The Lyle S. Hallman Library Fund provides annual funds in perpetuity to purchase book, papers, and journals that support the education of Waterloo's undergraduate engineering students.
Mr. Hallman recognized the great asset that education can be to the individual. He was a long-time supporter of the University of Waterloo and was on the original board of Conrad Grebel College.
The Library was chosen as the recipient of his generous commitment so that students can follow the current trends in the courses they are studying. Since technology frequently advances faster than textbooks can be reprinted, advances which are published in current journals and trade papers can be immediately accessible.
One the largest land developers in Waterloo Region, Hallman Construction has helped the region grow and prosper. Mr. Hallman was regarded as a leader in residential construction and property management. He founded his company in 1945. His early efforts helped establish what is now known as the Kitchener-Waterloo chapter of the Housing & Urban Development Association of Canada (K-W HUDAC) where he sat on the board of directors for over 35 years.
With roots in Waterloo Region dating back to 1825, Mr. Hallman demonstrated strong commitment to the betterment of this community. His philanthropic activities included work with the Kitchener-Waterloo Community Foundation, Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital, Freeport Hospital, community recreation, and Scouts Canada.
On Sunday, October 26, 2003, Lyle S. Hallman passed away as a result of a traffic accident.
We are grateful to Mr. Hallman for his most generous gift. As Michael Sharratt, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences said of Lyle Hallman, "We have lost a great friend and champion."