|Birth: ||Nov. 6, 1902|
|Death: ||Aug. 3, 1961|
Emery McCormick was the first son born in Canada to his emigrant Irish Father Thomas McCormick who'd traveled from County Cork in Ireland and May Fitzsimmons from Gloversville N.Y. U.S.A.. When Emery was just 13 years old he was crossing the Lake of Two Mountains train bridge which connected Ste. Anne de Bellevue and Ile Perrot when a train hit him and his father. His father pushed him off the bridge into the water far below and was struck and killed by the train. Emery found himself the head of household with 3 younger siblings at home with his mother. He worked very hard to support them with his mother's help. He was considered the head of the family until the day he died and the only man who could control his rather unruley kid brothers.
He was a rather unruley youth himself, a brawling young man with a hot Irish temper. Until he fell in love with Ellen Baker, a young British emigrant from Brighton England. She was much taller then he was, her Dad Arthur Baker was a giant of a man, all of 6 ft. 7 ins. tall. Ellen (or Nellie her nickname) grew to be 6 foot tall and Emery was just 5 ft. 4 ins. They were often refered to as "Mutt & Jeff". She said she wouldn't have him as long as he drank, and he couldn't live without her and stopped drinking, he never had another drop.
They had four children Phyllis, Emerald, Robert and Franklin (Winston). They lost Emerald at 4 days old, a blow they took very hard, they adored their children.
Emery worked for many years at Stelco in Lachine, he was a valued employee. He loved his cars, but never took one to work, he always walked. The cars were meant for Sunday drives, and for family holidays. He was a quiet man who loved his tea sipped from a saucer and loved his wife more then life itself.
Thomas McCormick (____ - 1910)
May Fitzsimmons McCormick (1884 - 1936)
Emerald McCormick (1924 - 1924)*
Lakeview Memorial Gardens
Plot: Grave 33, Lot 5, section "L"
Created by: Bluecanoe
Record added: Oct 17, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30637493