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The Builder of the Wells Homes

Born Oct. 29, 1872, in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, Mr. Hay came to Edmonton in 1907 and homesteaded the following year near manola. He returned to Edmonton in 1911, and lived there until his death. Mr. Hay took part in the construction of many city public buildings and designed and constructed or remodelled many of the city's finist homes. He was foreman on the construction of the first part of the Royal Alexandra Hospital and on the construction of the First Presbyterian Church and was contractor for the first addition to the General Hospital.

Examples of his fine craftsmanship in cabinet-making and wood working are to be found in many of the city's public buildings

Mr. Hay was an honorary member of the Northern Alberta Old Timers Association and of Robertson United Church board. He is survived by his widow; three daughters, Mrs William Temple Hall, Mrs. William H. Munroe and Mrs Paul W. Brockie all of Edmonton; three brothers and one sister, all in Northern Ireland; one sister in the United States, and seven grandchildren.

The funeral services were held Monday at Harvard and McBride's chapel. Reverand E. Douglas Smith officiated and burial was in the Edmonton Cenetary.


Edmonton Journal Oct, 22, 1956