The Brydons

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William Henry Brydon

William Henry Brydon

Male 1918 - 1999  (80 years)

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  • Name William Henry Brydon 
    Born 4 Sep 1918  Brampton, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1921  Brampton, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Graduation 1941  Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Univ. of Toronto, Mechanical Engineering grad 
    Died 4 Aug 1999  Huntsville, Muskoka Dist., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I30  Brydon family tree
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2015 

    Father Dr. William Hall Brydon,   b. 1 Dec 1879, King Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1962, Brampton, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Ethel Dale,   b. 17 Mar 1893, Brampton, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1943, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 29 Apr 1914  Brampton, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Photos
    'Dale girls in lake'
    'Dale girls in lake'
    photo courtesy Robert Jenkins
    Histories
    'Sundridge cottage originals'
    'Sundridge cottage originals'
    2012 is the 100 year anniversary of the Dales, Beattys, Algies, Campbells and Brydons summer presence on Lake Bernard.

    Cropped off the right of the picture is Bill Algie's sons Mac (i218) and Harry (i216).
    First summer in Sundridge, Aug. 1912
    First summer in Sundridge, Aug. 1912
    the Dale family

    photo courtesy Robert Jenkins
    The Brampton Invasion
    The Brampton Invasion
    by James Gordon Beatty
    Albums
    Brydon - Miller family, my Brydons
    Brydon - Miller family, my Brydons (98)
    From the Ettrick Valley in Selkirkshire to Ontario in 1830.
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Dianne Marie,   b. Abt 1924,   d. 15 Jan 2005, Oakville, Halton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2009 
    Family ID F101  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Amelia Elizabeth Archer,   b. 18 Aug 1919, Port Perry, Ontario Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 2011, Ottawa, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 28 Nov 1941  Port Perry, Ontario Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced 1964 
    Children 
    +1. Wendy Elizabeth Brydon,   b. 14 Apr 1943,   d. Bef 1999  (Age 55 years)
    +2. Ethel Laraine Brydon
     3. William Brydon
    Uncle Ted's cinema
    Uncle Ted's cinema
    A movie poster sampling of the movies Edward Dale Brydon watched in early 1941
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F19  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Sep 1918 - Brampton, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1921 - Brampton, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGraduation - Univ. of Toronto, Mechanical Engineering grad - 1941 - Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Nov 1941 - Port Perry, Ontario Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Aug 1999 - Huntsville, Muskoka Dist., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Dr. William Brydon
    Dr. William Brydon


    His kids in this shot are Tom Kate and Bill.

    Bill Brydon
    Bill Brydon

    Histories
    William Henry Brydon
    William Henry Brydon

    from Torontonensis 1941

    Newspapers
    'Will protest bubble gum...'
    "Will protest bubble gum..."
    Opponent complains about William Brydon election campaign.

    Ottawa Citizen

    Obituaries
    '..former mayor of Brampton and teacher..'
    "..former mayor of Brampton and teacher.."
    Bill Brydon

    Weddings
    'Bride in taffeta with pearls and nosegay'
    "Bride in taffeta with pearls and nosegay"
    Bill Brydon - Beth Archer marriage
    Brydon - Archer wedding
    Brydon - Archer wedding

  • Notes 
    • Lorne Scots Regiment
      Brydon W.H. (Regimental Number: B-47147)
      10 Jul 1942: Taken on Strength as Sergeant in No. 8 Defence & Employment Platoon
      18 Jul 1943: Struck off Strength as Sergeant in No. 8 Defence & Employment Platoon

      He ran as a Liberal and placed a close 2nd to Bill Davis in the 1959 provincial election: Although Peel was an extremely safe Conservative seat for most of its history, rhe election took place soon after the federal Progressive Conservative government of John Diefenbaker cancelled the Avro Arrow program. Most of the 14,000 Canadians put out of work by this decision were residents of Peel, and many cast protest ballots against Diefenbaker by supporting Bill Brydon , the provincial Liberal candidate. Davis won, but by only 1,203 votes. - source Brampton : An illustrated history, Loverseed,, Helga V., 1947-

      Bill Brydon was elected mayor of Brampton Ontario from 1967 to 1969.

      Also taught at Sheridan College, Ontario.

      from the Toronto Star [Toronto, Ont] 06 Aug 1999 ....
      When the town of Brampton was rapidly expanding in the mid- 1960s, William H. (Bill) Brydon felt the mayor's job could no longer be part-time.
      He insisted there were growing planning, traffic, water and sewage issues that needed full-time attention.
      So the councillor ran for the job, was elected and then gave it his undivided attention, despite receiving a modest salary of $8,000.
      Warm, personable and good-looking, his popularity had been reflected in earlier Brampton Town Council election results.
      Even in his first foray into politics as a candidate for councillor in 1958 he got the most votes, 2,250. He often topped later elections in the old town in the days before it was expanded to form the present city.
      Mr. Brydon died Wednesday after a brief illness at Huntsville District Memorial Hospital. He was 80.
      In 1959, he ran for the Liberals to represent Peel County in the Ontario Legislature, but in a close race he was defeated by then- rookie politician Bill Davis, who later became Tory premier. Mr. Brydon got 12,075 votes while Davis received 13,278.
      After his defeat, Mr. Brydon continued on council. He ran unsuccessfully for mayor against Russell Prouse in 1964.
      In 1966, he ran again and won against Prouse, taking office in 1967 and serving until 1969.
      Russ Cooper, a long-time friend and one-time Davis campaign manager, remembered Mr. Brydon as "a heck of a nice guy."
      He had a certain flamboyance and was very much a people person, said Cooper. "He was kind to everybody. I never heard a bad word about him."
      At the time he was mayor, there was tension between developers of the new satellite community, Bramalea, and the old town of Brampton, which Mr. Brydon sought to defuse, said Dickson. "He was a man of integrity," Dickson said.
      In 1968, council voted itself pay increases. Mayor Brydon's salary was raised to $12,000 a year.
      When Mr. Brydon ran again in 1969, his slogan "Vote Brydon for Brampton, full-time" outlined his plans to further improve sewage, water, traffic and planning.
      Nevertheless, Mr. Brydon came third behind Prouse and the late James Archdekin, who won by a wide margin.
      Mr. Brydon was born in Brampton in 1918, the son of prominent physician Dr. W. H. Brydon, who was once a Peel coroner, and Ethel Dale Brydon.
      After attending public and high school in Brampton, he completed his secondary school education at St. Andrew's boys' college in Aurora.
      He attended the University of Toronto, starting in pre-med but switching to engineering, in which he was granted his degree in 1941. That year he married his first wife, Beth Archer.
      He embarked on a career in industrial and construction engineering, eventually joining H. H. Angus and Associates, a major Toronto consulting firm.
      He later joined H. G. Acres and Co. Ltd., consulting engineers, and at one time managed Brampton Optical Co. Ltd.
      At various points, Mr. Brydon served on the Metropolitan Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, and was on the board of governors of Peel Memorial Hospital, chairing its expansion committee.
      In the 1980s, he served on Credit Valley Conservation.
      "He was a great member," said Credit Valley's general manager Vicki Barron. "He believed in conservation. He was very committed."
      In the 1970s and 1980s, he became a teacher of engineering techniques at Sheridan College.
      In the 1970s he married his second wife Dianne who was a vice- president of Sheridan for several years.
      For the last 20 years of his life he lived in Oakville, where he doted on his many grandchildren.
      Mr. Brydon leaves his wife Dianne, sisters Elizabeth Dickson and Ethel Dale Sivell, sons Bill, John, Mike, David and Dana, daughters Laraine and Dianne, and 18 grandchildren.