Lamont, J. Graham

Graham Lamont of Thornbury, Ontario, passed away suddenly, but peacefully, on Sunday October 13, 2019.

Graham was born in Durham, Ontario and was the son of Stanley and Annie Pust (nee Graham).

He is remembered as the beloved husband of Mary Lamont (Miller), for 66 years and a wonderful father to his children, Cindy ( Leonard Chilton), William ( Mary Sue Grant), Mary Louise ( Craig McGuffin ), and Heather ( Robert Hamilton ).

He was an esteemed grandfather to Christopher, Nathan, Adam, David and Beth. Great grandfather to Emma, Jakob, Grace, Ryan, Katelyn, Rachel, Logan and Oliver.

Graham was predeceased by his brothers, Stanley, Ken, Don and Lorne Pust.

Graham was a Major in the Princess Patricia’s Regiment in Newmarket.  He served during the cold war period.  He was a revered teacher, beginning his career in a one room school house in Glenelg Township.  He also taught Junior High in Toronto for many years.  He was a faithful church member serving as an elder, on the board of managers and in the choir over the years.  Graham also was an author of textbooks, educational curriculum, short stories and articles.

A memorial funeral service will take place at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Thornbury, on Thursday October 17th 2019 at 2 p.m. following which family will receive friends in the reception hall.

If so desired and as your expression of sympathy, donations to St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church (cheques only please) or a charity of your choice would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON  N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.


Visitation: reception to follow funeral service

Thursday, October 17, 2019 2:00 PM
Memorial Service: St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Thornbury

Donations: St. Paul's Presbyterian Church or a charity of your choice
Make a donation in memory of J. Graham Lamont

Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Jean and Warren Ogren
    Tuesday, October 15, 2019

    My cousin Graham was a fine human being. He was a very special member of our extended family, a man who gave you his full attention and respect, and who raised the level of conversation and wit whenever he joined in. My family and I send our heartfelt sympathy to Mary and all of the Lamont family.

  2. Bonnie Hammond
    Wednesday, October 16, 2019

    Mary – I was sorry to hear about Graham’s passing – he will be missed! You are in my thoughts & prayers!
    Bonnie Hammond

  3. Sarah Savill
    Wednesday, October 16, 2019

    Hi Mary, I was very sad to hear of Graham passing. I have so many wonderful memories of being at your house, learning how to sew and bake from you. I’m very sorry I won’t be able to be at the funeral but my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Rita Miller
    Wednesday, October 16, 2019

    Dear Mary and family, so very sorry to hear of Graham’s passing,remember the great times we all had in the choir.You all have my deepest sympathy and continued prayers.Rita (Ferris) Miller

  5. Bob and Eileen Gamble
    Wednesday, October 16, 2019

    Thinking of you Mary and family in the loss of Graham. Graham was a wonderful man and his star will shine in Heaven. RIP.

  6. Bev Ardiel
    Thursday, October 17, 2019

    Mary and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Graham’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences at this sad time.
    Bev and Harold Ardiel

  7. Shelley Gibbons
    Thursday, October 17, 2019

    Mary & Family,
    We were so sorry to hear of Graham’s passing.
    Deepest Sympathies,
    Ron & Shelley Gibbons

  8. Joan Hinrichs
    Thursday, October 17, 2019

    Graham was a kind, caring person. He was a true gentleman. He was a dedicated teacher and a wonderful person to have as a colleague on the Donview Staff in North York. His spirited enthusiasm for in school and outdoor activities made him a valuable team member. He was very special.
    Sincere condolences to all the family. Sorry I was unable to make the funeral but so happy to have seen him this summer.
    Joan Hinrichs

  9. Susan
    Friday, October 18, 2019

    Mary and family. Ian and Muriel Shaw (my Mom and Dad) often spoke fondly of Graham and Mary. Graham called on Dad often after Mom left her Thornbury home. His visits were very much appreciated!
    My Sincere Sympathy, Susan (Shaw) Thompson

  10. Erika & Robert Gillis
    Friday, October 18, 2019

    Just heard of Graham’s passing today, we wish to pass on our heartfelt condolences and are very sorry for your loss. Regret that we missed his service

  11. Debbie Clemens
    Friday, October 18, 2019

    I was sorry to read of his passing in the Collingwood paper today. He was my favourite teacher at Donview Heights. I also appreciated his patience in taking a group of us all over Europe in 1967. It was an experience I will never forget. My condolences to the family.

  12. Judy Monahan
    Monday, October 21, 2019

    I just found out about Mr. Lamont’s passing. He was a wonderful teacher at Donview Jr. High. I live now in Meaford and wish I had known he lived so close. RIP

  13. Garry and Jean Flynn
    Thursday, October 31, 2019

    Mary and family, We are so sorry to hear about Graham. We had some great times at St. Paul’s and he will be missed very much.
    Garry and Jean

  14. gordon redman
    Friday, November 8, 2019

    Sadly, I’ve just learned of Graham’s passing. I loved and respected him. Condolences to Mary, my second Mother. Deepest sympathy for the entire clan, especially her four children and their significant others. Best wishes to ALL.

  15. Barbara Burns
    Friday, November 15, 2019

    Just found out about Mr.Lamont passing away. So sorry for your loss. He was one of my favorite teachers at Donview Sr. High. Sweet, gentle and kind. RIP


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