John James McOrmond Clan - Page 2 of 4
Roy McOrmond

    iv. ROY MCORMOND, was born 01 July 1895, Cripple Creek, Colorado. The last child born to John James and Lucinda, he moved with his family to Canada while still quite young.

   He registered with the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force 59th Overseas (World War 1) June 7, 1915. He gave his age as 18 at that time, although he was really 17. His war records also state place of birth as Kokomo, Colorado. He was with the Battalion Machine Gun Brigade on June 18th, 1915 as private #454063, having served in Canada, England and France. He was wounded at Passchendale, France in 1918 and on. 19th, 1919, he was discharged as medically unfit for further war service. (Ken had pictures of Roy and Victor, at a hospital in England and of John, with his wife and children taken about 1899). He also worked in the Nickel mines of Sudbury. The USA census of 1900 incorrectly records his year of birth as 1896.

   Roy married Annie Elizabeth Richards on 11 April 1921, in Mattawa, Ontario; she was born 17 September 1894, Mattawa, Ontario. Her family had a farm beside the McOrmond farm. He is listed in the Sudbury directory (specifically) in 1937 as living at 69 Ethelbert St. Moved to Kennedy Street in 1967 .



Extract - DOMCert

Biography of Roy McOrmond
Edward McOrmond

   Before the first war, up to the time he enlisted, 07 June 1915 he worked in the bush around Mattawa, Timiskamig, Cobalt, etc. In the summer he worked on the farm (called Spring Hill)

    He enlisted in the Canadian Machine Gun Corps. And was severely wounded at Pachendale, being released in 1919 as disabled. He married Annie Elizabeth Richard in 1921.

    They moved to Sturgeon Falls where their first son was born, Edward Roy, 02 January 1922. He worked at the Abitibi Paper Mill, in Sturgeon as a Millwright, until the mill cut back. Then they moved to Hamilton, ON, where he worked fro "Hill the Mover." We lived on the corner of James and Cannon Street - "I remember it well - This was between 1927 and 1929."

    After Hamilton, we spent a year or two on the farms both the McOrmond and the Richards farm, then moved back to our house in Sturgeon Falls, then to Sudbury. Roy became a Custodian of the Johnstone Building, in Sudbury. He was a Stationary Engineer and went to work with Parentelec and LaBarge Lumber Co. as a Stoker and Oil Burner Technician.

    Roy was a charter member of the Royal Canadian Legion, a brother of the Moose Lodge and a member of the Orange Lodge.

    In June of 1968, he drove to Paradise, NS to visit Ed, Mina and family. He spent nearly a month with them, leaving near the end of June for home. At a place called St. Joseph De Beauce, he was involved in a severe motor accident. He died 27 June 1968 in the Veterans Hospital, in Montreal.

At left w/the Knox Clan

Roy's Discharge

   Roy was predeceased by Annie, 13 May 1967, Sudbury, Ontario.

    They are buried at Pinehill Union Cemetery - Mattawa, Ontario.

Previous Home Next