- 1926-2000 (Creation)
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4.0 cm of textual records, 1.0 cm of news clippings, 31 photographs
Name of creator
Raymond McLaurin Lamont was born on October 27, 1918 in Victoria. His father, Neil Lamont, was a farmer in the Island View area of Saanich and a founding member of Growers' Wine Company. Neil Lamont grew loganberries, blackberries and raspberries, and would later use his loganberries to produce wine. Ray did not work in the winery, but continued the family farm, raising mink and turkeys as his father had done. Lamont Road, on which the farm was located, is named after the family. Ray Lamont married Pat Hutchison in 1943 and later married Maxine (maiden name unknown). In 1951 at the age of 32, Ray Lamont was elected to the first Central Saanich council, serving for 19 years. He was also a member of the Pioneer Society in Saanichton. Ray Lamont had a sister, Hazel, and a brother, Hugh. Ray Lamont died in Victoria on January 30, 2002.
Donated to Saanich Archives in 2002 by Ron Stacey.
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Scope and content
Fonds consists of records relating to the Municipality of Central Saanich and to the Island View Beach area, as well as to the Lamont family, their farming ventures, and Ray Lamont’s career in politics. The fonds includes council and committee minutes, documents relating to Island View Beach drainage, a legal agreement, assorted correspondence, certificates, news clippings, notes and photographs. The fonds is arranged into 8 series: Council & Committee Minutes, Island View Beach Drainage, Legal Documents, Correspondence, Certificates, Newspaper Clippings, Notes, and Photographs.
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No further accruals are expected.
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No restrictions on access.
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Accession number: 2009-043
Name access points
- Lamont, Neil (Subject)