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East Hawkesbury revisiting road name

According to East Hawkesbury Mayor Robert Kirby, council is continuing to discuss how the township commemorates Corporal Patrick Lormand.

A resident previously expressed concern that a promise to rename Concession 2 after Lormand was not fulfilled when it was made following Lormand’s death in 2009.

Lormand, who was from Chute-à-Blondeau, was a member of the Royal 22e Régiment of the Canadian Armed Forces and was killed while serving in Afghanistan.

Kirby said he has gone through records from the past decade and found that the township paid for the installation of the monument honouring Lormand at the cemetery in Chute-à-Blondeau where the late soldier is buried.  The township also donated $1,000 for a memorial at Pleasant Corners Public School.

Kirby said that there were also complaints from Concession 2 residents about having to change all of their personal identification and address information if the name of the road was changed.  However, he said council is again revisiting the matter to see what can be done.

James Morgan

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