. She will be deeply missed by her family, close friends and former business associates.

Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 27th at 1:30 pm in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel

285 Fortune Drive

Gus will be interred at a later date back in Scotland to be with her parents.

In lieu of flowers, kindly send donations to:

Alzheimer Society of BC, 300 – 828 West 8th Ave. Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 1E2

or  Freemason Cancer Care Program 1-250-712-1101 or 1-800-299-0188


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2 Tributes

  1. Peter&Brenda Vivian
    Posted February 26, 2016 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    Dear Alan,Sheena and Alan Jr. Brenda and I just received the sad news with regards to the passing of Gus. She was a wonderful woman and I have many memories of her and Alan. Both Brenda and I send our sincere condolences at this sad and difficult time. Wishing you love and comfort to all of your families.
    Love always,

  2. Les Evens
    Posted February 29, 2016 at 8:56 am | Permalink

    To Allan Jr. and family,

    I like to pass forward my condolences at the loss of your mother. I was just reading her obituary today and understand your mother was a well respected local woman with an impressive background.

    With that said, I am sure she was a wonderful mother and that you will miss her greatly.

    Condolences from, Judi & Les – (roofer)

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