Lorimer, John McIntosh (1887-1967)

John McIntosh Lorimer, 1933, Shell Oil Co. - Super Shell campaign [detail]; City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 99-2771; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/shell-oil-co-super-shell-campaign-driver-in-cab-of-crown-cartage-truck-man-standing-by.

John McIntosh Lorimer, 1933, Shell Oil Co. – Super Shell campaign [detail]; City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 99-2771; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/shell-oil-co-super-shell-campaign-driver-in-cab-of-crown-cartage-truck-man-standing-by.

John McIntosh Lorimer operated a transportation and equipment company. He lived at 1218 Denman Street in 1920.

John McIntosh Lorimer (sometimes spelled “MacIntosh”) was born in Glasgow, Scotland, on January 4, 1887. His father was John McIntosh Lorimer. His mother was Barbara Raitt.

John was married to Jeannie Thompson. She was born on July 7, 1889, in Scotland. Her father was James Kennedy Ross Thompson (1847-1927). Her mother was Jane (“Jeannie”) Blackstock (1855-1938).

John arrived in Canada in April 1910. From 1910 to 1912, he was a waiter at the King Edward Hotel in Edmonton, Alberta.

Henderson's Edmonton city directory, 1910, page 275; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/2962.5/301.html.

Henderson’s Edmonton city directory, 1910, page 275; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/2962.5/301.html.

 

King Edward Hotel, Edmonton, Alberta, (about 1904-1920); University of Alberta, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, Postcard 12123; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/postcards/PC012123.html.

King Edward Hotel, Edmonton, Alberta, (about 1904-1920); University of Alberta, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, Postcard 12123; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/postcards/PC012123.html.

In 1913 and 1914, John was involved in real estate in Edmonton.

Henderson's Edmonton city directory, 1914, page 727; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/2962.9/735.html

Henderson’s Edmonton city directory, 1914, page 727; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/2962.9/735.html

In 1915, John was again working as a waiter.

Henderson's Edmonton city directory, 1915, page 463; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/2962.10/451.html

Henderson’s Edmonton city directory, 1915, page 463; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/2962.10/451.html

On December 14, 1915, in Edmonton, John enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force to serve during the First World War.

After his war service, he returned to Canada, and by 1919 he was living in Vancouver. He lived at the following addresses in the Vancouver area.

1919 number 3, 1166 Alberni Street
1920 1218 Denman Street
1921 4422 Queen Avenue
1922 to 1924 436 Mahon Avenue (North Vancouver)
1925 to 1927 254 East 14th Street (North Vancouver)
1928 to 1930 300 East 14th Street (North Vancouver)
1935 to 1955 4605 West 13th Avenue (Vancouver)

In 1919, John and Walter Worsley were with a Vancouver moving company called “Twin City Transfer.” (There was also a Twin City Transfer in Edmonton, named after the “twin cities” of Edmonton and Strathcona.)

Twin City Transfer Office, about 1920, Edmonton City Archives; EA-423-10; https://archivesphotos.edmonton.ca/Presto/content/Detail.aspx?q=dHdpbiBjaXR5IHRyYW5zZmVy&ctID=YTA5ZDY0NTMtYTg5Ni00MGJjLTgxYWEtYWI4MmYzMTJmZDIx&rID=MTU5&qcf=&ph=VHJ1ZQ==&bckToL=VHJ1ZQ==&.

Twin City Transfer Office, about 1920, Edmonton City Archives; EA-423-10; https://archivesphotos.edmonton.ca/Presto/content/Detail.aspx?q=dHdpbiBjaXR5IHRyYW5zZmVy&ctID=YTA5ZDY0NTMtYTg5Ni00MGJjLTgxYWEtYWI4MmYzMTJmZDIx&rID=MTU5&qcf=&ph=VHJ1ZQ==&bckToL=VHJ1ZQ==&.

By 1923, John had established the Crown Cartage and Warehousing Company at 428 Cordova Street in Vancouver. John’s brother, Walter Kier Lorimer, carried on the Twin City Transfer business for several years.

Crown Cartage was very successful. It carried on business in Vancouver and elsewhere in British Columbia from the 1920s through the 1950s.

Kenworth truck used by Crown Cartage and Warehousing Company moving a boiler in the 900 block Homer; 1929, Vancouver Public Library, VPL Accession Number: 9017; http://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/1680/9017.jpg [The man on the right may be John McIntosh Lorimer].

Kenworth truck used by Crown Cartage and Warehousing Company moving a boiler in the 900 block Homer; 1929, Vancouver Public Library, VPL Accession Number: 9017; http://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/1680/9017.jpg [The man on the right may be John McIntosh Lorimer].

Crown Cartage and Warehousing Co., 1930, Vancouver Public Library, VPL Accession Number: 9000; http://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/1572/9000.jpg [cropped image].

Crown Cartage and Warehousing Co., 1930, Vancouver Public Library, VPL Accession Number: 9000; http://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/1572/9000.jpg [cropped image].

Crown Cartage was involved in building the “new” Granville Street bridge in the early 1950s.

Crown Cartage crane, Granville Bridge - course of construction [detail]; December 15, 1952; Jewish Museum and Archives of British Columbia; Item LF.01961; Reference code: CA JMABC A.1985.001-1-63-LF.01961; http://archives.jewishmuseum.ca/308bd.

Crown Cartage crane, Granville Bridge – course of construction [detail]; December 15, 1952; Jewish Museum and Archives of British Columbia; Item LF.01961; Reference code: CA JMABC A.1985.001-1-63-LF.01961; http://archives.jewishmuseum.ca/308bd.

John’s wife, Jeannie, died in Vancouver on January 20, 1953. She was buried in Capilano View Cemetery in West Vancouver, British Columbia.

In 1957, Crown Cartage established an office in Prince George, British Columbia.

Prince George Citizen - May 9, 1957, page 1, http://pgnewspapers.pgpl.ca/fedora/repository/pgc:1957-05-09-01.

Prince George Citizen – May 9, 1957, page 1, http://pgnewspapers.pgpl.ca/fedora/repository/pgc:1957-05-09-01.

John married again, to Elsie Gillespie. She was born on August 25, 1887, in Aberdeen, Scotland. Her father was James Gillespie. Her mother was Annie Barclay. (Elsie had also been married before, to Henry Carson.)

About 1961, John moved to Victoria, British Columbia. He died in Victoria on July 16, 1967.

Elsie died in Victoria on December 20, 1977.

John and Jeannie had the following children.

 

Jeannie Blackstock Lorimer

Jeannie Blackstock Lorimer was born on July 11, 1911, in Edmonton, Alberta.

She worked as a secretary. She did not marry.

She died in Vancouver on August 7, 1931. She was buried in North Vancouver, British Columbia.

 

Jessie Thompson Lorimer

Jessie Thompson Lorimer was born in Edmonton, Alberta, on April 21, 1917.

She did not marry.

She died in Vancouver on March 29, 1932. She was buried in Capilano View Cemetery in West Vancouver, British Columbia.

 

John McIntosh Lorimer

John  McIntosh Lorimer was born in Vancouver on June 19, 1919.

He became the general manager of Crown Cartage.

He married Mary Lang Foster. She was born in Nanaimo, British Columbia, on January 14, 1923. Her father was Edward Reed Foster. Her mother was Mary Lang.

He died in Vancouver on May 9, 1953. He was buried in Capilano View Cemetery in West Vancouver, British Columbia.

Mary later married Ian Manning Galloway. He was born in Estevan, Saskatchewan, on May 15, 1921. His father was John Galloway. His mother was Winnifred Manning.

Mary died in West Vancouver, British Columbia, on March 4, 1971.

Ian died in North Vancouver, British Columbia, on August 11, 1982.

 

Sources

 

John McIntosh Lorimer

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2Q91-S6D : accessed 5 April 2016), John M J Lorimer, Apr 1910; citing Immigration, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, T-4736, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:276D-KW1 : accessed 5 April 2016), John Lorimer, 1911; citing Census, Edmonton Sub-Districts 1-61, Alberta, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,652; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=10894&highlight=44&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+John+Lorimier; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e001927565.pdf.

Canadian Expeditionary Force, Name: Lorimer, John M; Regimental Number: 811382; Date of Birth: 04/01/1887; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5742 – 59; Item Number: 537139; http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=537139.

Jock MacNeill and Twin City Transfer [Edmonton, Alberta], http://yegishome.ca/news/2006/02/02/jock-macneill-and-twin-city-transfer

John McNeill Residence (11217 – 97 Street), Edmonton, Alberta; https://lostyeg.wordpress.com/tag/twin-city-transfer-company/

Alberta, Past and Present, Historical and Biographical, Vol 2; John McNeill; http://www.electricscotland.com/history/canada/alberta/john_mcneill.htm

“California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXH7-M5J : accessed 5 April 2016), John Lorimer, 1938; citing San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1410 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 2,381,131.

“Major Transit Firm To Establish Here,” Prince George Citizen, May 9, 1957, page 1, http://pgnewspapers.pgpl.ca/fedora/repository/pgc:1957-05-09-01:

“One of the lower mainland’s largest transportation and equipment companies announced plans here today to establish offices in Prince George.

W. J. McDonald, sales manager for Crown Cartage & Warehousing Co. Ltd., Vancouver, told The Citizen this morning that his firm plans immediate occupancy of offices here and subsequent construction of a warehouse and storage yard.

Immediate plans call for the staging here of at least 25 pieces of equipment including trucks and cranes.

Mr. McDonald said it is likely that a labor force to man both offices and equipment will be drawn from among city drivers, operators and office workers, wherever possible.

He said that negotiations are underway to purchase warehousing facilities in the city.

At the same time he announced that the firm already has about three major hauling contracts in hand here.

Offices will be temporarily located at the W. E. Robertson Construction Co. Ltd. offices, 1210 Fifth Avenue.

In announcing establishment of the firm at Prince George the Crown Cartage official expressed confidence in the future expansion of the city.

The firm, one of the longest established In the City of Vancouver, engages in all types of trucking and transportation and is especially adapted to various types of marine work in the waterfront city.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBN-1X1 : accessed 5 April 2016), John Macintosh Lorimer, 1967.

John MacIntosh Lorimer, death notice, Victoria Daily Colonist, July 18, 1967, page 20: “Lorimer—In Victoria, B.C., on July 16, 1967, Mr. John MacIntosh Lorimer, aged 80 years, born in Glasgow, Scotland, and a resident of Victoria for the past four years, late residence 3959 Blenkisop Road. He leaves his loving wife, Elsie, at home; step-son James G. Carson, Victoria, B.C.; three grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Thompson, Vancouver, B.C.; and his sister-in-law, Mrs. B. Close, Portland, Ore. Mr. Lorimer was the former owner of the Crown Cartage and Warehouse Co., Vancouver, B.C. Service will be held in the Sands Mortuary Limited, “Memorial Chapel of Chimes,” on Wednesday, July 19, 1967, at 3:00 p.m., Rev. B.J. Molloy officiating. Cremation. (Flowers gratefully declined.)”

 

James Kennedy Ross Thompson (father of Jane (Jennie) Thompson)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2X-1LK : accessed 6 April 2016), James Kennedy Ross Thimpson [sic], 1927.

 

Jane Blackstock (mother of Jane (Jennie) Thompson)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2V-8MH : accessed 6 April 2016), Jane Thompson, 1938.

 

Jane (Jennie) Thompson (wife of John McIntosh Lorimer)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:276D-K4M : accessed 5 April 2016), Jennie Lorimer in entry for John Lorimer, 1911; citing Census, Edmonton Sub-Districts 1-61, Alberta, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,652.

“California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXH7-M5N : accessed 5 April 2016), Jeannine Lorimer, 1938; citing San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1410 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 2,381,131.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLP4-BP1 : accessed 5 April 2016), Jeannie Lorimer, 1953.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRC-46F : accessed 5 April 2016), Jeannie Lorimer, 1953.

 

Elsie Gillespie (wife of John McIntosh Lorimer)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1M-RK3 : accessed 5 April 2016), Elsie Lorimer, 1977.

Elsie Lorimer, death notice, Victoria Daily Colonist, December 22, 1977, page 37: “Lorimer—In Victoria, B.C. after a lengthy illness, Mrs. Elsie Lorimer, age 90 years. Born in Aberdeen, Scotland, late residence 63 Gorge Road. She leaves her son, James G. Carson, Palm Springs, California, two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren. Service in the Sands Mortuary Limited “Memorial Chapel of Chimes” on Thursday, December 22nd, 1977 at 1:00 p.m. Rev. B.J. Molloy officiating. Cremation.”

 

James Gillespie Carson (son of Elsie Gillespie)

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1933-09-410421; James Gillespie Carson  and Henrietta Hilda Husdon; date of marriage: September 9, 1933; place of marriage; Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=950c8a35-c802-4356-ac49-4b0ea17211ee. [Note: this marriage ended in divorced in Vancouver on June 24, 1947. File No. D.C.O. 1088.]

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1D-XBQ : accessed 5 April 2016), James Gillespie Carson, 1982.

Margaret Elizabeth Carson, death notice; Published in The Vancouver Sun on Mar. 13, 2003; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=margaret-elizabeth-carson&pid=157284444: “CARSON _ In Loving Memory of Margaret Elizabeth Carson (Bette), who passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, in Delta Hospital on March 11, 2003, after a long, courageous battle with emphysema. She was born June 25, 1922 and raised in Los Angeles but moved to Vancouver in 1935. Predeceased by her husband Jim Carson in 1982 and more recently, her close companion Fred Clark in 1991. Bette is survived by her son Greg Gordon (Nancy), daughters Linda Pollock, Susan Bate (Barry), Patti Gordon, step-son Ted Carson (Darlene), step-daughter Dorothy Hurst, and grandchildren Darryl, Janyse, Brian, Chelsea, step-grandchildren Teresa and Tyler also great-grandchildren Hayley, Anna, Darcy and Bryce. Bette was a self-taught woman who had a passion for gardening, needlework, playing the piano/keyboard, sewing, rug hooking and she enjoyed kitting lap ‘afghans’ for the folks at West Shore Laylum Rest Home. But she always said her children were the greatest accomplishment of her life. Bette’s favourite times were dinners with family and friends and afternoons in the sun, especially in Palm Springs. She possessed tremendous strength and courage to face the obstacles that came into her life. We, who loved her, will always remember her spirit of pride and determination to do “it” as Frank Sinatra sang, “My Way”. A “Happy Hour” in celebration of her life will be held on March 16, 2003 in the Common Recreation Room of Seafarer Marina Estates at 4815 – 48th Avenue in Ladner from 3 – 5 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Delta Hospital Foundation in her name would honour her wishes well. Hospital address is 5800 Mountainview Blvd., Delta, BC V4K 3V6. Delta Funeral Home 604-946-6040.”

 

Henry Carson (husband of Elsie Gillespie)

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-K8V : accessed 6 April 2016), Henry Carson, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 11, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZF-YDQ : accessed 5 April 2016), Henry Carson and Elsie Gillespie, 21 Dec 1910; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11374, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,702.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTP-QVT : accessed 6 April 2016), Henry Carson, 1965.

 

Jeannie Blackstock Lorimer (daughter of John McIntosh Lorimer)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLVG-T32 : accessed 5 April 2016), Jeannie Blackstock Lorimer, 1931.

 

Jessie Thompson Lorimer (daughter of John McIntosh Lorimer)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL26-7Y9 : accessed 5 April 2016), Jessie Thompson Lorimer, 1932.

Tessa Lorimer, death notice, Vancouver Sun, March 30, 1932, page 14; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=1S1lAAAAIBAJ&sjid=x4gNAAAAIBAJ&pg=950%2C3125569: “Lorimer—Passed away on March 29th, 1932, Tessa, beloved daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Lorimer, 4443 West 4th Ave., in her 15th year, and loving sister of John McIntosh Lorimer at home. Funeral service Friday, April 1st, at 2 p.m., in Nunn & Thomson’s funeral chapel, 10th Ave. and Cambie St., Rev. J.W. Cuddeford officiating. Interment family plot, Capilano View cemetery, West Vancouver.”

 

John McIntosh Lorimer (son of John McIntosh Lorimer)

“California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXH7-M5V : accessed 5 April 2016), John Lorimer, 1938; citing San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1410 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 2,381,131.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLPC-8Z9 : accessed 5 April 2016), John Mcintosh (Jr.) Lorimer, 1953.

“Cartage Manager Dies at 33,” Vancouver Province, May 12, 1953, page 5:

“A city man who at the age of 33, headed one of the largest cartage firms in Vancouver died in General Hospital.

John McIntosh Lorimer jr., 33, 7141 Maple, general manager of Crown Cartage and Warehousing Ltd., had been ill since early January.

Mr. Lorimer was with the firm for 13 years and, according to officials, responsible for its grown and expansion . . .

He was born in Vancouver and educated at St. George’s School.

Mr. Lorimer is survived by his wife, Mary Lang Lorimer, two sons, Ross and Edward, and his father, John.

Funeral service was from Nunn & Thomson Chapel, Tenth and Cambie, today and burial was at Capilano View Cemetery.”

John McIntosh Lorimer, death notice, Vancouver Province, May 11, 1953, page 27; Vancouver Sun, May 11, 1953, page 27; https://news.google.ca/newspapers?id=WPFlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=yIkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2309%2C2029478: “Lorimer—Passed away in hospital, May 9, 1953, John McIntosh Lorimer Jr., late residence, 7141 Maple St., age 33 yrs. Survived by his loving wife, Mary Lang Lorimer; 2 sons, Ross McIntosh and Edward Read, and his father, John McIntosh Lorimer. Funeral service Tues, May 12 at 1 p.m. in Nunn & Thomson Chapel, 10th and Cambie, Rev. James Evans officiating. Interment, Capilano View Cemetery.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLYL-Z8Z : accessed 6 April 2016), Mary Lang Galloway, 1971.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1Y-PSR : accessed 6 April 2016), Ian Manning Galloway, 1982.

 

Ross McIntosh Lorimer

Ross McIntosh Lorimer (1945-2012); death notice; Kamloops This Week, September 11, 2013; http://www.kamloopsthisweek.com/obituaries/9996774/:

“Ross Mcintosh Lorimer, May 18, 1945 – August 7, 2012. Ross McIntosh Lorimer was born May 18, 1945. He died suddenly on August 7, 2012 while gathering firewood in the woods near his home in Lac Le Jeune. Ross is survived by his wife of 41 years, Beverley, and his children Michael (Tammy) and Kathryn (Jason). The pride of Ross[’s] life were his two grandchildren Talyn and Lauren. Since retirement, he has taken every opportunity to spend time with his two beautiful grandchildren.

He is also survived by siblings Ted (Leanne), Jeanie, Jamie (Jennifer), Keith (Chris), sister in law Barbara (Tom) and many nieces and nephews.

Ross spent his entire working career in sales with Cadbury/Schweppes, Fraser Valley Foods, Pillsbury and Golden Boy. During his career, he worked with customers and friends throughout the entire province. Whether it was major retail chains or mom and pop corner stores, he built friendships that lasted throughout his entire career.

Ross enjoyed many vacations at Salt Spring Island and the Oregon Coast. This love of the west coast began with his boyhood summers spent at the family home on Salt Spring Island. Ross has travelled to Scotland numerous times over the past decade to visit daughter Kathryn and her family in Edinburgh. He loved the outdoors and took daily walks on nearby trails with his four-legged pals Kootenay and Tanner. Retirement also brought a renewed interest in golfing, fishing and spending time around the pool table with his friends.

At Ross request, his life will be celebrated in a small family ceremony on Salt Spring in October. In lieu of flowers, donations to Variety Children’s Charity would be appreciated. For those wishing to pay their respects, an Open House will be held at his home in Lac Le Jeune on August 19th from noon until 2:00PM.

Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577.

Condolences may be emailed to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com.”

 

Edward Read Lorimer

Descendants of Kenneth & Alma Pask née Laughton; http://www.pask.org.uk/Blog/Pasks_of_Great_Gonerby_20070812c.pdf; page 115: “Leanne PASK was born on 1 April 1955 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Leanne married Edward Read LORIMER on 17 July 1982 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Leanne and Edward and their family currently live in Langley.”

 

Walter Keir Lorimer (brother of John McIntosh Lorimer)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZR-3LN : accessed 5 April 2016), Walter Keir Lorimer and Catherine Ritchie Mcconnell, 24 May 1921; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B12906, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,869.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGF-XTR : accessed 6 April 2016), Walter Keir Lorimer, 1934.

“Walter K. Lorimer Dead,” Vancouver Sun, February 22, 1934, page 4;

“Walter Kier Lorimer, prominent cartage man her for the last 16 years, and proprietor of Twin City Transfer, died at his home, 2 East Broadway on Wednesday evening.

Mr. Lorimer, who was born in Scotland, served overseas in the Great War and was critically wounded.

He is survived by his wife, three brothers (John and Thomas of Vancouver and William in Glasgow), also one sister (Mrs. Isabella Williams), residing in China.

Funeral services will conducted in Nunn & Thomson’s chapel under auspices of Melrose Lodge No. 67, A.F. & A.M. Friday at 2 p.m., by Rev. Dr. Willard Brewing.

Interment will be in the Masonic Cemetery, Burnaby.”

“Walter Keir Lorimer, Well-known Cartage Man, Died Wednesday,” Vancouver Province, February 22, 1934, page 3:

“One of the best-known cartage men in Vancouver, Walter Keir, aged 44, of 2 East Broadway, proprietor of the Twin City Transfer, died on Wednesday. A native of Scotland, he had resided here for sixteen years. He served overseas during the Great War and was wounded.

Besides his wife, he is survived by three brothers, John and Thomas of Vancouver, and William of Glasgow, and one sister, Mrs. Isabella Williams, in China.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in Nunn & Thomson’s chapel under auspices of Melrose Lodge No. 67, A.F. & A.M. Rev. Dr. Willard Brewing will officiate and interment will take place in Masonic Cemetery, Burnaby.

Walter Keir Lorimer, death notice, Vancouver Province, February 22, 1934, page 13; Vancouver Sun, September 22, 1934, page 16: “Lorimer—Passed away Feb. 21st, 1934, Walter Keir Lorimer, 2 East Broadway, in his 44th year. Survived by his loving wife, three brothers, John and Thomas of Vancouver, and William in Glasgow, Scotland; also one sister, Mrs. Isabella Williams, in China. Funeral service Friday, Feb. 23rd, at 2 p.m., in Nunn & Thomson’s funeral chapel, 10th Ave. and Cambie St., under the auspices of Melrose Lodge No. 67, A.F. & A.M., Rev. Dr. Willard Brewing officiating. Interment Masonic cemetery, Burnaby. All members of Lions Gate Branch No. 79, Canadian Legion, with which the deceased was affiliated, are requested to attend.”

 

Thomas Ward Lorimer (brother of John McIntosh Lorimer)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8M-93T : accessed 5 April 2016), Thomas Ward Lorimer and Janet Faulds Cunningham, 28 Aug 1922; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13743, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,225.