Halliday, Daniel “Bruno”

May 28th, 2010

Daniel Bruno Halliday, age 69, of Wilmington, died peacefully at home on Friday, May 28, 2010, with his family at his side.

Daniel was born on August 16, 1940, in Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada, he was the dear son of the late Cecil C. and Mary Catherine (MacNeil) Halliday. He moved to Wilmington in 1956 at the age of 16 and resided there for the remainder of his life. Daniel was employed at the Hemphill Blasting and Drilling Company as a blaster until his retirement in 2006.

Daniel also loved to build and work with wood, he was meticulous in his workmanship and extremely talented. He took much pride in his work and it showed, there wasn’t any job that was too big or too small, he could construct an entire addition right down to building the furnishings and making the draperies. Daniel was also known for taking care of others and often helping them with their own projects. He was a hard worker with endless energy, a “take charge” person who could organize a job and orchestrate it until the finish.

When he was not working, Daniel enjoyed spending time with his family, he loved to have family gatherings and would use any reason to have a party. He traveled “down east” every year to spent time with his family in Canada. Daniel will be fondly remembered as a man of his word, trustworthy, genuine, sincere, he didn’t tolerate gossiping and was the ultimate gentleman. Many will recall his devotion to his family and their famous nicknames for him of “Bruno” and “the Pointer”. Daniel was very kind and caring, he will be missed greatly by his family and many friends.

Daniel was the beloved husband and best friend of Dorothy A. (Sanborn) Halliday, devoted father of Daniel Halliday & his wife Sonja, Garth Halliday, Brad Halliday, Scott Halliday, Chad Halliday, and Dorothy Plouffe & her husband Jesse, loving grandfather of Dillon, Cody, Ryan, Matthew, Katlyn, Alicia, Merrily, Vanessa, Courtney, Jake, Sydney, Molly, Sullivan, Cecil, Nicolas, Juliet, and Sophia, dear brother of Sheila Marie Dennis, Colin F. Halliday, Beverly Ann Jessome, John William Halliday, Laird Halliday, Valerie McPhee, Brenda Livingston, Mary Catherine Ahle, and Donalda Andrews all of Canada, Daniel is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, June 2nd, from 5-9 p.m. at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be take place on Thursday, June 3rd at St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.


17 Entries in Guest Book for “Halliday, Daniel “Bruno””

  1. Kay Wood Reed says:

    My thoughts and sympathies are with you.

  2. Mike Wood says:

    Very had to hear about Bruno…..all the best to the family.

  3. Roberta Accardi says:

    My thoughts and sympathy go out to the family.

  4. Robert & Elaine Plouffe says:

    Deepest sympathies to Dot and her Family. We had the opportunity to have known “Bruno” for a few years, and he was every bit a gentleman, husband, father and grandfather. The family has suffered a big loss. “Tough shoes to fill. We will miss him.
    Bob and Elaine Plouffe
    Pawtucket, Rhode Island

  5. Mary Ellen (O'Reilly) Powers says:

    Dan, our thoughts are with you and your family… fondly, Mary Ellen and Jeb

  6. Mark Nelson & Family says:

    Please accept our condolences at such a dificult time.
    My family and i will be thankful for all his help over several years, Bruno will always be remembered as one very smart, cool, helpful,generous man, with many words of wisdom.
    Always remember all the smiles he brought to many.

    Mark Nelson & Family

  7. Dan & Kim Sanborn says:

    Are thoughts are with the family. Bruno was a GREAT Uncle and will be sadly missed :(

    Sanborn Family

  8. Merrill Mac Innis says:

    To Dot and family, my thoughts and sympathy are with you. Bruno has always been a great supporter of those around him. You had his trust, his faith and his unique approach to life. In his absents we all know he still has expectations of us all.

    Your Cousin Merrill and Family

  9. Chris Monteiro and Family says:

    Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

    Monteiro Family

  10. "Pat" Wood says:

    My thoughts and condolences are with you all. Bruno was a great neighbor and friend and I will remember him always. He will be sadly missed. Pat Wood

  11. Sara, Shayne, Emma, and Zoey Hedges says:

    Our deepest sympathies to the whole Halliday family. Bruno was like a second dad to me and beloved friend/family member to all of us. I will always carry around many fond memories of Bruno, particularly during my childhood. He was a loving, generous, and beautiful soul. We will miss him but will keep him in our hearts always.

  12. The Jessome Family says:

    We all love you Uncle Bruno!
    Thoughts and prayers to the family, you’ll be missed but never forgotten.
    <3 love all of us

  13. Fern Halliday says:

    Bruno, you treated me more like your sister than your sister-in-law which is a very rare quality to have. You were a very dear, special person and I for one will miss you dearly. Rest in peace “Dear One”.

  14. Renie (Murray) Moge' says:

    My thoughts and deepest sympathy go out to the entire family. It has been a long time since I have been around the neighborhood but always thinking of the fun times we had as kids.

  15. Michael & Brenda Ingersoll says:

    Sorry to hear about your loss.

  16. Heather O'Brien Asang says:

    I knew Brad years ago. I saw this and just wanted to express my sincerely sympathy for your loss.

  17. Aaron King says:

    I am very sad to have heard about his passing. My prayers are with his family.

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