Victor Lloyd Clemett
Victor Clemett
Birth: 10 December 1899
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Death: 21 February 2007
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Age: 107 years, 73 days
Country: CanadaCAN
Centenarian

Victor Lloyd Clemett (10 December 1899 – 21 February 2007) was a Canadian centenarian who, at age 107, was one of the last surviving Canadian veterans of World War I.

Biography

Victor Clemett was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on 10 December 1899. He had three brothers and one sister, orphaned and raised by relatives, near Omemee, Ontario.

Clemett enlisted in the army in 1916, a month after turning 16, following in the footsteps of his three older brothers who had already left for the battlefields. He joined the 93rd Battalion in Peterborough, then transferred to the 109th in Lindsay. Lied about his age so he could be with his brothers. He was transferred to the Canadian Forestry Corp when his age was found out.

When he returned to Canada, he met and married Catherine in 1936, and moved to Millwood Road in Leaside, Ontario and raised two sons, John and David. Clement worked as a railway agent for the CP Railway, started a business with his brother-in-law, was a meter reader and repairman till his 1965 retirement. He got widowed in 1993.

Between 1993 and 2004 he still lived at his Millwood residence, baking bread and cookies. Moved to Sunnybrook in the fall of 2004 when his health failed.

Victor Clemett died in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on 21 February 2007 at the age of 107 years, 73 days. He is survived by two sons John and David; and one neice Merle Kaczanowski.

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