The Evening Mail (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Friday, 1 May 1908, p. 10, col. 6:
The sad intelligence of the death, at Farmborough, England, of Dr. William Silver OLIVER, formerly deputy surgeon general on this station, and father of Lieutenant Ashley OLIVER, of the Canadian Army Service Corps, has been received here, and will be learned with genuine sorrow. Dr. OLIVER's death followed a long illness. For months his condition had been such as to cause grave solicitude, and news of his death at any time within that period would not have been in the nature of a surprise to his relatives in Canada. He spent the past three years in England, vainly seeking restoration to health. With him at the time of his death were his wife - daughter of Lady GAULT, of Toronto - and his daughter, Daisy, the wife of Major TRASK of the Leinster regiment.
Dr. OLIVER was an Irishman, finely exemplifying in his personality and character the typical Irish qualities. He was born at Kilfinane, coming to Canada originally with the Sixtieth Rifles. His career was one of distinction and of exceptional usefulness. He was one of the Red River expedition, and was one of those men not always to be found even in the army, who "saw service."
While on this station as deputy surgeon-general, he and all his family enjoyed the greatest popularity.
Dr. OLIVER is survived by his one daughter, Mrs. TRASK, and three sons - Dudley, of Montreal; Bertie, of Rossland, B.C. and Ashley, C.A.S.C., of this city.
Dr. OLIVER's body will be interred in the churchyard of his place of birth, Kilfinane.