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 Lionel Argent Kirton

Lionel Argent Kirton

Birth
Brockley, London Borough of Lewisham, Greater London, England
Death 2 Jan 1988 (aged 88)
Hamilton, Hamilton Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Burial Hamilton, Hamilton Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Plot Section S, Lot 356
Memorial ID 103784370 · View Source
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Lionel was born in Brockley, Kent in England to Frank Kirton and Frances Kate Howden. After serving in WWI he worked in Nairobi, Kenya with his uncle on a coffee plantation. He immigrated to Canada in 1928 and began attending First United Church, meeting his wife-to-be in the church choir. He married Ethel Montray 1 June 1935. They had three children, Miriam Ruth, George Walter and Helen Ann. After moving to "Hamilton Mountain" he transferred his membership to Olivet United Church where he was active as a choir member, usher, lay reader and clerk of session until his death. Lionel learned the mechanic trade during his WWI service training and repaired military vehicles in Egypt and Syria. In Hamilton he had his own garage for a few years, then worked for a local automobile dealership as mechanic and service salesman. During WWII he taught motor mechanics at the Oshawa Technical School and at Central Collegiate in Hamilton, with a brief stint at manufacturing ammunition at the Otis Fenson plant. After the war he taught night school classes while working at a dealership as service salesman during the day. He retired at the age of 71.


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Gravesite Details Inscriptions for Ethel and Lionel are on the reverse side of the Willmore/Montray headstone.

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  • Created by: Miriam Ridge
  • Added: 19 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 103784370
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lionel Argent Kirton (27 Sep 1899–2 Jan 1988), Find A Grave Memorial no. 103784370, citing Hamilton Cemetery, Hamilton, Hamilton Municipality, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Miriam Ridge (contributor 47911164) .