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Memorable Manitobans: Horace Ormond (1875-1934)


Born at Pembroke, Ontario on 17 June 1875, son of Daniel Ormond and Frances Hudson, brother of Daniel Mowat Ormond, he was educated at the Pembroke high school and the University of Manitoba. He articled in law with Joseph Martin at Portage la Prairie and later with Howell and Mathers of Winnipeg. He was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1899 and, the following year, formed a law partnership with Edward Anderson at Portage la Prairie. He moved to Winnipeg in 1904 and partnered with A. B. Hudson in a law practice. The firm amalgamated the next year with Howell and Mathers to become Howell, Hudson, Ormond and Marlatt. It became Hudson, Ormond and Marlatt when Howell left to take up a judgeship. At the time of Ormond’s death, it was known as Hudson, Ormond, Hudson and Spice.

In 1902 he married Louis H. Smith, daughter of William Smith of Winnipeg. They had four children: Stewart Ormond, William Ormond, Margaret Ormond, and Mary Ormond. He was a member of the Manitoba Club, Carleton Club, St. Charles Country Club, Winnipeg Golf Club, and St. Augustine Presbyterian Church.

He died on 18 August 1934, of a heart attack while at his summer cottage at Minaki.


The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

“Horace Ormond dies suddenly at Minaki,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 August 1934, page 1.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 August 2015

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