O’Halloran, WO Edward James (Ted) (3 Apr 14)
(Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada, D-Day Veteran Normandy Beach)
It is with profound sorrow the family announces the passing on April 3, 2014, of a beloved man who gave help and unconditional love to others for 92 years. Ted served with the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada as a stretcher bearer (medic) for five years overseas in WWII, and administered first aid to wounded and dying comrades. Still giving, he became a paramedic with the Toronto Emergency Medical Services, until retiring at age 70. He never “retired” from life, always willing, always giving, never questioning and ready for a joke. Ted’s connection to the Governor General’s Horse Guards was through his older brother John “Jimmy” O’Hallaran who served with the Regiment in “B” Squadron and was severely wounded on the afternoon of May 29, 1945 near Ceprano, Italy when his tank sustained a direct hit by the Germans but later succumbed to his injuries despite medical assistance.
Interment was at Marymount Cemetery, Guelph.
On behalf of the Members of the Governor General’s Horse Guards Association, I offer our deepest condolences to the O’Hallaran Family and members of the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada Association.