ORME, Malcolm Lawrence - It is with great sadness that the family of Malcolm (Mac) Lawrence Orme announces his passing on July 12, 2019 in Collingwood, Ontario, comforted by his loving son and daughter at the time of his departure at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital.
Born on August 23, 1940 in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, he has left behind his son Bradley (Alyssa) daughter Tara Orme Latreille (Rene) grandson Myles Latreille, and granddaughters Chloe, Emily and Libby Orme, brother Alan and former wife Valerie Quesnel.
An outstanding and tenacious hockey player, he accepted an athletic scholarship at Michigan State University where he excelled in the highly competitive college hockey system.
He graduated with a Political Science degree in 1965 and joined Texaco Canada learning how to support dealers in the Texaco gas station business.
Always in love with film and television, he had the great opportunity to join Paramount Television which provide film and television programs to Canadian networks as well as local stations. He was promoted as the head of Paramount Television Canada and was universally recognized as one of the most innovative and respected providers of film and television programs across the country.
He also continued to play in Old Timers hockey Tournaments with the XKL Team comprised of former Kirkland Lake residents living in Southern Ontario.
Always a devoted family man, he delighted in his 4 grandchildren while maintaining contact with his friends from Kirkland Lake and MSU. Loyalty in all things was a fundamental hallmark of his character.
On August 2nd, visitation will take place between 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Chatterson Funeral Home, Collingwood, then on Saturday, August 3rd, at 11 a.m., a Service will take place at St. Mary's Catholic Church at 63 Elgin St., with interment immediately after at their cemetery at 401 Raglan St.
Following the interment, a reception for family and friends will be held between 1 and 5 p.m. at the Legion Hall at 490 Ontario St., all in Collingwood.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations made to the Foundation for Ichthyosis and related skin types.