11/14/2017 12:12 EST | Updated 11/14/2017 14:01 EST

Memorial service will celebrate the life of former star Jays pitcher Halladay

Former star pitcher Roy Halladay, who was the face of the Toronto Blue Jays for about a decade, is being commemorated today in a memorial service.

A celebration of Halladay's life is underway at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Fla., the spring training home of the Philadelphia Phillies.

The service is open to the public, and 40 former players and executives from the Blue Jays are in attendance, including current team president Mark Shapiro and general manager Ross Atkins.

Former Toronto general manager J.P. Ricciardi and current strength and conditioning coach George Poulis were some of the speakers.

Halladay was killed when the sport plane he was flying crashed in the Gulf of Mexico last week. He was 40.

The Denver native played in Toronto from 1998-2009, posting a 148-76 record with a 3.43 earned-run average and winning the American League's Cy Young award as top pitcher in 2003.

He spent the next four seasons with Philadelphia, pitching a perfect game in 2010 en route to winning the National League's Cy Young award.