HAMMOND, Orvil Keith - February 23, 1929 - November 11, 2017 - Orvil Hammond was the co-founder of Park Taxi with the late George Parlett, which soon became Hammond Taxi and grew to involve his father and siblings.
Over the years he owned and operated a Regent and BA gas station, garage, ambulance, trucking, school and charter bus services, Hammond Transportation Ltd. and Bracebridge Bus Lines, employing hundreds of people whom he considered to be a part of his family.
A life well lived, a community well served, a family well loved.
Beloved husband of Frances Zephy Corrigan.
Father of Jim (Cheryl), Brad (Louise), Greg (Suzie) and Bev (Gord Scott).
Grandfather of Sean (Charlene), Gavin (Sarah), Kent (Kate), Greer, Corrigan (Mia), Alec, Ian, John (Chantal), Henry and Chris, Cam and Fiona Scott.
Great grandfather to Adyline, Bennett, Finn, Zephy, Eli, Winston, Evelyn and Camille.
Brother of Oney (Art) Bowyer, Vern (Dorothy), Gary (Maurene), Paul (Shirley) and Pennie. Predeceased by sisters Karen and Carol (Bob) Fowlie and brother Ron.
Orvil would want to make special mention of honorary daughter/sister/friend and caregiver Lorna Speicher.
Visitation will be held at the Bracebridge United Church. The family will be collecting donations to Manna Food Bank during visitation hours on Wednesday, November 15, from 1 to 4 PM, and 7 to 9 PM. Funeral service will be held Thursday, Novermber 16 at 11 AM at Bracebridge United Church with reception to follow.