Ovila Lemay

Brief Life History of Ovila

When Ovila Lemay was born on 2 June 1913, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, his father, Joseph Origene Lemay, was 25 and his mother, Catherine Laganière Dit Hamelin, was 23. He died on 21 August 1981, in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada, at the age of 68, and was buried in Rouyn, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada.

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Joseph Origene Lemay
Catherine Laganière Dit Hamelin
Ovila Lemay
M.D. Fernand Lemay

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  • Ovila Lemay, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (1)

1980 · Sovereignty-Association Defeated 60% to 40%

The Quebec independence referendum was the first in Quebec and was called by PQ government which advocated secession from Canada. Another one would happen 1995.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: French Normand, Armand, Marcel, Emile, Andre, Gaston, Pierre, Benoit, Cecile, Fernand, Germain, Lucien.

French (mainly Nord): habitational name from any of several places called Le May. This surname is also found in Britain, where it is of Huguenot origin. Compare Lamay and May .

History: Michel Lemay from Chênehutte-Trèves-Cunault in Maine-et-Loire, France, married Marie Duteau/Dutost in QC in 1659. His descendants also bear altered forms of the surname, such as Lamay, and also the surname Delorme .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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